Among the very few people not really concerned by the utter lack of cleanliness in Indian trains, are those standing in front of an oncoming one. So when Karthik (Uday Kiran) is rescued, his rescuers know at least one reason he's not killing himself. However, it's basic courtesy to ask someone you've just stopped from killing himself why he was trying that, and to give him the time of the next train if his reason appears logically or at least grammatically correct - and Karthik's rescuers violate that fundamental etiquette by not bothering at all, and instead asking him to merely die when they
tell him to.
Yes, it's demoralizing when even a random rescuer wants you to die, but Bhakta (Bob Anthony), the rescuer who is also an underworld don, offers him enormous money to pay off his family's loans and live luxuriously until he is called upon to die. We at fullhyd.com know several people who will take up such an offer, and most of them work in the GHMC - they'll do anything
for money. Karthik himself takes some time to think about this, and when the 5 seconds are over, agrees.
He now moves to stay with some friends in Ooty, and there he comes across Indu (Kriti Ahuja), the resident fulltime bombshell of the place, who all the guys are going nuts over but who prefers to get irritated and stay single. Karthik does what any normal red-blooded guy would do - he tries his best to make her fall in love with a friend of his. Okay, maybe that's not what any normal red-blooded guy would do, but then Karthik is no normal red-blooded guy - he doesn't know when he'll die, where he'll die or how he'll die. It's a feeling you understand completely, since you feel like that yourself as you watch the incredibly improbable courtship.
Anyway, as you'd expect, Indu falls in love with him, and leaves him and Ooty forever. Okay, there's something else that happens in between, of course - the movie is not that illogical also. We generally wanted to see how it'd look to write a sentence like that. Anyway, Karthik realizes that he too loves her very deeply, and decides to renege on his promise to Bhakta and live a happy life with Indu.
So he lands up at Hyderabad to search for her, and without taking her address from her Ooty home, since he believes true love doesn't need an address to locate one's beloved. You could then ask how he knows she even came to Hyderabad. That's okay - as long as you don't come to our
office to find out.
Bhakta, of course, doesn't like spending money on a person who quite literally violates their pran jaaye par vachan na jaaye
agreement. His army of goons starts hunting Karthik and his babe down to kill them. Do they succeed? Does Karthik manage to single-handedly take on a mafia don and survive? Can you stay till the end to find out? To know the answers to these and other important questions, you should ideally hire someone who's anyway standing in front of an oncoming train.
EkaLoveYudu is not really such a bad movie in concept, since the tale eventually evolves into a pretty touching situation. It's just that the movie is far lesser than the sum of its parts. There are too many gaps of logic, and there's too much credulity expected of you. Then, we all know how important comedy is to Telugu films, and the film survives on just Chitram Srinu in the first half and Dharmavarapu in the second, with neither getting to mouth any rocking lines. The dialogues in general are mundane, too, and given a rather insipidly written romance (despite Kriti being fairly okay for a newcomer, and Uday Kiran, as we noted earlier
, much better), and too few characters, there's pretty little to recommend.
The music of the film, by Anil Krishna, reminds you of some of R P Patnaik's good work, and could have climbed the charts if the film itself provided it some steam. That's an alas there. And no, the name of the film is just an intelligent play of words, and has nothing to do with the tale.
EkaLoveYudu is just for Uday Kiran fans, and those desperate for any romance.