When a villain turns into a hero, it makes for some rather interesting viewing.
The over-enthusiastic performance and the desperate need to prove the validity
of this transition makes you want to view this movie out of sheer curiosity, if
not anything else. But, surprise! Sri Hari is pretty convincing, and proves that
he is worthy of the action-hero tag.
The movie begins with a convict Ganapati (Sri Hari) being prepared for execution,
but the proceedings are halted when news arrives that is father has expired. Since
Ganapati is the only son, and so, according to the Hindu religion, should light
the pyre, the sympathetic Inspector General of Prisons, Koti (Nagababu), decides
to postpone the execution for a couple of hours. After performing his duties as
a son, Ganapati suddenly turns around and kills a woman in the crowd. After a
bit of investigation, the woman turns out to be his sister.
Why does he do this? This begins the flashback. Ganapati is an honest and brave
government servant with a happy family and all the other necessary filmi ingredients.
Then enter the Bapi brothers, a happy family of criminals. Being the crusader
of justice, Ganapati foils all their evil designs, and in doing so incurs their
wrath. His family of his wife and kid is killed, and he avenges their death. The
flashback ends, Koti decides to help our hero, and from here begins their battle
This is an all out action movie; it is just fight after fight and loud macho dialogues.
Sri Hari is well built and has the ability to emote, and this helps him in giving
a convincing performance. The rest are competent, and the director has just stuck
to the do's and don'ts of action films and offers nothing new. It is a tolerable
movie, though the action is maybe a tad bit too much.