Banter has become the only unique part of the modern, Hum Aapke Hain Kaun genre
movies. The rest of the films, with about 20 persons dancing and laughing in every
colorful frame, are a lazy scriptwriter's delight. So the only person for whom
any creative challenges are involved is dialogue writer, since he has to do the
same old stuff but do it differently each time.
Murari is a typical Hum Aapke Hain Kaun kind of film with all the fun and laughter
and the goodness among the people. Even though two families having matrimonial
relations between them have not met for over two decades, they still have love
and affection, with hardly a shred of ill will. They are so fond of each other
that you begin to wonder why it was necessary for them to separate in the first
Murari (Mahesh Babu) who hails from the Satti Pandu (Satyanarayana) family accompanies
his elder sister-in-law Gopi (Lakshmi) when she goes to her parents' place alone
- that is to Chanti's (Gollapudi Maruti Rao) family for her yearly family reunion.
Murari meets Vasu - yani Vasundhara (Sonali Bendre) - and after making
fun of her and teasing her to the hilt till she sheds tears unable to bear the
agony, he makes his mind clear about his amorous intentions. She too forgives
him and they fall in love.
But fate has a different course set out for them. The Satti Pandu family is cursed
by Devi Maa, and according to the curse every 48 years one of the family members
meets with a violent death. As this is the fourth 48th year, the suspense builds
up as to who in the family is the unfortunate one to give his life for the goddess.
Murari starts off on a good note with the desecration of the temple by Prakash
Raj for money, and builds up an interesting story as to how three members of their
family cursed by Devi Maa give up their lives. But the story soon loses its steam
as we know for sure the sacrificial lamb. Instead of concentrating on this aspect,
the director tries to make people laugh with a foolish love story that we see
in almost all pictures. A gang of not less than 20 people is seen in every frame
at any given point of time commending the hero for his stupid acts. As the movie
progresses you keep wondering whether it is necessary to have so many people in
Mahesh Babu acts and behaves like a superhero. So Sonali Bendre with all her brains
and intelligence needs to play second fiddle to him. And she puts in a good performance.
Lakshmi sobs and sobs talking of her love for Mahesh Babu, and after a time it
becomes irritating. The others have nothing much to do except for praising Mahesh
Babu for his glorious deeds. It is an okay movie and if at all there is anything
appealing it is the cinematography, which is good if not brilliant.
BEAUTIFUL MOVIE - WORTH WATCHING, THOSE WHO HAVE MISSED MURARI THEY WERE WASTE CANDIDATES IN THEIR LIFE.
Naveen Nelapudion 1st Dec 2001, 9:57am | Permalink
arey hari, first try to see the movie just as a movie. The movie is awesome and mahesh did a very good job. choothes like hari enjoy a popular hero(mass hero) whoever it may be don some bullshit role in a sickening movie. Try to grow up and appreciate a movie and try to give credit to someone who really does a good job.
Murari is very good musical love story which has all ingredients to call it superhit.Particularly this movie is to be watched for maheshbabu who excels in his action talent.so far no hero in telugu film industry has acted as so done by mahesh in climax scenes.It is wholesome family entertainer.
Aruna Vadlamanion 21st Feb 2001, 11:21pm | Permalink