Imperious Caesar, dead and turned to clay,
Might stop a hole to keep the wind away.
And try as we might, nothing could stop Parasuram from coming our way, as we all goggle and gasp at yet another middle age hero who's almost Superman, but only with his knickers in the right place.
No one roughs up a ruffian better than old PR - Parasu Ram (Srihari) - who's a firm believer in the truism about the pen being mightier than the sword and all that guff. Anyway, he's a truth-seeking journalist a la Monica Lewinsky on a bad hair day, who's out to eradicate evil and all the pestilence that inflicts mankind, Amalapuram onwards. Not one to restrict his activities to purely an academic kind, Parasuram also finds time to dash off to Kuala Lumpur to hop on a Harley and woo his lady love - a bumbling sub-inspector.
And so our intrepid journo, glued together in his pristine white butt-defining pants, sporting a pearly Lux 'underweir' and 'buniyaan' and a seam-splitting shirt, uncovers a sordid prostitution ring in a working women's hostel. This majorly pisses off the head honcho BR - Bulli Ramiah - and he's soon baying for PR's haemoglobin-rich blood.
PR battles it out with BR, and like an idli cooker giving out a steady stream of steam, it's one scene after another with Parasuram trying his best to wipe out evil with the Parker Pen his betrothed has gifted him. Yeah, right, buddy, it's like using Harpic to make your potted plants grow faster. Some people!
The film soon turns into 'Parasu - ran', as the guy sprints around town trying to prevent simultaneous scams involving spurious drugs, starched nurses and the like. Loads of heavy duty lines, arm waving, heroine wooing and glaring follows as the flick tries to growl to an end.
That's about the alpha and omega about this flick. The funny part is that it isn't as painful as toe surgery. The film has a couple of giggles lined up and it's great to see the hero sport clothes which seem to have been made of discarded polythene bags (the sort Mom brings home when she's bought 3kg of sorakaya) and Charminari Unisex stuff. Brahmanandam pops up as a deranged character and teams up with some other guys so that you retch up a giggle or two.
Anyway, it's the worth the twenty bucks you spend. I'd rather kill time than myself.