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Okatonumberkurradu: hi! it's me Tarakaratna, grandson of ntr, s/o ramakrishna, nephew of balakrishna, cousin of...
Boredaudience: a/s/l please
Okatonumberkurradu: i am the latest 'nandamuri yuva kishoram' to ntr... sorry, to 'enter' Tollywood
Helplessreviewer: more about yourself?
Okatonumberkurradu: did i tell you NTR is my grand dad and...
Boredaudience: hey okato, you grate man!
Okatonumberkurradu: yeah, like my Grand Dad, i 2 am great man
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Helplessreviewer: btw, your chat ID is cool
Okatonumberkurradu: thanx! that was the name of my debut movie that was released three months ago. remem-ber those tremendous scenes with ntr garu's statue in the background?
Helplessreviewer: cool. what's ur claim 2 fame?
Okatonumberkurradu: i've proved 2 the world that looks, talent and luck don't matter. where there is a will there is a way. i got a few lakhs from my tatagaru's will and asked dad to invest in Yuvaratna
Helplessreviewer: will you get it back?
Okatonumberkurradu: depends on whether the audience will or won't accept me. i've tried using ntr garu's name and balakrishna uncle's voice in Yuvaratna. let's see
Helplessreviewer: hmm, if only the viewers too thought like you. i am watching your latest movie. i think it sucks Okatonumberkurradu: gee thanx, i know it will be a sucksess. i think i should plan my next movie now
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Sannajaji Poova... The song played at the end of movie wakes me up from my chat room dream. Strange that like in my dream, I hear only about Tarakaratna's lineage in the movie too. Words like 'maa vamsam', 'maa tatagaru' etc being bandied about left-right is a bit too much to handle. From the audio release to the posters, the film relied heavily on the Nandamuri hype, but nothing works. All hype and no dope make Yuvaratna a dull boy.
The film rambles throughout without making a point anywhere. It focuses on establishing Tarakaratna as one helluva cool dude. But he neither has the looks nor the talent to make up for his looks. He tries hard to capitalize on his first name. Hey dude, remember what the Bard of Avon said? What's in a name?
Ratna (Tarakaratna) is your regular Tollywood hero - smooth talking, bike-riding collegian who is every girl's dream knight. He is also a pathological braggart, and in one such session, he brags about his sexual escapades with Sandhya (Jivida), his classmate, to the rest of his friends. The entire first half is devoted to his antics.
These lies hinder Sandhya's arranged wedding, and the rest of the movie is about Ratna paying for his folly. He even offers to marry her to do justice, but the girl rejects him and gives him a mouthful. The second half is about Ratna trying to atone his sins. Of course, later Sandhya realizes that Ratna is a nice guy who secretly helped her in various instances and agrees to marry him.
Jivida too is one of those assembly-line heroines for Tollywood. Good looks and good songs but nothing else. Keeravani's mark is evident in the eminently catchy Sannajaji song and a couple of others. Incidentally, RP too has sung and directed one song.
If you've seen Nuvvu Nenu
and the recent Nuvve Nuvve
and all those 241 'youth' nuvvu and manasu movies released in the last three months, you've seen this one too. The only bonus here is a tremendous 6-minute marathon message to the youth by...no we won't tell you the name. Watch the movie, help the Nandamuri production house.