What's wrong with Yuvasena? Let's start from the beginning. Four college students (presumably engineering undergrads since no one is shown actually studying at any point) are the core-four of a crime-fighting team called, erm… "4 the people". With a website called www.4thepeople.com (which if you would like to know is an actual website for an American law-firm), they gather information from the general public about the misdeeds of corrupt officers. Some sort of mental telepathic poll is conducted in their minds, and The Four decide on their victim.
Unlike the Mega Star's Anti-corruption Force
or Uncle Bharateeyudu, our boys don't go around killing corrupt people. Well, not as yet. They believe they have to change the baddies from the inside. And the best way to do that is to chop a part of their body from the outside and make the accused realize their mistake. Groovy, ain't it?
Not for the police, though. They want to put an end to the "system within a system" - if four kids can take the law into their hands, other would follow suit. So ACP Satish Chandra is roped in to stop this child-play at once. Little does he know his own sister is romancing one of the 4.
So what exactly is wrong with a movie of four honest kids trying to start a revolution against corruption? For starters, it is really silly to see four actors continuously walk around the city's landmarks trying to look serious when in reality they look like vagabonds who could do with an emergency crash-course in fashion. And in a bizarre notion of creativity, the director doesn't deem it necessary that from scene to scene the actors retain their previous positions.
Then comes the college. You'd want to disown all your college days if they featured any of the inane stuff happening on screen. Basketball dribbling with two hands, college tours to waterfalls with 7 sets of clothing, classrooms with 100% attendance, girls with books… which planet, dude??? And this one's the best! What kind of demented imbecile would hire a truck and have a party on it while it's in motion? And then actually have one of his friends play the saxophone like a guitar?
To misquote a poet - insanity laughs while the "nut's crack" crumbles under pressure. The unsteady cam keeps moving till your stomach churns. The white screen flashes between dialogues could burn your retina. If the sight of such nonsense doesn't kill you, the sound definitely will. Those loud, blaring and senseless dhadang dhadan's
could surely give Ekta Kapoor a complex. You'd be out of the cinema hall only if you stopped expecting 'THE END' to pop up anytime soon.
Marudhuri Raja's original Malayalam version was a low-budget super-hit. This time around in Telugu he felt the need to pump in some more money and refurbish the idea a bit. All this at the viewer's expense. Bharat (seen earlier in Boys
), Sarvanand, Kishore and Padma Kumar are the four heroes of the day… or at least they try to be, until the songs roll in. Jassie Gift's music is the only point of the movie worth sitting up for.