Major Jayasimha (Balakrishna) is a great patriot.
He loves his profession. With the help of a covert, Major Jayasimha
catches a terrorist Afzhal Ghani and puts him behind bars. A crooked
politician gets himself kidnapped and the terrorists demand the release
of Ghani from custody. Again Major Jayasimha enters the scene and brings
back the politician along with a girl called Razia from the terrorists'
base camp. Though Jayasimha believes that Razia is the daughter of the
politician, she is a member of the terrorists gang. Razia robs
information about Ghani's movement from Jayasimha's personal computer
and takes him away from the army custody while he is being shifted from
one jail to another. The Army officials blame Jayasimha for the escape
of Ghani. Razia enters the scene and claims that she is Jayasimha's
friend and she shared bed with him. She commits suicide before the army
officials. Jayasimha faces court marshal and the government revokes all
his medals and keeps him in prison.
threatens to kill all the family members of Major Jayasimha and the
latter escapes from prison with the help of the prison authority to save
his family. At this juncture, Jayasimha comes to know that the lives of
200 small kids are in danger. So, Jayasimha changes his route and saves
the children. But, he loses his entire family at home. On the other
side of the story, Chakradhar (Balakrishna) is a film hero. He portrays
great roles like 'Ravana', 'Komuram Bheem' and 'trade union leader'. As
he is a look alike of Major Jayasimha, a few army officials meet him on
the pretext of narrating him a film story. While listening to the story
of Major Jayasimha, Chakradhar gets himself into the role of Major
Jayasimha. Later, the army officers take him to a remote place in
Hiimachal Pradesh and show him Major Jayasimha's body. They request him
to go in the attire of Major Jayasimha and meet the covert appointed by
him. Chakradhar accepts the role and meets the covert and comes to know
that one of the army officers (Vijaykumar) who brought him there was the
black sheep. So, Chakradhar decides to stay back and continue to play
the role of Major Jayasimha to prove that the original Major Jayasimha
was not a traitor but a great patriot. In the climax, Chakradhar kills
Ghani and unveils the crookedness of politicians.
gave an impeccable performance all through the film. However, the signs
of catching up age are clearly visible on the screen. It is quite
unfortunate that Balakrishna who was born in 1960 appears older on the
screen while Rajanikanth who was born in 1949 appeared quite younger in
'Robo', while romancing with Aishwarya Rai. Though there are two
heroines in the film Amisha Patel and Sheela, they are just for namesake
and none of them had any scope or role for performance. Sheela filled
the glamour slot to some extent but her glamour was also not used to the
fullest extent. However, Neha Dhupia is seducing and flashed on the
screen with some impressive action scenes. Vijaykumar, Muralimohan,
Vijayachander, Jayasudha, Nagineedu did justice to their roles. Veda @
Archana, and Kalyani appear as heroines opposite Balakrishna as
Mandodari and Komuram Bheem's associate. Comedy track between
Brahmanandam, Ali and Hema is vexing and is purely in bad taste and the
audiences were said to have commenting that it is a 'C' grade or cheap
comedy. Sreenu Vaitla, Boyapati Sreenu, Kodi Ramakrishna,
Jonnaviththula, Singeetham Sreenivasa Rao played their real life roles
in guest roles.
all the departments behind the screen failed miserably in this film.
Music by Manisharma is totally outdated and almost all the tunes remind
us of 80s music. Though the literary values in the songs are great, they
can't appease the present generation youth and mass audiences. The
choreography of almost all the songs was also atrocious and in fact gave
relief for the audiences to relax by going outside the theatre. The
timing of most of the songs is also improper. The cinematography by
Ramanaraju is also very poor as he could not conceal the age factor of
the hero. It may be mentioned here that most of the senior heroes
appreciate the cameraman for helping in showing them most glamorous.
Editing is okay. It is Dasari who has to take the entire blame as he is
the captain of the film and he could not make use of any of the
departments in his favour. Despite a gripping story, a senior director
like Dasari Narayana Rao failed to pen a perfect screenplay and gave a
slow and disappointing narration all through the film giving the
audiences a feel of watching a film of 70s or 80s. The dialogues are
quite feeble and lacked the punch. But for a few dialogues in the
beginning and at the climax none of them attracted the audiences.
Movie Review : Parama Veera Chakra
Rating : 2/5
Banner : Teja Cinema
Cast : Balakrishna, Sheela, Ameesha Patel, Jayasudha, Murali Mohan, Ravi Kumar, Nagineedu, Neha Dhupia, Ali, Brahmanandam, Hema, Seetha, Kalyani and Others
Music : Mani Sharma
Cinematography : Ramana Raju
Producer: Dasari Narayana Rao
Director: C Kalyan
Released Date: January 12, 2011
A stale tale, the story begins with Chakradhar (NBK)
who is a noted actor in the Telugu circuit and he gets into the skin of any
character he plays. He also has a big fan (sheela) who tries to woo him and is
in love with him. However, Chakradhar's mother (jayasudha) is not interested to
see her son doing films and wants him to join the Indian army. The story takes a
turn with the arrival of few army officers (murali Mohan and others) who meet
Chakradhar and narrate the story of one Major Jayasimha (NBK again). In no time,
Chakradhar gets into the skin of Major Jayasimha and changes his approach. What
happens after that forms the rest of the story.
The director has
come up with an okay storyline and while the presentation was alright, the
narrative required lot of improvement. The dialogues were good at places, the
script was weak and had very few catchy moments. The screenplay was terrible.
Background score was catchy and there are only two songs worth listening.
Cinematography was the saving grace and gave a natural feel. Editing was
average. Costumes were trendy while the art department looked fine. Yet again,
Nandamuri Balakrishna infuses life into the two characters he played though it
was not etched that well. His body language was strong and few dialogues got
whistles and claps. Sheela gave visual feast as required and nothing more.
Ameesha Patel was brief, Neha Dhupia was okay. Nagineedu made his presence felt.
Jayasudha was effective. Murali Mohan was moderate, the comedy track between
Brahmi, Ali and Hema was very tasteless and a bit vulgar. Raghu Babu and Krishna
Bhagawan were not used to their fullest potential. Others were hardly there.
The major flaw in the
film is its weak narrative and the lack of depth in the script. Until the
interval, there is nothing much happening except for few time pass sequences.
The real story begins only in the second half and the climax could have been
fine tuned in a better way. Overall, this is a film that might get few accolades
for Balayya, thanks to his various get ups but success at the box office is not
very likely. It will take some aggressive publicity and if only the comedy track
was worked well, the impact would have been different.
Verdict: Not up to the mark
Source: Bharat Student