You may change your location and check showtimes in a nearby city.
Times of India
: One fine day, a famous film director gets kidnapped which leads him to investigate who the culprit behind the incident could be. Will he be successful in his endeavour?
: A film hero wants his introduction scene to be bombastic - as bombastic and unreasonable as he pulling down an aircraft down from the sky! And what makes for comedy in a Tollywood film? The hero slapping a comedian!
The film is all about what's wrong with the Telugu film industry and how much it stinks - both on and off-screen. We are told some heroes are villains in real life. It pokes fun at old fashioned star directors who want to pamper the hero and end up spoiling the film. A certain actress with an American accent is also made fun off. A dig is taken at film producers holding celebrations when no music CDs of the films are sold at all in the market. And it is also made obvious that heroines are supposed to just show up a few times on the screen without having any solid role.
Debutant director Rakesh Srinivas has shown the nerve to expose the style of functioning of the Telugu film industry. The film narrates the story of a certain film director known for making scary and violent movies. At the beginning of the movie itself it is announced that the characters are fictitious. And we are expected to believe all that without an iota of doubt! Shyamu (Shafi), the director gets kidnapped. He's bound with a chain, put in a room, in a deserted house in a forest area. He is abandoned there to die one day. Then, Shyamu tries his best to guess as to who his kidnapper could be. Could it be a producer who lost money by making a movie with him? "If that were to happen, all directors in the film industry would have to be killed," he tells himself. Could it be the audience? "Sure, they have not come of age to do this," he feels. Could it be film reviewers?
First Shamu wants to set himself free and then solve the mystery. He does escape. The heroine of his movies Sharmila (Zoya Khan) suggests that he give a police complaint. He replies that if he did that, it would only be taken as a publicity stunt like how he does to publicize his movies. Shyamu himself begins to investigate to identify the culprit and take revenge. Is he successful? The crux of the story is interesting.
Actor Shafi who plays Shyamu gets his mannerisms almost close to the man he is portraying - with his expressive eyes and how he places his finger on his forehead. But there's much more that he shows off in terms of his acting skills in the room that he is thrown into after being kidnapped. An engrossing movie, if you ignore the comedy, which also exposes some truths about the film industry.
t is important to stress here that Kalyana Vaibhogame has an interesting premise - mirroring the constant pressures that two different generations face and the resultant conflicts that could eventually disrupt normal lives. All this, is done with the help of a girl and a boy, and their not very perfect families.