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Times of India
The story is about Gopalam, son of “Ladies Tailor” Sundaram, who wants to move out of his hometown to a city and become a fashion designer. The virtue of the manmadha rekha (cupid line) turns things in Gopalam’s favour in ways he doesn’t expect.
When the movie is announced as a sequel to 1986’s successful Ladies Tailor, enough buzz was created around the film with Sumanth Ashwin as Gopalam. The film though is a typical Vamsy’s template, lacks an engaging narration that could keep a viewer glued to his seat.
The movie begins on an interesting note but fails to live up to the original’s pace and expectations. Gopalam comes to know about the power of his manmadha rekha and test its dynamism on Gedela Rani (Manasa Himavarsha) and eventually on the village head Gavvarraju’s nephew Ammulu (Manali Rathod). Both the ladies fall for Gopalam and the first half is all about establishing Gopalam’s intentions of luring women into marriage with him and realise his dreams of becoming a fashion designer in a city.
Just before the interval, Gopalam meets Maha Lakshmi (Anisha Ambrose) who returns from aboard. Gopalam starts to impress Maha Lakshmi and realises that his rendezvous with the other ladies are being recorded.
In the second half, the story takes a turn as the main plot slowly unravels. It seems like the makers have decided to stuff-in some additional drama just for the sake of it and extend the run time of the movie.
How the ladies find out that Gopalam had been cheating on them for money and threaten him to apprise it to Gavvarraju for justice, summarises the second half. While we cannot completely categorise the movie as a regular run-of-the-mill or a re-modelled version of the original film, there is a bit of suspense that may excite you.
Sumanth Ashwin, who is etching his place in the industry with some decent performances in sensible movies earlier, gets to talk in the street lingo of the Godavari region but it didn’t go well with him given his personality and body language. With mere comedy scenes, the movie majorly has the same plot that Ladies Tailor had except a twist in the end.
The three leading ladies put up a decent performance and have done their bit within the scope offered.
Music by Mani Sharma and awe-inspiring cinematography by Nagesh Banell are the major positives in the otherwise tedious film. Picturisation of the songs combined with rich visuals and great music are all what you can enjoy from the film. However, there are some fantastic shots and angles in some scenes, which might catch the attention of keen observers.
But at the end, the climax will give you a slice of Vamsy’s stride of movie narration. In a nutshell, the film could have been made in a bit more convincing manner rather than sticking to the original and repeat the sub-plots.
Watch if you are a fan of Vamsy and his taste of music combined with the beautiful backdrop of the Godavari region.