Alias Janaki Review and Story
Cast: Venkat Rahul, Anisha Ambrose and others
Directed by : Dayaa K
Produced by : Neelima Tirumalasett
Janaki Ram (Venkat) is a government employee who stands for values. He fights for justice and always takes the side of poor and downtrodden. Janaki confronts Mysaa (Sathru), who tries to occupy the lands of poor people. How does Janaki win against all the odds forms the crux of this story.
Venkat Rahul looks very aged and doesn’t have the looks of a Telugu hero. His performance is also pretty weak. He failed to emote and all he has is single expression. His performance made this film look even bad. Anisha Ambrose has cute looks. But her performance is ordinary. There is absolutely no chemistry between the lead pair. Shatru is alright. Nagendra Babu did a small role and he gives a decent performance. Tanikella Bharani is standard. Sri Ramya is okay.
Technicali Performance :
Dialogues are very artificial. There are a very few lines that works but most of the dialogues are not up to the mark. Cinematography is neat. Given the cost of production, the cinematographer has done more than decent job. Editing is very bad. Director used back-and-forth narrative for the screenplay and the editor failed to separate past from the present. Music is good. There are some pleasing melodies and the background score is okay too. Producer should be appreciated for making a film with purpose. Director Daya fails to bring the right emotions. Bad performances made his job even difficult, but the director should have conceived better scenes and could have come up with better screenplay.
Movie Analysis :
Alias Janaki’s intentions are good. They planned to make a noble film with a strong message to the society. However, poor script as well as aimless direction made it a painful watch. The film’s length is hardly two hours, but it will be pretty hard to sit through despite the short run time. Screenplay of this film is not at all impressive. Not a single scene is worthy enough to catch the attention of the viewer.
Director takes his own time in each and every scene. Characters look blankly into the thin air without any emotions and utter dialogues at a leisure pace. Basic plot of the film is very weak and we have seen that many times. The character of hero is not established properly. We can hardly see him reacting at the social atrocities. In fact he pays a blind eye to the wrong happenings in his own office.