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'Hello Guru Prema Kosame' Review: Hello Guru... a time waste fare!

(Film: Hello Guru Prema Kosame; Starcast: Ram, Anupama Parameswaran, Prakash Raj, Aamani, Sithara, Praveen; Story, Screenplay and Dialogue: Prasanna Kumar Bezawada; Cinematography: Vijay K Chakravarthy; Music: Devisri Prasad, Presenter: ‘Dil’ Raju, Producers: Sirish - Laxman; Director: Trinadha Rao Nakkina; Release date: 2018 Oct 18; Duration: 2hrs 20 mts)

Dussehra is always a big festival for Telugu people, not only interms of Devi Puja, but also interms of number of new movie releases. This Dussehra season has three new releases, namely ‘Aravinda Sametha Veera Raghava’ and ‘Hello Guru Prema Kosame’ and ‘Pandem Kodi2’, the last one being a dubbed film from Tamil to Telugu. This festive season started with Jr NTR’s ‘Aravinda Sametha...’ on a high note. After a week, on exactly Vijaya Dasami day, hero Ram’s new film ‘Hello Guru Prema Kosame’ hit the silver screen along with Vishal’s ‘Pandem Kodi2’. Did 'Hello Guru...' gave the much needer breather to Hero Ram?

As the title suggests, ‘Hello Guru Prema Kosame’ is a family entertainer with a love story. Though the title looks fresh, the story line is neither new, nor fresh for regular movie goers. It is the story of a rural boy, who came to city for a job just to satisfy his father’s wish. 

Briefly the story goes like this... Sanju (hero Ram) came to city and stays at his mother’s childhood friend Viswanath’s (Prakashraj) house. Viswanath is a man of character, who keep up his promise come what may. Hero will fell in love with Viswanath’s daughter Anupama (Anupama Parameswaran). But before the hero expresses his love towards her, her father promises to marry her to another young man (Noel). Heroine father feels that his selection is the best choice for his daughter. But soon he comes to know about hero’s love towards her daughter. But that is too late. But still hero, who is in heroine’s house itself tries his luck to win over the hearts of heroine and her father (If it sounds very simillar to many of your earlier watches on silver screen, don’t curse your memory).  How it all came to a filmy end of hero, heroine’s marriage is the rest of the story. 

Ram looks stylish and tries his best to carry the role as well as the film on his shoulders. His dancing abilities were also used in one or two numbers too. But, as the main plot is a routine one and with an unsuccessful attempt of fresh treatment, all the efforts go invain. Anupama Parameswaran’s character as an obedient daughter of a father looks good on paper. She looks ok too, with an inconsistant and not so good own dubbing voice of Telugu. Prakash Raj who is known for his famous ‘Bommarillu’ type father roles once again casted in a simillar role. But it was given more humane and friendly angle. He tries his best to fit the bill with his vast experience of essaying simillar roles. But after some time, it becomes redundant. Mannerism of Aamani talking incorrect English gives a bit of comic relief.

Devisri Prasad’s music is a plus point. First song which says the World’s best place is Native place is bit thoughtful too. But the rerecording and sometimes the mixing too dominated. Especially in the key scene between Ram and Prakash Raj at climax, the dialogues of hero lack clarity and even not audiable too. Prasanna Kumar Bezawada, who is known for his dialogue writing ability in his previous outings, shows his spark occassionally. But as the over all story has many simillarities right from ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun’, ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya le jayenge’ to ‘Nuvvu Naaku Nacchavu’, etc. and as the screenplay lacks interest, it is very difficult for audience to sit through the film till the end, without yawning. 

Though the first half of the film is ok and bearable, the second half lets down the hopes. The transformation of heroine’s character looks a sudden jerk. As she pleads hero for elopment and marriage is unconvincing and abrupt too as per her character’s graph written and shown in the film. Even the climax scene is too forced and looks unlikely in the natural progression of the story. Though the duration of film is much below the usual two and half hour Telugu film dramas, this film gives the feeling of a lengthy one as the story drags.

Overall, this Vijaya Dasami release 'Hello Guru... Prema Kosame' lacks the finer ability to please audience and fails to give a much needed big succes to hero Ram.

- by  Rentala Jayadeva