Title : Erra Bus
Directed by : Dasari Narayana Rao
Produced by : Dasari Narayana Rao
Written by : N. Ragavan
Starring : Dasari Narayana Rao,Vishnu Manchu,Catherine Tresa
Music by : Chakri
Legendary director Dasari Narayana Rao, who is best known for his family entertainers makes his comeback with ‘Erra Bus’. This film also features Vishnu Manchu and Catherine Teresa in other main roles. Produced by Dasari himself, this film has been released today. Let’s see how it is.
Rajesh (Vishnu Manchu) is a software engineer whose principal aim is to go to the US. One fine day, he comes across Raji (Catherine Teresa) and falls enamoured for her. In the due course of time, even Raji accepts his love and decides to marry him.
Meanwhile, Rajesh gets an offer to move to the US, and decides to spend a few days with his grandfather(Dasari Narayana Rao) before going there. As planned, Dasari starts living with his grandson. As time passes by, his actions and habits start irritating people around him. One fine day, he also becomes the sole reason for Rajesh to loose both his US offer and his girlfriend. How will an angry Rajesh deal with his grandfather ? and what happens to his love story ? That forms the rest of the story.
Dasari is felicitous in the role of an innocent grandfather and his chemistry with Vishnu is very good. His acting in the climax was awesome as he gave an emotional performance. Vishnu should be ascribed, for leaving his star image and going with the script of the film. He looks handsome and stands out with a mature performance.
Catherine Teresa nicely accolade Vishnu, and is felicitous for her role. Emotional scenes in the film are v ery impressive and will definitely connect with the family audiences. Climax of the film is well delineated and performances of Dasari and Vishnu took it to the next level.
The major minus point of this film is the basic story line. We have seen many melodrama films like these earlier too. Run time of the film is another major drawback, as the film may be easily trimmed by at least 30 minutes. There are many logical aperture in the film like Vishnu’s visa scene(is an example).
Comedians were not been used to their potential and are wasted. Brahmanandam’s comedy track is inessential, and looks faded. Even though the climax is high on emotions, it might not connect to the regular commercial audience.
Dasari Narayana Rao has once again showed that he is a master at making family dramas. He has done a good and decent job with his direction and has extracted good performances from his cast. Dialogues of the film are emotional and have been written nicely.
Chakri’s music is not bad, but he should have concentrated more on his background score. Anji’s cinematography is pretty good as all the songs have been shot beautifully. The editor should have cut the film by at least 30 minutes as the screenplay during this time suffers big time.
On the whole, ‘Erra Bus’ is an out and is all the way. He is superlatively supported by Vishnu’s memorable performance and the emotional climax only adds to the set up. But a predictable story line and length spoil the mood of the film which is only aimed at family audience.