If you're thinking that the three words of the Telugu film titled Kousalya Supraja Rama has anything to do with the first three words from the sloka in Venkateswara Suprabhatam, then you're mistaken.
Kousalya Supraja Rama begins with a man wheeling a woman into a hospital and taking care of the treatment leaving the audience wondering on the relationship between the man and the woman. Well, that is answered later. For now, the man is the quintessential Good Samaritan Sriram and the story revolves around him.
In a nutshell, the film directed by Surya Prasad for Suresh Productions (Dr D Rama Naidu's production house) entertains while it delves into the virtue of being good and doing the same.
Sriram, a software professional, runs into girl as she is being chased by a few men. He is misinformed by the men that she is their sister and Sriram lets them know where she's hiding. But when he sees the way they are treating her, he sees things are amiss and bashes up the goondas.
Meanwhile, one of them throws a heavy object at the girl and she is hit on the back of the head. Before she loses consciousness, she tells Sriram she is married to Ravi against her father and his parents' wishes.
Sriram takes care of her (calls her Lakshmi) treatment and is told she has to be operated for a clot in the brain and that surgery would cost him Rs 10 lakh. In order to raise that amount (over six months) he applies for a loan and asks his boss (Kota) to stand in as guarantor. Kota sets off to the USA leaving his house and his pet dog Rosy in Sriram's care.
Soon after Sriram becomes a Good Samaritan, making a difference to all the lives of all the people he meets, but not before the plot meanders. The film is reminiscent of earlier movies where one saw these good characters doing good deeds.
It's rather brave on director Surya Prasad's part to take such a story in today's times. Of course he fits in quite a few songs and dances along with his old-wine-in-new-bottle story.
There is nothing path-breaking or trend-setting in the storyline/screenplay. The second half tends to be longer than the first considering it is filled with all the melodrama, emotion et al. Humour at times is pretty crass and repetitive.
The performances, particularly Srikkanth's make the film work. Srikkanth is sincere in this film and one can certainly watch it for him. He is able to effortlessly switch between portraying the Good Samaritan and happily sing and dance too.
Charmee too shifts gears from being a glam doll to an actor to some extent. Gauri Munjal is passable. Kota and Tanikella Bharani as the respective fathers carry their roles well. Brahmanandam, Ali, Krishna Bhagwan, Venu Madhav, L B Sriram are okay.
Kousalya Supraja Rama offers middling entertainment in the holiday season.