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The film in brief is about a guy who turns very responsible after falling in love. This storyline seems routine. But
it is the screenplay and narration that is refreshing. Maharshi cinema banner has definitely brought out a good film again.
They seem to have
repeated the magic with Jagapathi Babu and Kalayani in the lead. Previously the same banner made Kabadi Kabadi with the same lead.



Srinu (Jagapathi Babu) lives in Lingaraja Puram. He has a small gang - Kondavalasa, Chinna, Sivajiraja, Basha.
These guys just while away time in the village. Srinu goes to any extent to win if a bet is laid. His childhood friend Sita (Kalyani)
comes to the village as teacher. Srinu falls in love with Sita. She asks him to earn a good name for himself before she can
accept his love. Srinu wants to gain a position and sends his nomination for the role of president of the village.
He slowly realizes the responsibility and works on the development of the village. Gradually he wins over the entire village. Scared
at the growing reputation of Srinu, the present president Lingaraju (Ramaraju) tries to break him psychologically by getting
Sita married to his son. So will Srinu contest the elections or gives it up for Sita? Watch it on the silver screen.




Excellent screenplay, terrific dialogues are the real heroes of the film. JagapathiBabu, who played Srinu, demonstrates extreme ease
and makes it a pleasure to watch the film. Kalyani is simply superb. The comedy generated by Srinu's gang has to be seen and
just cannot be expressed in words. Chinna who played RMP doctor entertains very well. It is a treat to see him after quite some time.
Kondavalasa Laxmana Rao, Sivaji Raja, Basha, Pruthvi gave their best to bring out entertaining comedy.
The film has got good comedy, and nice sentiment. There is only fight in the film and it came out very good.




Sabhapathi should be applauded for such nice screenplay and handling of the storyline. The scenes are well touched up
to bring out the right emotions. For example in the beginning Jagapathi Babu plays a trick as if he is dead and the village
warns him that he should quit playing such pranks since if something really happened to him they wont believe in that too. In the climax,
when he is stabbed by the goons, the entire village raises up for him. This transformation and relating the scenes are
really touching. Also, the narration is packed in such a way that it is always interesting. This kind of narration is blended with
punch liners and good comedy.




Since the film is setup in a village backdrop, the film is filled up with beautiful locations reflecting village atmosphere. Sarat did a splendid job
is capturing and presenting the beauty of the village enviornment. Richness in the songs comes from the same thing.
However, the songs are not that great. Except for Guppedu Gundela chappudu, the other songs
hardly impresses. Chakri's songs composition for this film is not that great.
But the background score of the film is pretty good. Basava Paidireddy's editing is slick. Satish's dialogues are like comic tonic in the film.
Maharshi Cinema production values are good.



Overall, Pandem is an out-and-out family entertainer.
Valluripalli Ramesh should be applauded for continuously making such family entertainers. This film is a treat for people who could appreciate
comedy and the style of Avunu Validaru Ishtapaddaru, Kabadi Kabadi and that league.





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