Palasa 1978 story
For the upper caste families in Palasa in the 80s, inequalities between the lower castes were acute. The smaller castes are viciously attacking those who say the miles will fall if the water touches them. Mohan Rao (Rakshit) and Rangarao (Thiruveer), the village youths who make a living by singing songs in such an order, raise their voices. This creates an atmosphere of conflict between the upper castes and the excluded castes. In the village the faction provokes the big shawkar, the small shawkar Gurumurthy (Raghu Kunche) to start facing injustice.
Twists in the Palasa 1978 story
Why did artists Mohan Rao and Rangarao have to become bullies? To what extent have the differences between the big shower and the small shower erupted in the village? What events led to the killing of the big showman? How did the two young men confront the little showman? What was the situation of police officer Sebastian (Vijay Ram) who tried to end the faction? Palasa 1978 answers many questions about the sacrifices Mohan Rao and Rangarao had to make in order to confront the agrarians.
The story begins with a serious note when Mohan Rao, who wanted to die during a village fair, kills his opponent. The conditions of the 80’s, the new look of the atmosphere on the screen, and the scenes that have been piled up on the screen from the very beginning are of interest to the audience. The story goes back to the 80s when a retired constable told about Mohan Rao. The scenes run through the beginning with the addition of village factions, politics, love and emotions. The sequence in which two young men who believed in art stabbed and turned into rhetoric seems interesting. The first part ends with a power-packed, emotional scene with the actors’ stunning performances and bullet-proof dialogues.
The movie seems to have gone to another level with a murder scene in the second half. But after the second half the movie seems to have shifted into a routine format. If not the twists, the action scenes, the emotional scenes, the dialogues saved the second half rather than drop. Attempts were made to solve the problem in the story by highlighting the character of Sebastian at the end. Holding a book in one hand in the village square .. Sebastian’s words inspiring the other hand to show us where to go. Also when there is a god who attaches the neck of Ganesha? The director’s critique of why the soloist did not create a thumb-sticking god helped to perfect the film. There is no doubt that the twist given by the character of Mohan Rao at the end will make the film move every audience.
The talent of the director
Director Karuna Kumar’s magic with his own screenplay based on the actual events that took place in Uttaranchal before his eyes is commendable. In the first part, the commercial and arts formats are admirable in a way that makes the audience think and enjoy in each frame. However, when it comes to the second half, the magic seemed a bit watery .. It can be said that the climactic scenes filled the gap with emotional, dramatic scenes. If you watch Palasa 1978, you will not feel that Karuna Kumar is the first film director. The approach to filming each scene shows a passion for the arts. The director’s impatience and dissatisfaction with society is evident on screen. How successful he was as a director .. He also impressed in the range as a writer.
About Rakshit, Thiruveer, Nakshatra
The character of Mohan Rao was the backbone of the Palasa 1978 movie. Did Rakshit transcend in this role? Feeling that. Made a character with multiple shades as easy as drinking good water. He showed all-round talent in making gestures, narrating dialogues and cultivating love scenes. After that, Thiruveer also played the role of Rangarao wonderfully. He impresses by acting competitively with Rakshit as an angry young man. The stellar character also became an added attraction to the film, impressing with her beauty and performance.
About Raghu Kunche, Lakshman Meesala
In the case of the cast, Raghu Kunche impresses wonderfully in the role of Gurumurthy. Gurumurthy’s character proves that there is another good actor in Raghu who is known as a singer, music director and host till now. The way the variations are pronounced is good. As well as another actor being lively as a poor showman. Lakshman Meesala, who has been performing typically on the Telugu screen in recent times, has once again shown his pride. It can be said that the body language has been adapted to the character and has become an asset to the film. Tamil actor Vijay Ram (Sebastian), Praveen Endamuri, every character has become a key to the film.
Technical department performance
When it comes to technical aspects .. Palasa 1978 is a wonderful film with a background score. Rerecording some scenes took it to another level. The music helps to keep the tempo and emotions in the story consistent. Another strength of this film is the dialogues. The words written by director Karuna Kumar are thought provoking. Cultivate humor. Survive a warmth in the heart. Another special attraction is the Arul Vincent cinematography that brings the conditions of the 80s to the screen. The mood of the scenes was very elevated as the lighting was very perfect. With editing comes the feeling that each section has worked well. Otherwise the whole story is in the same format so the length of the film can test the patience of the audience.
Production values are very good in the movie Palasa 1978 produced by Dhyanj Atuluri and presented by Tammareddy Bhardwaj. Records that have been so richly screened after the stage in recent times do not appear in Tollywood. The story and cast of the film conveys the producers’ interest in the film.
Palasa 1978 is a film critique based on village politics, caste discrimination in the society, and attacks on the upper castes. Thoughtful dialogues, narration is a special attraction for the film. Although it seems to be an art film with a lot of social elements .. there are plenty of commercials. If it is available in multiplex audiences along with B and C centers, it is sure to go to another range as a commercial.
Performance of the cast
Some in the second half
The length of the film
Palasa 1978 Movie Official Teaser Rakshit | Karuna Kumar | Raghu kunche | Filmibeat Telugu
In front of the screen, behind the screen
Cast: Rakshit, Nakshatra, Raghu Kunche, Vijay Ram, Thiruveer, Laxman Meesala, Praveen Endamuri, Jagadish Pratap Bandari, Mirchi Madhavi, Shanmukh etc.
Songs: Bhaskara Bhatla, Suddala Ashok Teja, Lakshmi Bhupala,
Editor: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao,
Cinematography: Arul Vincent,
Music: Raghu Kunche,
Co-Producer: Media9 Manoj
Producer: Dhyan Atuluri.
Written and directed by: Karuna Kumar.
Release Date: 2020-03-06