Actor-turned-director Chinni Krishna is back to calling the shots. He has roped in talented actress Colours Swathi and actor Rakshith. Christened as London Babulu, the film deals with how an unemployed youth from Antarvedi plans to go abroad and settle in life. What comes in between is the story.
Although it sounds like a wafer-thin-plot, the real strength lies in how the director handled the film engaging the audiences thoroughly through out the film. Yes, London Babulu is surprisingly a good film that justifies to its story. It is both entertaining and an emotional film that has depth. The film’s screenplay and stellar performances of the cast makes it a worth-watching film.
Gandhi (Rakshith) has several responsibilities in his life. He owes money to his brother-in-law (Raja Ravindra) who demands to repay him threatening to leave his sister of unpaid immediately. At this juncture, Gandhi meets his distant-relative who returns from London earning good money. Inspired from him, Gandhi and his friend Pandu (Satya) make their mind to go to London. After coming to the city, they realize that the process of passport, visa is an elaborate process. In between, broker Kumar cheats them and gives a few wrong advises. In order to speeden the process, Gandi and Pandu fall to the prey of Kumar (Jeeva). While Pandu gets visa to London, Gandhi is denied visa.
In between, Gandhi realizes his mistake and wants to correct it. By then it is already late. His passport says he is married to one Suryakantham. So Gandhi finds that the only way to correct the mistake is to find a girl with the name of Suryakantham and gets divorce with her. He meets Suryakantham (Colours Swathi) who works as a news reporter. She is a very good girl. Initially she turns down his request but finally agrees to help him out.
What will happen next forms the film.
Rakshith does a decent job. He did with ease. Though he is a newcomer, he looks so comfortable before camera and acts like an experienced actor. Colous Swathi is a great asset for the film. As usual, she delivers natural performance. Satya evokes laughs. He is the show stealer. Dhanraj’s emotional performance brings tears. Ali and Satya Krishna are both seen as lawyers. They play significant part in the film. Ajay Ghosh essays the role of immigration officer. He is apt for the role. Director Chinni Krishna deserves special mention for recruiting good cast for the film.
Chinni Krishna’s Direction
Director Chinni Krishna gets it right. London Babulu has loads of entertainment and a powerful message to youth that happiness is in homeland. The entire film has been dealt well. The production values are pretty good. Technically, the film scores well as the film offers good visuals complemented by equally-good background score. Editing is script. Especially, Dhanraj’s scenes are heart-touching.
Post interval, the film progresses towards the end briskly. All the dots are connected well. The love track of Gandhi and Suryakantham is simple yet beautiful. The scene in immigration office where Gandhi is denied British visa is impressive. Barring predictable end, London Babulu has nothing much to find fault at. This is a thorough entertainer with message.
London Babulu is a laugh riot laced with beautiful emotions.