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Avunu Nijame Cast: Rafi, Tanu Roy, Jeeva

Music, script and direction: Rafi

YOUNG RAFI is an actor, singer, dialogue and lyric writer, producer and director of this film. He was in the news for his multi talented approach towards his first film an year ago. He appears to have matured in handling all the subjects mentioned. Unlike the previous film, a love story, this is an action packed drama, with Rafi taking up the role of a don, unsuitable for his age and looks. Tanu Roy plays the lead.The film opens showing this girl Ruchita (Tanu Roy) running into a palatial house for protection, chased by goondas. She is soon greeted a by a telephone call with the owner of the building demanding explanation why she entered his house. She explains to him her helplessness. She comes to know that he is a Mafia don but with large heart. He allows her to stay till he returns and asks her to engage a boy, Raja, for help in the house.

This hide and seek game as to the identity of this person named Abhiram continues almost till the end of the film. Ruchita works in an office, whose boss Ramesh (Harsha), is keen on marrying her. But she keeps him at bay. She thinks Abhiram is a real man with bold heart, worth marrying. She even proposes to him on phone.

There are scenes, in between, showing her meeting her college mate Pranay (Rafi), yet another admirer of her. But she reveals to him that she has only Abhiram in her heart and no one else. But Pranay discourages her saying that Abhiram is a don and can be killed anytime. Meanwhile, Ruchita gets involved in a road accident and is admitted in a hospital. Ramesh gives his blood, while Pranay threatens the doctor at gunpoint saying he will loose his life if Ruchita looses her's. He also promises to pay the bills. Ruchita is back home and a situation arises when some goondas belonging to rival group chase her. That is when Pranay goes to her rescue, seeing whom the opponents get terrified. Only then Ruchita realises that this Pranay is none other than don Abhiram. She is now doubly happy that she wants to marry not a stranger but a friend. But Abhiam pleads that she should marry Ramesh, as his own life is at risk. A brief flashback at that stage narrates how and why this young college student Pranay turned into a dreaded Don. Who will marry Ruchita? Ramesh or Pranay is the question that grips the climax.

Though Rafi evolves this as somewhat neat and interesting film, there are many loose ends in narration. But one should appreciate this young man's talents trying to make films with lowest possible budgets and with guts and interest. He is a playback singer too with a voice that resembles Mukesh's. His rendition is simple and straight. Rafi is a lyric writer too. His Manasa Mounama, written and sung by him as a duet along with K.K. Usha is a pointer at his talent. But he does not suit the role of a Don. He looks more like a docile college student. New face Harsha in the role of Ramesh, Ruchita's suitor, also suits that brief role.


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