Cast: Akshay, Tashu Kaushik, Ritika Sood, Brahmanandam, Chandramohan, Krishna Bhagawan, Poornima, M S Narayana, Kondavalasa and others
Banner:Script Technologies Pvt Ltd
Date of Released:January 7th, 2011
'Graduate' is directed by Rayala Prasad. And he has come up with a noble storyline but both the presentation and narrative was poor.
The story begins with a flashback narrated by Manisha (Tashu) and she turns back time to three years when she graduates. Manisha is totally in love with close friend Chakri (akshay) but he is not responsive about it. They also have friends Shiva who has a weakness for girls and Seenu who has a weak mind. In comes another girl Pavani (ritika) and Chakri goes crazy about her thinking it is love. Though Manisha is hurt, she still helps Chakri in all means possible. However, Pavani makes Chakri realize that it was just infatuation and an incident happens at Chakri's home which takes him away from all his friends and Manisha over the last three years. What is that incident? Where is Chakri? All this forms the rest of the story.
Akshay needs to do a lot of homework if he is planning to make a career. Ritika attempted to give her share of visual feast but thanks to poor make up and jerky shots. Brahmi was stale, Chandramohan was matured, Poornima was not her full self, M S Narayana and Krishna Bhagawan brought few smiles, the actors who did the role of Shiva and Seenu were okay. Tashu Kaushik was bubbly, danced impressively, got the right kind of expressions and showed a positive body language. Tashu proved her mettle as a performer and she will shine if given the right roles and right banners. The others didn't have much to do.
'Graduate' music is composed by Sandeep. And the background score was intruding but three songs are worth humming.