This is truly a marvelous effort by the Akkineni Family - a movie that, in coming times, will be fondly remembered for its ingenuity, depth and substance.
The storyline is not your typical run-of-the-mill type. It is unconventional, demanding and views family relationships from a new, different level. This is a movie about Children, their Parents and the strong bonds between them. It sends out a powerful message that Love lasts forever, and will bring people together, even though certain events have torn them apart.
Coming to the performances - in my opinion, everyone played their respective parts very well. Samantha has a pivotal role and she doesn't disappoint. It's a cakewalk for Nagarjuna and ANR - the versatile actors that they are, they excel in all their scenes. And yes, even Shreya has a good role and she carries it out with much grace. The comedy scenes fit well in the movie - MSN, Ali have good roles, though I felt that Brahmanandam could have been given a little more screen time.
The background score is outstanding. The songs (except the dance number at the end) add a new dimension to the drama on screen - especially the flashback scenes.
The film holds all the elements together very well. You are totally immersed from beginning till end.
I thank the Akkineni family for this stellar contribution to Telugu Cinema, one which I'm certain the audience will whole-heartedly embrace and experience.
PS : *Watch out for the explosive entry of a new star at the end - one of the best entry scenes I have seen till date. You wonder if it's the same person you saw on screen in a totally different role two decades back.