If a man takes a second wife what does the first wife feel' Exactly the same as the man would feel if the wife takes up a second husband. This is a painful message, which Srikrishna 2006 delivers to people who are contemplating a second 'set-up'.
Srkrishna 2006, as the name suggests, just turns the concept inside out. Instead of one husband and two wives the movie deals with one wife and two husbands. In a painfully comic way the movie tries to convey the message ''women do not like to share their men like men who do not even think of sharing their wives''.
SriKrishna 2006 is an entertaining movie. Though it lacks a heavy star cast, it delivers successfully with a modest cast comprising of Sreekant, Venu and Gowri Munjal in the lead roles. Srikrishna 2006 is a comedy that tries to deliver a social message. The issue of bigamy is prevalent in society, especially in Andhra Pradesh. Srikrishna 2006 points out the evils of bigamy. It drives the point the hard way.
Venkatswarulu (Venu) is a boy raised by his grand mother. She is worldly wise and financially prudent. But she dies when the boy is still in his teens. Just before dying however she drills the notion of bigamy into the boy's mind. Her theory is that a man should have two wives, incase one marriage fails he can survive with the other one.
Venu grows up to be a successful real estate dealer. Though financially well off he fails to get a match for himself. Reason: he asks every prospective bride if she would agree if he takes a second wife. No wonder he is unmarried even at 30. Then he meets Gowri Munjal, a girl from the village who wants to marry the man of his choice against her sister's (Ramyakrishna) wishes. Venu falls in love with Gowri Munjal but again Venu puts the same condition with her. Would she agree him to take a second wife'
Does Gowri agree' And whats Srikant's role in the film' Find out. This is a movie worth watching. There are pluses in the movie that include Gowri Munjal's beauty, Brahmanandam's comedy and a different storyline. The jokes involving Ali and Venumadhav basing on hypnotism are well conceived. Brahmanadam's marital woes after the second wife comes in are hilarious. The way Vijeyendra Prasad has come up with the jokes is the proof of his creative credentials. As a debutant director and storywriter he has done well. But the find of the movie is Gowri Munjal. She has the potential to launch a few dozen movies.
The movie though not a great one, succeeds in entertaining the audience. At least SriKrishna 2006 doesn't make you wince with mindless violence scenes. The jokes are good, acting of the cast appreciable and the story is unique. So what are you waiting for' Grab your vehicles and rush to watch Srikrishna 2006 in your nearest theatre. You will enjoy it. In the process the ghost of bigamy may get exorcised from anybody who harbors it.