Maro Charitra (1978), a movie by K.Balachander starring Kamal Hassan and Saritha is a story that revolves around a simple “Telugu – Tamil” neighboring girl and boy falling in love and later separate with the interference of their family which makes the story end in tragedy. This movie was the biggest hit of the decade with heart-touching songs composed by M.S.Viswanathan.
Now, the same story was remade using the same old title “Maro Charitra” starring Varun Sandesh and Anita in lead roles under the direction of Ravi Yadav with good production values by “Dil” Raju in 2010. The story of this new maro charitra was same but only thing is that it takes place in U.S where the old movie story takes place completely in Vizag. The Songs were all remixed from the old ones by Mickey.J.Mayor.
Story of Maro Charitra (2010)
Well the story is a romantic tale with the backdrop of U.S where Balu (Varun Sandesh) is a free-going guy who discontinue his studies as he didn’t like the course. It is here he sees the heroine Swapna (Anita) and in no time, both fall in love. At no matter of time, the parents will come to know about their love and disapproves their love due to a constant fight between Balu’s Father and Swapna’s mother (Urvashi). Then, an agreement is signed in the presence of Paul Sastry (Naresh) who is a cop cum Priest. As per the agreement, Balu and Swapna will not talk, see or meet each other for 1 year and if they still maintains the same love, their love is true.
Do they really meet after an year? Will their love stand still after the long gap? All this forms the rest of the story.
Secret: Well, the Old movie Maro Charitra have a tragedy ending, this new story had been changed to a happy ending love story.
Varun Sandesh gave an OK Performance but not as expected from him. He could have worked more on creating an impact. Anita as a debut actor has done a good job. Shraddha Das was the best as she justified her role and made her existence felt. Music was average and not good as expected.
The technical values are good in the film but the depth and content of the film are very weak. The story was received well by the people of 70’s as it was a fresh concept at that time but it was boring to the people now as they have seen a lot of similar stories in the meanwhile from 70’s to now.
Overall, the movie was an average go with A Class people and it’s a fail in the sections of B and C. Not a must watch film.