Banner: Lucky Media
Cast: Sivaji, Laya, Krishna Bhagawan, Ali, Tanikella Bharani, Brahmanandam, MS Narayana, Venu Madhav, Padmanabham, Duvvasi, Raghubabu, Chitram Seenu, Rallapally, Jeeva, Kamal, Surya, Kavitha, Apoorva, Ranjitha, Subhashini, Pavala Shyamala, Lavanya
Direction: Srinivas Reddy
Production: Bekkem Venu Gopal
Music: MM Srilekha
There is an endearing quality about the actress: Laya. Her smile and the slight twinkle in the eyes make one like her instantly. Her acting has always been splendid in whatever constricted scope she has been offered in a male dominated industry. Her tall and graceful shape, which wasn’t meant for kitschy entertainment, complimented her roles to create a no-nonsense persona. This engineering graduate is a trained classical dancer that chose her scripts carefully. Though she never attained the status of Trisha or a Charmee, yet she was in a league of her own and had a unique appeal that was etched in the hearts and minds of the viewers. Too sad that she quit acting in movies.
“Tata Birla Madhyalo Laila” is a parting gift of Laya who tied the knot recently. She bade adieu to the film industry to experience marital bliss. A loss for the telugu film industry and the viewers is a gain for her husband and the in-laws. She would definitely be a beautiful and sensible better half. All the best to her on her marriage from all of us at nowrunning.com.
Tata Birla Madhyalo Laila is a comedy about two petty thieves Tata (Shivaji) and Birla (Krishna Bhagwan). The two thieves make a living by swindling the swindlers. Accidentally they end up as hired killers to kill Laya, an heiress to a rich empire of business and properties. They are hired by none other than Laya’s uncle Gajapati (Tanikela Bharini) who acts like a doting caretaker father.
The highlights of the film are: a real woman Laya who looks the happiest as well as at her gorgeous best and a man dressed as a woman Laila (Ali). Ali brings the house down every time he appears on screen dressed as a femme fatale. His mannerisms are so feminine that he would easily pass off as a female for people who haven’t seen him on screen before.
Krishna Bhagwan and Sivaji provide some side-splitting comedy. But Raghubabu’s comedy as a dubious god man is really hilarious. The great comedian of yesteryears, Padmanabham too is there in the film rarely doing anything except to be in frames and mouth some lines. Still it’s a good thing to see him acting.
“Tata Birla Madhyalo Laila” promises a large dose of laughter (though not of the better quality). The movie doesn’t cast any impressions in the end, but the endearing actress Laya’s smile stays on in the mind.