"M. T. Rao" (pun intended - to be read as "empty rao") and Mary are foils for each other - Mary's aggressive personality and M. T. Rao's meekness are frequently juxtaposed. Mary is a staunch Christian in this movie, and in many scenes complains about Hindu customs and the Hindu pantheon. M. T. Rao, on the other hand, is knowledgeble and accepting of several religions, having read the Bible, Koran, Bhagavad Gita, and Rig Veda. The undercurrent religion theme is best exemplified when Paul, Mary's father says that, "as rivers join at the sea, all the religions and devotees only pray to the Almighty".
The songs in the movie are very melodious and situational.