Predictable But Still Funny
2 hour 14 minutes
What Is the Film About?
Engels Ramaswamy (RJ Balaji) works as a reporter in Kasibugga town who has been working on the story for six years about the 11 thousand acres of land occupied by a local Swami. Meanwhile, his mother Bangaram (Urvashi) is keen to get him married. They visit Mukkupudaka Ammavaaru Temple. The Goddess (Nayantara) appear before Ramaswamy bringing a change in his life. What is that and what happens next forms the rest of the story.
How Is Nayanathara’s Performance?
Selecting Nayantara for the character of a Goddess is the right choice. Some may feel she is a bit lean for the character but the director chose to showcase her as a Trendy Goddess so that will be fine. She performed really well in scenes that showcased the divine side and at the same time, managed good laughs in comical scenes.
Direction by RJ Balaji & NJ Sravanan?
RJ Balaji has chosen a contemporary subject relevant to the current political scenario for his Directional Debut. However, it is a tested story in many films making the proceedings predictable. A little difference in the story is the Goddess herself coming down to save her land. NJ Sarvanan is the second director for the film.
The narration should have been sharp to drive the point home but the focus is more on the sattire and dialogues. You will be made to wait long for the Goddess to arrive. While the waiting gets longer, the directors ensured that they throw a joke to keep the proceedings cool. The Basha track with Urvashi is a highlight in the first half.
The first half is okay and sets the premise for a bang in the second half. However, the second half just manages to be passable. A strong characterization to Ajay Ghosh role may have worked better for the film. The scenes in which the hero tries to counter the Fake Baba sounded too familiar. The ending also happens on predictable lines. The movie despite the cliches due to a Predictable story manages to be an average fare because of the good casting and entertainment working out here and there. The relevance to the present political times also worked for the film. The thoughtful message at the end also compliments the experience of the audience.
RJ Balaji and Others?
Balaji performed well as a middle-class boy. He managed to portray Confusion, hardships and suffering nicely. Ajay Ghosh is superb as a Fake Baba. While evoking laughter with his mannerisms, he also excelled in serious scenes. Urvashi and others acted according to their roles. She moved the audience in the scene where her husband comes back after several years. She is good as always in comedy timing.
Music and Other Departments?
Girish Gopalakrishnan’s background music is good. The songs are not so impressive. Production values are good. The VFX shots have come out well. Some of the dialogues especially the ones rendered by the Goddess about Religion and Devotion are too good.
Siddhu Jonnalagadda in Fun Parts
Technical Values especially the music.
Lack of Depth in the Characters.
Lag in the Second Half
There is a lack of novel factor in the story. We have seen several such subjects since the 80s. Some of the scenes also feel like outdated. A few fresh scenes and sharp execution should have done wonders to the movie.
Did I Enjoy It?
Will You Recommend It?
Yes for a Digital Watch
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