‘U’ Certified, 145 mins.
What is the film about?
How an amnesiac Lucky (Nani) falls in love and wins it despite the numerous odds faced by his condition.
How is Nani’s performance?
Nani is superb in the film. He is usually good but tends to get overboard many times, here the actor is suitably restrained which enhances the impact. So when the scenes that have scope of impact arrives, it is felt. It’s not just comedy he is given couple of emotional scenes as well and he delivers it with great ease.
Direction By Maruthi?
Direction by Maruti is the films biggest strength along with the perfect casting and performances. He is in control of entire proceedings right from the beginning,the fact that even the smallest of moments count is testament to the directors command over the script. There is a bit of repetitiveness in comedy but that’s fine in overall scheme of things.
The biggest success of the director here is he makes the audience connect to the problem of central character and get along the ride with him. There are minor issues like pacing at times and uneven tone but the connection with main protagonist makes one forget those as long as the film lasts. So even with those minor quibbles this is clearly the director’s best.
Lavanya Tripathi and other artists?
Lavanya Tripathi has decent role in the film which is predominantly a hero vehicle. She tries to be glamorous in parts which doesn’t have the desired effect but otherwise she is fine. The biggest takeaway from the film apart from hero is the character played by Murali Sharma. He has played the role of a father in the most dignified way possible and is sure to leave a mark. Comedians Praveen and Vennela Kishore aren’t used properly. So is Ajay who has a one note predictable character.
Music and other departments?
Music by Gopi Sundar is excellent. The good songs have been picturized well mostly. The background score is okay. Cinematography is good. Editing should have been tighter as one does get feeling of drag in parts. Choreography of two songs is pretty routine which reduce the effect of the good song even though the situation is fine. Dialogues are hilarious mostly.
Slightly repetitive comedy
The film is fine but one gets a feeling of unevenness in two halves, one seems to heavy in terms of story where as the other pretty light. This could be rectified and a more emotionally fulfilling film could be made. Or may be entirely new film in a thriller mode with the same central problem for the lead character.
Did I enjoy it?
Will you recommend it?
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