Too Much Disturbance.
‘U/A’ Certified, 143 mins.
What is the film about?
Babu (Nani) loves a girl Keerthi (Keerthy Suresh) and through lots of disturbances makes her fall for him. As is usual with any love story there is a problem. What is the problem and how Babu overcomes it is what the film is all about.
How is Nani’s performance?
Nani is a good actor and he can perform well, if he is controlled. When he let lose he quietly slips into over action mode. This is on display in the film in many scenes. Also, at times he comes across as ripping off certain popular actors. Apart from those issues he is good but one can say with confidence has done far better previously.
Direction By Trinadha Rao Nakkina?
Trinadh Rao Nakkina’s biggest commercial success is the film Cinema Choopistha Maava. With Nenu Local he follows the same formula but in order to accommodate for better star status of Nani, the characterization that he has given to him literally ruins the film.
First of all it is not fresh hero character. Secondly, it is too offensive in nature. The girl is literally harassed till she starts to love and hero despite all his wrong doings is made to look all right. The point that he wants to convey can be told with far better screenplay and not resorting to this type of character for hero. The heroism bits that come in between look so forced even though they evoke few laughs. The first half is okay if one ignores all that is offensive but the second half is downright silly. The introduction of a third character in the love looks like it is meant only extend the run time rather than add anything significantly in storytelling terms. The third character is literally a cardboard standing there to make the hero look good.
One knows how the climax is going to end, that final scene involving all the principle characters in nicely done with good dialogues. Overall Nenu Local is a strictly average fare, if one doesn’t mind all the nonsense that is shown onscreen in the name of entertainment.
Keerthy Suresh and others?
Keerthy Suresh can overact but she is largely restrained here thankfully. However, it is more to do with her poor characterization rather than performance skills. Sachin Khedekar gets couple of scenes to show his dramatic side but otherwise there is nothing for him. Naveen Chandra is wasted. Raghu Babu and Vennela Kishore too have nothing to do. Posani Krishna Murali is fine in his usual way. Eeshwari Rao adds weight to the cast but has nothing to do really.
Music and other departments?
Music by Devi Sri Prasad is passable. The songs aren’t that catchy but have been shot well. The background score is better in comparison. The cinematography is alright. Editing could have been better. Dialogues are good here there overall. The climax monologue by Nani is neatly written though.
Few comedy scenes
Dialogues in climax
As said above, if what the director intends to deliver the message was in climax, it could have been arrived with better screenplay and characterization. It is nothing new and has been done well in the past.
Did I enjoy it?
Will you recommend it?
With huge reservations, only for Nani
Nenu Local Review by Siddhartha
Nenu Local had collected $160 K from US premiers which is excellent. This beat the Nani’s previous best Premier record of Gentleman which collected $72 K. It’s a great start.
Final Report: The movie has nothing new to offer, watch this space for Nenu Local Review.
– ‘Ee madhya kaalam lo local feeling rechakotti iddare gelicharu..okati Trump rendu nenu’ -Nani’s dialogue in end card:)
– Rao Ramesh does a negative role without his mark. His role is very limited. Vennela Kishore appears for a scene.
– Posani as Nani’s father is good but his role could have been hilarious.
– Jabardasth Ram Prasad acts as Nani’s friend in the film but there is no comedy from him though.
First Half Report: Average first half with routine love track without any scope for logic. Keerthy Suresh and Nani pair looks good. Posani does hit bit in parts for comedy. So far the movie is pretty routine, second half decides the outcome of the movie.
– Interval twist on Keerthy throwing a challenge to Nani to convince her father in twenty-five days before the wedding date set by her father with Naveen Chandra.
– Time for third song followed by high dose of action scene introducing Naveen Chandra as a Cop.
– Keerthy Suresh – Nani pair looks pretty good on screen.
– Here comes the first fight, bit high dose of action scene for Nani.
– Routine college love track between hero and heroine going on with few occasional laughs.
– First song ‘Next Enti’ situational song placed well and has been choreographed decently.
– Show starts with a flashback episode on Nani.
Nenu Local Live Updates being at 4.30 AM IST. Nenu Local Review follows after live updates.
Nani didn’t arrive on the Telugu cinema scene with a bang but he has slowly and steadily created a space for him. He was in a spot of bother, a couple of years ago but now in the last year and a half, he has turned it all around.
It all started with Yevade Subrahmaniam which was a success in the US. Post that he had his career biggest hit Bhale Bhale Magadivoyi, Krishna Gadi Veera Prema Gadha, Gentleman, and Majnu. All these films arrived in short intervals and have been well received by the audience. The more important part of this journey was the superb run in the US which helped him put good numbers.
His new release Nenu Local is his first film with producer Dil Raju. The actor has clarified that it is not a mass movie but rather a love story with a different characterization for the hero. The attitude of hero is what makes all the difference according to Nani. Trinadha Rao Nakkina director of Cinema Choopistha Maava fame is directing the film with writing by Prasanna. The entertainment in their combination is said to be the film’s biggest USP.
Musically Nenu Local is already a hit with Devi Sri Prasad’s tunes winning the youth’s mandate. Add heroine Keerthi Suresh to the mix, Nenu Local looks like a sure winner at the box office. Will it live up to the expectations in terms of the entertainment? Keep watching this space as we first give Live Updates and following it, the Review.