Torture With Talk
‘U/A’ Certified, 2 hrs 02 mins.
What Is the Film About?
Sanju (Sandeep Kishan) and Tammy (Tamannah) date each for a while and then break up. What is the reason for the breakup and go fate brings them together is what the film is all about?
How Is Sundeep Kishan’s Performance?
Sundeep Kishan plays a sophisticated urban guy in Next Enti. Right from the first scene, we know he is acting and it shows on screen. The effort is visible which brings the impact down. It’s not that he hasn’t done a similar part before, but this is on another level and one is bound to be irritated or bored after a point with his act.
Direction by Kunal Kohli?
Director Kunal Kohli believes in old-school values and romance which is evident in his past films. He tries varies ways to get back to that point and this can also be observed in his romantic dramas. Next Enti is a movie where he instead of a story Kunal Kohli talks us through his observation and beliefs.
Films like Next Enti are extremely difficult to pull off. The writing has to be extraordinary and it needs to be matched on the same level by lead pair chemistry. Everything they talk has to be felt by the audience. Nothing of that sort happens in Next Enti and its where the love story fails.
The story in the movie is almost nonexistent. Everything that happens is told verbally never giving any scope to be felt. When a character talks about the changes one only sees the change in locations and costumes but nothing is understood regarding character growth. Under such circumstances, it is very hard to be engaged with the proceedings no matter how astutely they discuss the general observations of male and female which by the way are neatly put together by the director.
The direction is alright in that Kunal Kohli knows what he wants but the writing appears hallow for the most part. The investment in the character is missing. More than the main leads, its the supporting part tracks that provide some genuine moments of empathy.
Overall, Next Enti is a big bore due to the lack of any genuine surprise or showcasing anything insightful. The dull lead pair makes matter worse.
Tamannaah Bhatia, Poonam Kaur and Others?
Tamannah has got an author-backed role and she tries her best. But there is only so much that can be done with what she has got. It also exposes the limitation she has as an actor who can’t charm her way to win the audience heart. The Telugu dubbing is a positive aspect. Sarath Babu gets a lovely cool character after ages. Given how we are used to seeing him, it takes timer initially, but he is sure to leave a smile on our face. The same can be said about Navadeep who is seen in a short but impactful character. Larissa was fun in a few moments.
Music and Other Departments?
The music by Leon James is neat and fits in perfectly with the overall mood of the movie. The background music too is neatly done. The cinematography is alright even though it offers a lot of scopes. The editing could have been better. The writing is the most crucial aspect of the movie and it is alright.
Some funny moments
General observation of boys and girls
Weak chemistry between the lead pair
No emotional connect
Watch Hum Tum from the same director which also deals with some similar boy and girls issue. It’s infinitely more charming and fun too.
Did I Enjoy It?
Will You Recommend It?
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