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GJG Review: Hearty Entertainer

Rating: 3.25/5
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Cast: Nitiin, Nithya Menen, Isha Talwar, Madhunandan, Ali, Tagubothu Ramesh, Ahuti Prasad and others
Music: Anup Rubens
Camera: Andrew
Dialogues: Harshavardhan
Director: Konda Vijay
Producers: Sudhakar Reddy, Nikitha Reddy
Release date: 19/04/2013

After scoring a hit with 'Ishq' the pair of Nitiin and Nithya Menen have come once again and this time with another romantic entertainer. Let us see how good this is.

Story
Karthik (Nitiin) is a practical guy who sees Shruti (Isha) at a marriage and falls for her. He tries to get her number through his friend. Due to a small hiccup Karthik ends up getting the number of Sravani (Nithya). He doesn't realise that and starts wooing her thinking it is Shruti. At one point he discovers the truth and leaves Sravani abruptly. But by that time Sravani falls in love with Karthik and is hurt badly. She decides to take revenge. What happens after that forms the rest of the story.

Performances
Nitiin is regular with his expressions and he didn't put much into his dance this time. But he suited well for the role and made his presence felt.

Nithya Menen was magnetic and is very expressive. Her eyes do all the magic and she is superb in conveying things.

Isha looks ok in few shots but she has to improve a lot in terms of acting and expressions.

Ali was apt, Madhunandan was good, Tagubothu Ramesh was hilarious, Ahuti Prasad was brief, Jwala Gutta was hardly impressive.  Others did their bit as required.

Highlights

  • Story
  • Screenplay
  • Background score
  • Entertainment
  • Music 

Drawbacks

  • Drag in few scenes

Analysis
Whenever a  good subject is there and it is packaged nicely with impressive narrative then the success percentage goes high. And if that's mixed with good performances then it is a delight for the audience. That's what made this film good.

Due credit must be given to the director for coming up with something that today's generation can connect to. With some  sensible story telling he manages to keep the audience engaged. The film takes off with the required elements of comedy, romance and the interval bang was catchy.

The second half loses some steam but it picks up eventually. Of course some of the scenes went overboard in terms of dialogues so not sure how the censor board passed them. Still, the overall feel is good and it promises quality emotional entertainment to the audience.

And the much talked about Jwala Gutta's appearance is pitiful and bad. It's a black mark on her image.

Interesting aspect is that Pawan Kalyan's image and clippings were used extensively through out the film bringing in whistles in theatre.

Given the reasonable budget, this would be a winner at the box office.

Bottom line: Entertaining and feel good treat, watch it

(Venkat can be reached at venkat@greatandhra.com or https://twitter.com/greatandhranews)

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