Movie: Ninnu Kori
Banner: DVV Entertainments
Cast: Nani, Nivetha Thomas, Aadhi Pinishetty, Tanikella Bharani, Murali Sharma, Prudhvi and others
Screenplay, dialogues: Kona Venkat
Music: Gopi Sundar
Cinematography: Karthik Gattamaneni
Editing: Prawin Pudi
Producer: D V V Danayya
Screenplay and directed by: Shiva Nirvana
Release date: July 07, 2017
After delivering a super hit with mass entertainer "Nenu Local", Nani announced a romantic drama "Ninnu Kori". Since the launch, this movie has created huge interest and the songs and teasers have further accelerated the expectations.
Has Nani who is on winning streak come with another good movie? Let's find out.
Pallavi (Nivetha) and Arun (Aadhi Pinishetty) are celebrating their first anniversary in San Francisco. They are happy with their marital life. On the same day, she goes to meet Uma Maheshwar (Nani), her past lover. Story moves back to their Vizag days.
Pallavi and Uma love each other. When Pallavi realises that her father will not agree to her love, she asks him to run away with her and get married. But Uma wants to settle first in life and he heads to Delhi. In the meantime, she gets married to Arun.
In present time, Pallavi finds that Uma is not able to forget her and has become alcoholic. To change him, she invites him to stay in her home and watch her blissful life.
The game begins between these three.
Nani is in terrific form here. He is at his natural best - so matured yet cheeky.
Nivetha steals the show in an author-backed character of a woman torn between her hubby and her first love.
Aadhi Pinishetty has given an endearing act; watch out for his emotional scenes towards the climax.
Murali Sharma and Prudhvi have provided good laughs and have also added colour to the story.
The movie has rich production values and top class visuals. Karthik Ghattamaneni's filming of USA locations has given the movie a rich layer.
Gopi Sundar's soulful melodies like "Adiga Adiga" are good but it is his background score that is a major strength.
Editing should have been crispier as the movie runs on slow pace throughout.
Performances of actors
"Ninnu Kori" is not a triangle love story though it revolves around three characters - a woman and two guys. New director Shiva Nirvana has picked up a story that is a bit risky as this drama centers on a wife, a husband and her former lover.
The movie reminds of films like "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam", "Kanya Danam" and Ashok Kumar's "Abhinandana", but it isn't exact copy of them.
In "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam", Ajay Devgan goes all out to unite his wife (Aishwarya Rai) with her lover when he realizes that she is deep in love with that guy (Salman Khan). Here heroine invites her former lover to see how content she is with her husband and her marital life.
Like Ajay Devgan, here Aadi is also broadminded and very understanding person. But this doesn't go in the same way. There are similarities, yet it differs.
The movie begins in a slow manner. When the story shifts to show about the flashback love episodes between Nani and Nivetha, we don't get excited as they are very routinely told.
The movie comes into the groove, when Nani moves into Nivetha and Aadi's house and starts trying to break their life. There are many funny moments. It slowly and firmly moves to reveal the emotional aspect of the story.
The moment when Murali Sharma, who plays Nivetha's father in the film, comes to USA, it turns into a beautiful film with rich emotions.
The banter among Murali Sharma, Nani and Prudhvi has many funny moments and the subtle humor warms the heart.
The highlight of the movie is when Aadhi Pinishetty breaks down. The final sequences are handled in a matured manner by the new director Shiva Nirvana.
The director who has given new twist to old and copied story scores big marks in handling of the final moments and extracting good performances.
Both he and the writer Kona Venkat should be commended for not spoiling this by adding unnecessary comedy tracks.
On the down side, nothing much happens in the movie, only moments happen. Added to this, the pace is damn slow. The songs are not placed well, not shot well either. Other than "Adiga Adiga", there are no catchy numbers.
But Gopi Sunder's background music has played a major role in enhancing the mood. Performances have worked big time especially Nivetha wins among all. Nani uses charm to score.
Overall, "Ninnu Kori" is a matured love story told in class manner with some fine performances and some emotional sequences.
It may go well with A-center audiences and overseas audiences than B and C centers.
Bottom-line: Let's Welcome This