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'IDNB' Review: Deyyam Falls Flat!

'IDNB' Review: Deyyam Falls Flat!

Movie: Intlo Deyyam Nakem Bhayam
Rating: 2/5
Cast: Allari Naresh, Krithika, Rajendra Prasad, Posani, Chalapathi Rao, Srinivas Reddy and others
Music: Sai Kartheek
Cinematography: Dasaradhi Sivendra
Editing: Kotagiri
Producer: BVSN Prasad
Screenplay, direction: G Nageshwara Reddy
Release date: Dec 30, 2016

With many flops under his belt, Allari Naresh lost his prime. He is struggling to get back into form. So, he teamed up with director G Nageshwara Reddy who earlier gave him two hits.

This is also produced by BVSN Prasad who delivered blockbusters like "Chatrapathi" and "Attarintiki Daaredi". Hence, the movie has raised curiosity. Let's see how this film has fared.

Naresh (Allari Naresh), a wedding band guy, falls in love with Indumati (Krithika) who takes care of orphan children. One of the kids gets sick and docs say her heart has a hole and she needs to be operated immediately. Naresh is in search of money for this.

On the other hand, a rich businessman (Rajendra Prasad) buys a villa to conduct wedding there. The house is possessed by a devil and he calls for ghost buster and agrees to give huge money. Naresh along with his friends comes to the house acting as ghost buster. What happens next is the story.

Artistes’ Performances:
Not a single actor has given performance that is worth mention including Allari Naresh. All the actors have done routine job. Mauryani as ghost is okay. Among the comedy actors, Shakalaka Shankar shines.

Technical Excellence: 
The movie has functional production and technical values, nothing to talk about specifically. Among the songs, "Shatamanam Bhavathi" is a good duet. Editing is bad, with lengthy runtime and uneven pace. 

Decent first half

Outdated plotline
Formulaic scenes
Boring second half
Cliched comedy

Horror comedies are in thing in Tollywood. From "Prema Katha Chitram", the trend of such comedies has been coming regularly but only few like "Raju Gaari Gadhi" clicked.

Horror comedies only work when the comedy is first rate. Since these kind of stories offer not much novelty, the screenplay and the performance of the actors should interest the audiences. But director G Nageshwara Reddy's "Intlo Deyyam Nakem Bhayam" fails on all fronts - screenplay, comedy, and performances.

Beginning of the movie is interesting and first half of the movie, despite beaten-to-death sequences, is bearable. But once the devil shows its face at the interval, the interest veers off. Moreover, the scenes that follow test the patience level. The film does not come back into the groove after the interval; it totally turns into bore fest towards the climax.

Generally, G Nageshwara Reddy comes up with hilarious comedy tracks in his movies but here he has used old comedy tracks like -  a maid calling Shakalaka Shankar and his friend into the room and beating them up. Such scenes were seen in many movies from the days of Rajinikanth's "Chandramukhi".

As there is no strength in the story or scenes, even trusted and reliable actors like Allari Naresh and Rajendra Prasad have come up with lousy expressions. There is a dialogue when Brahmandam appears in the movie - "Aayana Service Aipoindata kada", which also reflects the movie as a whole.

Except few scenes in the first half, "Intlo Deyyam Nakem Bhayam" is completely cliched horror comedy, with less comedy.

Bottom-line: Rotten Comedy