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'Kalyana Vaibhogame' Review: Romantic Family Entertainer

'Kalyana Vaibhogame' Review: Romantic Family Entertainer

Movie: Kalyana Vaibhogame
Rating: 3/5
Banner:
Sri Ranjith Movies
Cast: Naga Shourya, Malavika Nair, Raasi, Aishwarya, Anand, Raj Madiraj, Tagubothu Ramesh, Dhanraj, Mirchi Hemanth, Snigdha and others. 
Music: Kalyan Koduri
Cinematographer: G.V.S Raju
Editor: Junaid Siddiqui
Action: Dragon Prakash, Panther Nagaraju
Dialogues and Lyrics: Lakshmi Bhoopal
Producer: K.L.Damodar Prasad
Story, Screenplay & Direction: B.V. Nandini Reddy
Release Date: 04 March 2016

Nani starrer 'Ala Modalaindi' was a sensational hit. The movie not only made Nani a star, but it also brought name to its debutant director Nandini Reddy and the production house Sri Ranjith movies.

After delivering a debacle with her second film “Jabardasth”, she has come up with this “Kalyana Vaiboghame” teaming up with the crew and production team of “Ala Modalaindi”. Hence the movie raised expectations.

Does she make this movie as good as her first film? Let’s find out.

Story:
Gaming software expert Shourya (Naga Shourya) plans to settle in the USA, just to avoid the marriage proposals his parents are bringing. After much persuasion by his mother, he accepts to see Divya(Malavika Nair), who is a doctor. She doesn't want to get married either. They hit off well in their first meeting but agree to tell their parents they didn't like each other in the hope that their parents might postpone marriage plans. But they land getting more alliances. Tired of seeing so many proposals from their parents, they plan to get married to each other first and later seek divorce and tell their parents they don't get along well. They get married but their plan goes completely wrong. What happens next?

Artistes’ Performances:
After 'Oohalu Gusa Gusalade', Naga Shourya has come up with a believable performance. He has looked so comfortable playing this young role. He has pulled it off quite well.

As Naga Shourya describes in the film that Malavika Nair's beauty average she isn't a beautiful girl but suits perfectly to the role of a young girl who doesn't like to play the traditional role of wife.

Yesteryear's leading actress Raasi in the role of mother is good. She doesn't speak much in the film but expresses with her eyes.

Pragathi and Aishwarya have done a bit of overacting but Anand as Malavika's father and the actor who performed as Naga Shourya's father are very dignified.

Tagubothu Ramesh and Ashish Vidyardhi who had done major roles in 'Ala Modalaindi' have appeared in cameo roles in the end.

Technical Excellence: 
Cinematography is cool. Music by Kalyani Koduri is mixed bag. Some songs are too slow but they are in sync with the storyline. Editor is too liberal in cutting the runtime. The movie needs lot of trimming.  

Highlights:

  • Cute romantic scenes
  • Family bonding
  • Sentiment scenes
  • Chemistry between the lead pair
  • Dialogues

Drawbacks:

  • Inexcusable lengthy runtime
  • Not so good entertainment
  • Unconvincing track of Shourya and the American girl

Analysis:
Director Nandini Reddy had shown so much freshness in narration in her debut movie "Ala Modalaindi". There isn't much freshness in story and screenplay of "Kalyana Vaibhogame" but she has exhibited the same sincerity, coolness factor, and good romantic thread. And moreover, she has added sentiment scenes too.

The conflict point in the story is nice. A guy doesn't want to step into the web of marriage but destiny has different plans and now he has to live with the girl who is also seeking divorce. This marriage of convenience forces them to fall in love. Should they listen to their heart or the mind. This has been explored by Nandini Reddy perfectly albeit too heavily.

Straight away Nandini Reddy takes us to the main story without wasting much time. Hero and heroines seeing different kind of alliances is funny.

Jokes like a kid asking why the two of them are sleeping in two separate rooms while their parents sleep in a single room are comical. Naga Shourya explains that they are Telugus, while the kid’s parents are Punjabi, so Punjabi couple sleep in same room he tells. Such jokes and some emotional dialogues are convincing.

In the second half, Malavika Nair getting jealous of presence of the other girl and she teasing him reminds the same episode in "Gunde Jaari Gallanthainde".

While the movie has good romantic scenes and family sentiments, one biggest inexcusable aspect of the movie is its runtime. Nearly 158 minutes of length with many scenes are dragged on without much purpose. If tighter editing was done, the film would have been even better.

Though the chemistry is good between the lead pair, the love scenes between them are less and are told mostly through songs which have diluted the effect. The portion of an American girl is also dragged on and on.

All in all, "Kalyana Vaibhogame" is a good romantic drama with decent performances and nice emotional sequences.

Bottom-line: Cute Romance

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