Movie: Nela Ticket
Banner: SRT Entertainments
Cast: Ravi Teja, Malvika Sharma, Jagapathi Babu, Sharat Babu, Brahmanandam, Subbaraju, Priyadarshi and others
Music: Shaktikanth Karthik
Editor: Chota K Prasad
Art: Brahma Kadali
Producer: Ram Talluri
Written and Direction: Kalyan Krishna
Release date: May 25, 2018
Ravi Teja has made a successful comeback with 'Raja The Great' last year. However, he didn’t repeat the same magic with 'Touch Chesi Chudu'.
He is now testing his luck again with “Nela Ticket”. Since this film is directed by Kalyan Krishna who gave hits recently, the film has made right buzz.
Let’s find out how the film has fared.
Nela Ticket (Ravi Teja) is an orphan raised by Ananda Bhupathi’s (Sharat Babu) orphanage in Bangalore. Ananda Bhupathi is killed by his own son Aditya Bhupathi (Jagapathi Babu). A journalist (Kaumudi) captures video of Aditya Bhupathi’s act and she is beaten by his henchmen. She lies in coma.
Nela Ticket who comes to Hyderabad with his friends from Vizag accidentally runs into a tussle with Aditya Bhupathi who is now the Home Minister. What happens next?
Ravi Teja has got routine mass hero role and he has given routine performance, he has done in usual style, nothing new.
Jagapathi Babu as corrupt and wily minister once again comes up with ferocious performance and adds some charm.
Debutante Malvika Sharma is seen in a dumb character. Although she is medico, she acts in a stupid manner.
Kaumudi as journalist and Sharat Babu as a philanthropist are good. Prudhvi’s comedy is outdated.
Ali, Praveen, Priyadarshi and other comedians have failed to generate any laughs.
Mukesh G’s cinematography is decent. He has captured chase sequences well. Music by Shaktikanth is huge disappointment. Except a melody song, none registers. Editing is atrociously bad.
Outdated story and screenplay
Bad music, zero entertainment
Even after getting a series of flops and losing credibility before the release of “Raja The Great”, Ravi Teja seems to have not learnt from past mistakes.
Just a couple of months ago, he gave us a headache-inducing movie “Touch Chesi Chudu” and now his latest “Nela Ticket” beats that movie. If we take “Touch Chesi Chudu” as a standard for bad movie, “Nela Ticket” stands way many steps lower to that.
Even as Tollywood is brimming with gen-next ideas and classy movies, there are directors who are still dishing out stories of '80’s and '90’s era.
Kalyan Krishna’s story of “Nela Ticket” is so utterly bad that any other hero would have rejected it outright. The script is so horribly bad and his clichéd narration has made the viewing experience worse.
A ruthless minister killing his own father for assets, an orphan going all out to take on the person who almost killed his sister-like friend, and a medico falling for a rough guy… all these ideas have been rehashed many times. The plot itself feels illogical with too many loopholes.
Generally, Ravi Teja’s movies depend on entertainment. The director has depended on outdated comedy involving ageing Ali and Prudhvi.
Sreenu Vaitla’s brand of outdated comedy with Prudhvi has not generated laughs at all. Moreover, the film runs slow and it is painfully long.
The romantic thread is bad too. Kalyan Krishna has given us entertaining movies in the past like “Soggade Chinni Nayana” and “Raarandoy Veduka Chuddam”. Watching this film wee get a doubt if he has made them or Nagarjuna’s ghost has directed them?
Ravi Teja and his gang posing as doctors to enter medical college to impress the heroine is an hackneyed idea. Surely, this is no Shankardada MBBS!
The second half turns more boring as he focuses on the flashback episodes and weaves unnecessary sentiment and melodrama. It reminds us that the director’s ideas are stuck in ' 90’s.
All in all, “Nela Ticket” ranks among the worst movies that we have seen in recent times without any worthy sequences.
This is another bad movie from Ravi Teja in his second innings.
Bottom-line: Bad and Bore