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'Nenu Sailaja' Review: A Pleasant Love Story

'Nenu Sailaja' Review: A Pleasant Love Story

Movie: Nenu Sailaja
Rating: 3.25/5
Sri Sravanthi Movies
Cast: Ram, Keerthi Suresh, Chaitanya Krishna, Prince, Dhanya Balakrishna, and others
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography: Sameer Reddy
Editor: Sreekar Prasad
Producer: Sravanthi Ravi Kishore
Written and directed by: Kishore Tirumala
Release Date: January 1, 2016

Ram has had flops recently and his career is going downwards. To get a new image, he has done Nenu Sailaja a romantic drama with a budding director.

The trailer was super hit, songs became chartbusters. Even before the release, it generated great buzz despite Ram not having best phase in his career.

So does the movie have potential to put his career back on track? Let's find out…

Hari (Ram), a DJ in Vizag, proposes to many girls none of them accept his love. One day he sees a beautiful girl Sailaja (Keerthi Suresh) and also impresses her but doesn't propose to her fearing that he would be rejected.

After some close bonding between them, and she coming to his home and getting introduced to his parents, he dares to propose her but gets no from her. He turns sort of Devadasu but suddenly he finds a way to win her love. What's that and how does his story with Sailaja end?

Artistes’ Performances:
Ram is at his best. He has underplayed the role and behaved like very normal young guy. There is marked difference in his performance which is good and suits the movie's theme well.

Keerthi Suresh who has made debut in this film has talent and beauty to make it big. As Sailaja, she is pitch perfect. Prince and Chaitanya Krishna have played important but small roles perfectly.

Sathyaraj as father of Sailaja has played very important role in the second half. He walks away with brownie points too.

Rohini as mother is good. Dhanya Balakrishna and Pradeep Rawat have also got good roles. Pradeep doing comic villain is something new. 

Technical Excellence:
Devi Sri Prasad has given another winning album with this film. His songs and rerecording have elevated the mood of the movie. Must say the movie is one of his best works in the recent times.

Sameer Reddy's camera work is good and pleasing to the eyes. Sreekara Prasad's editing is neat. There is not much lag either.


  • Pleasant narration
  • Superb music
  • Interesting dialogues
  • Ram and Keerthi's performances
  • Touching moments in the second half


  • Some unnecessary scenes post interval
  • Predictable moments

Like the trailer has promised, Nenu Sailaja is very pleasant movie with nice dialogues and good moments. Script is written by director Kishore Tirumala keeping in mind Ram's strengths. It is tailor made movie for him although it is a different movie.

Romantic dramas work not because of its stories but its presentation, the better the packaging better the results. This is what can be seen and felt in Nenu Sailaja.

Throughout the movie we feel only pleasantness, no unnecessary punch dialogues, heroism scenes but simple moments told in a tender way.

The story is kind of mix of Manasantha Nuvve and Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana with Araku and childhood episodes being common. Although Nenu Sailaja is not in par with them, this one is also told in beautiful style laced with good dialogues and music.

First half of the film is entertaining with romance and scenes that attract youth audiences. Second half is filled with family emotions.

The biggest strength of the movie other than the new director Kishore's convincing narration and pleasant presentation is heroine Keerthi Suresh. She is the pivot around the story and she has carried the role in a matured way despite it is being her first movie in Telugu.

Ram and Keerthi have complemented each other.

On the flipside, the film has predictable story. Once the conflict is revealed and hero gets to know why Sailaja rejected his proposal, from then onwards we know how the movie would end up.

Overall, the pleasant presentation by director Kishore Tirumala with good dialogues, catchy tunes by Devi Sri Prasad and beautiful presence of Keerthi Suresh, Nenu Sailaja works. 

Bottomline: Feel Good Romance

(Venkat can be reached venkat@greatandhra.com or Twitter)

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