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'Nuvva Nena' Review: No One Benefits

'Nuvva Nena' Review: No One Benefits

Rating: 2/5
Banner: SVK Cinemas
Cast: Allari Naresh, Sharwanand, Shriya, Ali, Brahmanandam, Kovai Sarala, Vimala Raman, Pruthvi, Srinivas Reddy and others
Music: Bheems
Cinematographer: Dasaradhi Sivendra
Editor: Marthand K Venkatesh
Screenplay, direction: Narayana
Producer: Vamsikrishna Srinivas
Release date: 16/03/2012

The combo of Allari Naresh and Sharwa was seen in the critically acclaimed ‘Gamyam’ but this time they are teaming up for a Rom-com. Moreover, they have Shriya in between them. Let us see how the film is.

A pickpocket and chain snatcher (Allari Naresh) gives sleepless nights to many in Amalapuram. He has got his accomplice Chanti (Ali) who helps him. However, they get caught and the inspector strikes a deal with them to steal bank money. Both of them agree, steal the money but ditch the inspector and come to Hyderabad.

Here, the pickpocket sees Nandini (Shriya) a doctor and falls in love with her. He manages a situation and gets introduced to Nandini as Avinash. On the other hand, Nandini has a patient Anand (Sharwa) who suffers from Paranoia. However, the treatment of Nandini works and he becomes alright. In this process, he also falls in love with Nandini.

The story takes a turn when both Avinash and Anand realize they are in love with the same girl and decide to outbeat each other to win her love. Whether they are successful or not forms the rest of the story.

Allari Naresh has given his usual performance but it must be said that he has underplayed his presence to a great extent. But he ensured that as long as he was onscreen, the momentum was maintained.

Sharwanand has come up with a different performance. His role as the patient of paranoia was good. The later part was regular and he did his bit as required.

Shriya looks ok and wows in dance and songs. But she looks very skinny. Unless she puts on some cheeks and some pounds in her body, her glamour cannot come back to original.

Brahmanandam brought smiles wherever required. Though he didn’t have much in terms of dialogues, he did what was expected of him and did justice to the role.

Kovai Sarala was shrill pitched as usual, Ali was fabulous, Srinivas Reddy was alright, Vimala Raman scorched the screens in one song, Pruthvi was effective.


  • Lead cast


  • Script
  • Music
  • Weak direction

Usually the audience doesn’t expect great stories in comedy flicks so even if the storyline is predictable and simple it is okay. But in order to fill that gap, the entertainment quotient must be in high dose. It should be able to make the audience laugh from start to end.

Directors who work with Allari Naresh tend to focus on providing some mass comedy even if it doesn’t appeal to the class audience. That is why most of his movies fall in safe zone. Making him speak continuously and coming up with unwanted comedy sequences, the writers use his presence and score success. But this film doesn’t have a comedy that can appeal to any genre of audience. Whatever comedy is there has been seen already. So, most of it is forcible laughs but not natural.

Like an old comedy serial in Doordarshan which comes repeatedly, the ‘sense of humour’ of audience is tested. Those who look for sensible comedy might as well wait for the DVD to arrive or can prefer any other movie of Allari Naresh.

Bottomline: Torturous comedy

(Venkat can be reached at [email protected])