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'Teenmaar' Review: It's Good

'Teenmaar' Review: It's Good

Rating: 3.25/5
Banner: Parameswara Arts
Cast: Pawan, Trisha, Kriti Kharbanda, Paresh Rawal, Sonu Sood, Tanikella, Koyalagundla Harish and others
Music: Mani Sharma
Cinematographer: Vincent
Dialogues, screenplay: Trivikram Srinivas
Direction: Jayanth C Paranje
Producer: Ganesh Babu
Release date: 14/04/2011
 
Pawan Kalyan is back after his debacle ‘Komaram Puli’ and he has teamed up with his favorite Trivikram Srinivas (with dialogues and screenplay) who is also recovering from his debacle ‘Khaleja’. That helped director Jayante Pranje a lot. Let us see how they have fared in this.
 
Story:
Set on the backdrop of South Africa, Michael Velayudham (Pawan) is a happy go lucky man who doesn’t believe in love and lifelong commitments. He meets Meera Shastri (Trisha) and both of them hit off and get intimate without any strings attached.

The story takes a turn when Meera decides to go to India to pursue her career of art restoration and they decide to break up. It is here that Michael meets Senapathi (Paresh Rawal) who notices Michael’s affair and recalls the love story of his friend Arjun Palwai (Pawan again) which happens thirty years ago in Varanasi. The girl in his life is Vasumathi (Kriti).

While Michael defies Senapathi’s views on life and love with logic and practical thinking, he begins to feel the emptiness from inside. Meanwhile, Meera’s marriage is fixed with someone else.

What happens after that? Does Michael realize true love? All this forms the rest of the story.
 
Performances:
Pawan Kalyan has given an energetic performance and he scores the brownie points with his timing of dialogues. He looks stylish in the modern role but should have been careful in choice of costumes in flashback episode.
 
Trisha looks good after putting on some extra pounds of flesh. She is cute as usual and fills the glamour and emotional quotient wherever required.
 
Kriti Kharbanda looks like a doll but then she should have been more versatile with her expressions. The innocence is there in her eyes but it is not done with conviction. Overall, she did a decent job.
 
Paresh Rawal was brief, Sonu Sood looks elegant, Donna looks sizzling hot, Ali brought few smiles, Koyalagundla Harish and Arundhati Aravind made their presence felt. Tanikella, MS Narayana, Kasi Viswanath, Mukesh Rishi, Pragathi filled the screen at necessary scenes.
 
Highlights:

  • Pawan Kalyan’s performance
  • Pawan- Trisha liplock sequences
  • Songs, background score
  • Trisha’s glamour
  • Locations
  • Cinematography and emotional sequences
  • Second half, especially the last 30 minutes

Drawbacks:

  • Ali, Pawan, Trisha’s drunk sequence at hotel was dragged
  • Flashback episode missed natural appeal
  • Mismatch of costumes for Pawan in flashback episode
  • Comedy

Analysis:
After a long time, Pawan Kalyan was seen in full spirits and seemed to enjoy his role and characterization.

The film comes across with an ideology clash between the current generation and the generation that has gone by when it comes to essence of relationships. While the intention is noble, this may not be a recipe for the mass or commercial audience (B, C centers).

As such, this is a movie which appeals the class and urban (A center) audience. Also, with good technical and production values coupled with few nice songs, the film has a feel good factor and turns out to be a smooth breezy entertainer. Pawan Kalyan fans might get reminded of his ‘Khushi’ days. The film will connect well with those who haven’t watched the original in Hindi (Love Aaj Kal).

Overall, this comes across as a cool treat in the summer heat packed with the right dose of comedy, sentiment, romance and above all, dialogues. At the box office, this has strong chances of scoring success.

Pawan Kalyan has broken the rule this time and performed something out of the box (esp with lip locks). Trisha looked hottest in best way possible with ample thigh shows and deeper necks. She came out with full dose glamour.

The first half suffers little ups and downs while last 30 minutes stood as highlight with gripping. 

Bottomline: Fun filled and sensitive, watch it!!

(Venkat can be reached at venkat@greatandhra.com)

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