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'Nuvvila' Review: Enjoyable Masala

'Nuvvila' Review: Enjoyable Masala

Rating: 3/5
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Usha Kiron Movies
Cast: Ajay, Havish, Prasad, Yami Gautam, Remya Nambeesan and others
Music: Shekar Chandra
Cinematographer: Sudhakar Reddy
Editor: Marthand K Venkatesh
Story, screenplay, direction: Ravi Babu
Producer: Ramoji Rao
Release date: 03/11/2011
 
Ravi Babu who is known for his innovative style of storytelling and this time, he has teamed up with prestigious Usha Kiron banner and a team of fresh faces. Let us see how this is-

Story:
This is a story of three youngsters- Anand (Ajay) is a kind hearted guy who tends to have an element of confusion everytime. Mahesh (Havish) is an aspiring model and he wants to strike it big.

Raja (Prasad) is an aspiring musician and wants to become a big violinist. The trio becomes friends as they work at the same pizza joint. Now, Anand is in love with Archana (Yami) but he never expresses it to her directly. Mahesh has a fight with his girlfriend Madhavi (Sarayu) and he gets chased by a secret admirer.

Raja considers his classmate since school Rani (Remya) as a bad luck for him. The story takes a turn when Anand discovers Archana is in love with someone else, Mahesh gets caught with a gay (Haleem) and Raja ends up marrying Rani. What happens from there forms the rest of the story.
 
Performances:
Ajay has come up with a decent performance but he could have shown little more energy though his role is sober. Overall, he gave a contained performance.

Havish brought few smiles. He is handsome and has shown confidence with comfortable body language but he needs to work on his dialogue delivery. Of course, it suited him here in this role.

Prasad was a show stealer. More because of his cute looks and for the energy levels he shows. Also, being an actor from Mumbai he has dubbed for his own voice which is appreciated. 

Yami was really yummy. She is a perfect package of attractive looks, bubbly energy and good glamour. She was equally good when it came to emotional scenes. She has potential.

Remya is the senior most among the lead cast. She has done her role with finesse and has a cute look. She has a confident appeal in front of the camera and can take up challenging roles.

Sarayu was brief but she has a good sex appeal and is a familiar face to the TV audience. She has expressive eyes and carried her role with ease. 

Ravi Babu was there for some entertainment. Haleem was good. Devaa was alright. Sudhakar Raju was matured. Radha Kumari was funny. The others did their bit as required and added value.
 
Highlights:

  • Performances from the lead cast
  • Narration
  • Comedy
  • Good pace

Drawbacks:

  • Anti climax
  • Logical loopholes in script
  • Lack of branded actors
  • Few concepts crossed limits

Analysis:
Ravi Babu is one film maker who strongly believes that more than the actors it is the story which is important. Hence, the quality of content in his movies is usually good. Of course, it doesn’t mean he comes up with variety. It is the same formula but packed in a different and entertaining manner. As such, he is a good story teller and at the same time a crafty technician.

Above all, he is aware of how to tap the pulse of the college going audience. And given the low costs that involve his projects, he is obviously a good choice for few producers.

While all this is one side, there comes a point when as a filmmaker he should look at justifying the concept and reason behind his plot. For instance,

  • The track between Ajay-Yami talks about parents being too broadminded. This would have been convincing if the parents had done that on a compromising note rather than a welcoming note.
  • There are instances when it is obvious to the audience that the film is made on a shoestring budget. This tends to hamper the production values.

Overall, this is a film which has good entertainment, required masala and enough ingredients to keep the audience engrossed throughout the film. As for the viewers, all genres of them would connect to it easily. Given the budget and cost of making, the film will surely rake in profits and this will be a very successful venture at the box office. But then it is time for the lead cast to come and do the post release promotion.
 
Bottomline: Youthful and entertaining, watch it once

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

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