Nannu Dochukunduvate Movie Review:
Sudheer Babu came up with a sensible story this time after the critically acclaimed Sammohanam. Also, he has made his debut as a producer. His first production venture Nannu Dochukunduvate released grandly today. Nabha Natesh played the heroine role and RS Naidu directed this movie.
Review of Nannu Dochukunduvate:
Karthik (Sudheer Babu) is a workaholic manager in the ISprout software company. His goal is to build his career and settle in the US. But Meghana AKA Siri (Nabha Natesh) totally changes his path and diverts him. Who’s this Siri? Why Karthik got disturbed by her is the remaining story?
We all know that Sudheer Babu is an intense actor and he’s shown his mark in this film too. He brings a different shade to seriousness here that is hitherto unseen. The various shades in his character make the role a challenging one to him and he expressed them beautifully and comes out on top.
Telugu cinema got a new talent in the form of Nabha Natesh. Her character is somewhat similar to Hassine in Bommarillu but she did her role perfectly without ever making the role look like a copy or a caricature. She was a treat, her innocence, witty nature, dialogue delivery everything will be loved by the audience.
Other actors Prithvi, Tulasi, Nazar, and Venu did their jobs decently in whatever capacity they got.
The story of the movie is clear in the first ten minutes itself. It is to the credit of RS Naidu that he managed to engage until the end after that. Yes, there are routine elements in place, but they have been executed well.
The first half of the movie is a delight. The movie gets going from the start and ends with a perfect interval bang where there is an emotion generated. We are drawn into the narrative due to the innocence of the female lead and her worldview. Her scenes with senior actor Nazar and pre-interval portions take the movie to a high level.
The roadblock arrives in the second half and the problem is the routine path chosen to arrive at the conclusion. The conflict of interest between vis a vis the heroine and ambition should have been explored further. It would have helped create a greater impact in the pre-climax when Karthik interacts with his father and tells the reason for his behavior.
Apart from the blemish towards the end, there is nothing to complain. The predictability is handled well so that is not an issue.
Music by Ajaneesh Loknath is okay while listening but on screen, they are really good. Credit goes to the DOP Suresh Raguthu for that. Special mention to Art director Srikanth Ramisetty. His work is very impressive. Especially his work in Inthe Inthenaa song, it was fabulous on the screen.
Debut director RS Naidu chosen a regular love story but tried to present differently. He was succeeded to the maximum but strong conflict was missed in the movie. Overall decent work by him. Sudheer Babu did what he can do as a producer. His production values are superb.
1. Lead Pair Performances.
2. 1st half
3. Heroine characterization
1. Predictable 2nd half
2. Pre-climax scene
Cute moments between lead pair engage even when the narrative derails towards the end.