Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Tamannaah and director Jayendra Panchapakesan are in desperate need of a success. All of them are known to have got their own identity and following. Will Naa Nuvve provide these three a much needed break? Let’s get into the actual review part:
Meera (Tamannaah Bhatia), weak at studies fails to complete graduation. Her fate changes ever since she finds photograph of Varun (Kalyan Ram) in a book. Besides passing examinations, she also enjoys few good fortunes including that of getting job in FM Radio Station as RJ. So, Meera decides to meet her ‘lucky charm’ and propose love.
On the other hand, Varun who is willing to fly USA is on a cab driver job. When Meera meets him finally to propose the love, Varun puts a challenge to prove whether destiny really wants their union. Rest of story is how Meera and Varun are destined for love.
Jayendra Panchapakesan is undoubtedly one of the finest ad-makers in India who directed many commercials for top brands. Nevertheless, he went wrong to make his mark as film director with 180. This time too, he failed to utilize another opportunity with Naa Nuvve which lacks soul.
Jayendra picked an age-old story which seems to be imperfect. Screenplay and direction too are unconvincing mainly due to less engaging narrative. Hardly there is anything fresh to see as the film deals with template love story. If screenplay had a potent in emotional quotient, it could have connected well with audience. At the same time biggest negative is weak romance between lead pair.
PC Sreeram 's cinematography is lively, giving the film a natural flavor. Sherresth's background score is effective and songs too are pleasing to listen, though picturization was feeble except for ‘Nijama Manasa’ song. Editing is another flipside, wherein production values are just middling.
About performances, Kalyan Ram who looked decent in a clean-shave get-up donning spectacles delivered a neat performance. However, one might feel that he could have been more expressive, as his face lacks the illumination factor that is expected at places.
Tamannah is glamorous in trendy outfits shined as RJ. Besides oozing glamour, she played her role effortlessly. She is the best part of film. Tanikella Bharani is usual as Tamannaah’s father. Posani Krishna Murali won’t make any impact. Priyadarshi provides some laughs in couple of scenes. Vennela Kishore and Praveen were wasted. Others were decent.
Naa Nuvve strongly endorses the subject of destiny. Plot of the film is one will definitely achieve their goal, if destiny favors them. Jayendra doesn’t seem to have fixed many slip-ups he committed on 180 to make Naa Nuvve at least an average entertainer. In fact, 180 is a far better movie compared to Naa Nuvve in terms of story and narration.
First half begins with Tamannaah, an RJ, revealing her love story to radio listeners. This builds the excitement among audience to know her story. Scenes sjowing Tamannaah’s fate change after finding the photo of Kalyan Ram is though sounding good but dealt illogical. Since then, audiences are prepared to believe in destiny with series of forceful and boring sequences.
Bithiri Sathi’s track is tedious. When Tamannaah finally meets Kalyan Ram, he puts in a challenge which leads to interval. Till interval, one could find what Naa Nuvve is actually trying to convey.
Second half too is as boring as first. The railway station episode is regular and we have already seen in numerous films. Tanikella Bharani creating disturbances between NKR and Tamannaah is an age old trick. To finish off, climax too is not persuasive.
All in all, Naa Nuvve is a regular romantic tale with some good performances from Kalyan Ram and Tamannaah. CJ goes with 2.25 stars for laudable efforts from technical team.