Soggade Chinni Nayana Review, What’s Behind: Young director Kalyan Krishna debuting with a project having Nagarjuna as hero with whole story set in rural backdrop and Ramya Krishna, Lavanya Tripathi, Hamsa Nandini, Anasuya upping the glamour quotient made this film stand as strong contender in Pongal race. Let us see the rest in our Soggade Chinni Nayana Review.
Soggade Chinni Nayana Story: The ancient Lord Shiva temple in Shivapuram village has a mystery behind. Cardiologist Dr. Ramu (Nagarjuna) and his wife Sita (Lavanya Tripathi) land in Shivapuram for taking divorce. Ramu being the only son of widow Sathya (Ramya Krishna) wants to seek his mother’s permission. Sita has the only complaint of Ramu concentrating more on career and less on personal marital life. A vexed Sathya gives a frustrated call to his dead husband Bangarraju (Nagarjuna) for help and thus comes the soul of Bangarraju to Shivapuram with altogether a different mission. How did a playboy Bangarraju die? What is his connection with Lord Shiva temple? What’s the threat in front for entire Bangarraju family?
Soggade Chinni Nayana Artists and Technicians: To begin from artists, this is a whole and sole show of Nagarjuna as Bangarraju. Words aren’t really enough to describe his smartness and balanced attitude shown in portraying Bangarraju. Costume selection, body language, dialogue delivery with awesome East Godavari accent, his pleasure seeking hedonist acts and above all the ease with which Bangarraju steals show made this one a special film in his career. As Dr. Ramu, this is again a complete contrasting characterization Nag does with utmost sincerity which is sure to connect with present generation’s career thriving youngsters. Ramya Krishna is so bewitching in stiff sarees. She looked young, captivated and glamorous maintaining the age balance in character. Lavanya Tripathi enraptured in sarees with those alluring midriff curves are sure to send audience go down on kneels. At same time, her acts as a pitiful wife dying to find some love from husband were presented pleasantly. Naazar is good as a cunning antagonist. Brahmanandam as Athmaram is decent unlike his complete comedy failure in past movies. Sampat Raj is a regular villain. Hamsa Nandini, Anasuya in brief roles rocked with their glamour meals. Naga Babu is ok as Lord Yama. Posani character is although small but crucial and nicely presented. Among rest, Duvvasi Mohan, LB Sriram and others showed their presence.
Cheers to debutant Kalyan Krishna for well analyzing the best advantages in Nagarjuna both on and off the screen. If you are searching for a reason on why Nag got thunderous following in ladies, ask either Trivikram for ‘Manamdhudu’ and now Kalyan Krishna for ‘Soggade.’ Every naughty and spicy titillating move from Nag in the film to entice babes provides a reply to above question. This is the principal area where Kalyan Krishna’s lively writing and sensible direction demands to be applauded. Selecting an old formatted storyline might be a biggest drawback but Sathyanand’s seniority in screenplay was cool like a cucumber to keep audience engaged throughout. The whole canvas of East Godavari with greenery spread all over and colorful costumes from lead casting is a true festival for eyes. Thanks to amazing camera work from Vinod and Siddharth. Editing wise, Prawin Pudi should have been little more cautious with second half. Anup Rubens songs score is above average while BGM is mediocre, except for the climax. Costume department also need a special mention. Production standards from Annapurna Studios, Nagarjuna stood in right spirit.
Soggade Chinni Nayana Rating Analysis: This is a wonderful Pongal festive time for Telugu audience and families would love to throng into theaters for watching a complete entertainer. SCN stands up to the promise what it made with teasers and trailers. A picture perfect village nativity backdrop with strongly etched characterizations Bangarraju, Sathya, Ramu and Sita becoming four main pillars, the narration flowed on flamboyantly.
Nevertheless drawbacks in the form of a feeble story, boring central portions in second half, illogical scenes added with frail pre climax, climax might deter the overall result. However, once taking the exit doors… only and only Bangarraju haunts you for a while which symbolizes the victory in central characterization. Cinematic liberties taken on Bangarraju’s soul entering into Ramu’s body for romanticizing Sita are a bit regressive yet acceptable. Even the romance between Nag, Hamsa and Anasuya slightly went overboard. All in all, SCN has a very strong first half in Bangarraju ruling the show with conventional interval bang providing insights into main story. Even in second half, couple of songs and summarizing Lavanya Tripathi thread on positive note is well to keep us occupied. As and when temple episode is floated back, quality of being so routine and regular results in continuous dropping of standards. Also the explanation proposed in Bangarraju’s murder or villains running behind Temple’s gold treasure are unrealistic with logical loopholes unable to withstand the strength in characterizations.
In totality SCN had all those ingredients needed to become a clear Pongal winner. Families, female and youth audience might respect the film with awesome Box Office revenues. Commercially, SCN might have a long way to go till the new threats arrive in market. Cinejosh keeps SCN on top with 3.25 stars rating. Bangarraju, sorry Nagarjuna garu at his best…
Cinejosh Soggade Chinni Nayana Verdict: A Perfect Treat For Pongal, Don’t Miss.
Cinejosh Soggade Chinni Nayana Rating: 3.25/5.0
Reviewed by Srivaas