Kalyana Vaibhogame Review, What’s Behind: Director BV Nandini Reddy faced a disaster with second film ‘Jabardast’ waited for long time to commit for her third project. Hero Naga Shaurya hurried for mass image also witnessed a flop ‘Jaadugaadu’ while heroine Malavika Nair scored bright with ‘Yevade Subramanyam.’ Combination of all these three names with producer KL Damodar Prasad made KV a special flick. Let us see, how far the movie stands up to its grand title.
Kalyana Vaibhogame Story: Shaurya (Naga Shaurya), a happy go lucky guy is moving towards his life ambition of reaching the USA. Medico Divya (Malavika Nair) is a topper and only daughter of parents (Raasi, Anand). Both of them have no plans to get married at this young age of early 20s with goals to achieve in life but situations in both families drive them towards it. Divya, Shaurya are united through a traditional marriage. However, they have a secret pact to divorce in next 6 months. Forcibly, they make a living in same flat thus developing a caring friendship bond. It takes no big time for this friendship to mature as love. Meanwhile, their divorce plan unlatches leading to separation. What’s the rest? Watch on big screen.
Kalyana Vaibhogame Artists and Technicians: Storylines based on current generation youth attitude towards marriage are dealt innumerable times in Tollywood. Some might have done the magic while many failed. BV Nandini Reddy plucked a safely popular plot, made it very effective with cute treatment and sweet presentation. Her screenplay had no big twists and turns but keeps on wetting our eyes and pinching the hearts at regular instances. Clean and neat writing from Lakshmi Bhopal has clamped viewer attention at one end. Enormous hard work went into this department was clearly visible. Nandini Reddy’s direction carried a warmth feel good emotion. After ‘Ala Modalaindi,’ she is again back to her best. GVS Raju’s camera work absorbed the content in film and helped the narration to flow piously. Editing by Junaid Siddiqui is also perfect but second half could have got little trimming. Kalyan Koduri’s music is again melodic to large extent and BGM is characterized in sync with the tempo. Production values of KL Damodara Prasad are fine.
On to performances, Naga Shaurya should at least understand now on his zone of strength. He was into natural flair with casual throw of dialogues identifiable with every guy in our next door. His comic timing and ability to excel in sentiment scenes also shined. All in all, these are the roles which fit him to the tee. Malavika Nair is an above average beauty steals the show with eloquent facial expressions. Her striking conduct to the character is demonstrative of a promising actress in the offing. Brilliant close-ups shot on Malavika makes us to empathize with story and her characterization. Raasi got few dialogues to speak and whatever she does is penetrating. Anand is decent. Aishwarya was over reacting but ok. Raj Madiraju has done father to Naga Shaurya is one more big advantage. Among the rest, Pragathi provided few laughs as Marriage Broker while RJ Hemant too did justice. Rest all other artists have left an impact.
Kalyana Vaibhogame Rating Analysis: To start from Nandini Reddy, the strong appetite and hard desire to get her skills re-approved from Telugu audience was obviously sensed here. She might not have got any novel thread to handle. However, the familiarity with current generation’s mindset towards marriage unseen as a divine bond joining two families, two lives is to connect with family audience so easily. Of course, it’s a very serious subject and there will be a need for lengthy boring lectures to inject for taking a particular stance. Nandini Reddy cleverly made entire narration go on a lighter vein. Entire first half runs high on entertainment quotient introducing the characterizations, showing their comic struggles with pelli choopulu and then followed by marriage. Interval block is also neatly weaved.
Into second half, the film gets serious running high on drama, emotions and sentiment but without missing a mild dose of relaxation. Entry of sub threads in characters like Vaidehi made certain portions of second half lethargic. Crossing all those negatives, pre climax joined the loose ends together and Nandini re-used ‘Ala Modalaindi’ climax template on Thagubothu Ramesh, Ashish Vidyarthi taking it high point by end.
In totality, ‘Kalyana Vaibhogame’ has four main characters of Naga Shaurya, Malavika, Shaurya’s father Raj Madiraju and Raasi to stay very close to our hearts. It’s a delightful experience for viewers although Nandini Reddy re-hashes the spirit of ‘Sakhi, Happy’ and few other benchmark films which have well defined marriage and love. Commercially, KV can do good business in all centers if makers promote it on right pitch. Cinejosh might be a bit liberal but the film is worth getting 3.25 stars for a genuinely narrated content.
Kalyana Vaibhogame Cinejosh Verdict: Wholesome Family Entertainer.
Kalyana Vaibhogame Cinejosh Rating: 3.25/5.0
Reviewed by Srivaas