Behind The Movie Solo: Young hero Nara Rohit, Nisha Agarwal, Music Director Mani Sharma and Director Parasuram raised fair amount ofinterest on this film. With good pre release talk, Solo arrived today in theatres and let is see how far Rohit succeeded in commercial format?
In the Movie Solo: Goutham (Nara Rohit) is born as an orphan and brought up with no one of his own. His only aim in life is to marry a girl from joint family and enjoy the emotional relations of being a member in big family. Goutham soon finds his girl in the form Post Graduate Orthopedic Doctor Vyshnavi (Nisha Agarwal), daughter of Raghupathi Naidu (Prakash Raj) who has a big family in Bobbili.
Goutham along with his friends get on to the duty of wooing the girl. Though initially reluctant, Vyshnavi falls in love for sincerity and simplicity in Goutham. Thus comes hurdle in form of Raghupathi Naidu who doesn’t want to get his daughter married to an orphan because of painful experiences seen in the life of his sister (Jayasudha).
Now, Goutham too sacrifices/refuses to marry Vyshnavi without her family approval because what he wants is bonding of a joint family. Around the same time, Raghupathi Naidu fixes her daughter’s wedding with London based Doctor (Sayaji Shinde) family, who keeps a condition on physical presence of Goutham during the entire marriage event. What kind of problems raised in this love story from then on…how and when did Raghupathi Naidu realize the sincerity in Goutham forms the climax?
Values of the Movie Solo: Story and concept developed by Parasuram is pivoted only upon hero Nara Rohit. Screenplay that looked slightly different in first half has gone logically missing the sync in second half. Major strength in film is dialogues which tried to keep the feel alive in entire second half family drama. Direction wise Parasuram could not bring any solid, riveting performances from hero and heroine. Cinematography by Dasarathi Shivendra is good work while Mani Sharma’s music is regular in background and good with new tunes for a couple of songs. Editing by Marthand K Venkatesh could not sustain the patience of audience in second half. Production values of Vamsi Krishna Srinivas and SVK Cinema are over all good.
Performance wise Nara Rohit has shown wide differentiation from his first flick ‘Banam.’ He tried dances, comedy punches, overdosed sentiment and even action scenes. Yet, he needs to go a long way in order to evolve as a professional artist. Basically, his body language and face expressions are far below the required standards. Nisha Agarwal is neither a glam doll nor a performer. Director cleverly managed of skipping her face from the main frame in key scenes. Although Prakashraj and Jayasudha are restricted to clichéd roles yet they served a big relief. Comedy by Ali, Sayaji Shinde, Srinivas Reddy, Swapnika is good.
Out of the Movie Solo: Major draw back for ‘Solo’ begins only in second half because first half was more or less dealt with romantic comedy track along with establishment of hero’s character. Movie traverses to over dramatic family sentiment in second half from a time pass entertainer in first half. This is where director missed the logic by subsiding his hero. Parasuram has only a tiny point at his disposal which made him fill second half with unnecessary and unsuccessful episodes. True that, film picks up slightly by climax with fervid dialogues from Rohit, Nisha, Prakashraj and Jayasudha but it was high time by then on.
Openly speaking, poor performances from lead cast followed by unconvincing elements in second half made ‘Solo’ fall back only on seniors like Prakashraj and Jayasudha. Definitely, ‘Solo’ has many shades of ‘Bommarillu’ and ‘Parugu’ but stands little away and far near to them. Commercial success of film depends upon how families enjoy this.
Cinejosh Verdict of the Movie Solo: Not Totally Solid.
Reviewed by Srivaas