Naga Chaitanya is known for his youthful romantic entertainers. After scoring a hit with Love Story teaming with Sai Pallavi and Sekhar Kammula, he is coming to entertain movie lovers with Thank You. The film is directed by Vikram Kumar and the film's trailer and teaser generated interest. The film hit the screens on July 22, 2022, and let us see how Naga Chaitanya made movie lovers say Thank You with his entertaining moves.
Abhi aka Abhiram (Naga Chaitanya) concentrates on making huge bucks as he underwent several hardships and sufferings during his childhood. In the process unknowingly he turns egocentric, egoistic and self-centered, and arrogant. How this affected his relationship with Priya (Raashi Khanna), Paaru aka Parvathi(Malavika Nair), and Chinnu (Avika Gor) and how Sarva (Sai Sushanth Reddy) is connected to the developments, enjoy Thank You on the silver screen.
Artists, Technicians Review
Director Vikram Kumar increased expectations when Naga Chaitanya teamed with him. He came up with a feel-good romantic entertainer to attract movie lovers and present a hit to Naga Chaitanya. Many expected Thank You to be completely novel but much to the surprise of all, the story turned out to be routine and predictable. The film's story is similar to the previous romantic entertainers. Vikram Kumar could have done wonders with his screenplay but even in that, he trod the familiar line.
Right from the first scene, the film turned out to be predictable and it, in turn, tested the patience of the viewers. Only Naga Chaitanya turned out to be the saving grace for this film to some extent. Vikram Kumar seems to have been inspired by Naga Chaitanya's earlier films Majili, Premam, and others. Vikram Kumar's brilliance and sparks are seen here and there but they disappear within seconds. After the first half ends on a predictable note, the second half goes into flashback mode and after a few convincing and many unconvincing scenes, the film enters the climax. One gets a feeling that the film ended in a hurry. Overall the narration turned out to be dismal and lackluster.
Naga Chaitanya performed well in the role of tailormade for him. He showed the right kind of emotions and expressions and tried to carry the film on his shoulders. However, his character is not eked out properly. He makes an impression on the viewers as he did such similar kind of roles earlier with ease.
Raashi Khanna impresses with her emotional performance. But her role also brings back memories of her previous films. Malavika Nair and Avika Gor looked cute and performed according to their roles. Malavika Nair's role looks normal except during the climax. She with her powerful expressions made an intense impact. She spoke many things through her eyes. Avika Gor got a different role to make her presence felt in the story. Sai Sushanth Reddy is ok in the role of the antagonist. Prakash Raj and Sampath Raj are good in small roles.
Thaman's music failed to connect chords with the viewers. None of the songs appealed to the music lovers. Even his background score had its ups and downs. This turned out to be a disappointing outing for Thaman's fans. The cinematography of PC. Sreeram is good and he beautified the film with his camera angles. Naveen Nooli's editing is fine considering the duration of the film. Production values are good.
Lack of novelty
Many expected Vikram Kumar and Naga Chaitanya to cast a magic spell with Thank You. But the duo disappoints in big time and the blame solely lies on Vikram Kumar. Despite the spirited performance from Naga Chaitanya, Thank You fails to make an impact as Vikram Kumar did not come with the novel storyline. He instead tested the patience of the viewers with the routine story, predictable screenplay, and direction. The only saving grace is a few emotions and a message but everything is lost due to lack of freshness. Considering all these aspects, CJ goes with a 1.75 rating for Thank You.