Nannaku Prematho Movie Review – Jr NTR, Rakul Preet, Jagapathi Babu, Rajendra Prasad. Directed by Sukumar. Release Date – 13 January 2016.
Nannaku Prematho Movie Review
The movie story in one line : How Abhiram (NTR) takes revenge on selfish entrepreneur Krishnamoorthy (Jagapathi Babu) for cheating his father Ramesh Chandra Prasad (Rajendra Prasad).
As usual, villain Jagapathi Babu has a beautiful daughter Divyanka (Rakul Preet) and NTR traps her to bring her father down, and in process he really falls in love with her. How NTR convinces her about his love, and also how he brings down the business empire of Jagapathi Babu forms the rest of the story.
Does it all sound too familiar revenge drama ? Exactly here Sukumar takes this routine story to next level by adding his style of intelligent screenplay, interesting dialogues and narration. He manages it to be very different from regular commercial entertainers. Sukumar’s creativity starts from title cards that are the most creative we have seen so far in Telugu movies.
NTR transforms his body-language for the character and done justice to his character. His role is nothing like we have seen before in his last 24 movies. Heroine Rakul Preet is beautiful and adds the glamour quotient. Her own dubbing for this movie is appreciable too.
Jagapathi Babu looks stylish and his role is like an extension to ‘Srimanthudu’ movie. Rajendra Prasad is ok for the role but I felt his role lacks real depth to portray the bond with his sons.
The first half is excellent and impresses with tight screenplay. The film pales a bit in second half with some ordinary scenes, predictable revenge scenes and some exceptional scenes thrown in between. The movies loses its logic in 2nd half trying to be too logical.
The main problem is that the emotional bond between the father and son is not well established. The film rather focusses on portraying the intelligence of the hero NTR than his love for his father. If that’s the main theme, Sukumar should have named the movie something other than ‘Nannaku Prematho’.
Two songs, music & dances in first half are exceptional. But the songs in 2nd half are average and actually hampered movie’s pace.
Background music is good. For some reason, Devi Sri Prasad always gives best music for Sukumar movies. Or may be Sukumar knows how to extract the best of DSP.
Personally, I liked the movie but I must admit that I have an affinity for Sukumar’s style of movie making. However, I feel this movie may not appeal to everyone. If you did not like 1 Nenokkadine, there is a high chance that you may not like Nannaku Prematho too.
Overall: Very good 1st half, average 2nd half. Good to watch for the love of different cinema.
– Surendra.S for TeluguCafe.com