Home Tags Naga shourya

Ashwathama Trailer : Perfect Commercial Package

0

Young actor Naga Shaurya is back with Aswathama which is releasing this month. The theatrical trailer is a perfect cut and keeps the audience thrilling till the last frame. Naga Shaurya plays a younster who hunts for a gang who trap women in the city. The film also has a bunch of action episodes. The racy screenplay and the narration are those that drives the film. Shaurya himself penned the script and he looks apt in the role.

The background score is an asset for Aswathama. With everything packed and presented well, Aswathama seems to be an interesting and racy action thriller. Ramana Teja is making his directorial debut and Mehreen is the leading lady. Naga Shaurya’s home banner IRA Creations are the producers. Aswathama is slated for release on January 31st all over.

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

Naga Shourya’s New Challenge

0

The naturally handsome and talented actor Naga Shourya shined in a pivotal role in the recent film Oh Baby directed by Nandini Reddy. His natural way of dialogue delivery, unique histrionics are quite a delight to watch. He is now working with Mehreen Pirzada for a new project directed by debutante Ramana Teja and produced by Usha Mulpuri, However, he is going to make a never-before done challenge this time.

There is a sequence in the film which goes as long as three minutes which the makers are planning to showcase in a single shot. Off late, Telugu filmmakers are trying out interesting challenges which bring them the right attention. Naga Shourya has never done such challenging single-shot sequence till now and this is going to be a challenge for the young actor.

The film is touted to be an action entertainer and some key scenes are being filmed in Ramoji Film City featuring the hero.

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

Nartanasala Worldwide Pre-Release Business – Highest For Naga Shourya

0

Nartanasala Worldwide Pre-Release Business

Naga Shourya – Srinivas Chakravarthi’s Nartanasala is gearing up for a grand release on the 30th of this month. The film has fetched highest prices ever for the hero wherever it is sold. The selling prices are on par with Chalo final shares which tells how good the pre-release business is. Worldwide theatricals of the film including expenses are valued for more than 9.50 Crores.

Below is the area wise Pre-Release Business (Including P&P)

Cleck here for box office reports

AreaPre-Release Business
Nizam 2.30 Cr valued
Ceded 1.10 Cr
UA 1.10 Cr valued
East 0.70 Cr valued
Krishna 0.70 Cr valued
Guntur 0.70 Cr
West 0.55 Cr valued
Nellore 0.35 Cr
AP/TS 7.50 Cr
ROI 0.50 Cr
Overseas 1.80 Cr valued
Worldwide 9.80 Cr (Including all)

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

Nartanasala Audio Review – Melody Gets First Priority

Nartanasala Audio Review

Nartanasala is an upcoming romantic film starring Naga Shourya and Kashmira in lead roles. Music for the film is composed by Mani Sharma’s son Sagar Mahati. The film is directed by Srinivas Chakravarthi.

The album begins with a very funky number Dekhore Sodara which has interesting sequencing and also foot tapping rhythm. Anurag Kulkarni has become adept in singing such fun songs and Sri Mani’s lyrics give an edgy touch to hero’s typical introduction songs. However, the song also has Mani Sharma’s earlier songs essence which is so evident in the interludes

Egirene Manasu has already become much popular with the single release. The song has the niceties of Raaga Suddha Dhanyasi with great vigor. Sameera Bharadwaj does a neat job in this breezy melody. Bhaskarabhatla’s lyrics are quite poetic with right usage of words. The usage of fusion veena in trance beats is quite appealing. Instead of being to classy, Sameera also brings a feel of western vocals to the song. The first interlude is a fiesta of lead guitar and swift saxophone. Mahati himself sang the male portion of the song with good ease and sultry vocals. The lines “Nalone Navvestunna..Naakai Ne vethikestunna” is an impressive usage of lyrics by Bhaskarabhatla.

The album next goes to a nostalgic style with Pichi Pichi Ga sung by the talented singer Lipsika. The usage of harmonica, and minor scale progressions is quite impressive. A special mention should be made for lyricist Dharma Teja and lines like “Nijalu Daachaleni Jagalu Cherukoni” is quite good. Lipsika’s vocals speak of romance, passion and style at the same time. The string progression is also neatly done with charming rhythm.

Ila Neetho is a fresh sounding duet coupled with acoustic guitar giving it an unplugged flavour. Yazin Nizar takes the front stage with his passionate vocals. Sri Mani’s lyrics are spot on with gripping usage of words speaking of passionate love. However, he doesn’t use heavy sounding words and makes it conversational. The violin solo in the song is quite a highlight undoubtedly.

The finale occurs with a wedding number Dhol Baaje sung by Yazin Nizar once again. The song has a Rajasthani folk appeal and also a strange resemblance with Tandana Dheem Tanana from Mani Sharma’s Jai Chiranjeeva. Yazin Nizar performs this song like a cakewalk with less effort. This song brings the much needed momentum to the otherwise laid back album. The flavours of raaga Madhyamavati are neatly fused in the composition.

Verdict:

Nartanasaala is a feel good album where the melodies score more than the fast paced numbers.

Our Picks: Egirene Manasu, Pichi Pichi Ga

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

First Look: Naga Shaurya’s Nartanasala

0

Young actor Naga Shaurya is back with his next film titled Nartanasala. Srinivas Chakravarthi is making his directorial debut with this comic entertainer and the makers released the first look poster of the film. Shaurya has been spotted in a traditional avatar in the released poster. Naga Shaurya’s home banner IRA Creations bankrolled the film which would hit the screens in September this year.

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

Chalo 24 days Worldwide collections – Super Hit

0

Chalo 24 days Worldwide collections

Chalo has collected a distributor share of over 11.5 Cr worldwide by the end of it’s 4th weekend. This is the first film for the hero to get a Super Hit verdict and cross 10cr mark worldwide. Nizam area is the biggest contributor for the film in domestic market with distributor share being close to 3 Cr. It did equally well business in USA as it has grossed an approx 740 thousand Dollars. The film will close it’s business this week as theatres will be getting closed from coming Friday due to the issues with DSP.

Below are the 24 days shares:

AreaClosing Collections24 Days Collections1st Week Collections
Nizam 3.00 Cr2.15 Cr
Ceeded 1.15 Cr0.75 Cr
UA 1.50 Cr0.98 Cr
Guntur 0.70 Cr0.54 Cr
East 0.70 Cr0.50 Cr
West 0.60 Cr0.42 Cr
Krishna 0.82 Cr0.59 Cr
Nellore 0.30 Cr0.22 Cr
Total AP&TS8.77 Cr8.70Cr6.15 Cr.
ROI 0.75 Cr0.75Cr0.55 Cr
Overseas 2.80 Cr2.50Cr2.10 Cr
Worldwide 12.32 Cr

11.95Cr 8.80 Cr

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

First Look: Naga Shaurya’s Ammammagarillu

0

Naga Shaurya Ammammagarillu

Young and promising Naga Shaurya as expected bounced back with Chalo after a brief gap. The film has been declared as a blockbuster and the actor now shifted his focus towards his next film which has been titled Ammammagarillu. Oye fame Shamili is making her comeback to Telugu cinema with this family entertainer which marks the debut of Sundar Surya as director. The first look poster of the film has been released which shows Naga Shaurya and Shamili posing with their grandmother.

Promising technicians like Rasool Ellore and Kalyana Ramana worked for Ammammagarillu which is in last leg of shoot. The makers are keen on releasing the film during summer. Ammammagarillu is the fifteenth film of Naga Shaurya and it is bankrolled by Swaajit Movies. The film will discuss about relations, emotions and is a treat for the family crowds. An official announcement about the release date is expected soon.

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

Mahesh Babu’s popular song inspires a movie title

0

‘Guruvaram March Okati’ from Dookudu is one of hit songs in Mahesh Babu’s career. The song phrase is now turning into a title for Naga Shourya’s next project which is going to mark a comeback of sorts for aged filmmaker Kasi Viswanath who directed films like Nuvvu Lekha Nenu Lenu and Tholichupulone.

Reportedly, Shourya has agreed to work with actor – director Viswanath for a full-length entertainer and the makers of this film have finalized Guruvaram March Okati as its title. After taking 15 years gap, Viswanath is set to wield the megaphone.

Buoyed with the success of Chalo, Shourya is currently busy with his upcoming films. So this project might go on floors later this year.

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

Chalo 1st week Worldwide Collections – Hit

0

Chalo worldwide collections

Chalo had a good first week with a worldwide distributor share of over 8Cr. The film is a Hit and is the second Hit after Bhaagamathie this year. It has also crossed the collections of Jyo Achyutananda to emerge as the career highest grosser for the hero. With films releasing today carrying weak reports , it has high chances to surpass 10cr mark which will be a new benchmark for Naga Shourya.

Below are the area wise weekend Shares

AreaClosing Collections24 Days Collections1st Week Collections
Nizam 3.00 Cr2.15 Cr
Ceeded 1.15 Cr0.75 Cr
UA 1.50 Cr0.98 Cr
Guntur 0.70 Cr0.54 Cr
East 0.70 Cr0.50 Cr
West 0.60 Cr0.42 Cr
Krishna 0.82 Cr0.59 Cr
Nellore 0.30 Cr0.22 Cr
Total AP&TS8.77 Cr8.70Cr6.15 Cr.
ROI 0.75 Cr0.75Cr0.55 Cr
Overseas 2.80 Cr2.50Cr2.10 Cr
Worldwide 12.32 Cr

11.95Cr 8.80 Cr

Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

Chalo Review : Fresh & Entertaining

chalo movie review

Chalo movie review

Telugu360 Rating : 3/5

Naga Shaurya’s Chalo released amid good buzz after the impressive trailers caught the attention of everyone. Directed by debutant Venky Kudumula, the film has Rashmika Mandanna as the female lead. 

Let’s see if Chalo gives much needed break to Shaurya. Here is the review : 

Story : 

As projected in the trailer, the plot of Chalo is set against the backdrop of perennial conflict between Telugu , Tamil speaking groups of a village in Andhra – Tamil Nadu border. The story takes place in a college which is located in Tirupuram. Naga Shaurya and Rashmika fall in love with each other. However, the feud between their villages causes strain in their relationship. 

The rest of the story is how the pair reunites and brings the hostility between the two groups to an end. 

Analysis : 

Despite weaving a storyline with serious backdrop, the director has ensured that there is ample dose of entertainment in the film. The director has smartly chosen the college backdrop with well-etched characters for the lead roles to tickle the bones. Debutante writer director Venky K’s punch dialogues are major asset

The first half of the film proceeds at a leisure pace with decent comedy track in college scenes. Scenes with Naga Shaurya and Rashmika have come out well. The episodes involving other characters( comedian Satya) in the college episodes provide good entertainment for the audience. 

However, the pace of the film slightly slows down in the second half as the scene shifts from college backdrop to the village conflict. This is when the film loses its steam and treads a familiar path. References to NTR Chiranjeevi and Allu Arjun are contextually neatly placed 

Though Vennela Kishore tried to keep the comedy track intact with his funny jinks, the unexciting climax episode which brings the film to an abrupt and ludicrous end serves as a liability for the film what otherwise could have a much better film. 

Performances : 

Naga Shaurya did complete justice to his character. He shines effortlessly in college scenes with his sensible comedy timing and good energy levels. 

Rashmika lent good support to Shaurya with her performance. She is bubbly and effervescent in comedy scenes and shows good promise as an actress. 

Comedians Satya and Vennela Kishore are another big assets for this film. They played their parts very well and succeeded in tickling the bones with their funny antics. Viva Harsha and Youtube Sudarshan ( Guy with Nellore accent ) got good roles

Technical values : 

Technically, the whole team deserves good credit for bringing a quality film with limited budget. 

Coming to debutant director Venky Kudumula, he did a decent job with his writing skills. However, a better narration in the second half, particularly climax episode, could have made this a promising start to his career. His trivikram mark dialogues are appealing

The onscreen visuals are impressive and a couple of songs are shot very well. Cinematographer Sai Sriram once again makes a mark with his nifty work. 

Music and background score given by Sagar Mahati is OK. Songs are well moulded into storyline

The production values are adequate and make up for a quality product on screen.

Positives :

  • Fresh and fun filled first half
  • A Different story
  • Two good Songs and dialogues
  • Lead pair

Negatives :

  • Poor climax , Pre- climax farce
  • Verdict : 

    All in all, Chalo ends up as one time easy watch with some fine performances by the entire cast and sensible direction. 

    The first half passes off with good comedy track and keeps the audience invested. Second half progresses OK till pre-climax but the lackluster climax episode acts as a dampener and restricts the film from reaching the next level. Vennela Kishore’s comedy track is the only saving grace for the second half.

    Telugu360 Rating : 3/5

    Release Date : 02nd Feb, 2018
    Director : Venky Kudumula
    Music Director : Mahati Swara Sagar
    Choreography : Sai Sriram
    Producer : Usha Mulpuri
    Starring : Naga Shaurya, Rashmika Mandanna

    Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

    Shourya Niharika – Strategic leak for publicity?

    Young actor Naga Shourya desperately needs a massive hit to bounce back and he pinned all his hopes on his next film titled Chalo which has been bankrolled on his own banner IRA Creations. Chalo is a romantic entertainer and it has been carrying decent buzz. Shourya is personally promoting the film all over from the past few weeks. There have been wide speculations from the past two years that Naga Shourya is in neck deep relationship with Niharika Konidela. The duo worked together for Oka Manasu and they called them just rumors.

    Inside news is that Naga Shourya and Niharika got approval from their parents for their wedding. With both Shourya and Niharika focussed on their careers, the families wanted to make things official after some time. Now right before the release of Chalo, there have been wide speculations about their relationship and wedding. Sources informed that Shourya’s family members strategically leaked the news so that his film Chalo gets extra mileage along with the support of Mega fans and attention from media.

    Venky Kudumula is making his directorial debut with Chalo and Rashmika Mandanna is the female lead.

    Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

    Shamili aims a comeback in Tollywood

    0

    Shamili comeback with Ammamma Gari Illu

    Baby Shamili is one name Telugu audience will remember for decades. The impact Shalini created as a child artist has been exceptional. However after years, she made her comeback with Siddarth’s Oye which ended up as a debacle and Shamili has been criticised as she looked quite bulky on screen. She took her time stepped out with a transformation after which she impressed Tamil audience.

    Shamili has been waiting for the right project to make her comeback in Tollywood. She is quite excited with the script of ‘Ammamma Gari Illu’ which features young actor Naga Shourya in the lead role. Sundar Surya is making his debut as director and Swajit Movies is bankrolling this project. The movie has been announced for summer 2018 release and is in final stages of shoot. Shamili is quite confident on making her comeback with Ammamma Gari Illu.

    Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

    A sensible call by Naga Shourya

    0

    Young actor Naga Shourya desperately needs a hit to bounce back to the league. After a decent break he is all set to test his luck with Chalo which is a breezy romantic entertainer directed by a debutant Venky Kudumula. The film has been initially planned to hit the screens on December 29th and Rashmika Mandanna played the female lead. However the latest update says that Naga Shourya stepped out with a sensible decision.

    He is not keen on releasing the film on December 29th as Allu Sirish’s Okka Kshanam and Sunil’s Two Countries have been slated for release during the week. Considering the pre-festival collections and Pawan Kalyan’s Agnyaathavaasi in mind, Naga Shourya decided to walk out of the race. Naga Shourya’s home production IRA Creations bankrolled this prestigious project and Chalo will now hit the screens during February 2018.

    Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

    Naga Shourya’s Nartanasala

    0

    Naga Shourya’s Nartanasala

    Young actor Naga Shourya is currently busy re-constructing his career after a series of debacles. The young actor had no release this year except a cameo in Kathalo Rajakumari. However he wrapped up the shoot of AL Vijay’s Kanam and his home production Chalo which are gearing up for release soon. His next film Ammamma Gari Illu which has been helmed by Sundar is currently in final stages of shoot. The actor is in plans to impress the audience with back to back films.

    He signed his next movie titled Nartanasala in the direction of a debutant Sreenivas who assisted Krishna Vamsi in the past. The regular shoot of Nartanasala will commence from February next year and will release later. The cast, crew are currently selected and Shourya even gave his nod for a script narrated by young cinematographer Sai Sreeram. With five interesting films, Shourya is all set for a treat in the coming months.

    Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

    Young hero’s next set against Andhra – Tamil Nadu border village

    0

    Handsome lad Naga Shourya is struggling to gain foothold in Tollywood due to lack of consistency in delivering good films. Only ‘Oohalu Gusagusalade’ and ‘Jyo Acyutananda’ managed to convince the audience to some extent and rest of his films went unnoticed. He is now working with a debut director Venky Kudumula for an interesting film.

    Titled as Chalo, the film’s plot is set against the backdrop of a small fictional village Tirrupuram located in the Andhra – Tamil Nadu border. It is learnt that the film focusses on the sensitive issues that arise in the village because it is neglected by both the states. The first look poster of the film will be unveiled tomorrow.

    Rashmika Mandanna of Kirik Party fame is playing the film’s leading lady. Sagar Mahati is the music composer.

    Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

    Naga Shourya to romance Shamlee

    0

    Shamlee made a huge impact across South Indian cinema as a child actress. For the film Anjali, she won National award in which she essayed a mentally challenged girl. Eight years ago, she made her comeback with Oye in which Siddarth played the lead role. However she could not manage to make much impact after which she signed Tamil movies. Now after a long break, Shamlee is all set for her Tollywood comeback.

    The latest news is that she signed her next Telugu movie in which Naga Shourya will be playing the lead role. Pavan Sundar is making his debut as director with the romantic entertainer which started rolling recently. Shamlee joined the shoot from today and the movie will hit the screens early next year. Naga Shourya has been busy with couple of other projects and his next release will be a bilingual which is directed by Tamil filmmaker AL Vijay.

    Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

    Cinematographer turns director for Naga Shaurya

    0

    After a brief gap post Jyo Achyutananda, young and charming actor Naga Shaurya kick started shooting for his new project which is being directed by Venky Kudumula , a former assistant to Trivikram Srinivas. The film has Sai Sriram handling the cinematography.

    Now, the latest update reveals that Sai Sriram will make his directional debut with Naga Shaurya’s next film. It is learnt that Sriram narrated the draft to Shaurya recently and got the nod. The project will go on floors once they wrap up the current project. Sai Sriram is know for his slick work in Nikhil’s EPC, Supreme and Shankarabharanam.

    More details about the project will be revealed very soon.

    Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

    Jyo Achyutananda Movie Review

    0

    Jyo achyutananda Review , Jo Achyutananda Review

    Telugu360 Rating:3/5

    Talented actor and director Srinivas Avasarala made an interesting and impressive debut with Oohalu Gusagusaladey in the past. He is now back with his second film Jyo Achyutananda, which features young actors Nara Rohit and Naga Shourya in the lead roles. Regina Cassandra is the female lead and Kalyana Ramana composed the music. The trailer received exceptional response and raised the expectations on the film. Produced by Vaarahi Chalana Chitram, Jyo Achyutananda released all over today. Here is the complete review of the movie:

    Story:
    Jyo Achyutananda is the story of two brothers Achyut (Nara Rohit), Anand (Naga Shourya) and a girl Jyosthna (Regina Cassandra) who happens to be a tenant in their home. The brothers evince interest in Jyosthna however she tricks them with a friendly reply every time the brothers try to impress her. She moves to USA for her higher studies and during this time the brothers get married to their relatives. It is after five years, Jyosthna returns back to the country and the rest of Jyo Achyutananda is all about how they react meeting their ex-girlfriend. Watch Jyo Achyutananda to know about the rest.

    Analysis:
    The best thing is Srinivas Avasarala’s films is that the things get framed and presented quite naturally. The first half of the film has real fun with some stupendous one-liners throughout. The bonding between the brothers is quite natural and convincing. The songs are decent and they are placed well. The way the story is narrated looks extremely convincing. On the whole the first half of Jyo Achyutananda seemed extremely innovative and impressive.

    The second half of the film is decent for the first half an hour however it takes an illogical path later. The slow pace makes the audience feel bored during the mid of the second half. Some of the episodes are dragged completely. The dialogues are the major strength of the film and the climax is decent. On the whole the second half dips down at parts but ends up decent finally.

    Performances:
    Nara Rohit is impressive as Achyut and he is shown with enough variations and the actor excelled in the emotional episodes well. He revealed that he lost 11 kgs but it is not visible on screen. He looked massive in most of the episodes. Though it is tough to watch him as a solo actor, he has been decent in the role as he enacted elder brother of Shourtya. Shourya did a good job and he is the perfect choice for the role of Anand. Regina is gorgeous and her stunning screen presence and her outstanding performances needs special mention. All the other actors did their bit.

    The story of the film is fresh and unique. The screenplay and the dialogues are penned well. The cinematography is the major highlight and the movie is presented in a colorful way within the availed budget. The music is decent and the background score is elevating. The editing is crips and the production values are good. Srinivas Avasarala once again comes out with a convincing feel good drama that will impress the multiplex audience big time.

    Final Word:
    Jyo Achyutananda is one of the clean and fun movies in recent times. With 2 hr 5 mins crisp run time, this movie appeals to class audience. The movie would have been better if a special care has been taken on the last half an hour, which tests the patience of the audience. On commercial aspects, Jyo Achyutananda will do well across the A centres and will connect well to multiplex audience. Kudos to Srinivas Avasarala for a clean and engaging film like Jyo Achyutananda.

    Telugu360 Rating:3/5

    Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

    OKa Manasu Review : A Slow Paced Love Story

    0

    Oka Manasu Movie Review

    Konidela Niharika’s debut film Oka Manasu alongside Naga Shourya is gearing up for a grand release today. After a bunch of male actors from the illustrious Mega family made their entry into Tollywood, it is now time for a Mega heroine to entertain the audience with her acting capabilities on the silver screen.

    Directed by Ramaraju, Oka Manasu, is a production venture by Madhura Sreedhar and TV9.All eyes are on the young starlet and the verdict will surely be a game changer for her career. Let’s see how well Niharika did in her debut.

    Story:

    Set in Vizianagaram, Oka Manasu is a love story between a two young professionals, a doctor (Niharika as Sandhya) and a politician (Naga Shourya as Surya). Rao Ramesh, who plays the role of Surya’s father, is a small time politician with an ambition to have his son succeed as an MLA. Surya is a loving, obedient son who commits to making father’s dream come true. He leads the life of a typical Telugu movie politician – negotiating settlements for money and instill fear in the people. Sandhya expresses her concerns regarding Surya’s risky life, but is in madly love with him. During a settlement, Surya kidnaps a relative of the Home Minister’s and a Dalit associate. This earns Surya jail time under the SC ST atrocity act. After he gets a temporary bail, Surya returns home and live together with Sandhya.
    At this point, Surya is faced with the tough challenge to choose between Sandhya and his father. What led to this? What is Surya’s decision? How do Sandhya and his father react to this?  is the rest of the story.

    Analysis :

    A clean and matured love story, Oka Manasu runs on a  concept very different from your run of the mill love stories. However, the narration is extremely (read painfully) slow. In addition to the slow narration, Director Ramaraju can also be attributed with presenting each frame as a piece of art – soulless piece of art. The beauty of Vizag and Araku is well captured by the cameraman.

    Given fact that 90% of the movie is conversation between the lead pair, the dialogues should have been more effective to make the scenes engaging. But, that’s not the case. Dry and ineffective dialogues lend to the negative aspect of the movie. The first half is pathetically slow, things get a little better halfway into the second half (this is where Surya makes his decision). The movie gets better from here on, ending with a heart touching climax.

    The father – son thread between Surya and his father  is well executed. The love track is superficial for most of the movie, gains a bit of substance towards the end at which point it is too late to salvage the movie.

    Shourya is perfect for the role as an obedient son and an adoring lover. Debutante Niharika has done a good job.

    Actress Pragathi who played the role of Niharika’s mom in the movie need special mention. Her over action, extremely bad diction in a couple of scenes is just horrendous. Her future directors should make sure they keep her in check without going overboard.

    Complete lack of entertainment quotient in the movie with just a single comedy scene for Vennela Kishore. Avasarala Srinivas played regular character – not a comedy one. Rao Ramesh excelled as usual.

    Songs :

    With soothing melodious music, Sunil Kashyap can be called the off screen hero. Coupled with Rama Jogayya Sastry’s good lyrics and arresting visuals, the songs are a good asset for the movie. However, we really wish that the director had used the songs with no interruption. Going the route of montage sequencing, he split the songs injecting scenes in between. ‘Ninna Lenantha’ , ‘O Manasa’ , ‘Chirugaali aagipove’ songs stand out.

    Positives :
    — Clean and a mature love story
    — Well established father-son thread
    — Sandhya’s unconditional love
    — Poetic visuals
    — Nice pre-climax and climax
    — Soothing music

    Negatives :

    — Extremely slow narration
    — Sluggish first half
    — Ineffective dialogues
    — Way too many conversational scenes between the lead pair – none making an impact

    Verdict :

    Made with good intentions Oka Manasu may earn some critical acclaim for the producers, TV9 and Madhura Sreedhar, as well as for the director Ramaraju. It’s possible it could start with not so favorable talk, but with good promotions it could attract the family audience to a certain extent. Slow non substantial first half and a slightly engaging second half, make the Box Office prospects for Oka Manasu bleak.

    Telugu360.com Rating 2.25/5

     

    Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.

    Kalyana Vaibhogame Review : Youthful !

    Kalyana Vaibhogame Review

     

    Kalyana Vaibhogame Starring Naga Shourya and Malavika Nair has released today Friday March 4. Nandini Reddy who made her mark in Telugu Industry with her debut film , Ala Modalaindi , has directed Kalyana Vaibhogame. While Nandini Reddy’s first film Ala Modalaindi was a Box-office hit with its realistic content , second movie Jabardast had flopped with its loud and over-the-top comedy. Now let us see what  her third directorial Kalyana Vaibhogame is all about..

    Story :

    Shourya (Naga Shourya) ,a 23 year old , a nonchalant character, is a video game designer by profession. One of his dreams is to relocate to New York City to execute a million dollar gaming contract. Ofcourse, he is a hard partying guy too. Lead lady Divya ( Malavika Nair) is a Medico at Gandhi College Hyderabad , who is originally from Vijayawada.She is very Tom boyish with her friends and in college, but very much dad’s girl at home.She is brilliant academically and ambition is to move to USA to pursue career at reknown Johns Hopkins Hospital. Coincidentally, Shourya and Divya parents setup pelli chupulu ( arranged ofcourse) for these two who are unknown to each other. Having zero interest in entering into wedlock , they manage to avoid the marriage with mutual consent. But, their trouble grows as their parents keep searching for more prospective brides and grooms who are worser than first match( Shourya-Divya). One fine day, they meet again and decides to marry each other but to divorce after marriage. Thus they can pursue own ambitious career and avoid parents’ pressure. Thus they enter into Marital life yet live-in relation only. Rest of the movie is about the consequences and the emotions – primarly told in an entertaining way

    Analysis :

    Strength of this movie lies with the characterization power of director B.V.Nandini Reddy. Her characters are realistic,bold and importantly honest. Only those who can read friends and relatives around us closely , and has the ability to present them back in the form of movie characters – can excel in directing this kind of soulful films. Nandini seems to have good understanding of new generation youth and it reflects. When you say Live-In relation ship theme, immediately there is ample scope for indecency, where as director not even tried to be indecent in any of those scenes.Kalyana Vaibhogame is a clean movie. The ambience created within and between the two protaganist families is feel good. The friendship and, due to proximity, the natural progression of friendship towards love has been dealt with sensibility and in a witty way. Importance of marital system and couple of scenes around that theme stands out.

    Another aspect we should appreciate is : Usually, in movies, kids characters are good looking/cute/naughty child artists directors prefer. But, in Kalyana Viabhogame, the director presented us with a Down Syndrome, differently abled kid as the younger brother of the hero, as one of the regular characters within the family frame of the movie.

    Overall, movie starts amateurishly and in slow pace but thickens as it progress. Chemistry between the lead paid worked big time.

    All the songs are situational and shot well. They should have been better tunes.

    Negatives are :  First 20 minutes Amateurish and Lengthy second half.  No strong reasoning been established to enter such hasty marriage-divorce relation.  Irritating dubbing for few female artists, especially hero mother character

    Performances : Naga Shourya, Malavika and Raasi walks out with honors for their top notch performance in Kalyana vaibhogame. Naga Shourya has so ease in his performance.His comedy timing and emotional play all are natural and  never seen him with a wooden face nor overboard. For his age, he perfectly suited to the character. Malavika with her big eyes, very expressive in sensible scenes.

    Yester year heroine Raasi did a perfect comeback role as character artist and sure she will be offered many more mother or mother-in-law roles. Anand, malayalee actor, as heroine’s father did justice to his role. and same with hero’s father role artist. Pearle Maaney as a model and Shourya’s girl friend is OK.

    Aishwarya as hero’s mother is misfit casting and her dubbing annoys a lot.

    Verdict : Though this movie has its own limitations in terms of pace, works well with urbane audience. Those who wants to watch a different kind of youthful movie go for it. It appeals to family audience as well for its clean and preaching content at times.Overall, entire team must be appreciated for delivering clean and entertaining “GOOD” movie, if not great.

    Produced at shoe string budget, this movie should earn profits at Box-office

    Telugu360.com Rating : 3.25/5

    Cast : Naga Shourya,Malavika Nair,Pearle Maaney,Aiswarya, Raasi, Anand and Others.
    Crew :

    Music Director : Kalyan Koduri
    Cinematographer : G.V.S.Raju
    Editor : Junaid Siddiqui
    Choreography : Chinni Prakash, Raju, Annie
    Dialigues and Lyrics : Lakshmi Bhoopal
    Producer : KL Damodara Prasad
    Story,Screenplay and Direction : B.V.Nandini Reddy

    Telugu360 is always open for the best and bright journalists. If you are interested in full-time or freelance, email us at Krishna@telugu360.com.


    TRENDING

    Latest

    [X] Close
    [X] Close