Nannaku Prematho - Elegant Family DramaApr 21, 2016 11:38 AM IST
Nannaku Prematho is the first major release of 2016, which stars Young Tiger NTR and Rakul Preet Singh in the lead roles. What to expect from Tarak film? Some terrific dance moves, foot tapping numbers, mind boggling actions sequences, thoda romance and thoda family sentiments. Nannaku Prematho follows the same template, but instead of looking cliched and redundant, the film comes off as a refreshing entertainer. A lot of credit goes to Sukumar for adding twists and quirks to almost every scene, making the story look appealing. But that doesn’t mean the film doesn’t falter. So will Nannaku Prematho bring in 2016 with a flourish? The answer, is too positive!
Abhiram (NTR) is the son of London based business magnet Ramesh Chandra Prasad (Rajendra Prasad). One day, Abhi went to Spain regrading his job. In the mean time, Ramesh Chandra Prasad business was spoiled and as a result his company ran into financial troubles. Due to the financial problems, Ramesh Chandra Prasad’s health was troubled. So, Abhi takes care of his father’s business and came to know the fact that ace business magnet Krishna Moorthy (Jagapathi Babu) cheated his father. In the mean time, Abhi’s father revealed his last wish to his son.
So, in order to fulfill his father’s wish Abhi flew down to London again and starts wooing Krishna Murthy’s daughter Divya (Rakul Preet Singh). Abhi tires to meet Krishna Murthy through Divya and Krishna Murthy, who came to know that Abhi is using his daughter, tries to separate Divya from Abhi. How Abhi sets out to take revenge on his father’s enemy? What is Rmesh Chandra Prasad’s last wish? What are the mind games played by Abhi to take revenge on Krishna Murthy? What is the main reason behind Krishna Murthy’s cheating Abhi’s family? This forms the rest of the story…
Plus Points :
NTR has delivered an awesome performance as an NRI in the film. His stylish look, action, dialogue delivery are the highlights in the film.
Rakul Preet Singh has got good chance to perform in the film. Her glamour and chemistry with NTR are also the big assets in the film. She has dubbed in her own voice, which sounds very good to hear.
As usual Rajendra Prasad in the role of father and Jagapathi Babu as Antagonist delivered wonderful performances.
The first half of the film has some romantic and few comedy scenes, which keeps the viewers engaging.
The second half is filled with some high-voltage action and emotional scenes.
Minus Points :
The episode featuring Rakul Preet Singh and her mother in the first half is boring. These scenes could have been easily chopped off in order to reduce the run time of the film.
The dragging narration in few parts of the second half is the main drawback.
As the concept of the film is quite emotional, there is lack of comedy in the film. This may disappoint the audience as many of them expect a lot of entertainment for the festive season.
Technical Aspects :
The credit goes to director Sukumar for NTR’s stylish look and his brilliant characterization. Sukumar’s engrossing and calculative screenplay is one of the main highlights in the film.
Even though the dialogues are limited, they are yet powerful. Especially, heavy intensity conversation between NTR and Jagapathi Babu has been handled in a unique manner.
Devi Sri Prasad’s music and background score is good.
Cinematography by Vijay C Chakravarthy is really appreciable. His amazing camera work, wonderful choreography of action and dance with exotic locales is one of the highlights in the technical front.
The Editing by Navin Nooli is ok. However, he could have cut a few dragged scenes in the first half as well as in the second half.
Nannaku Prematho is a family entertainer that deals with a father-son sentimental relationship, which is high on action quotient. However, the success of the film at the box-office purely depends on how the mass audience receive it. Even though the story is a routine revenge drama, Sukumar's intelligent screenplay makes it an watchable movie.
Telugureporter.com Rating 2.75/5