Uday Kiran earned the image as a lover boy with his first film ‘Chitram’ directed by Teja. However, the image started distancing from him after the second film and almost vanished with many new artistes entering the film industry and the word ‘lover boy’ started jumping like a foot ball from one hero to the other. Likewise, Shweta Basu Prasad won the hearts of youth with the film Kotta Bangaru Lokam and almost vanished from the Telugu film industry in no time. They have come together in the film Nuvvekkadunte Nenakkadunta. Though the film had completed its shooting some two and a half years ago, the prints failed to see the light. Probably, the distributors who saw the film must have thought that it should be appropriate to the title that it should be where it is. Let us see how the film is.
Hari (Uday Kiran) had a unique habit of getting weird dreams. Whatever he see in the dream used to come true on one day or the other in future. Keeping it aside, he gets engaged with his uncle’s daughter Nilambari (Arthi). However, the girl doesn’t like him because Hari has no job. In order to get his would be son-in-law a job holder, his uncle brings him and arranges a job for him in a finance company.
Accidentally, Hari comes across Harita (Shweta), who is an orphan, and loses his heart in no time. It is another co-incidence that Hari and Harita stay neighbours. Bhadra (Amit), who is proved to be a bad guy in that locality, also falls in love with Harita. For security from Bhadra, Harita moves close with Hari. At this juncture, Hari had a dream, where he finds Harita facing trouble from Bhadra. Now, it is the turn of Hari to safeguard Harita from Bhadra.
So, he takes her away from that place to his village. Will his family accept Harita as he was already engaged with Neelambari? What is the weird dream Hari gets about Harita? Like all his dreams, will this dream too came true? How Hari saves Haritha from Bhadra? Answers to all these questions form part of the climax?
Performance: Uday Kiran has played a decent role in this film as Hari. It is neither a youth’s role nor lover boy’s role. He has given good and matured performance throughout the film. Swetha Basu Prasad too did her role with grace and appeared quite glamorous at every available moment. However, Amit did not impress much as dreaded villain. Asish Vidyarthi’s comedy is funny and is convincing. All the other artistes are not much to be talked about.
Technical: Dialogues penned by Janardhan Maharshi are casual. They are neither thought-provoking nor very interesting. Pradeep Koneru’s music is just not so convincing. Two songs tuned by him are okay. None of the songs could be remembered by the audiences at least to hum after coming out of the theatre. Camera work by Nandamuri Hari is average and editing is also not so good and poor to a major extent. Though the plot taken by the director Subha Selvam is good, he could not properly present it on the screen. Narration is almost poor from the beginning till the end. He failed to present the weird dreams of the hero on the screen properly. Screenplay is really atrocious and the director himself might have admitted it with the improper narration of the subject. But for some half an-hour after the interval, the entire film is bad and not watchable.
Remarks: The film which was exhibited for the sake of distributors failed to get their attraction in itself denotes that the film is bad and that was the reason the film failed to see the light for two and a half years. So, you also keep off the movie for the sake of yourselves.
Cast: Uday Kiran, Shweta Basu Prasad, Arthi, Amit Kumar, Asish Vidyarthi and others
Credits: Cinematography - Nandamuri Hari; Music – Pradeep Koneru; Executive producer – Soma Vijayprakash; Presents – Uday Kiran; Producers - D Kumar and M Eswara Prasad; Screenplay and direction – Subha Selvam
Banner: Sri Venkateswara Films
Released on: April 20, 2012