Naa Nuvve review: Predictable, tedious but has its moments

Unrealistic and boring

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Critic's Rating: 3/5

Thursday 14 June 2018

Movie Title

Naa Nuvve review: Predictable, tedious but has its moments


Jayendra P

Star Cast

Kalyan Ram Nandamuri, Tamannah, Tanikella Bharani, Posani Krishna Murali, Vennela Kishore, Priyadarshi, Bittiri Satti, Praveen, Surekha Vani

Meera (Tamannaah) a radio jockey believes in destiny. Varun (Kalyan Ram) a techie who is about to head to the USA doesn’t believe in it. They are poles apart. Like in all movies, two different people are destined to meet and fall in love. Meera falls in love with Varun as she believes that he’s her lucky charm. They fall in love and are about to marry but destiny has other plans!

After a decade, director Jayendra who debuted with Siddharth and Nithya starrer 180 has returned to wield the megaphone with Naa Nuvve. His sophomore movie centres on a simple romantic whim: destiny. Tollywood has just seen a splurge of movies that made with the theme of destiny and serendipity and this is the latest addition.

Like in his previous movie 180, director Jayendra has focused more on capturing beautiful frames, presenting simple moments than on the story. The film begins on a slow note and takes plenty of time to come to the point but it gets it groove just before the interval and offers some good moments.

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Kalyan Ram who doesn't believe in destiny decides to test fate by splitting up on a train journey and see if destiny brings them back together. This sequence is well dealt. The interval bang is also neat. Sporadic moments are interesting but on a whole, it leaves us unsatisfied.

Kalyan Ram has completely changed his look and acting style. He is good in this new avatar. He has shown ease in playing the romantic role. Tamannaah is perfect in the role of Meera. She has got better-written role than Kalyan Ram. Vennela Kishore and Praveen provide some laughs. The actress who is seen as a grandmom is impressive. Tanikella as Tamannaah’s father is okay.

Technically it has many merits. First and foremost, PC Sreeram's camerawork and beautiful frames catch our eye. The presentation of Kachiguda railways station is so beautiful. Sharreth's music is more appealing on ears than on the screen due to bad placement. Editing is neat but the film needs to be trimmed as it moves on snail pace. The biggest drawback of the movie is screenplay writing. The scenes were seen in many films that centred on destiny theme before. Abad script is the major issue.

Naa Nuvve a story about love and destiny has its moments but it runs at a slow pace and doesn't grip you. After a point, it becomes a tedious watch. The magical moments that it promises are less and far but beautiful camera work by PC Sreeram, a brand new Kalyan Ram in romantic avatar and Tamannaah are saving grace in this unrealistic story.

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