Namo Venkatesha

Namo Venkatesha



Critic's Rating: 3/5

Thursday 14 January 2010

Movie Title

Namo Venkatesha


Sreenu Vytla

Star Cast

Venkatesh, Trisha, Brahmanandam, Akash, Mukesh Rishi, Jayaprakash Reddy

It is a regular Sreenu Vytla's brand of movie with a bit of comedy, romance and action. More emphasis is on Venky - Brahmanandam's comedy. That is the best part and the rest of the film is ordinary.

Venkata Ramana (Venkatesh), a ventriloquist by profession, postpones his marriage waiting for his 'dream girl'. Despite age catching on, he purses his dream. On a trip to Paris to perform his art for a Telugu association, he meets the event organizer Paris Prasad (Brahmanandam) and falls in love at first sight with Prasad's relative Pooja (Trisha).

Paris Prasad asks Pooja to pretend to love Venkata Ramana so that they can derive entertainment from it. But Venkata Ramana loves her seriously. On the other hand, in Rayalaseema in Andhra Pradesh, Pooja's family fixes alliance with her bava and forces her to get married to a rowdy. Post interval the film further goes through many twists and turns.

It is out and out Venky?s show from the start to finish. His characterization has shades of a Pellikani Prasad (of Malliswari) and that Vasu (in Vasu). After entertainers like Dhee, Ready, King, Sreenu is known for his brand of comedy. So it is natural to expect nonstop laughs when he join hands with Venkatesh. Although, the director has tried to evoke laughter from the duo, sometimes it falls flat.

Venkatesh does the role with ease as he has done such roles several times. Like always, he is at his best in comedy scenes. Trisha is apt for her role and also looks glamorous.

Other prime characters Mukesh Rish, Jayaprakash Reddy, Kota, Subbaraju and others come as expected. While the comedy department got further enriched thanks to MS Narayana, Dharmavarapu-Kasi Viswanath episodes.

On the technical aspects, director Sreenu Vytla's direction is okay but his screenplay lacks fizz. The film starts off with Sreenu Vytla's voice-over and makes lofty statement but the script doesn't have the essence of his so-called 'vision'. Dialogues by Ramana are good, though. Production values and cinematography are rich. Especially cameraman Prasad has captured Iceland and other locales in Europe so well; they are eye feast. Devi Sri Prasad's music is routine.

Verdict: Average

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