Nenu Local review: Formulaic flick

Offers some time-pass moments with Nani's performance.

Source: General


Critic's Rating: 3/5

Saturday 04 February 2017

Movie Title

Nenu Local review: Formulaic flick


Trinadha Rao Nakkina

Star Cast

Nani, Keerthy Suresh, Naveen Chandra and others.

For Babu (Nani), who clears B.Tech after multiple attempts, it was love it first sight with Keerthy (Keerthy Suresh) who slaps him on the road mistakenly. He proposes her, she rejects. He tells her that he would disturb her, she says she is not that weak to 'be disturbed'.

Taking it as a challenge, he joins her college as a student. He truly disturbs her, and she relents to his demands0. Trouble is that her father (Sachin Khadekar) doesn't want such wayward as his alludu (son-in-law). He arranges her marriage with a police officer Siddharth Varma (Naveen Chandra) and gets his daughter to promise him that she should marry whomever her orders. Now she tells Babu to make a situation that her father should order to marry him, not Siddharth.

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Idiot, Arya.. other so-called youthful movies, which were unique at the time of release, have developed a certain pattern in Tollywood. Many filmmakers have rehashed the pattern successfully. The formula is so simple - hero proposes to heroine, she rejects him at first, but he tries relentlessly to win her love and he impresses her with his unique and aggressive attitude.

Yes, hero's attitude and unique characterisation is the key in these kind of movies. In such movies, hero is generally seen as a fit for nothing but wins the rich girl, mama (heroine's father) gets irritated by hero's attitude, heroine would tell the hero that I will wait for you, you win the challenge, etc..

In Nenu Local too, the storywriter Prasanna Kumar Bejawada and director Trinadha Rao Nakkina have diligently followed this template and have just added some new sequences.

Nani takes charge from the first scene itself to make it entertaining as the story and scenes are so predictable and formulaic. The college scenes, however they are routine, are funny and bring out some laughs. Scenes like the lecturer who helped in exams turning out to be his mama are funny. Since the story is running on a predictable path, we get to enjoy these sporadic comic moments.

The story and narrative have followed completely beaten to death path.

Nani who has been in full form of late has come up with cheerful acting that has enlivened many moments. His acting reminds us of young Ravi Teja, energetic and playful. But he has gone overboard many times especially in the climax. Keerthy Suresh is just okay. Posani as Nani's father and Sachin Khadekar as Keerthy's father have helped the movie with their reliable performances. Eeshwari Rao, Tulasi, Rao Ramesh and other actors have done justice to their minor roles.

Apart from Nani's show, the film's other strength is Devi Sri Prasad's tunes. "Ekkada Ekkada" is such a good melody. "Next Enti" is catchy. His background score is effective. Cinematography is good. The movie's run-time is lengthy for its 're-hashed story'. Writer Prasanna Kumar and director Trinadha Rao have shown that they have limited ideas.

Nenu Local follows the same path of Idiot and other such old hits. Nothing new in this flick but it offers some time-pass moments with Nani's performance. Formula flick.

Nenu Local review: 2.75 stars

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