Mr Nookayya Movie Review
Cast: Manchu Manoj, Kriti Karbanda, Sana Khan and others
Directed by : Ani Kanneganti
Produced by : D S Rao
Banner : Sri Sailendra Cinemas
Music : Yuvan Shankar Raja
Release Date : 2012-03-08
Manoj Manchu has been pretty confident about this film right from the outset. Ever since he took up this project he has been involved in various aspects of the filmmaking. He choreographed the fights and has conceptualized a song and also has given creative inputs to the director. He believed in the script and has given his hundred percent on the sets and off them. Mr. Nookayya was made on a tight budget and Manoj has promised a quality product despite the budget restrictions. Did the film live up to the promise he made? Is Mr. Nookayya a show reel for the capabilities of Manoj as an actor as well as technician? Let's find out the answer...
Nookayya (Manoj) is a cell phone thief who wants to settle down in life by doing wrong things. Anuradha (Kriti) husband was kidnapped by a local goon Shazahan (Murali Sharma). He asks for 2 crore rupees to leave Anu's husband. Meanwhile Nookayya steals the money from Anu, who has stolen that money from her bank. Manoj gets a lifetime shock from his lover and friend and repents. He stands in support to Anuradha and what happens next is to be seen on screen.
Manoj Manchu has outperformed himself in this movie. He is at his energetic best as Nookayya. He emotes well in emotional scenes and is at his best in entertaining scenes. Kriti Kharbanda has done well as a lady in agony. She looks beautiful in the first song. Sana Khan is hot but doesn't perform at all. Vennela Kishore is alright. Brahmanandam tickles in the one scene that he is present. Murali Sharma looks evil and perfect in his role. Ahuti Prasad provides few laughs. Samrat is neat. Rest all did fine.
Mr. Nookayya is technically slick. The film's photography is a very good. Rajasekhar came up with innovative camera angles and the film looked very stylish. Editing is good. This made the film to get the slick look. Dialogues are fine. Few are really hilarious. Yuvan's music is good. A couple of songs are good on ears.
Director Ani Kanneganti is the one who directed Kalyanram's Asadhyudu. He has worked on his weaknesses this time. He has written a script that has commercial value. Had he concentrated more on the humor, it would have been a good entertainer. He could tone up his narrative skills to be a better director.
Mr. Nookayya is a mass film at heart and is shot in a stylish and slick manner. The detailing is pretty good. Manoj's action choreography stands the highlight of the film. First half is okay and the story picks pace at the interval.
Second half is tightly packed with enough chase sequences and action part. There were few funny scenes in between which would make the film engaging and entertaining as well. Last thirty minutes work due to the wonderful twists given by the director.
Watch Nookayya if you are an action lover. Director didn't concentrate much on the comedy department and the first half is not that good. Barring these minuses you could watch this film for Manoj's energetic performance and the last thirty minutes.
In one word: Mr. Nookayya is stylish entertainer!