ROUTINE LOVE STORY Movie Review
Cast: Sundeep Kishan, Regina Cassandra, MS Narayana, Vennela Kishore, Tagubothu Ramesh and others
Directed by : Praveen Sattaru
Produced by : Chanakya B
Banner : A Working Dream Production
Music : Mickey J Meyer
Release Date : 2012-11-24
Praveen Sattaru, who made critically acclaimed LBW film is back with Routine Love Story. Sundeep and Regina played the lead roles in the urbane love tale which is targeted at class audiences and youngsters.
What is it about?
Sanjay (Sundeep) and Tanvi (Regina) become friends on a condition that the latter should agree to love the former in six months. After six months feelings towards each other changes and what happens to their love story is what this film is about.
Sundeep is natural. He is very good in the confrontation scenes with Regina. He is a decent actor with loads of confidence. Regina is the show stealer. She has good looks and can act well. This combination is a rarity in Telugu films. She can go miles if she picks right films. MS Narayana's comedy is okay and Vennela Kishore did a cameo. Tagubothu Ramesh is fine and rest of the star cast played their parts well.
On the Technical Front:
As this is a love story, the colors are vibrant and it has cool locales. Art department and Camera department gelled well. Dialogues are alright and editing is adequate. Technical crew has been led by Mickey J Meyer's music, which is the major asset for this film. Production values are good.
Director did a decent job in ably handling his resources. He has a different style and approach towards film and that is evident in all the scenes. His debut film scores on the content front and this one falls short of expectations, especially for the people that have seen LBW.
Director opened the story in a funny flashback format which is nice. Hero's approach towards love and Heroine's clarity have been explained well. First half races ahead until the interval point and later on it gets stuck for a while.
This is a typical story that doesn't move ahead and fixes to a point and moves back and forth. Dealing with such subjects is a huge risk. Director challenged himself, but couldn't come out with desired results. Last half hour of the film didn't click as the comedy scenes and the climax backfired.
Despite the short comings, Routine Love Story scores due to the freshness in narration and good performances topped by cool musical score. Audiences who love to watch routine films with different approach can watch it. RLS appeals to young audience.
Verdict: Routine yet Different Love Story