Nanna Nenu Naa Boyfriends

2.5/5
| | 2016-12-16
CAST

Hebah Patel, Ashwin, Parvateesam, Noel, Rao Ramesh, Raj Tarun and Others

Director - Bhaskar Bandi
Producer - Bekkem Venu Gopal
Banner - Lucky Media
Music - Sekhar Chandra

Nanna Nenu Naa Boyfriends looked like a promising youthful entertainer from its promos. Dil Raju's association with the film certainly helped it to grab the attention. Nanna Nenu Naa Boyfriends works up to certain extent in impressing the target audience, but fails on a whole because of the half baked script and forced melodrama.

What is it about?

Padmavathi alias Paddu (Hebah Patel) is the only daughter of a rich and noble man (Rao Ramesh) Father does everything to please his daughter and sends her to Hyderabad when she wants to do a job. Paddu likes to be independent and to avoid early marriage she lies about being in love with someone. Paddu has six months time to introduce her boyfriend to her father. For this she picks three guys. Gokul, a football player (Noel), wannabe cop Nani (Ashwin) and a temple priest Namo (Parvateesam). All the three fall in love with her and she is unable to pick one of them as her life partner. Finally, her father steps into solve the problem.

Performances:

Hebah Patel has once again done a character that is reminiscent to Kumari from Kumari 21 F. The character here is a little bit innocent and confused. She is fine as Padmavathi. Ashwin, Noel and Parvateesam are okay in their respective roles. Tejaswi got a meaty role as heroine's friend and she is good. Rao Ramesh steals the show every time he appears on screen. Shakalaka Shankar's comedy didn't click. Sana is good in mother character.

Technicalities:

Bhaskar Bandi did well to make it appealing to the target audience with an entertaining first half. However, he fails to get the emotions right during the second half, which is key for a film like this to click. Attempts at comedy in the second half also didn't turn out as expected.

Dialogues are good in parts. Music is mediocre at best. Among the technical departments, only thing that is worth mentioning about is cinematography. Chota K. Naidu's framing and lighting gives a rich look to this low budget film. Editing in the second half is not up to the mark. Production values are strictly okay.

Thumbs Up:

Comedy in parts

Rao Ramesh

Thumbs Down:

Over melodramatic pre climax

Mediocre second half

Analysis:

One has to be aware of the target audience while making any film. Every film cannot please all sections of audience. If your prime target is youth, then make a movie that is entirely targeted at them. Nanna Nenu Naa Boyfriends has a concept that appeals to youth. Director tries to make it a family film with forced melodrama that misses the mark by a mile.

NNNB would have been a good youthful film had the director not tried to infuse sentiment into it. First half is perfectly fine and works well with the youngsters. Second half goes for a toss as the director and script writers seem to have ran out of ideas. All the comedy episodes seem like gap fillers to pass off the time to enter the final act.

The movie becomes boring in the second half and turns tedious as it enters the final phase. Melodrama failed to strike a chord and the director's inexperience comes to the fore during the emotional scenes. It is hard to relate with the character's emotions and one should patiently wait for it to end.

NNNB is a desperate attempt to make a film something similar to Bommarillu that was equally liked by youth and the families. But the storyline of NNNB doesn't have that universal appeal and hence the family drama doesn't get along with it. Nice promotions may ensure good openings, but Nanna Nenu Naa Boyfriends doesn't have enough to stay long in the theaters. The success of this film will purely depend upon how youth embraces it.

Verdict: Nanna Nenu Naa Boring Emotions.

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