148 Minutes | Action-Drama | 10-09-2021
Cast - Nani, Ritu Varma, Rao Ramesh, Jagapathi Babu, Nasser, Daniel Balaji, Aishwarya Rajesh and Others
Director - Siva Nirvana
Producer - Sahu Garapati, Harish Peddi
Banner - Shine Screens
Music - Thaman, Gopi Sundar
Nani had to go for OTT release yet again. Due to some unavoidable situations, Nani’s Tuck Jagadish missed the theatrical release and came out as an Amazon-Prime release today. Nani joined hands with Ninnu Kori director Siva Nirvana one more time for Tuck Jagadish. While the trailer and songs looked interesting, the review here gives how the movie actually is. Let us walk into the review.
What Is It About?
Bhudevipuram villages see a lot of conflicts and deaths within many families due to land disputes. One of the big heads Adiseshu Niadu (Nasser) dreams of seeing a peaceful Bhudevipuram which is obstructed often by the baddie Veerendra Naidu (Daniel Balaji). Naser’s family is big with two daughters (Rohini and Devadarshini), Sons-in-law (Rao Ramesh and Naresh), Sons Bose (Jagapathi Babu), Tuck Jagadish (Nani). The sudden death of Adiseshu Naidu brings the selfish and anguished man out of Bose, only pushing him to join hands with Veerendra Naidu to backstab his whole family. Tuck Jagadish comes as MRO to the same village and takes up the responsibility of fulfilling his dad’s dream. How he works towards it and how he beats the plots of Veerendra and Bose forms the story.
Nani looked stylish throughout the movie. His first-half performance is a little away from his usual ‘natural’ with a fresh attitude, but he comes back to being natural in the second half of the movie. Ritu Varma as Gummadi Varalakshmi mostly sticks to songs and few romantic scenes. Though she is a good performer, Tuck won’t give much to her to perform.
Daniel Balaji is okay as a villain, but a more powerful villain could have been better. Jagapathi Babu did well, but his role lacks strength and spine slowly. Rohini and Devadarshini did their part. Rao Ramesh gets nothing meaty and he is hardly seen in the movie and so is Naresh as a drunkard.
Aishwarya Rajesh gets a good role and she performed very well in it.
Two songs from Thaman’s music are good, while Gopisundar steals the show with his background music. The background music often elevates the scenes. The cinematography is very good. The locations are scenic and colorful. The scenes and frames look appealing from start to end. Technical standards are good. Dialogues, screenplay, and editing are fine. Some warning dialogues with little tales and some puns are simple yet interesting. Though there is not much to complain about lag in the movie, the plot itself is old that makes most parts cliched. Almost all action scenes are shot very well.
Tuck Jagadish is all colorful and stylish, but the story is more like a renovated story from old times. Nani’s Tuck Jagadish deals with the same old rural backdrop rivalries, land disputes, and killings, but this Jagadish is more colorful and stylish in dealing the things.
Director Siva Nirvana chose to show the family emotions, sentiments, and action but ignores the entertainment part for the sake of all others. Although he took up the old wine, all he could have added is a bit of entertainment.
This Tuck Jagadish has nothing much to find fault with, except many scenes are cliched with overdramatic scenes like from a decade or two old movies. The screenplay is good and the point is straight in most of the scenes, but the concept of family rivalries and the younger son putting all the effort for the sake of family is monotonous and vintage.
The scenes with step-mother dialogues and the reunion scenes appear too heavy at times. Some incidents like promising Nani promising Aishwarya Rajesh to save her when she is ready for it and waiting for her every night at a place are too cinematic. Nani’s style and action scenes relieve us from over-dramatic cliched scenes with the sentiment, many a time.
Also, Nani suddenly entering the village in a government vehicle as an MRO does not make sense even if it is meant to be a surprise. Some routine scenes of a strict ‘local’ MRO showing his arm power as well as his position to solve problems around could have been avoided.
Though it is Nani’s show all over, the villain could have been powerful enough. Also, Jagapathi Babu’s role loses its hold and strength completely in the second half. Nani has not just done everything to unite his family, but his performance is all that can save Tuck Jagadish.
Tuck Jagadish’s outing on OTT is a wise choice, irrespective of all the discussions and controversy that happened before the release.
Bottom line: S’tuck’ In Old, But Nani’s Show