Review: Nannu Dochukunduvate

2.75/5
| Love | 2018-09-21
CAST

Sudheer Babu, Nabha Natesh, Nasser, Tulasi and Others

Director - RS Naidu
Producer - Sudheer Babu
Banner - Sudheer Babu Productions
Music - Ajaneesh Lokanath

Nannu Dochukunduvate is actor Sudheer Babu's maiden production. It is a regular rom-com with a contemporary setup. Did the film offer enough fun and entertainment? Let's analyze...

What is it about?

Karthik (Sudheer) is a focused IT employee who has an aim to get a job in US and settle down in life. Meghana (Nabha) is a student who acts in short films. Karthik hires Meghana to act as his girlfriend to make his father (Nasser) believe that he is committed. Rest of the story is about how Karthik and Meghana find their soul mate in each other.

Performances:

Sudheer is good as a reserved IT professional. His performance in the scene where he confronts Nasser is very good. He excels in the scene where he tries to act in a short film. Nabha is a good find. She is best fit for the character of Meghana. Veteran actor Nasser is good as hero's father and Tulasi as heroine's mother is natural.

Technicalities:

Director RS Naidu did well in getting the emotions and subtle humor right. Also the characters and contemporary setting is good. However, the screenplay is too dry with a lot of drags in between. Director lacks grip over the narrative in the second half.

A couple of songs are impressive. Ajaneesh does well with the background score too. Cinematography is decent and editing is not up to the mark in second half. Production values are good.  

Thumbs Up:

Humor in first half

A couple of emotional scenes

Thumbs Down:

Second half drags

Predictable

Analysis:

Youth can relate to the characters of hero and heroine. IT office setup and the short films background are easily relatable to contemporary youth. Director did a fine job in giving a nice take off to the story. First half starts off on a good note with subtle humor and enjoyable comedy scenes. Director keeps it simple without going overboard. The romance between the lead pair is slowly established with good scenes.

Conflict is very simple as the hero has a goal in life and heroine becomes a hurdle for him. Second half totally runs on this simple conflict with most of the scenes limited to hero and heroine. It gets repetitive and boring after a while as the ending is very predictable. With a couple of easily guessable twists the story reaches climax portion where an emotional confrontation between father and son, which is impressive.

Nannu Dochukunduvate has its moments here and there, but doesn't impress on a whole. It is an average film with some fun moments in the first half and emotions in the second hour. Music also is not so great which is essential for a romantic comedy. The film never goes over the average mark at any point, which is not enough to please the target audience. It is a plain, passable romantic comedy that takes the routine route after starting on a promising note. Nannu Dochukunduvate's box office prospects will depend on how urban youth embraces it.

Verdict: So-so Romance!