Movie Review 'Nee Jathaga Nenundali' : Fails to recreate magic of original

Published Aug 23, 2014, 6:58 am IST
Updated Mar 31, 2019, 10:17 am IST
Cinematography by A. Vasanath is the highlight of the film
Sachiin Joshi and Nazia in a still from Nee Jathaga Nenudali.
 Sachiin Joshi and Nazia in a still from Nee Jathaga Nenudali.
Cast: Sachiin Joshi, Nazia and Rao Ramesh
Director: Jaya Ravindra
Rating: ** (Two stars)
Actor Sachiin Joshi is coming back to Tollywood after a long gap with Nee Jathaga Nenundali, a remake of the  hit Hindi film Aashique 2.
Bandla Ganesh is the producer and  Jaya Ravindra is the director.
Nazia Hussain is making her debut as the female lead.
Shraddha Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapoor played the lead pair in the Hindi original.
Raghav Jairam (Sachiin Joshi) is a popular singer, but addicted to alcohol, which ruins his career.  
He goes to Goa for a performance, but it is interrupted due to a big fight between Rahul and another man.
He then goes to a local bar and sees a girl Gayatri Nandan (Nazia), a bar singer, who idolises Raghav.
Rahul, impressed with her voice and performance, promises to make her a popular singer. 
He comes to know that she is from Hyderabad and asks her to give up performing in the bar.
Rahul introduces Gayatri to his uncle and recording company owner (Rao Ramesh).
She gets a good break and becomes popular. Both fall in love and start living together.
Raghav promises not to touch alcohol again. Gradually, Gayatri reaches the top while Raghav remains where he is.
He then takes a crucial decision. What happens to Gayatri forms the crux of the story.
The original Hindi film was a big musical hit and also had good emotional content, but the Telugu remake doesn’t have the same appeal.
Director Jaya Ravindra copied the film no doubt, which is good, but somehow the emotional impact of the original is missing. 
Sachiin and Nazia play their parts well, but they do not share the chemistry that was evident in the lead pair of the original.
Since they are Hindi actors primarily, the dubbing was flawed and it looks obviously like a dubbed film rather than an original Telugu film.
Sachiin’s his acting has improved and Nazia too has given a good performance. So did Sashank and Ramesh Rao.
Cinematography by A. Vasanath is the highlight of the film. Music is just average.
On the whole, this does not match up to the original.