Cast: Nani, Lawanya Tripathi, Naresh, Sitara, Murali Sharma and Madhimitha
Rating: 3.5 stars
In need of a break, Nani has teamed up with director Maruthi for Bhale Bhale Mogadivoy. Maruthi needed to shrug off his “double meaning dialogues” tag, and the film is like an acid test for both. Lawanya Tripathi plays the female lead and interestingly two big production houses, Geeta Arts of Allu Aravind and UV Creations, have produced the film. The story revolves around Lucky (Nani), a happy-go-lucky person suffering from forgetfulness — short-term memory loss.
One day, he sees Nandana (Lawanya Tripathi) and falls in love with her. Nandana is impressed with Lucky but he does not tell her about his malady. Whenever he forgets something, he lies and escapes from the situation. And it mostly happens when he meets Nandana. Soon he comes to know that Nandana is the daughter of Pandu Ranga Rao (Murali Sharma), who not only dislikes Lucky but also knows about his memory problem. Pandu Ranga Rao’s friend son, a police officer (Ajay), wants to marry Nandana. The story is about how Lucky impresses Nandana’s father and how he copes with his problem.
The first thing that strikes you in the film is Maruthi’s direction. He has turned over a new leaf and there are none of his trademark double-meaning dialogues. Full marks to him for this clean entertainer and the narration. Some of the scenes are hilarious and there’s never a moment of boredom. The dialogues are clean and fun though the climax could have been better as it ends with an action episode like a regular film.
When it comes to performance, it’s a completely Nani’s show. Whether it’s humour, emotion or romance, Nani does it with ease. Lavanya Tripathi looks beautiful as Nandana and ticks all the boxes. Her chemistry with Nani is good on screen and she is one of the bright talents to look out for in future. The surprise element is Murali Sharma, who is generally seen in negative characters. For a change, he has done a positive role — as Nandana’s father — and has done it convincingly. Naresh and Sitara as Nani’s parents too play their parts perfectly.
In other roles, Praveen and Vennela Kishore as Nani’s friends evoke laughs. Ajay, the cop, played the baddie. The other highlight of the film is the music by Gopi Sundar. The songs and the background score are great. The cinematography is also good, making the film technically sound. Watch Bhale Bhale Mogadivoy for some hilarious scenes and Nani’s brilliance performance.