Naa Nuvve movie review: Kalyan Ram gives his best, but

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SURESH KAVIRAYANI
Published Jun 17, 2018, 1:54 am IST
Updated Jun 17, 2018, 1:54 am IST
Kalyan Ram gives his best, performs in a more subtle manner and looks completely different.
A still from the film.
 A still from the film.
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Cast: Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Tamannah, Bharani, Posani, Vennela Kishore, Priyadarshi and others
Director: P. Jayendra

After 15 years, Nandamuri Kalyan Ram appears in a romantic love story also featuring Tamannah. Kalyan Ram has spoken highly of Naa Nuvve in pre-release interviews, and the presence of technicians like director P. Jayendra and P.C. Sreeram adds to the interest. Meera (Tamannah) is a radio jockey who believes in destiny. Varun (Kalyan Ram), who cancels his trip to the US at the last minute, does not. Quite by chance, Varun’s book, Love Signs, ends up with Meera at a railway station and she hands it over to a railway ticket collector. It travels to several places and returns to Meera. When she opens the book, she finds Varun’s photograph in it. At the same time she learns that she has passed her graduation exam. She believes Varun is her lucky charm, and decides to meet him. They eventually fall in love. As he doesn’t believe in destiny, he puts Meera to a test.

 

Director Jayendra is known as an advertisement filmmaker and has done only one film, 180, a decade ago. He returns with a simple concept of how destiny plays its part to bring two people together. There have been “destiny” films before including the Akhil-Kalyani starrer Hello, but Naa Nuvve is a little different.
With a cinematographer of the calibre of P.C. Sriram backing him, Jayendra should have come up with a good story. Instead, he chooses to concentrate on creating good visuals. The emotional quotient which should be high in a romantic story is missing. The chemistry between Kalyan Ram and Tamannah does not work out well either.

Kalyan Ram gives his best, performs in a more subtle manner and looks completely different. Naa Nuvve is new for him but he does a neat job though his role is not carved out well. Tamannah looks beautiful and perfectly fits her role as a radio jockey. Vennela Kishore and Praveen provide a few laughs. For Bharani and Posani, it’s regular fare. The music is good but the songs are not appealing on the screen. The dialogues are decent. The highlight of the film is Sriram’s visuals. He is one of the best cinematographers in the country, and doesn’t disappoint.     

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