Nanna Nenu Naa Boyfriends - Movie Review
Film: Nanna Nenu Naa Boyfriends
Cast: Hebba Patel, Rao Ramesh, Noel, Ashwin, Parvatheesam, Tejaswi Madiwada, Sana, Totapalli Madhu, Krishna Baghavan, Shakalaka Shankar, Dhanraj and others
Story: B Saikrishna
Screenplay, dialogues: Prasanna Kumar
Music: Sekhar Chandra
Cinematography: Chota K Naidu
Editing: Chota Prasad
Producers: Bekkam Venugopal
Presented by: Dil Raju
Directed by: Bhaskar Bandi
Release date: December 16, 2016
CBFC Rating: UA
What’s it about
Paddu aka Padmavathi (Hebbah) comes to Hyderabad to do a job. When she is born, an astrologer tells her father that she would become an enemy to him if he objects to any of her wish or word. So her father who loves her so much silently accepts whatever she does. Paddu fails in her Engineering final exam but he tells her that she passed and when she wants to do job in Hyderabad, he arranges one with his influence. Sounding Silly? Well, this is how illogical the script is. In Hyderabad, she suddenly thinks of selecting three guys and selecting one of them to be her ideal life partner. The trio easily falls for her and want to do anything for her. Since all of them her love equally, she is in trouble. What if her father knows that she flirted with three boyfriends? What consequences will she have to face now with these three guys.
Producer Bekkam Venugopal’s recent movie ‘Cinema Choopista Mava’ was a fun ride. It struck with the target audiences. Now he has produced a movie where in a girl selects three boys and dates before marrying one of them.
The theme of a hero dating several girls before he makes up mind about what kind of life partner he wants has been attempted in couple of movies earlier. The recent such attempt was made in 2006 released Siddharth starrer ‘Chukkallo Chandrudu’. But the case is reverse in 'Nanna Nenu Naa Boyfriends'.
Here, the girl picks up three boys for marriage after spending some days with them. Women emancipation, eh! It is where the movie shows some novelty but the novel factor starts and ends there itself. Though the thought is different, the same cannot be said of its narration and packaging. It soon turns into predictable fare and tests one's patience as the dull scenes proceed.
The girl says she wants 'manasulo unnavade mandapamlo undali' (the one who is in my heart should be on marriage mandap). So she tries dating three boys but the reason why she picked up them is not at all convincing. And the way she interacts with them is also more comical than romantic. The guy who sits on her wedding mandap in final act is complete contrast to her attitude. So why did this go through this fuss?
Seems the writing and direction team seems to have got confused with their theme itself. A character in the climax describes Hebbah Patel as wonderful girl. What wonderful qualities she possesses we don't know. Not a single scene in the movie or act makes us believe that she is wonder.
The lethargic pace the movie is told and the trite climax makes the film a tedious watch.
Hebbah Patel, who has proved her acting capabilities in ‘Kumari 21F’ and other movies, has done heroine-oriented kind of movie but her performance doesn't impress us. Tejaswi is okay. She also did a glamorous song. Of the three boyfriends, Parvateesam is good as Poojari. Ashwini and Noel are suited to their roles. Rao Ramesh comes up with adequate performance.
The antyakshari comedy by Jabardasth comedian and Shakalaka Shankar provide some laughs.
Cinematography and production values are good. Music is average. Direction is not that competent. The work of dialogue writer Prasanna Kumar who came up some funny dialogues in 'Cinema Choopista Mava' is not that impressive here. Debutant director has tried to present the movie in a decent way but his narration is dull.
Bottom-line: ‘Nanna Nenu Naa Boyfriends’ is female version of ‘Chukkallo Chandrudu’ with a dash of father -daughter sentiment. While the main point is somewhat okay, the narration leaves much to be desired.