Cast: Nani, Keerthy Suresh
Director: Trinadha Rao Nakkina
Producer: Dil Raju
Banner: Sri Venkateswara Creations
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
After 3 back to back impressive films Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha, Majnu and Gentleman in 2016, Nani is back with a romantic feel good love story Nenu Local. The film is written and directed by Trinadha Rao Nakkina and produced by Dil Raju Prasad under Sri Venkateswara Creations. Keerthy Suresh plays the female lead role.
Well, Nani is in a dream spell with all his recent films turning out to be blockbusters. Will he keep the winning streak intact with Nenu Local too? Let’ see now.
Babu (Nani) is a happy go lucky guy and has been backed by his parents. After completion of his graduation, he comes across Keerthy (Keerthy Suresh) and falls for her. He immediately joins MBA to woo her but his surprising acts irk Keerthy and her family.
Finally as the time passes by she falls for him, but her father (Sachin Khedekar) turns against. During this phase, Babu challenges Keerthy’s dad. The rest of the story is all about the challenge between Nani and Keerthy’s father and how Nani manages to win his love.
We know Nani as a natural yet exceptional actor and he displays his acting prowess once again. He could pull off a normal story with unique antics and dialogue delivery. The movie may not be a plus for him but he is definitely a plus for the film! Posani offers good comedy in the film after Nani. He generated great laughter with his comedy timing. Posani’s punches in the first half work well.
Trinadha Rao sketched his first half exceptionally well with his mark love story and sensibilities same as Cinema Choopistha Mava. The placement of the key twist in the pre-interval block was predictable yet impressive. The love scenes between Keerthy and Nani could satisfy youth and a section of the audience, who wants to see Nani’s lovable side. The pre-climax portion is the better part of the film.
Keerthy gets a plum role to play and has done an outstanding impressive show, a performance that is largely satisfying but there are places where she could have a teenage college girl. Devi Sri Prasad heads the music department. The film consists of 5 numbers, all passable ones but the background was very effective. It was energetic and suited the mood very well. Background scores complement the emotions and moods of the sequences. True to his reputation, Devi Sri Prasad has entwined a musical fairy tale.
The editing is good. Nizar Shafi’s cinematography provided the grandness to the visuals. Cinematographer Nizar Shafi has portrayed the right kind of atmosphere for this rom-com entertainer. He has added class and finesse to the frames through his work. Production values by Dil Raju are top notch.
The first half is fun and pretty engaging. It had a good mix of comedy and satire. Vennela Kishore, Saptagiri and Posani Krishna Murali contribute well to the movie’s comedy. Though very predictable, the interval block is interesting and well-timed too. The second half stretches too far and it is even harder to watch since it follows a usual love story pattern. A fresh screenplay could have made the end product look taut.
You eventually get what you expect from a total romantic comedy. In the first half, the jokes fly fast and sometimes very funny. The second half picks up and it gets flat towards the end of the movie. The last 30 minutes look very hurried and could have been better. It loses shape mainly because it blends its fun elements with not so impactful emotions.
On the whole, Nani can make your time worthwhile in this teenage love story! And Nani’s natural and energetic performance takes the film to soaring heights. Watch it to immerse in Nani’s natural Magic.
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