Naa Nuvve: Class Sprinkled with Mediocrity
Kalyan Ram and Tamannaah starter Naa Nuvve has been making a decent buzz in the film circle. Directed by Jayendra, who gave us the Siddharth-Nitya Menon-Priya Anand starrer 180, has helmed Naa Nuvve. The promos and music did initiate interest but has the film lived up to expectations?
Meera (Tamannaah Bhatia) gets on a tryst with a book titled ‘Love Signs’ and the book leads her to Varun (Kalyan Ram). She believes in destiny and it’s her belief which gets her closer to Varun. But Varun is against the factor called destiny and believes in hard work. Meera believes that Varun is her lucky charm and tries to make him understand about the power of destiny.
Will Meera’s destiny win over Varun’s opposite belief? Will Varun understand his feelings towards Meera? This forms the crux of this film.
Naa Nuvve is a film which indeed boosts of a novel yet already tried over concept of destiny. It generates newness in its small doings like a radio station placed at a Railway Station, the hero being stuck in a scrap house, CG used in multiple songs, etc. But the newness is only limited to small portions like above and not the film in totality.
Kalyan Ram’s makeover is very good and he looks fresh. Wish he got this change years ago. His performance is subtle and simple which adds freshness. Tamannaah looks beautiful and her pairing with Kalyan Ram adds freshness again. Artists like Vennela Kishore, Tanikella Bharani, Praveen, Priyadarshi, Posani Krishna Murali and Surekha Vani are just okay in their roles.
Music by Sharreth is good but the placement of songs goes awry. Songs are soothing, especially ‘Premika’ and ‘Chiniki Chiniki’. Innovative social media apps message tones have been used in ‘Hey Hey’ song which sounds unique.
Camerawork by PC Sreeram adds gloss to the movie. Director Jayendra is an experienced ad filmmaker and he got an experienced team of technicians for this one but the product needed to be baked a little more. Pipped at 124 minutes, Naa Nuvve surprisingly feels like a 150-minute film! This suggests some scenes to be stale and it’s where the film loses its points.
It is a class film and not every section may like it. However, the drag that it carries proves to be a hindrance. There have been films which focused on destiny, and the recent one being Okka Kshanam. Naa Nuvve is a film which focuses on destiny and if you are inclined towards that aspect, you can go ahead and watch it. Overall, the film places itself at mediocrity.
Review by Sandeep Rao Kanukolanu (Sandy)