In this money-driven industry, many aspirant film directors often don’t mind making stupid films in the name of “commercial films”. But young director Shiva Raj Kanumuri deserves a tap on the back for coming up with a story that has roots in our villages/towns.
This is an ordinary tale of a common man crippled by low self-esteem and few superstitions. Though this is not something new to us, Shiva Raj managed to dish out an engaging film. Inspite of the element like ‘Telangana hero in a coastal Andhra environment’, Shiva Raj was successful in making a respectful film. If not a comfortable command over storytelling, looked like this debutante director got a decent understanding of an ‘entertainer’ and hence his screenplay! He could keep the comedy quotient up throughout the film and the contribution of his comedy bandwagon is more than significant here. And the best part is that, it is not comedy for the sake of comedy but an integral part of the narration– now that’s the signature of a sensible director. Elements like using Powerstar image and Attarintiki Daredi posters (right from pre-release to MAATV telecast), WhatsApp reactions of the supporting cast show the wit of the directorial team.
However Shiva Raj couldn’t score in the aspect of dramatic narration. Had this story been treated with the right dramatic touch and cinematic emphasis, it would’ve been a next level entertainer. The director prefers to keep it simple and cool where it promises to be crisp and exceptional.
- Lead actors performances especially Srinivas Reddy, Ravi Varma.
- Comedy of Krishna Bhagawan, Praveen & Posani.
- Engaging screenplay.
- Lack of proper cinematic emphasis.
- Overall Lag in the film.Music:
(From Jayammu Nischayammu Raa Official Premiere Show Organized Last Night)
JNR Premiere Show Talk- 3.25/5