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Nenu Sailaja Movie Review & Ratings

By - January 01, 2016 - 01:50 PM IST

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Cast: Ram Pothineni, Keerthy Suresh, Sathyaraj, Rohini, Praddep Rawat, Prince, Naresh, Srimukhi
Banner: Sri Sravanthi Movies
Music Director: Devi Sri Prasad
Cinemtaography: Sameer Reddy
Editor: Sreekar Prasad
Producer: Ravi Kishore
Director: Kishore Tummala

A Decent Wholesome Entertainer

Avg User Rating: 3.25/5

Plot:
Hari (Ram) and Sailaja (Keerthi Suresh) are childhood friends who later depart. Hari is happy-go-lucky guy who is in pursuit of his love of life. After several rejections, Hari accidentally meets Sailaja and falls in love with her without actually knowing that she’s his old pal. In the due course of their journey, even Sailaja develops feelings for Hari but when Hari expresses his love to her, Sailaja states that ‘she loves him but she is not in love with him’. So what are the strong reasons that refrains her and how did Hari win the heart of his introvert and most unexpressive girlfriend forms the rest of the story.

Performances:

Ram: This energetic star displayed a disciplined, subtle and much mellowed performance this time. Good news is that his beaming energy did not outshine his character and Ram still manages to steal the show with his cool and subtle act.

Keerthi Suresh: She isn’t the typical commercial ‘heroine’ material we usually get to see but indeed a promising actress who has a long way to go!

Pradeep Rawat: He is indeed a surprise package in the film. His character was a thorough entertainer.

Dhanya Balakrishna, Sree Mukhi & Prince shine in supporting roles.

While Satyaraj, Naresh, Pragathi, Vijay Kumar, Chaitanya Krishna & others do a decent job with their subtle acts.

Analysis:

If you are a movie buff, you would have definitely observed something – subtlety is the new cool. Industry onlookers feel even that is one of the key success factors of Srimanthudu. Well, debutant director Kishore Tirumala has grasped this pretty well and gave energetic star Ram the kind of film that he needs now.

The film has its heart in the right place and with clarity and refreshing narration, scenes with content and connectivity and most importantly an admirable subtlety that the characters deserve. The film is all about an ambitious and optimistic guy-next-door who leaves no stone unturned to win his girl’s heart and keep her happy. And besides an exclusive villain, his love interest is indeed the villain of his love story. The film’s first half is a sheer entertainer – due credits to the characterizations, performances, dialogues, music and screenplay. Now, the second half that had sky high expectations to measure up unfortunately slips off into a routine, predictable and boring family drama. But the emotional scenes, dialogues and the occasional comedy of Pradeep Rawat saves the film.

The film does have some unnecessary characters but the goods cover up the flaws and can give you decent feel to take back.

Merits:
Performances of the lead cast especially Ram, Keerthi Suresh & Satya Prakash
Comedy of Pradeep Rawat
Sharp and Precise dialogues with the right punch and content.
Engaging Narration and screenplay.
Good Cinematography and editing.
Good Production values.

De-Merits:
Predictable, routine and sentimental second half.
Lack of regular loud commercial elements might disappoint masses.

Music:
DSP’s music is indeed a vital ingredient of the film. While the album is already a chartbuster, the background score impresses especially in the first half.

Others:
The Art direction department does a commendable job.

Verdict:
Nenu Sailaja is a sweet and adorable romantic entertainer. If not so poetic & tugging at your heartstrings, it is certainly a decent watch with some good dialogues, music and engaging stuff that can keep you entertained for long.