Kalyana Vaibhogame Movie Review and Ratings

By - March 04, 2016 - 03:48 PM IST

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Cast: Naga Shaurya, Malavika Nair, Anand, Raasi, Aishwarya, Tagubothu Ramesh, Ashish Vidyarth
Banner: Sri Ranjith Movies
Music: Kalyani Koduri
Producer: K.L. Damodar Prasad
Director: Nandini Reddy

Feel Good Yet Predictable

Shaurya (Naga Shaurya) is a happy go lucky youngster who works as a video game designer in Hyderabad. He has little respect for the institution of marriage and prefers to spend his life without responsibilities. He also plans to get hold of a multi million project in New York so that he can escape the traditional baggage. As fate could have it, Shaurya’s doting grandmother falls ill and expresses her last wish that Shaurya should get married before she dies. Shaurya meets Divya (Malavika Nair), a medical student in typical marriage looks set up and they soon realize that both share similar views on marriage. In order to escape their respective parents pressure, they decide to get married and then plan for a divorce on mutual consent. How do the equations turn around after they get married?- forms the rest of the plot.


Naga Shaurya: He shines in the role of a typical urban youngster. His chemistry with Malavika Nair is worth mentioning and the young actor delivers par excellence in emotional scenes. If at all he chooses novel scripts, a bright future awaits this rising star!

Malavika Nair:  The bubbly actress is fantastic in the role of an independent girl who is controlled by her doting father all the time. Her role has multiple shades and she carries the urban look with amazing ease. However, her histrionics resemble Nitya Menon in many sequences yet she pulls off to be unique.

Anand: This yesteryear hero turned character actor gets a meaty role as an over controlling father and he does it with great perfection. He has little scope to deliver long dialogues but still makes his presence felt.

Raasi:  One can see a different dimension of 90s actress in this film. She delivers emotions with just her eyes and suited perfectly to the role of a herione’s mother who is reserved. She might become the next Nadhiya for her classy performance!

Aishwarya:  This otherwise aggressive actress tones down to suit the role of hero’s mother. She does a neat job.

Others:  Mirchi Hemanth has very less scope to perform as the hero’s quirky friend but he does well. Taagubothu Ramesh and Ashish Vidyarthi surprise the audience with their reprise of roles from Alaa Modhalaindhi as software engineer Gautam and serial killer respectively. The rest of the supporting cast is quite good and do their part.

The lady director Nandini Reddy struck gold with her debut film Alaa Modhalaindhi which thereby increased more expectations when she announced her second project Jabardasth. But the film disappointed many audience for being a straight lift from Bollywood flick Band Baaja Baarat. The director seems to have decided to play on her strengths by delivering a feel good family entertainer with great performances with Kalyana Vaibhogame. One can say she was successful to certain extent in this regard. The film is based on the point how youngsters consider the institution of marriage to be stress at this era. While the film takes off on a fresh note with satires on arranged marriages and how families pressurize their respective kids for getting married, it transforms to just another predictable love story as it progresses.  Moreover, the basic storyline of the film has irresistible resemblance to Allu Arjun’s Happy sans commercial fights and masala. But some lines regarding the glorification of wedding system and family bonding were greatly executed.

Lead actors performances
Clean comedy

Dragging second half
Predictable storyline

Kalyani Koduri delivers another melodious album for this flick and the songs blend with the storyline too well.  The background score fuses well with the scenes and make it a pleasant watch.

The overall feel of the movie is elevated because of classy cinematography. The urban shades were greatly in contrast with rural set up. Editing could have been a little better.

Kalyana Vaibhogame is a feel good love drama which would appeal for youngsters and family audience. However, the predictable storyline and dragging second half might challenge its performance in the Box Office.

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