Jyo Achyutananda Movie Review & Ratings

By - September 09, 2016 - 02:25 PM IST

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Cast: Nara Rohit, Naga Shaurya, Regina, Nani
Banner: Vaarahi Chalana Chitram
Music: Kalyani Malik
Cinematographer: Venkat C Dileep
Editor: Kiran Ganti
Producer: Sai Korrapati 
Writer-Director: Srinivas Avasarala

1st half Jyo Achyuthananda.. 2nd half Jo Jo Mukunda – a decent one-time watch!

Plot:

Achyuth Rama Rao (Nara Rohith) and Aanand Vardhan Rao (Naga Shaurya) are siblings and best buddies but with few differences. In a family outing, Achyuth and Anand argue over Jyo aka Jyotsna (Regina Cassandra) issue. Clarifying things to their respective wives, Achyuth and Anand portray each other as villains in their respective stories they tell about the bitter past they share with Jyo. A series of unexpected events in the past strains the relationship of the siblings and their equation with Jyo. One fine day, Jyo is back into the lives of Achyuth and Anand but this time with a different objective. What is it and how did their conflicts resolve forms the rest of the story.

Performances:

You’ll get to see only characters but not the stars – this statement should talk about the brilliant performances in the film.

The most versatile Nara Rohit just proved his prowess again with the role of ‘Achyuth’ an artist but on contrary low on emotional quotient. Nara Rohit portrays the duality, self-centeredness and all the other complex shades in the character with ease and elegance.

Naga Shaurya: This promising actor was equally brilliant in the film with his role of ‘Anand’, a vivid, mischievous yet sensitive younger brother everyone would love to have.

Regina: Both the above characters are incomplete with ‘Jyotsna’, an independent woman who has clear definitions of friendship and love.

The rest of the supporting cast including Pavani Gangireddy, Seetha, Thanikella Bharani, Mirchi Hemanth, Shashank et al play brief yet significant roles in this romantic drama.

Analysis:

Jyo Achyuthananda isn’t a triangular love story as expected but in fact the story of three characters and two brothers.

Hence, the director laid a convincing foundation for his story establishing his characters well leaving you interested. The plot, the characters and humour in the narration absolutely reflect Avasarala’s sensibilities and style. His characters Achyuth, Anand and Jyo will engage you with their drama filled with fun all through the first half. The conflict slowly intensifies giving us enough reason to come back soon (from the intermission break).

However, Avasarala could handle the second half that can be the interesting entertainer it deserves to be. Boredom eventually seeps into the second half and Avasarala’s humour couldn’t just save it. The director who could plant the conflict well couldn’t untie it properly. His treatment is quite lackadaisical and on top of it, the conflict is extended due to the nature of the characters and as usually a happy ending is coerced right after a melancholic song.

In short, a strong foundation doesn’t get a deserving slab!

Merits:

- Story and screenplay

- Characters and lead cast performances especially Nara Rohith, Naga Shaurya and Regina

- Engaging First half

- Neat and clean humour

De-merits:

- Lackadaisical second half

- Lack of commercial entertainment might disappoint the masses.


Music:

Sree Kalyana Ramana aka Kalyani Maalik’s music is a key asset for this drama. The songs are enjoyable and fortunately blend into the narrative well. But the re-recording goes largely unnoticed.

Others:

Well watch out for ‘Nani Surprise’ in the _ _ _ (ah! No spoilers here!)

Verdict:

Jyo Achyuthanada is a decent romantic comedy with a refreshing plot, performances neat and clean humour you can try watching it with your family. However a better second half could have made it a better entertainer!