Intlo Dayyam Nakem Bhayyam Movie Review & Ratings

By - December 30, 2016 - 12:58 PM IST

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Cast: Allari Naresh, Kruthika Jayakumar, Mouryani
Banner: SVCC 
Music: Sai Karthik
Editor: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Producer: BVSN Prasad
Director: G Nageswara Reddy

Tagline - As bad as it gets


Rajendra Prasad buys a palace at a remote place at a throwaway price. He decides to organize his daughter’s wedding there. His relatives arrive at the place. Meanwhile, Rajendra Prasad sees a ghost, which vows to spoil his daughter’s wedding. He then looks out for an exorcist who can drive away the soul from his palace. In the process of making a call to the exorcist, he mistakenly gets connected to a musician in a band - Allari Naresh. At that time, Naresh is deep in troubles and agrees to the offer. As Naresh enters the palace, the situation gets aggravated and he slowly loses the grip on the situation. Naresh realizes that the ghost is none other than his maradalu Swapna. Why Swapna gets killed? What is her wish? Has she fulfilled that forms the rest of the story.


With each passing day, Naresh is drooping to a new low. He is losing his comic timing and repeating the old dialogues that were considered to be novel once upon a time.

Kruthika plays a caricatured role who is misfit as a character and in the film. She carries a single expression in all the scenes. Her acting skills are borderline amateurish. This makes you shift preferences to Mauryani who plays the ghost. However, she always covers her face with flowing hair, so there’s very little that meets the eye.

Shakalaka Shankar is the best of the lot. The director fails to utilize the potential of veteran actor Rajendra Prasad and the Jabardast-ish comedy of Chammak Chandra. This pushes them in the trap of overacting. Even Rajendra Prasad couldn’t resist his hyperbolic histrionics.


The audience may feel pity for director Nageswara Reddy. This shows his lack of preparation to churn a half-baked script and top it up with foolhardy execution. This proves that he jumps into the bout without much preparation on strategy and technique of the game. The movie is touted as a horror-comedy but both go missing in it. And with Allari Naresh at the helm of affairs, you expect nothing less than a laugh riot. This is another disappointment in Intlo Dayyam Naakem Bhayyam. The love track between Naresh and Krutika is too artificial. There is crude humor sprinkled even for yoga asanas. Will a doctor reveal to a parent about the hole in the daughter’s heart in a comic way? The writer is amateur as to where to place the joke. The movie should pick up pace after Naresh enters the palace, but it moves at a snail’s pace till the climax. The movie is a simple rinse and repeat of all the horror-comedy tropes. The flashback of the ghost is as old as mountains. The other tropes of a ghost fooling others to come out of a temple are still older. If a director is still using them for crucial scenes that’s a real case of pity. Yet again another movie restricts the presence of heroine to songs. A parody of Kabali raa dialogue. Every one screaming on top of their lungs to deliver exaggerated performances test the patience of audience. No wonder, if these make you run away from the cinemas. Naresh struggles hard but that struggle remains in his rendition of his old dialogues. So there are less laughs and more pain in the film. This proves the sorrowful status quo of a horror comedy.

Technical Aspects:
Story, screenplay, characterizations form the basis of any film. Then comes the technical department. As the foundation of the film is too flimsy, no one cares about the pillars that bolster the construction. Songs are pointless and make no sense in the narrative. Background score is jarring to the ears. Don’t know why the melody from Jyo Achutananda is used in such a way to give a bad aftertaste. Camerawork is adequate. But with all the mettle, they couldn’t hide the wires that are used by ghost to create anti-gravity effects.

Dialogues by Diamond Ratnababu are pale. In a tryst with rhyming verses, he lost it big time. Sample this…Raituku kaavalsindi varsham, policeki kaavalsindi saakshyam. G. Nageswara Reddy fails miserably as a director and storyteller.

In this strictly avoidable film, you won’t laugh with the jokes but laugh at the jokes.