Movie: Nenu LocalMovie: Nenu Local
Director: Trinadha Rao
Producer: Dil Raju
Cinematography: Nizar Shafi
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Cast: Nani, Keerthy Suresh, Naveen Chandra and others
Tollywood Star producer Dil Raju is on a roll with several of his productions releasing in rapid succession.His recent film ‘Shatamanam Bhavati’ starring Sharwanand and Anupama Parameswaran in the lead was a surprise blockbuster in the Sankranti Race. Now yet another romantic entertainer from the Star Producer’s stable, hits the silver screen. Natural Star Nani the hero is also in tremendous form along with 5 back-to-back blockbusters under his belt. He comes romancing Keerthy Suresh in this mass commercial romantic entertainer. The movie gained a lot of interest from the audience as Nani’s performance never failed to entertain them in the last 5 films. With the added attraction of Keerthy Suresh and under star producer Dil Raju’s banner, Nani is expected to score another blockbuster with his latest outing. Let us see if the movie matches the expectations of the audiences.
Story: Babu(Nani) is a happy-go-lucky college student who spends his time with friends. He doesn’t care much for a career and enjoys life as it comes. On completing his graduation, Babu falls in love with Keerthy (Keerthy Suresh) – calling it love at first sight. He tries to woo her in many ways but the tricks he keeps playing fail to impress Keerthy and her family. In a curious turn of events Keerthy does fall in love with Babu but is staunchly opposed by her father (Sachin Khedkar). How does the hero finally impress his girl friend’s family; does he succeed in turning them towards him; will he finally succeed in marrying his lady love forms the story. Analysis: The story that the unit chose is nothing new. We have seen umpteen love stories – boy chases girl, girl rejects boy, finally girl falls for boy, but girl’s family is against it all. But one must congratulate the director for presenting this routine story differently. The first half is all about the lead pair meeting and the romance between them and is quite well paced.
The second half starts with a bang but however is a little dragging. The songs were all good and received good response on the social media. The climax was well handled. The director manages to add all commercial elements in the right proportion. Performances: Nani justifies the eptithet ‘Natural Star’. He once again impresses with his energetic and natural acting skills, comedy timing and with his performance in emotional scenes. He comes with a huge image make-over in this film. In all his earlier movies he would play a soft-hearted hero. In “Nenu Local” one gets to see a completely different Nani with a mass appeal. He carried the entire film with him. Keerthy Suresh also played her role quite easily and came up with a top notch performance.
All the other actors in the cast did justice to their respective roles. Technical Department: The Cinematography by Nizar Shafi makes the movie look like a classic romantic one. Every frame was beautiful and was a wonderful experience on the silver screen. The music given by Rock Star Devi Sri Prasad is a major asset for the movie. All the songs and the background score were impressive and have already become a hit track. As a producer Dil Raju never compromises on production values. He remains true to that reputation in this film too. The director Trinadha Rao created magic using a very simple and time tested theme and presenting it beautifully. He added enough commercial elements in right doses to make the film a sure fire winner.
The Last Word: “Nenu Local” – a simple complete family entertainer.
Rating: “Nenu Local” – 2.75 / 5