Trinadha Rao Nakkina’s Nuvvala Nenila (2014) Movie Review

Cast: Varun Sandesh,Poorna,Vennela Kishore,Sana,Arun Kumar,Uttej,Giridhar,Sreedhar,Dhan Raj.
Music: Sai Karthik.
Director: Trinadha Rao Nakkina.

Producer: Induri Rajasekhar Reddy
Censor Certificate: UA
Runtime: 140.59 Minutes

Krishna (Varun Sandesh), a young entrepreneur sent to India to take over Ashoka Industries firm. On the road one day, his car is rear ended by Mahalakshmi (Poorna), who pretends to be gallant to get out of the trouble. As fate would have it, Krish turns out be her boss and decides to handpick her to be the team lead for this project. Why pick a woman who hits your car and skips work under false pretenses to be your assistant. Eventually she’ll fall in love with you, of course!! She is paternal type of girlfriend that showers boyfriends with attention, but ends up driving away. Krish is charming chesty knows everything wants to be challenged. When Maahie was dumped unceremoniously by her boyfriend, Krish simply insults her by telling her shell be treated as a trash in her life. When provoked, Maahie decides to flirt her boss and prove him wrong. Will he buy into her artifice, and will she ultimately fall in love? Just treat that as a rhetorical question for now.

Actor Varun Sandesh might have impressed us with his performance in Kotha Bangarulokam and Happy Days, but here, the talented Varun manages to undo everything that he has achieved so far by hamming like there is no tomorrow. Poorna (aka. Shamna Kasim) has neither the looks nor the talent to pull off a leading role. Vennela Kishore does a passable job. Uttej, Sana, Kishore, Giridhar, Sreedhar and Dhanraj do nothing due to shoddily written characterizations.

Director Trinadha Rao Nakkina delivers a carbon copy of a slick Korean entertainer “Seducing Mr Perfect”, nothing new. While the story in the first half is a direct rip off, the second takes a similar turns with few changes. In a typical Trinadha Rao Nakkina manner, the climax gets pointlessly complicated with jumbles and fumbles. Although director fails in putting together a good film, he scores in the cinematography & music departments which are the only saving grace. Even if we ignore the lack of originality, the formula that worked in the early 90’s looks way too outdated for today Besides the original version has a solid script and some great chemistry. Here barring Vennela Kishore, everyone looks like they are trying too hard to make you entertained. Not their mistake totally. Blame it on the poor writing. The songs are nicely shot, while Sai Karthik music is zippy. The background score mostly works fine. Cinematography by Gnanasekhar is beautiful in demanding scenes. But the fight sequence in the end could have been shot better.  Editor Shravan could have worked a bit more on the film. Varun Sandesh costumes in the film are good. Production Values of Amogh Creations are grand.
Nuvvala Nenila is nothing but a trashy rehash of South Korean comedy film “Seducing Mr Perfect”. It worked back there but sadly in the present times, this film neither falls in the category of boastful slapstick genre nor in witty comedy. A weak script and screenplay joins forces with bad humor and worse duologues to make the film an utterly unpleasant fare. Indeed, there is not a single scene in the film, which can boast of providing any entertainment in any way. 

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