M S Raju’s Tuniga Tuniga (2012) Movie Review
Cast: Sumanth Ashwin, Rhea Chakraborty, Naga Babu, Prabhu Ganeshan, Sayaji Shinde and others
Music: Karthik Raja
Cinematographer: S Gopal Reddy
Editor: K V Krishna Reddy
Screenplay, direction: M S Raju
Censor Certificate: U
Runtime: 144 Minutes
Producer: Maganti Ramachandran
Story: Karthik (sumanth) and Nidhi (rhea) who keep fighting when they were kids. Their fathers (prabhu, naga babu) are thick friends. However, Nidhi goes to US for her education and returns after many years. Karthik also grows up and when he sees Nidhi he falls in love with her. Initially he doesn’t reveal his identity to her and later Nidhi discovers it. She also falls in love with him but before she can express, few incidents take place and they get separated. What happens after that forms the rest of the story.
Performances: Sumanth Ashwin appears surplus with his histrionics. But he failed to give a right expression for different moments. Riya Chakraborthy looks fine. Second heroine Manisha Yadav looks okay and shown good amount of oomph factor. Sayaji Shinde is good. Naga Babu, Sita and Prabhu Ganeshan are fair in their characters. Ms Narayana and Vinod Kumar cameo is good.
Scenes that were ODD:
- Coke Tin Dance Episode
- Kite sequence
- Introduction Scene of Sumanth Ashwin
- Using Pigeon as messenger
- Excessive Animals usage
Technical Aspects: It’s a routine story on Tollywood screen. It needs decent screenplay to make audience entertained. But director could not shape his script right, which ensued in bad screenplay and uninteresting narration. The story has lot many loose ends which does not look convincing at all. MS Raju needs to perfect his directorial skills, when he makes film to narrate the story properly without losing the objective of the film and focus of the storyline. Dialogues are mediocre. Photography by S. Gopal Reddy is fine. The only plus point of the film is good music by Karthik Raja.
Survi Verdict: First half of the film is bad. Second half is equally bad. The director failed in handling the film in entertaining and engaging way. Saving grace of the film are episodic comedy and adept music. Don’t get tempted by Dil Raju production brand. Better wait for its DVD.
Survi Review: 1/5