Trinadha Rao Nakkina’s Priyathama Neevachata Kusalama (2013) MovieReview
Cast : Varun Sandesh,Hasika,Komal Jha,Rao Ramesh,Shashidhar J
Music : Sai Karthik
Cinematography : Chitti Babu
Director : Trinadharao Nakkina
Runtime : 129.15 Minutes
Censor Certificate : UA
Watched at Devi 70MM, Hyderabad
Story: Varun (Varun Sandesh) who tries to elope with his lady love Preethi (Haasika) from Rajahmundry after her father Rao (Rao Ramesh) opposes the alliance, receives a shock of his life when she ditches him. When Varun loses all hope in life and tries to see everything negatively going into the state of depression, Kundana (Komal Jha) motivates him and makes him a normal guy once again. In the midst Kundana proposes to Varun who accepts her after rejecting initially. However when they face problems, they part ways. What are the reasons behind Varun’s partings with Preethi and Kundana and whether he can save his relationship with Kundana should be seen on screen.
Performances: Varun Sandesh did casual acting in this film. He did well within the limitations of his character. Haasika is okay in her role. Komal Jha turned out to be big minus to the movie. She had the shades of Monal Gajjar and Charmi in her looks. But she should try to amend her acting abilities. Even second main male lead Shashidhar did not suit the role of the film. He was a bad add-on. Mahabub Bhasha and gang comes as breather of relief in the film with their comedy, though their characters are not fully developed. Ahuthi Prasad, Rao Ramesh and Shubhalekha Sudhakar are gentle as parents of protagonists.
Technicalities: Story of the film is old fashioned. Screenplay of the film is flat. Direction leaves a lot to be desired. PNK is bereft of any fresh element in the screenplay and everything in the film is easily predictable. Music by Sai Karthik is good. Cinematography by Chitti Babu is adequate. Dialogues are good in parts. Editing of this film is average.
Survi Verdict: The film’s first half is flat, but the second half is tolerable. The major attraction of the film are the songs and few dialogues. On the whole, PNK could have been a good project, but weak story and stereotyped script mar the film.
Survi Review: 1.5/5