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Thanu Nenu Movie Review: Feel Good Entertainer


Thanu Nenu, introducing late director Shobhan's son, Santhosh Shobhan, co-starring Avika Gor, directed by Ram Mohan created a good buzz among moviegoers, with stars like Mahesh Babu, Prabhas, Ravi Teja etc promoting the film extensively. Read the review to know if the film lived up to the positivity.


Kiran (Santhosh Shoban) hates NRIs and the whole idea of going abroad to make a better living as he think it's only a compromising life there. He mistakenly falls in love with Keerthi (Avika Gor), who's only aim in life is to go to US and earn a lot of money for her dad. Keerti's father, Sarveswara Rao (Ravi Babu) tries to get her married to an NRI, knowing Kiran and Keerthi's love story. How did love develop amidst these complexities? Will the heroine sacrifice her goals for hero or is it the other way round? This forms the rest of the story.


Debutante Santhosh was good enough with his body language, diction, dialogue delivery and traits, but he was a little amateur in comedy scenes and songs. Otherwise, the young lad makes an impressive debut. Avika Gor though was brilliant in her role, she felt monotonous since she has been playing same kind of roles these days. Ravi Babu played well as a crooked father, still keeping alive the funny side of his. But he was loud at times.

Technical Aspects & Analysis: 

Thanu Nenu, directed by producer turned director Ram Mohan, perfectly goes along with his earlier tasteful films, Uyyala Jampala and Ashta Chemma. The story setting and the characters were designed so simple and relatable to the present day youngsters. Its sub-plot talks about the growing craze for living in abroad and rush for the money in the corporate set up, with a breezy love tale in the forefront. Dialogues were impactful though few comedy bits felt forcibly attached. The pace of the film stands as the major drawback for the otherwise complete entertainer. Music by Sunny M R was hummable and the way the songs were picturized, makes them more special. Cinematography and production values supported the story and setting pretty well.


Thanu Nenu makes an entertaining watch, which you can enjoy with your complete family. It deals with some of the simplest issues that are disturbing our lives but the movie doesn't get preachy at any point. The film only concentrated on telling an intriguing story without missing on the fun elements and we can say they were successful enough. 


The story revolves around the heroine character. Hero falls in love with the heroine at the first sight but immediately realizes that her goals that are in contradicting to his principles of life. 


But in fact it is Sarveshwara Rao's dream, Keerthi is living. Her actual likes and interests takes the story forward. 

Avika Gor

The actress was good in emotional scenes and a perfect fit for the role. However, the role doesn't offer anything new for her to grow. 

Santhosh Shobhan

The debut actor appears to have put lot of efforts but he appeared to be camera conscious. 

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