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Nenu Nanna Abaddam Review

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Director Govind Varaha has made an effort to bring out a teenage love story on-screen in the form of Nenu Nanna Abaddam. In fact, the movie is touted that it is a real life story. However, the director"s amateurishness has played the spoilsport, as he has tried to copy the scenes from many teenage love stories that came up on screen earlier, including Premiste and recent Prema Khaidi. The audience would get a feel of watching a dubbed Telugu film and not a straight movie. Poor screenplay, improper narration have made the film boring.

Kiran (Nandu) is the son of a cobbler and has helping nature. He and Abhi (Divya), who is a maidservant of landlord called Babul Naidu (Prakash Bharadwaj), son of a zamindar (Pilla Prasad). But he cares for and shows lots of affection. Meanwhile, Abhi and Kiran fall in love. On the other end, Kiran"s house owner"s daughter (Archana) is madly in love with him but never expresses it.

At this juncture, zamindar came to know about their affair. As a result Abhi elopes with him to get married. While escaping, the couple gets attacked by some goons and a Good Samaritan (Krishnudu) saves them and gives Rs 10,000 for their marriage. However, they both get caught by Babul Naidu and were taken back to home. Now, Abhi's birth secret is revealed. What happens next should be seen on-screen.

Nandu has done his best as a lover boy. Though, he has no glamour and other qualities that are need for a hero, the character, which he has portrayed has suited him well. Fresher Divya is okay with her innocent looks. She has the features of Sandhya of Premiste fame. Archana is hot and sexy. Pilla Prasad has played a positive role in this film and the director has maintained some suspense by showing some negative shades in the first half. Prakash Bharadwaj is an utter failure and he has tried to imitate Telugu villains of yesteryears. Neither his dialogues nor his performance is good. In fact his presence irritates the audience. Krishnudu has played a cameo, while Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam has tried a different comedy in this film.

Though, the film is made with village backdrop, the cinematographer has failed to capture the greenery of the village. With the entire story running in country backdrop, the director could not try exotic locales for the canning of songs. Chinni Charan"s tunes are not so catchy, while his background score needs a pat as many scenes are elevated because of music. Director Govind Varaha"s amateurishness could be seen in many scenes of the film. Except for a handful of scenes, most of the film is very boring. The filmmaker has lost the grip on several occasions. The only interesting aspect is that the director has given a different climax, which is beyond the expectations of the audiences.

First half of the film is little nagging but has some kind of entertainment. The second half is too serious for regular audience. However, the climax is good. The slow narration and lack of all-round approach and weak characterisation have played the spoilsport. Especially, the director has failed to capture the emotions from the characters.

Cast: Nandu, Divya, Archana, Krishnudu, Pilla Prasad, Krishna Bhagawan, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, Prakash Bharadwaj, Yandamuri Virendranath, Hemasundar, Sonali Joshi, Srilekha, and others.
Credits: Music – Chinni Charan, Presents – K Ananta Lakshmi, Producer – Bala Prakash, Story, dialogues, screenplay and direction – Govind Varaha
Released on: September 9, 2011

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