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Ishq - Movie Review

By Ramchander
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    Nitin has a record number of flops than any other Telugu hero so far. However, he has been getting offers to change his fortunes. Once again, he has come up with the movie, Ishq wherein he has romanced Nithya Menon. It is a cute love story and the director has weaved the love thread very impressively between the lead pair. Though the second half goes on expected lines and tests the patience of audiences, the pre-climax twist and the interesting climax gives a relief to the audiences.

    Siva (Ajay) is a good sportsman and he is the only son of the commissioner of police (Nagineedu). He falls in love with Divya (Sindhu Tolani), but the latter did not accept his love. As a result, Siva turns a psycho. Though, his father tells him to mend his ways, he doesn"t change his psychic attitude, hence the commissioner necks him out.

    Keeping this aside, Rahul (Nitin) is a student and is on way to Hyderabad from Delhi. Soon after boarding the flight, he falls flat to a cute girl and prays God that she should get a seat by his side. God hears his prayers and the girl introduces herself as Priya (Nithya Menon) before sitting by his side and a positive vibration develops between the duo. Fortunately, the flight makes an emergency landing at Goa. Rahul takes Priya to his aunt"s (Rohini) house and there further turn close. On reaching Hyderabad, Priya realises that her brother turned a psycho after failing to get the love of Rahul"s sister. Now, Rahul has the testing time to win the love of her family members. How he solves the problem? Will he be able to marry Priya? Why Divya refused Siva"s love? Answers to all these questions have to be seen on screen.

    Nitin has learnt from his mistakes and has stopped all his (extras) mannerisms and routine dances by kneeling on the floor. Especially, he is impressive and refreshing when watching 'Kodi baye...' song. Again, Nithya Menon will score good marks with her innocent looks and good dialogue delivery. Other artistes including Ajay as a psycho and short-tempered man, Nagineedu as police officer, Rohini as the hero"s aunt, Sindhu Tolani as a girl who fears in expressing and accepting love, has done justice to their respective roles. Ali, after a long time, tickled the funny bones of audiences well. Duvvasi Mohan and Supreet are okay in their roles.

    There is nothing to talk about the cinematography as it is handled by award-winning cinematographer like PC Sriram. He has captured the beauty of Goa and other places excellently and every frame and every shot is a marvel. Likewise, Srikar Prasad"s editing too is very impressive and tight. Dialogues by Ramesh Samala are adequate. Music by Anup Rubens is okay. All the songs in the film are quite melodious and the background score too is good. When it comes to screenplay and direction, Vikram has done a nice job. Though it is a straight subject, the director has kept some twists in the second half to create interest among the audiences. The second half runs with twists and turns and hence the audiences should have some patience to sit till the climax, but it seems he has lost grip at parts in in the second half.

    The strength of the film is the first half, pre-climax and climax.

    Cast: Nitin, Nithya Menon, Ajay, Nagineedu, Ali, Srinivasa Reddy, Tagubotu Ramesh, Duvvasi Mohan, Supreet, Sindhu Tolani, Rohini, and others
    Credits: Camera – P C Sreeram; Editing – A Srikar Prasad; Art – Rajiv Nair; Action – Vijay; Dialogues – Ramesh Samala; Music – Anup Rubens, Aravind-Shankar; Presents – Multi-dimension Entertainments; Producer – Vikram Goud; Screenplay and direction – Vikram K Kumar
    Banner: Sreshth Movies
    Released on: February 24, 2012

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