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1: Nenokkadine - Movie Review: Brilliant Psychological Thriller

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Superstar Mahesh Babu's 1: Nenokkadine, which has been directed by Sukumar, is one of the most-talked about and highly-anticipated Telugu movies. The promos of the film have created lot of curiosity among the viewers. Having released in theatres today, the movie is much more than what has been expected from it. Made on par with Hollywood standards, this film is sure to become a landmark film in Prince's career.

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The movie 1: Nenokkadine is a psychological thriller and it is high on action quotient. Mahesh Babu's electrifying performance is the main highlight in the film. Sukumar's engrossing screenplay and emotionally-charged dialogues, Devi Sri Prasad's songs and background score, R Rathnavelu's amazing camera work, brilliantly-choreographed action and chases scenes, Kriti Sanon's glamour, and exotic locales are other big attractions in the film. The dragging narration in the second half and lack of entertainment quotient are its big drawbacks.

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Sukumar has chosen an interesting story, which has not been explored many times in Tollywood. The film 1: Nenokkadine is all about a young guy, who is desperate to know his identity. Having lost his memory in an accident, he goes in search of his true self. The director seems to have drawn inspiration from a Hollywood film The Bourne Identity. Though its storyline is simple, the director has included lot of twists and turns in the narration, which makes the audience glued to screens throughout the film.

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Not many directors dare to include commercial elements in a psychological thriller, but Sukumar has done it very nicely without harming the tempo of 1: Nenokkadine. Since it is a big-budget movie, he has balanced the content and commercial viability of the film. He has embedded it with plenty of intense action and excellent emotional sequences in the movie. His screenplay will give you new experience.

The first half of 1: Nenokkadine is excellent and will impress all classes of audience. A few sentimental scenes slow down the pace of narration in the second half. But the superb climax that lasts for 15 minutes will compensate it. The viewers will surely walk out of theatre with contented heart.

Sukumar should be commended for brilliant characterization in 1: Nenokkadine. Mahesh Babu appears in two different getups and he impresses the viewers in both shades. He has delivered wonderful performance in action, dance and sentimental scenes. Newbie Kriti Sanon does not have much scope for performance, but she manages to steal the show with her glam quotient.

As usual, talented artistes Nassar, Anu Hasan, Sayaji Shinde, Pradeep Rawat, Kelly Dorji, Vikram Singh, Posani Krishna Murali, Srinivasa Reddy, Anand and Supreet Reddy have delivered their best. Mahesh Babu's Gautham Krishna, who enters films as child artiste, will also win the heart of the film goers.

The production values of 1: Nenokkadine are on par with Hollywood standards and Ratnavelu's cinematography is the main attraction in the technical front. Devi Sri Prasad's music and background score are also among the big strengths of the film. Though all his songs are good to listen, a couple of them have been misplaced. International stunt coordinator Conrad Palmisano's stunts and chase scenes are also one of the main highlights of the film. Other technical departments have also done commendable job. Karthika Srinivas' editing is also good, but he could have trimmed a few scenes in the second half.

Overall, 1: Nenokkadine is a wonderful psychological thriller, which will appeal to all classes of audience. The movie has Mahesh Babu's excellent performance, Sukumar brilliant direction, and amazing technical stuff. It is a paisa vasool entertainer that will remain as a classic and landmark film in the career of Mahesh Babu and Sukumar. Don't miss to watch the movie this weekend.

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Sagar ‏@sachinsagar64

first half lo interval episode bagundi and second half overall ga oka 20 mins migitha anta chala bore kotuddi...#1Nenokkadine

Sreevani ‏@sreevani95

#1Nenokkadine is completely a different movie,No comedy &commercial elements.Mahesh electrifying performance.#GenuineTalkFromOverseas

BhaskarBachi ‏@Bhaskar_bachi

The dragging narration in the second half and lack of entertainment quotient are its big drawbacks. #1Nenokkadine

Reddy Vinod ‏@vinodbabu1118

First half finished,except the lag in the middle remaining is good.interval bang is awesome.nice screenplay.I am loving it.#1Nenokkadine

Rakesh Kumar ‏@RakeshReveting

#1Nenokkadine done wth first half......top notched DOP (expected)...slow narration (unexpected)

AshokVarma ‏@ashokgaru

1st half over... intrvl mundu mahesh actn suprbbb... madyalo boree kottinchesadu #1Nenokkadine

SaandeepReddyK ‏@ImSRK20

1stHalf Avg With Good 30mins of Pre Interval,DSP bGM The Worst, Sayoonara Song Chala Bagundi. #1nenokkadine

KK ‏@Kriskk11

#1nenokkadine second half trim chesthaaranta 1st shows ninchi. Goutham scenes in the end anta...

NTR FANS CLUB ‏@Telugu_film

West Narasapuram Lo First Half Complete Ayyindhi-Chala Confusing ga vndhi antunnaru Secnd Half jst startd #1Nenokkadine

Ravi kiran ‏@kinnuPSPK

#1Nenokkadine Opening shot Inttoducing Prince Gautham followed by Superstar Intro ... Adiripoindi Who are You Song startss !! Who are you song nenu expect chesina range lo lekapoina bagundi :) #1Nenokkadine !! Kriti Sanon purijagannadh cinema lo heroine la chesthundi .. Puri garu manchi break icheyachu #1Nenokkadine !!

Sagar ‏@sachinsagar64

#kurnool lo first day 17 lakhs gross kuda chala kastam....fans e flop antunnaru...#1Nenokkadine

Survi ‏@PavanSurvi

#1Nenokkadine -- first song n chase sequence Ki Rathnavelu shacky camera angles, BGM by DSP are just perfect.

Varun Regenerated© ‏@iamcrazyvenki

#1Nenokkadine -- first song n chase sequence Ki Rathnavelu shacky camera angles, BGM by DSP are just perfect.

Tarak ‏@Mahee_pfdb

#1Nenokkadine Review *Second Half * Open Climax, Soyonora Song, Dance But Film have Some Low Space but My Rating Of Second Half--***

Laxman Anishetty ‏@laxman219

First half aayyindi oka 15 min bagundi..migitha antha boring #1Nenokkadine

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