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Happy Wedding, the title gives a lighter feeling of a breezy commercial family entertainer. Off-late, the trend of family oriented movies has kicked back in Telugu cinema much similar to its history and Happy Wedding joins the bandwagon. Being directed by a debutant director, the movie features some ensemble lead actors who are well complimented by senior and experienced artists.
As the title indicates, the movie unfolds with the wedding proposal of Akshara (Niharika Konidela), a saree designer who is slated to tie the knot with Ashwin (Sumanth Ashwin), an ad script writer. Both families are jubilant with the proceedings and the bride too, decides to step into the next phase of life with much joy.
Anand is very much affectionate about his fiancé while he fizzles in expressing his love towards her. Akshara, much similar to most girls of the present generation, wishes to experience the love, care and affection through actions, which naturally disappoints her due to Anand's submissive behaviour.
This is when Akshara's ex-boyfriend, Vijay, walks into her life requesting for one more chance to rebuild their lives by tendering an apology.
Akshara is caught in the midst of choices, which give a hard thought about her marriage. This interestingly poised point forms the rest of the story. Will Akshara choose her first love or will she go ahead with Anand and stay ethical?
Happy Wedding is definitely a genuine attempt from the entire team despite its flaws. Director Lakshman should be given a pat on the back for handling the story considering his experience. The movie takes off well and sets the tempo in the first half. It's the second half narrative which lags pace and might cause boredom to audience. Dialogues of the flick are both positive and negative of the product.
Few dialogues invoke applause, while a few gets too preachy which could earn some curses to Lakshman and writer, Bhavani Prasad. Background Music by S Thaman is adequate to the script but songs by Shakthikanth are a complete let down. Movies like these bank upon songs as it takes the movie ahead. Bal Reddy, who has cranked the camera delivers his job well so has Srinivas Reddy with his scissors work.
Production values by Pocket Cinema is not appealing and it so appears that the production house grew mingy during the course of the production. The runtime of the movie is kept slick which adds as one more positives of the movie.
Niharika Konidela is one of the major takeaways of the movie. She is good looking and has performed well. Sumanth Ashwin has improved to a decent extent from his previous outing. Both lead actors earn their share of brownie points. Rest of the cast chip in with their share of performances which keeps the movie just above the needle.
Happy Wedding is a decent flick with no overboard characterizations and performances. The dialogues can either go well or appear to be overdosed. A genuine attempt to be watched if you are left with much time and no options over the weekend!