After a string of 5 continuous flops, Sai Dharam Tej is all determined to strike the bulls-eye this time around. Opting out of his comfort zone, Sai Dharam Tej is seen in an out-and-out romantic flick, which is being steered by the master of love stories, A. Karunakaran. Will the team be successful with their honest attempt is a question to be answered by the audience.
Tej, an orphan at a very early age is raised by his peddananna (Jayaprakash). As a do-gooder, he saves a lady from being sexually abused and thus lands in jail for 7 years. Later, he is ousted from his peddananna's house for breaking an arranged marriage alliance of his cousin.
In the meantime, he joins his friends for a small music troop and on a parallel track, happens to meet Nandini (Anupama Parameshwaran). Love teaser begins between them and blossoms eventually. What happens rest has been narrated in Tej I Love You.
Sai Dharam Tej's performance
Anupama Parameswaran's screen presence
Outdated story and mediocre screenplay
Flat comedy track
While Sai Dharam Tej has rendered a decent performance with his expressions and body language, he still needs to be wise and meticulous while choosing his scripts. He can't afford to lose many such good opportunities, especially at this juncture of his career.
Anupama is ravishing and has done a decent job. Though the memory loss portions are a bit tedious to hold back our patience, her beauty captivates the audience to an extent.
The rest of the casting have done fair bit of justice in their given roles.
Gopi Sundar does excite us once again with his songs and background music. Even if the movie fails to mark a presence, music sometimes lifts the project by acting as a soul and this is where Gopi was needed to show his stamina.
Andrew's cinematography is a positive part of the flick. His visuals are appealing and bright at places. Editing is adequate.
Karunakaran, a coming of age director over a decade ago seems to now has lost the sheen and touch now. His writing and execution has been very pale with many dull moments filled in the package.
Tej I Love you has an earnest performance from Sai Dharam Tej. But that alone couldn't save this mediocre tale from being a disappointment.