Friday, July 15, 2011

Naana Review



Film: NAANA
Rating :  5/5
Banner: SK Movies, Wellfare Productions
Cast: Vikram, Anushka, Baby Sarah, Amala Paul, Nasser, Santhanam, Y G Mahendran, M S Bhaskar, Sachin Khedekar, Surekha Vani, Rithika and others
Music: G V Prakash Kumar
Cinematographer: Nirav Shah
Director: Vijay
Producers: Suresh Kondeti, Malla Vijaya Prasad
Release date: 15/07/2011


Story:
An emotional tale, the story begins with Krishna (vikram) who is in search of his daughter Vennela (baby sara) as she is taken away by her grandfather Rajendra (sachin khedekar) and aunt Swetha (amala paul). A twist of events leads him to the court where Krishna chances upon Anuradha (anushka) a small time lawyer waiting for atleast one case. What looks like a business opportunity for Anuradha eventually changes to a challenge and a responsibility to unite Krishna with Vennela. With the help of her assistants (santhanam, rithika) she files a case and clashes with the powerful lawyer Bashyam (nasser). What happens from there forms the rest of the story.

Performances:

This is definitely one of the top performances of Vikram. His antics as a mentally retarded man are superb. You won’t see Vikram in few scenes. We will get a feeling that he is really suffering with that disorder. Hats off to the great actor. Also his makeup and costumes deserves special applause.

Anushka comes up with a winning performance. Her character is innocent yet sincere. Santhanam brings in few laughs with his one-liners. Nazar is at his very best. Amala Paul didn’t have much scope. Watch out for his expressions where he is left dumbstruck in the climax court room scene. Priceless. Everyone did their part very well and the little kid Sarah is so confident.

Tehnicalities:

G.V. Prakash Kumar’s music is good. Background score is an asset. Nirav Shah’s cinematography is another plus point. Editing by Anthony is good but could’ve trimmed a bit in the first hour. Dialogues are simple yet beautiful.

A.L. Vijay takes a very tough subject and handles it so well. It has the danger of falling under heavy sentiment zone but Vijay made sure that it is entertaining and engaging. He handled the sentiment scenes so well that anyone should feel the pinch of it. Kudos to Vijay!

Plus Points:

- Vikram’s performance
- Story
- Climax
- Background score

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