1:Nenokkadine (TELUGU)

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Starring: Mahesh Babu, Kriti Sonan, Nasser, Pradeep Rawat and many more
Cinematography: Rathnavelu
Music : Devi Sri Prasad
Written and Directed by : Sukumar

Gautham (Mahesh) is a famous rockstar but he is suffering from bad dreams since childhood. He tends to see three people who are believed to be the one who killed his parents and he also sets to take vengeance on them. But all this is downplayed by the doctors who say it is just his hallucination and nothing more. However, Gautham strongly believes in that and a journalist Sameera (Kriti) comes to his aid. Whether he is successful in finding about his past or not forms the rest of the story.

Most of the time of the first half I felt the story was confusing and was thinking whether I am imagining or what happens is real, just like the hero. But as and when the film progresses it opened up many things and proves that the director has brilliantly conceptualized the idead with brainy stuffs. The film picks up the momentum mainly in the second half when the hero steps into London.

Mahesh Babu’s delivers a superb performance and shoulders the film well. Kriti Sanon is damn hot and beautiful. The psychological thriller is loaded with good high action sequences and subtle performances from the lead pair. Gautham, Mahesh’s real life son, looked cute and confident in front of the camera. Nasser’s character is a little different and he does it very well.

Rathnavelu’s cinematography is a big asset for the movie. The visuals shot in London and Goa look superb. Devi Sri Prasad’s music jels well for the film which initially places as rock and then shifts to thriller, and he has done a better job with the background score. The director should be commended for superb attempt in choosing to make a film that has not been explored in the Southern part of film industry.

This is not an usual masala cinema and may not be everyone’s cup of tea. A thriller is meant to keep the viewer on the edge of seat and by the time the film reaches the closing stages we are really into it. If you are ready to witness some confused but creatively etched thriller and well made film this will not disappoint.

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