Release date : 10 January 2014
123telugu.com Rating : NA
Director : Sukumar
Producers : Achanta Ramu , Achanta Gopinath , Anil Sunkara
Music Director : Devi Sri Prasad
Starring : Mahesh Babu, Kriti Sanon, Nassar, Posani Krishna Murali…
Superstar Mahesh Babu’s ’1 – Nenokkadine’ has released today across the world. Sukumar has directed this movie and 14 Reels Entertainment banner has produced this movie. Kriti Sanon is the heroine and Devi Sri Prasad is the music director. ’1 -Nenokkadine’ has come in with great hype and high expectations, so let us see how the film is.
Gautham (Mahesh Babu) is a rockstar with a troubled childhood. He witnesses the gruesome murder of his parents, but he has clear memory of how they look or where they lived. He keeps experiencing strange events and believes that people are out to kill him. But those around him fail to notice any of the events.
A journalist named Sameera (Kriti Sanon) enters Gautham’s life and fall in love with him. Gautham sets out to seek answers to all the questions tormenting him and Sameera joins him in this endeavour.
The search takes them to Goa, Northern Ireland and London. He discovers that some powerful opponents are out to get him. He also learns some shocking truths about his parents and discovers the motive behind their murder.
What is that motive? Is Gautham really experiencing all those attacks? That forms the story of ’1 – Nenokkadine’.
Plus Points :
Mahesh Babu is simply outstanding as Gautham. He looks lean and fit and he has tried his best to shoulder a weak product. Once can see how hard Mahesh Babu worked for the movie. Gautham Krishna does not have much to do, but he has done what is required of him.
Kriti Sanon looks good, especially in the sequences shot in Goa. She has given an okay performance. The interval sequence has been shot well and Mahesh Babu’s performance in this sequence is excellent.
Some of the chase sequences have been shot well and Ratnavelu’s cinematography is a big asset for the movie.
Minus Points :
The screenplay of this movie is one big mess. The plot is needlessly complex and will be quite tough for most people to handle. A film like ‘Inception’ is perhaps easier to understand than this movie.
The production team hyped up the action sequences that were shot in London. But in the film, these scenes end up causing a big disappointment. They are way too small and basically what you see in the teasers is all that there is to those scenes.
The film’s runtime is a big minus and at least 30 minutes could have been shaved off from the film. There are way too many chase sequences in the film and they do not add to the thrill factor.
Entertainment quotient is near zero. There is no comedy to engage casual moviegoers and Mahesh Babu’s fans will be disappointed with the lack of heroism in the film. The climax is a big disappointment.
Technical Aspects :
Ratnavelu’s cinematography is a big asset for the movie. The visuals shot in London and Ireland look superb. Devi Sri Prasad’s music is quite mediocre for the film, but he has done a better job with the background score. He seems to have been inspired by John Powell’s work for the Bourne series.
Editing is not up to the mark. Dialogues are quite mediocre. Direction is a big minus for the film. The production unit spent almost two years on this movie and this is quite surprising, as there is nothing spectacular to justify the amount of time and money spent on the film.
For all the hype surrounding the movie, ’1 – Nenokkadine’ ends up as a disappointment. Except for Mahesh Babu’s outstanding performance in the film, there is nothing in the film to entice or entertain movie lovers. The needlessly complex plot and excessive run time make things worse. Because of Mahesh Babu’s stardom and the Sankranthi season, the film may pull in good revenues in week 1.
123Telugu.com Rating – NA
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Reviewed by Mahesh S Koneru