Naa Nuvve Review: A cliched and disappointing romance
An outdated love story that should've been released ten years ago
Naa Nuvve is meant to be a breezy romantic entertainer, but it fails to impress. As the title implies, the story revolves around Meera (Tamannaah) and Varun (Kalyan Ram) - who are poles apart in terms of personality, background, beliefs and attitude towards life.
Director: Jayendra Panchapakesan
Cast: Kalyan Ram, Tamannaah Bhatia
Meera, the daughter of a criminal lawyer, is a Hyderabad-based Radio Jockey who believes in destiny. On the other hand, Varun is a small-town boy from near Vanaparthy, who aspires to pursue a career in the US. He is someone who believes in the power of mind and the ability to create our own reality. The story starts off with a book--Love Signs--which Meera finds at a convenience store in a railway station, left behind unintentionally by Varun. Even though she tries to send it to him, the book finds its way back to her. On the inside cover of the book, she finds the name Kalyani (Varun’s mother) and while flipping through the pages, she finds a photo of Varun. At this time, she learns that she got through her examination on the fourth attempt. Believing that Varun is her lucky charm, she finds him, only to be challenged by him to prove that it’s a sign of fate. What happens next forms the rest of the story.
The film turns into a clichéd saga with a lot of melodrama, romance and poor placement of songs. The narrative is illogical and some characters end up as stereotypes. Director Jayendra’s treatment is distinctly outdated even for a film that was meant to be released 10 years ago. Perhaps the film’s editor (TS Suresh) could have done us a favour with his scissors.
With PC Sreeram on camera, it's hard to understand why the director has chosen awful CG as the background for the songs.
Tamannaah and Kalyan Ram share a warm chemistry. They have put their best foot forward, but to no avail. Bithiri Sathi provides some hearty laughs as a naïve traffic cop. Sharreth’s music and background score work fine.
Naa Nuvve doesn’t offer anything new and it’s a disappointment from a team that is capable of so much more.