Movie : Mr Nookayya
Director : Ani Kanneganti
Producer : DS Rao
Music : Yuvan Shankar Raja
Cast : Manchu Manoj, Kriti Karbanda, Sana Khan, Murali Sharma, Vennela Kishore, Brahmanandam and others
Manchu Manoj, who has come to slowly establish his sway by virtue of novelty in stunts and dialogue delivery, attempted yet another experiment with Mr Nookayya, after scoring the audiences applause with Nenu Meeku Telusa, which however sank without a trace.
Let us see whether the new venture holds out.
Orphaned as a child, Nookayya (Manoj) grows up stealing mobile phones. Nookayya also keeps in touch with the owners and hence comes in contact with a bank official Anuradha (Kriti Karbanda) and a bargirl Silpa (Sana Khan).
Anuradha marries her lover Kiran (Raja) but things change when she gets an MMS demanding a huge ransom from the kidnappers to seek the release of her hubby. The helpless woman steals cash from her bank, which in turn is being stolen by Nookayya.
When the woman attempts suicide, Nookayya saves her. Why does he save her and why does he steal her cash? It forms the crux of the movie.
Manoj`s performance stands out in the film. His action sequences are superb, leaving the audiences impressed. His composition `Pista Pista` is hummable and the other song penned by him is also good.
Sana Khan`s role is limited to glamour show while story revolves for sometime around Kriti Karbanda`s role. Brahmanandam, Vennela Kishore, Parachuri Venkateswara Rao, Ahuti Prasad, Raja and others lived up to their expectations.
The story has some novelty, but the treatment is jaded, confusing the audiences.
Debutant Ani Kanneganti felt the pressure of directing his first film. He should have worked more on the screenplay. Editing is average. Yuvan Shankar Raja`s music is good especially in `Pista` song. Background score is good. B.Rajasekhar`s photography is commendable. Production values are good.
The chances of the film catching up with the audiences are remote. Except for Manoj`s action sequences and a couple of songs, the film holds nothing.