Movie : Nenu Naa Rakshasi
Director : Puri Jagannath
Cast : Rana, Ileana, Ratna, Abhimanyu Singh, Subbaraju, Ali, Mumaith Khan
Nenu Naa Raakshasi created a lot of sensation in the industry even before its release. Puri Jagannath chose a sensitive script which is based on suicides. Rana and Ileana are paired for the first time in this different love story. Let us check, to what extent this `different` movie would click with the crowd.
Abhi (Rana), a cold blooded killer by profession kills baddies to earn money for his ailing mother. Meenakshi (Ileana), a waitress by profession shoots suicide videos and uploads them on to YouTube anonymously.
They bump into each other and it is love at first sight for Abhi. Meanwhile, the police are after Meenakshi for uploading the suicide videos.
Abhi decides to commit suicide after his ailing mother passes away and contacts Meenakshi to shoot his suicide. Abhi changes his mind after seeing Meenakshi and express his love and proposes to her.
At the same time, Meenakshi reveals the shocking truth that she is all set to commit suicide after 15 days. Abhi convinces her to stay with him for this duration and they fly to Venice to escape from the police and his rivals.
You have to watch the movie for more details.
Rana should be appreciated for experimenting in his early stages of career. His performance in the movie is good and he fits well. Still there are some areas where he needs fine tuning. We don`t get to see his dancing skills in the movie.
Ileana is terrific. She is known for her glamour, but it is her performance which deserves appreciation in this movie. Subba Raju is great as the inspector. Abhimanyu Singh gave a stellar performance.
Surya, Baby Siri acted well. Ali and Mumath Khan`s comedy track is useless. Kota appears in a guest role.
Director Puri Jagannath infused enough curiosity with a unique title. That is the best he could with the movie. He totally lost his grip as the movie progresses. First half of the movie is OK, but second half is a head banger. Screenplay in the second half is a big letdown.
Music by Vishwa and Rahman is good. Re-recording by Anoop Ruben is excellent. Cinematography by Amol Rathod is top class. Action scenes are well composed.
NNR is targeted for audiences who dig romantic thrillers. The movie starts on a promising note, but the script turns jaded soon. Puri might have thought of several climaxes for the movie, but seems to have been forced to choose a positive end.
The climax lost its impact if there is any. Puri should have avoided the Ali-Mumaith Khan comedy track. One doesn`t understand why there should be a cheap comedy track if you are targeting a specific section of audience.
Finally, NNR would have been a better movie had Puri restricted the movie to 90 minutes. It will be very tough for the movie to survive at the box office.