Movie: Ekkadiki Pothavu Chinnavada
Director: VI Anand
Behind the screens: Nikhil who in the recent past hit the purple patch with hits like Swamy Ra Ra and Karthikeya however lost steam with Shankarabharanam. He is now planning to regain it with Ekkadiki Potavu Chinnavada which hit the screens today in a grand manner. Let us see what impact the film made on movie lovers.
Arjun (Nikhil) after suffering breakup falls for voluptuous Vijayawada girl Amala (Hebah Patel),when he goes to Mahishamardhini temple in Kerala to help his friend Kishore (Vennala Kishore),get crued off his illusions that a soul took posses over him. Arjun and Amala share happy moments but Arjun gets huge shock when Amala goes missing after promising to share important thing.
Arjun goes in search of her but more surprise awaits as Amala look alike rejects him saying she is Nitya. When Arjun is at his wits end, he will be in for even bigger shock when another girl (Nandita Swetha) enters his life claiming to be Amala. Unravel the mystery behind Amala and Arjun by watching Ekkadiki Potavu Chinnavada on silver screen.
Nikhil stole the hearts of all with his lovely expressions and comedy timing as a youngster. He showed maturity in showing fear when ghost enters his life and also has a lover who missed his lover when he suffered heartbreaks. However he showed all kind of emotions and expressions to attract everyone.
Hebah Patel gave ample glamour treat with her red hot expressions and macho talk in her role. She attracted masses and youngsters with her performance. Debutante Nandita Swetha showed her acting talent by showing good emotions as a desperate lover to posses her sweetheart. Avika Gor impressed in a cute cameo.
Viva Harsha, Vennela Kishore and others impressed wiwth their comedy though some of the scenes dragged the film pace. Others like Tagubotu Ramesh, Tanikella Bharani, 30 Yrs Prudhvi performed their roles according to their characters.
VI.Anand after attracting with masses entertainer Tiger, this came with a romantic thriller. Throughout the film he elevated the acting prowess of Nikhil as a lover boy, charming youngster and lover who goes to any extent for his love.
In the process he deviated from the main plot as he concentrated more on Nikhil and his friends in the first half and only at the end of the first half, film changes gears from comedy and romance to thrilling elements with good interval twist.
Second half turns serious with soul trying its best to realize its dream of finding lost love. Few drags occurred in the narration and some logic’s went missing in VI. Anand’s story. VI.Anand’s screenplay and direction is good and he should have paid some attention to the loopholes in the narration for better result. Film lacks mass and regular commercial elements and it depends on how masses,B,C centers receive the film. Film interests youngsters and multiplex viewers.
Sekhar Chandra’s background score elevated the film to another level. Music however is not as effective as his background score. One romantic song is good. Chota K Prasad’s editing could have been even sleek to quicken the pace of the film. Sai Sriram added soul to the film capturing the beautiful nature with his camera. Production values are good.
First half is just OK except last 15 to 20 minutes before interval where it picks up the speed, but 2nd half is good with thrilling and engaging elements except climax. Concept is different and good. Overall if you are looking away from regular movies then you can watch Ekkadaki Pothavu Chinnavada with out any reservations, you will not be disappointed.
Cast: Nikhil, Nandita Swetha, Hebah Patel,Vennela Kishore, 30 Yrs Prudhvi, Tanikella Bharani, Satya, Tagubothu Ramesh, Josh Ravi, Viva Harsha, Sudarshan, Bhadram, Apurva Srinivas and others
Music: Sekhar Chandra
Cinematography: Sai Sriram
Editing: Chota K Prasad
Banner: Meghana Arts
Release: Nov 18, 2016