Movie : Jai Lava Kusa
Director: KS Ravindra (Bobby)
Behind the Screens
Young Tiger NTR who is on a high with back to back successes in the recent times is coming to the audience with his Jai Lava Kusa in which he is seen in a Triple Role for the first time in his career. Let us see how the movie releasing this Friday fares with the audience.
Jai Lava Kusa is the story of three twin brothers. Jai is an evil guy who has a stammering problem. Lava is a bank manager who is known for his honesty while Kusa wants to fly abroad at any cost and settle in life. But then, Jai has a problem with his other brothers and tries to seek revenge on them. He also tries to use them for his political ambitions.What happens between three of them forms the rest.
NTR is seen in a Triple Role for the first time. This is the first time any of the current generation hero portraying a Triple Role. Kusa is like the usual energetic self NTR whom we normally see. The innocence in Lava Character brings a whiff of freshness to the role and NTR is adorable in the role. Jai Character stands out as it challenges NTR as an actor. The way he pulled off the stammering and yet managed not to show it as a deformity is immaculate. Rashi Khanna is confined to glamour role while Niveda has got some meat in the role. Comedians Praveen and Priyadarshi do a decent job. Villains looked weak. Tamannah enthralls the masses with her oomph in Swing Zara song.
Usually, the stories of Twin Brothers are confusion comedies. Even though Bobby did the same with Jai Lava Kusa as well, the proceedings of the film are predictable from start to end. The film, however, moves forward with the character variations, comedy, and NTR’s acting prowess. Bobby and Kona Venkat failed to justify the anger of Jai and how it got pacified at the end. The first half is decent with entertainment and an excellent interval bang. The second half is more about Jai and some point, it appears like it is getting repetitive. The stage drama episode is the major highlight in the second half and the climax also gives a decent high. Overall, Jai Lava Kusa will give you an okayish feel with NTR’s hard work being impressive.
Bobby, Kona Venkat and K Chakravarthy worked on the script. Even though the characters are well written, the story flow is predictable and the reasoning behind some of the game-changing moments are not convincing. Bobby scores average marks on direction front as well. Devi Sri Prasad does a good job with the background score while the songs are not to the level of expectations. Tring Tring and Nee Kallalone are good on screen. Chota K Naidu’s camera work is just about okay. Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao does a decent job with the editing. Production Values of NTR Arts could have been better.
Jai Lava Kusa – One Time Watch for Jr.NTR as Jai.