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Behind the Screens:
Aadhi Pinisetty is struggling to establish his foothold in Telugu Film Industry for a long time. He has bagged hits as a Supporting Artist with films like Sarainodu and Rangasthalam and is now search of a hit as a Protagonist with his Thriller film, Neevevaro. Let us see how the audience receives the movie releasing this Friday.
‘Love is blind’, the story starts with the popular phrase on how an accomplished blind Master Chef Kalyan (Aadhi Pinnisetty) loves a girl, Vennela (Taapsee) who he hardly knows and then, there is his friend (Ritika Singh) who loves him a lot. Then, the protagonist meets with an accident. Kalyan concludes Vennela is no more but when he decides to move on finds out that she is actually abducted. Interesting events follow as the protagonist sets on the journey to save her.
Aadhi Pinnisetty does a fine job as a Blind Chef in the First Half. Once he gets his eyesight, later on, it is a usual act for him. He did a good job in emotional sequences as well as fights. Tapsee is good and elaborating more can be a potential spoiler. Rithika Singh is also okay as a Journalist Friend. Vennela Kishore manages good laughs in the Second Half as a Police Constable.
Neevevaro is the remake of Tamil film, Adhe Kangal and one should say it is a fresh story for Tollywood. Kona Venkat has delivered the screenplay and dialogues to the film, making a few changes to the Original. But then, the narration is still not up to the mark to call it a perfect thriller. Director Harinath does a decent job with everything on his platter. Music by Achu and Prasan are good. The re-recording compliments the narration. Sai Sriram’s camera work is good, especially in the night effect. Art Work is also commendable. Editing could have been better in the first half. Production Values are okay.
The first half is more about how the blind chef falls in love with his customer while his journalist friend is also trying to win him. It is a kind of routine and bores you a bit only until the interval ends up with a surprise bang. The second half is certainly more interesting than the first with good twists here and there. The journey of the protagonist with the help of a Police Constable played by Vennela Kishore is well narrated. Vennela Kishore does some good comedy here. But then, the movie gets predictable for around 40 minutes once the twist is revealed. Finally, Neevevaro is an okay thriller. It is good on paper and would have done very well if it is executed well with tight narration.
Neevevaro: Good Story But Not So Good Execution
Cast: Aadhi Pinnisetty, Taapsee, Rithika Singh, Vennela Kishore, and Others
Screenplay and Dialogues: Kona Venkat
Producer: MVV Satyanarayana
DOP: Sai Sriram
Music: Achu Rajamani and Prasan
Editor: Pradeep E Ragav
Banner: MVV Cinemas and Kona Film Corporation
Release Date: 24th August 2018