Jhummandi Naadam Movie Review
Jhummandi Nadam is supposed to be a musical romantic entertainer, but the presentation is not contemporary in spite of good song and dance sequences.
Balu (Manoj) aspires to be a great singer and migrates to Hyderabad from his village. He is always at loggerheads with Captai Rao (Mohan Babu) who stays in the same street right opposite to his dwelling. Sravya, from abroad arrives in India and stays with Rao, she being his friend’s daughter. She wants to make a short film on Indianmusic. Balu and Sravya fall in love and Rao wants to destroy the singing career of Balu to thwart the love between him and Sravya. The rest of the story deals with how Balu succeeds in his career as well as love.
Manoj gives a spirited performance while Mohan Babu excels as the respectable villain. New comer Tapsee is photogenic and requires mastering the basics of acting. Brahmanandam, MS Narayana, Ali and Dharmavarapu tickle your funny bone. All others are OK in their roles.
Though the story is routine commercial format, director Raghavender Rao peps it up with his now well known style of presentation which is sometimes very predictable. Music and choreography are appealing. Cinematography is good. The narration speed is slightly uneasy.
Jhummandi Nadam is worth a visit once more so far K Raghavender Rao’s fans.
Cast and Crew
Manoj Manchu, Tapsee, Mohan Babu, Suman, Brahmanandam, MS Narayana, Ali, Dharmavarapu, Ahuti Prasad, Tanikella Bharani, Sudha, Aishwarya, Pragati and others
Music: MM Keeravani
Cinematography: S Gopal Reddy
Editing: Marthand K Venkatesh
Art: Raghu Kulkarni
Story: Bhupati Raja
Story – screenplay: Gopi Mohan – BVS Ravi
Producer: Manchu Lakshmi Prasanna
Banner: Sri Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures
Director:K Raghavendra Rao
2.75 out of 5
Review by Deen Kumar
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