Nenu Meeku Telusaa? – Gajini’ storyline narrated in a different passion
Cast: Manoj, Riya Sen, Sneha Ullal, Nazar, Sunil, Brahmanandam, Ali, Vizag Prasad, Surekhavani and others.
Cinematogrpahy: Sunil Reddy
Producer: Lakshmi Prasanna
Story, screenplay and direction: Ajay Sastry
Banner: Sri Lakshmi Prasanna Pictures
Released on: October 10, 2008
Though Manoj entered the films long ago, he could not achieve the necessary break through. Though he had an excellent diction and acting capabilities, the audiences failed to receive him in the absence of a gripping subject. Once he went to his father Mohanbabu and came out in open that he had agreed and acted in two films after his father okayed it but they did not do well. This time, he told him that he brought a very good subject and a debutant director, who narrated it and impressed his father. This time, Manoj’s judgment proved right and the film with a concept of ‘amnesia’ on the lines of ‘Gajini’ did well and the film came out excellently.
Aditya (Manoj) is the son of an NRI. His father is a millionaire and stays in the US. Adi stays in India to
pursue his engineering course. He loses his heart to Anjali (Sneha Ullal) and they share many sweet moments. Adi and Anjali differ over their stay in the US. When Adi plans to complete his software engineering and settle in the US, Anjali plans to finish her IPS course to become a police officer. But Adi had no soft corner towards police officer as he felt all of them are corrupt. This widens the gap between Adi and Anjali. After two years, Adi returns to India with an intention to apologise to Anjali and marry her. At this juncture, he meets with an accident in which his father dies and Adi suffers amnesia due to a blood clot in his brain. He loses his memory once he goes to bed. Like this, he forgets Anjali completely. However, he continues to work in his own company as an employee with his paternal uncle (Nazar) is taking care of the entire property. On learning that Aditya is the MD of the company, the vice-president of the company Madhumati traps him and befriends with him. However, she did not leak the information that she knows that Aditya is the MD to his uncle. Completely trusting her, Adi’s uncle reveals the secret about him to Madhumati. At this juncture, Adi’s uncle gets killed and Adi gets implicated in the murder case. Who killed Adi’s uncle? Is really Madhumati in love with Adi? What happened to Anjali? Did Adi meet Anjali? If so under what circumstances? Answers to all these questions form part of the climax.
Manoj showed an impeccable performance in the film. He showed excellent skills in every scene. He
improved a lot. He built the physique well and got a six-pack body. Moreover, his histrionics too improved well. In a scene he imitates Mohanbabu through a lengthy dialogue and he did very well and his dialogue modulation was perfectly suited his father. Riyasen filled the glamour slot, while Sneha Ullal too joined her, besides she was very romantic in a duet. The entire film revolves around these three characters. Comedy by Brahmanandam failed to evoke big laughter though it gave smiles at times. However, the comedy by Surekhavani in imitating the advertisements of dubbed English films from Hollywood, evoked good laughter. Sunil and Surekhavani tried their best to give comedy.
Ajay Sastry’s direction is also worth remembering. Though the storyline had a point of amnesia, which was already presented on the screen, he took every precaution in preventing repetition of any scene in the film. Camera work by Sunil Reddy is worth to mention, while choreography of songs was also novel. Though the entire film is good, the songs in the film is a drawback. Though the background score is good, Achu failed to give good tunes to all the songs, though a couple of songs are good to listen. Despite the poor music, the choreography of songs covered them with different steps and stylish taking. While the entire film was brought well, the director spoiled the mood with a poor climax. It is not known why and how both the heroines come to the place unless the audiences keenly watch the film.
Manoj would definitely get a good break with this film. He really improved a lot in all the departments and proved that he could deliver the good. Moreover, the director extracted his talents in a right way with an already treaded path and old storyline by presenting it differently on the screen. Ajay Sastri proved himself as a director who have the guts to select an already proved storyline and remake it with a different concept.
Review by Aparichithudu