Nenu Meeku Thelusa? Movie review
The Cast and Crew
Manoj, Riya Sen, Sneha Ullal, Nazar, Uttej, Brahmanandam, Sunil, Mallikarjuna Rao, Surekha Vani, Raghu, Harshavardhan, Tanikella Bharani, Hemachander, C.V.L. Narasimha Rao, Vizag Prasad, Tarzan, Suprith, Malladi Raghava and others.
Writers: Thirumala Kishore, Thota Anand
Director of Photography: Suneel K. Reddy
Choreography: Noble, Yasin
Stunts: Manchu Manoj Kumar, Tim Storms, Bob Chaplin
Fights: Nandu, Jholy Sebastian
Music: Achu, Dharan
Sound Design: Raghu, Rajasekhar
Lyrics: Sirivennela Seetarama Sastry, Veturi Sundararamamurthy, Ajay Sastry
Film Editing: Baswa Paidireddy
Digital Editing: Naveen
Visual Effects: ThinkSmart, Pixeloid
Production Designer: Ashok Kumar Raju
Producer: Lakshmi Manchu
Story, Screenplay, Dialogues and Direction: Ajay Sastry
Nenu Meeku Thelusa is a stylistic film laced with romance and a murder mystery. The story is narrated with a very fashionable oomph with an eye on the multiplex audience.
Aditya(Manoj) who is working as a manager in a big business outfit, meets with an accident and loses his memory. The problem is that he cannot remember anything about the past after he wakes up from sleep. A doctor(Harshavardhan) takes care of Aditya’s temporary memory loss issue by recording instructions in a tape-recorder, which would be played every morning.
The MD of the company (Nazar), where Aditya works, happens to be his uncle. Aditya’s work involves interacting with Madhumita (Riya Sen), the Vice President, General Manager (Sunil), and other colleagues Rajesh (Uttej), Lakshmi (Surekha Vani) and others. No one in the company, except Aditya’s uncle and the doctor, knows about his temporary memory loss problem. Aditya is in love with Madhumitha.
Unexpectedly, Aditya’s uncle is found murdered and Aditya becomes the prime suspect. An IPS officer (Sneha Ullal) arrives to solve this murder mystery.
The rest of the story deals with the unraveling of the murder story.
Manoj looks trim and ebullient and acts within his limitations. Riya Sen and Sneha Ullal complete the glamour quotient. Nazar and Vishnuvardhan are adequate in their roles. The comedy of Brahmanandam and Sunil does not tickle the ribs. All others play their parts as per the demands of their characters.
Ajay Sastry has an innovative story and an interesting screenplay. But the stylish narration appears to have overtaken the importance of content. The dialogues are routine and lack punch. The climax is not conceived emphatically and is predictable. Cinematography, choreography, audiography and music are good. Action sequences are orchestrated well. Visual effects and production values are high.
This film is for action buffs and for those who love song and dance sequences. This film has a strong body, but less of mind, while the soul is missing. There is nothing wrong in watching this movie, if you have lots of leisure at your disposal.
2.5 out of 5
Review by Deen Kumar