The story is told in two different streams – the first is in India where Rishi (Sidhu) and Jai (Abhejit) have a romantic interest in Anu (Nishanti). She responds favourably to Jai while she ignores Rishi.
In USA Radhika (Chinmayi) thinks that she and Rakesh (Rohan) are made for each other. Confronted with an unresponsive Rakesh, she befriends Varun (Asif).
Both the stories run in parallel and the changing degree of relationships between the two groups of the three-some lead to an interesting climax.
Nishanti and Chinmayi give outstanding performances. Abhejit essays his role with conviction. Rohan, Asif and Sidhu fit their roles. All the six actors somehow look and act in a very natural way that is both refreshing and enjoyable.
Director Praveen Sattaru on his debut gives a mature touch to the story and the way he had etched the characters is really noteworthy. The theme is totally out of the box. The screenplay moving to and fro from one stream to the other is done seemlessly. Cinematography by Andrew Redd and Suresh is of international standards. Editing by Dharmendra enhances the narration value. Music by Anil R is mellifluous. Production values are high.
LBW should be seen for its sheer variety and novelty and the good performances by the actors.
The Cast and Crew
Asif Taj, Rohan Gudlavalleti, Nishanthi Evani, Chinmayi Ghatrazu, Siddharth, Abhijeet and others
Music – Anil R.
Cinematography – Andrew Redd, Suresh
Lyrics – Krishna Chaitanya
Editing – Dharmendra
Art – Maddineni
Producer – Navin Sattaru, Deborah
Banner – A Working Dreams Production
Story, Screenplay, Direction – Praveen Sattaru
2.75 out of 5
Review by Deen Kumar