(Nagarjuna) is an orphan and a contractor at Vizag port.
Anu (Shriya) is a student in classical singing. Sruthi
(Arti Agarwal) is Anu's friend. Anu loves Arun (Subbaraju)
and makes an attempt to elope with him one night. Arun
is the son of a business tycoon JP (Mukesh Rushi). JP
sends police across to nab Arun. As police nab Arun,
Venu rescues Anu. Anu's father disassociates himself
from his daughter. Then Venu takes Anu to his place
and gives assurance - 'I am there' (Nenunnanu).
finds out where Arun is and gets Anu married to him.
After the marriage is over, JP tells his son that Venu
and Anu have an affair as they live together in the
same house. Arun gets suspicious about Anu's character
and leaves the marriage venue immediately after the
marriage. Anu is back in Venu's place. Venu is in the
mission of locating Arun and convince him.
Venu reunite Anu and Arun? Is Arun - who suspected his
love of infidelity - worth enough to be the husband
of a good girl like Anu? Would Venu reciprocate to the
love signs of Sruthi? Would Anu dump Arun to love Venu?
Too many questions and a single answer! Watch it yourself
to know the climax.
Nagarjuna is as charming as ever. He is exceptionally
handsome as Venu in this film. He excelled in each department
with his consummate ease. Be it mass steps in 'Ettagu
Vunnadi' song, ferocious fights or charismatic demeanor
refers to Arti Agarwal in this film as 'Gas Cylinder'
and the entire theater goes into ruptures by listening
to this comment. She seems to have put on more weight
for this film in which her character is given less weightage.
There is also a one-liner written for her in this film
- Deeniki cholesterole kaadu
extraalu kooda ekkuve'.
She also wore tight clothes in this film which made
her movements a little difficult. Hence she does not
look entirely at home while doing certain mass steps
in the songs.
Shriya is sensuous as usual. She played a very vital
role in this film and she did justice to her role. But
she seems to be losing the freshness and tenderness
off late. She has only one duet song with Nagarjuna.
The main villain Mukesh Rushi does not have much role
to play in this film. Pasupati did justice to his role
of a goon with his grotesque looks and fearsome representation.
Tanikella Bharani did a negative role. It is nice to
see Allari Ravi Babu back in his elements of comedy
villain. Subba Raju is fair as lover of Shriya. Paruchuri
Venkateswara Rao and Sudha do not have much role to
play. Ali and Brahmanandam acted as pals of Nagarjuna
and they did well within their limitations.
Story of the film is wafer thin. The main thread of
the film is very delicate. Its about how an orphan man
gives shelter and assurance to a girl who is also made
orphan by her disassociated parents and ran-away lover.
- direction: When we have such a thin storyline,
it is essential to have a great screenplay to run that
story in a convincing way by establishing the relationships
in such a powerful manner that they carry the entire
film without boring the audience. But the director VN
Aditya could not succeed in providing interesting screenplay
to sustain the tender emotions. The direction of the
film also leaves a lot to be desired. However, he handled
certain scenes towards climax (especially the song 'Venu
Madhava') in appropriate manner.
Music for this film is excellent. Keeravani has given
a couple of soul renditions for this film. Two situational
songs in the second half 'Nenunnanani' and 'Venu madhava'
are very well canned. The remaining songs were not placed
in interesting situations. Anita did the first song
of the film 'Banti Kavala'. She did lots of mass steps
in that song. Nagarjuna did perfect mass steps in 'Ettaga
Vunnadi' song. Shriya should have been there in that
song along with Arti as per the situation.
departments: Dialogues by Paruchuri brothers are
average. They also did the expansion of story (Katha
Vistarana), which is also not satisfactory enough. Photography
by Siva is good. Stunts by Vijay are OK. Lyrics by Sirivennela
and Chandrabose are worth a commendation. Choreography
by Lawrence, Raju Sundaram and Ashok Raju are good.
Production values of Kamakshi banner are of top standard.
First half of the film is little boring. Second half
is slightly better. Things get better towards climax.
The plus points of the film are Nagarjuna and music
by Keeravani. The main drawback of the film is incoherent
script and loose screenplay. The mass-elevation took
a beating as Mukhesh Rushi is given weak characterization.
Arti Agarwal character is created just to insert 3 songs
as Shriya is shown as the girl of some other guy for
85% of the film. One does not understand why the kids-episode
is shown in the beginning of the film. There are lots
of unnecessary scenes in the film which makes the narration
appear pathetically slow. Nagarjuna has given three
hits in a row - Santosham, Manmadhudu and Shivamani
98480 22338. We have to wait and see if 'Nenunnanu'
help Nagarjuna to continue the successive winning streak.