|Movie Cast||Avasarala Srinivas, Kajal Aggarwal, Nithya Menon, Regina Cassandra|
|Music Director||Mark K.Robin|
|Production Company||Wallposter Cinema|
|Release Date||February 16, 2018|
There should always be someone to encourage the efforts of someone. Encouragement plays a huge part in getting success. There are a lot of people who make us fear with the set of preconceived notions and they discourage people from doing what they dream of. Every industry has such problem and film industry also is one of them. Nani, who is riding high on success is now backing up a debut director Prasanth Varma with a film called “Awe”. He produced it with some notable actors like Kajal Aggarwal, Nitya Menon, Eesha Rebba, Srinivas Avasarala and some more. This movie is promoted to be mix of all genres and it is also said to be one of the very new kind of film to come out of Telugu films. Let’s see how it lives up to its promotions and expectations.
Kali (Kajal Aggarwal) is a young girl in pain who goes to a food court to celebrate her birthday with herself. She writes all the moments in a diary like book. There we get to find a chef (Priyadarshi) who has a emotional story with a fish and a tree and a small girl who is fascinated by the world of magic and who tries them with the customers and a bearer in coffee shop (Regina Cassandra) who is highly influential of drugs and rock music and then we come across the watchman of the food court (Srinivas Avasarala) who wants to meet his parents whom he missed in his childhood by inventing a time machine. How all the aspirations of the various people come together and form a single answer is the crux of story.
Cast and performance
Kajal Aggarwal as Kali is superb. She carried her look of a pained girl throughout the movie. Although her character has a lot of pain, she looks beautiful. Eesha Rebba as Radha, a girl from an orthodox brahmin family is nice. She looks so gorgeous. Nithya Menon as Krishna Veni is superb. She acts as a catalyst to show the true self of someone. Regina Cassandra is terrific, right from her look to her mannerisms. Srinivas Avasarala is nice in his role of watchman. Pragathi is good. Priyadarshi is superb as someone who wants to get his stomach filled at any cost. All other actors have done a fantastic work in their roles.
Awe is a story which has a very thin line but has multiple layers in its screenplay. Dialogues are written well.
This movie has a single song which comes at climax, justifying all the characters and it supports and carries the mood well. Background score by Mark is superb throughout the movie.
Cinematography is fantastic and the visuals and frames the movie has are good to eye. Editing is good.
Art department has a lot to do in these types of movies and they succeeded in proving their mettle. Production values are apt.
Voiceovers of Nani and Ravi Teja
May appeal to limited audience
Awe can be said as psychological & fiction biography. This movie begins as an anthology with different set of characters and their backstories. This movie begins with some nice humorous moments and as the story proceeds it goes into serious mode until Ravi Teja’s voice over starts. One need to be very free of expectations to get entertained by a movie like this as it questions and exceeds your imagination. Nani and Ravi Teja’s voice overs are well etched and they provide some humorous moments to audience. Writer and Director Prasanth Varma has done a fantastic work for his debut film which may become one of the best debut films. He is very lucky enough to get Natural Star Nani as his support system to make his movie in an uncompromising way and for getting his vision on screen in such a brilliant way. To sum up, Awe is a new kind of cinema we get to see and may appeal to a very limited set of audience.