|Movie Cast||Akhil Akkineni, Kalyani Priyadarshan, Jagapathi Babu, Ramyakrishnan|
|Director||Vikram K Kumar|
|Music Director||Anup Rubens|
|Production Company||Annapurna Studios|
|Release Date||December 22, 2017|
Whenever a heir from big families gets introduced into films, there will be a lot of hype and expectations around it and the heir should be able to carry the entire legacy of his family on his shoulders even with his first film. Sometimes they pass with distinction and sometimes they fail miserably. Akhil Akkineni who hails from the Akkineni family is one such heir who failed in his first attempt in the name of Akhil under the direction of V V Vinayak. He is now coming with a movie named Hello, Produced by none other than his father Akkineni Nagarjuna and directed by Vikram Kumar of Manam and 24 fame. This movie has got a very good and positive hype around it due to the various promotional activities by the team. Let’s see how it works on us as it is releasing into theatres today.
Sreenu (Akhil Akkineni) is an orphan who lives in a park in Hyderabad. He happens to meet Junnu (Kalyani Priyadarshan) a very rich girl, near a Panipuri shop and they become very thick friends. Suddenly, Junnu’s father gets transferred to Delhi and this makes them part without their knowledge. While leaving Hyderabad, Junnu gives her father’s mobile number to Sreenu, writing it on a hundred rupee note. Sreenu loses it in a pick pocket and his search for the number and Junnu begins. How he become Avinash? How does he find Junnu? These questions form the rest of the story.
Cast and Performance
Akhil Akkineni has improved a lot compared to his debut. He is so good in action sequences an songs. Kalyani Priyadarshan is good and she looks beautiful. She has got a good launch with this movie. Ramya Krishna and Jagapathi Babu make a good pair in this movie. Praveen is good in a very limited role. Ajay is good. Anish Kuruvilla is nice. Child actors Mikhail Gandhi and the beautiful female child actor, did a very good job and their cuteness is an added advantage.
Story of this Hello is simple but interesting. Screenplay is written well which is fair enough to engage the audience for most of the movie. Dialogues are written well.
Anup Rubens who is also the music director of Vikram Kumar’s Ishq and Manam, has composed some nice songs for his third collaboration. They are good and soothing to ears. He has done a fantastic work in composing background score and he made the movie more racy and emotional with his score. Cinematography by PS Vinod is superb and he gave some magical frames to this movie. Editing is fine. Stunts and action sequences are composed well. Production values are rich.
Akhil Akkineni’s presence
Music by Anup Rubens
Cinematography by PS Vinod
Few lags in second half
Hello is movie about a guy and a girl who part during childhood as a part of destiny and how they meet after 15 years. Destiny and coincidence plays a very big part in it. Director Vikram K Kumar has done a good job in writing this film and also translating it into visuals with the help of the team. His magic has not worked out like his previous movies but Hello surely has it’s magical moments. The way he connected logics with the screenplay is noteworthy but he missed a biggest logic (may be deliberately which is covered in a voice over of Akhil about the working of brain) which resulted in the happenings of entire first half. Hello is a movie which has some magical moments weaved around destiny and coincidence which works well with family audience.