Nacchavule (2008)

Rating: 3.00/5

Critic Rating: (3.00/5)

The film Nacchavule was released with very little hype and publicity. The film is the latest offering from the Ushakrion Movies banner which is known for its good taste and judgment.

The makers used a novel but eye catching idea to publicize the film. Instead of actors of the film, monkeys, dogs and squirrels were used in the posters.

The plot:

The film deals with the tender and sensitive subject of family relations. It also explores the mind and mentality of a present generation teenager.

The hero Luva Kumar (Tanish) has just finished intermediate and is waiting to get into engineering. Like all youngsters of his age, he also is interested in girls, a little more than the average guy. He tries everything in his book to woo the girls but fails in his attempts.

Luva Kumar finally manages to befriend a girl Anu (Madhavi Latha) and she in turn agrees to act like his girlfriend for a few days but on certain conditions. But in a matter of days, Anu breaks the conditions she has set for Luva Kumar and falls head over heels in love with him. She kisses him on impulse and it lands her in a soup as the scene is captured on a web camera and circulated all over the town. 

Luva Kumar is very selfish and he uses Anu to live the life of his dreams, by dating countless girls. The behavior of Lava Kumar and an unintentional mistake committed by him makes Anu to leave him.

How Luva Kumar realizes his mistakes and how he tries to make amends forms the basis for the remaining part of the story.

The actors:

Newcomer Tanish is young and good looking. He fits the role of a confused teenager to perfection. He gives a good account in both the light hearted lively scenes as well as the heavy sentiment scenes.
Madhavi Latha looks every bit the hard working and caring girl. She has a certain appeal and also enough talent to make a mark in Tollywood.

Kasi Viswanatham and Raksha as Tanish’s parents do a good job. Kameswara Rao as Madhavi Latha’s father also comes up with an impressive performance.

The hero’s friend and the guy who played Maddy also do justice to their roles.

The bottom line:

The music is pleasant and the lyrics are clearly audible. The production values are also good. Director Ravi Babu handles the story deftly and the comedy is also quite in sync with the story.

The love between a father and son, husband and wife, mother and son and father and daughter has been explored beautifully. The film also comes with a subtle message to the present generation youth as well as fathers and husbands.

The film moves in a light hearted and entertaining way and turns a bit heavy in the second half. The last fifteen minutes or so are predictable and boring. But for the lengthy climax, the film is quite good and can be enjoyed by the entire family.

 The youngsters will connect with the hero instantly and even enjoy seeing a reflection of their own self in the hero.

Starring: Tanish, Madhavi Latha, Kameswara Rao, Kasi Viswanatham, Raksha and others

Direction: Ravi Babu
Producer: Ramoji Rao
Music: Sekhar Chandra
Released on: December 19, 2008

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