Nuvvostanante Nennodantana (2005)

Siddharth. The only reason that made me watch this movie. Oh, did I forget lovely Trisha ? No, not at all. How can I deny the love of the lead pair and not to watch this wonderful movie?

NVNV is a Telugu film a mish-mash of few Hindi movies. Elements are taken from three of the Salman Khan movies : Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, Maine Pyar Kiya and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Yet, the treatment and acts are something that makes it worth watch. And yes, a worthy mention is the cinematography that makes it a must 'watch'. The greenery of hilly villages, is captured exquisitely, making it a treat to eyes.

Directed by Prabhu Deva, NVNV tells story of Santosh [Siddharth], a young NRI guy who is in India to attend a wedding. Meets Siri [Trisha] the only sister of over protecting Krishna [Srihari]. And go through clashes with her, but finally ends up in love instead. He straightly goes to the village to win trust of Siri's brother

Most of the first half is deja vu for Hindi film viewer. Though the scenes are almost similar to the epic Hindi films i have mentioned above, it has been treated differently that we don't feel annoyed, but love them.Siddharth charms with his own style. While Trisha mostly remain silent. Yet, a lovely performance. The second half goes a little bit over the top by Hindi films' standard. With some loud comedy and scenes where Santosh is being harassed by Krishna's men. But still, the flow keeps moving without any glitch. Music by Devi Sri Prasad goes quite well with the story. Personal favorite are Niluvadhamu & Something Something.

We already grew up watching the movies NVNV is based on. Yet, the movie charms you with its own moments, acts and sweetness. Must see for Siddharth fans, must see as a starting point to Southie cinema, coz this will give clear idea how the movies are lovingly made down south.

5 comments:

  1. Like your new layout!
    This sounds like one of the many similar Siddhart-rom-coms, and I think I've had enough of them by now... you just can't watch too many of them.

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    1. Well, as far as I can remember, Bommarillu is the one I have seen. Any other recco, except Hindi one?

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  2. Agreed. I saw it last year, one of my first forays into Telugu cinema and enjoyed it. As you say, it is a mish-mash of other films but it is charmingly made and the leads are very appealing. I saw another similar Siddharth film afterwards which was also quite nice but as Mette says above, how many of similar films can one see? Siddharth was so good in Rang De Basanti, so intense and so brilliant - I should look up what else he has done.

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    1. He was good in Striker, but otherwise I haven't found too many really great films of his, even though I like him in everything.

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    2. As Mette has pointed out, Striker was indeed a nice one.

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