Nee Jathaga Nenundali Movie Review
Raghav Jayaram (Sachiin Joshi), an erstwhile singing sensation and alcoholic, happens to meet Gayatri (Nazia Hussain), a small time singer, one day and falls in love with her voice. It didn't take much time for him to discover she is the next big thing in music world and takes up the mission to make her a star. The plan works and Gayatri becomes a star, both fall in love in the process. While Gayatri's popularity continues to reach new heights, Sachin's career continues to follow the downward trend and his addiction to alcohol makes things even worse. The rest of the story is about how this complex situation affected their relationship.
Sachiin Joshi: One gets the feeling he is a complete misfit to play such an intense character. Of course, He tired his best to make a mark but that's simply not enough.
Nazia Hussain: She neither looks gorgeous nor posses great acting prowess to play the female lead in a romantic saga.
Shashank as Hero's friend & Manager, Posani Krishna Murali as Hotel Owner, Rao Ramesh as Music Label CEO and rest of the cast were adequate.
- Production Values
- Casting & Performances (Lead Pair)
- Slow Pace
'Nee Jathaga Nenundali' is an official remake of Bollywood hit 'Aashiqui 2'. What worked for the original is fantastic musical score, sizzling chemistry between the lead pair and freshness! Sadly, The Telugu Romantic Musical Drama is no where close to the original!!
The storyline of 'Nee Jathaga Nenundali' - 'A Pop Icon's sacrifice to make a Bar Singer the next Superstar'. For such musical love saga, Casting of the lead pair is the most crucial aspect and Makers judgement has gone terribly wrong for 'NJN'.
Director Jaya Ravindra has added ample regional sensibilities to suit the taste of Telugu audience but the soul of the original is missing here. Songs and Background Score by Mithoon-Aikith Tiwari are nice. Cinematography by Vasanth is topnotch. Editing is just okay. Production Values are grand.
At Box Office, 'Nee Jathaga Nenundali' has opened to packed houses in few centers especially in AP but that's just not enough for making it successful.
Verdict: Stay Away!