Shivaraj Kumar is USP of 'Cheluveye Ninne Nodalu'
3 out of 5 (Good)
V.S. Rajapur Sun, 08 Aug 2010
"Cheluveye Ninne Nodalu" doesn't have a strong storyline, but the film is appealing thanks to its great visuals, narration and an engaging script. The film has been shot at many iconic structures of the world, including the Taj Mahal in Agra, making it a treat to watch.
Debutant director D.P. Raghuram has weaved a script that is interesting and has space for a lot of emotions. Apart from the fantastic visuals, the soothing, melodious music is another highlight. The dialogues by Chinthan are entertaining and yet touching in many sequences.
The remix of popular song "Huttidare Kannada Naadalli Huttabeku" is sure to have audiences tapping their feet. The title song and the track "Janumana Kotta" are also quite appealing and well choreographed.
Raghuram has ensured that the travel film does not run like a documentary. The first half is quite entertaining but the second half tends to drag at times.
Thankfully the climax of the film has been made interesting.
The story is about a group of people going on a world tour organised by a travel company. An enterprising and energetic Vishwa is selected to guide this group. During the journey to many places, Prakruthi, who has a negative attitude in life, changes her outlook after seeing Vishwa's enthusiasm and helpful nature.
She then falls in love with Vishwa, though she is reluctantly engaged to Prem, whose family has migrated to Jordan.
Vishwa is seen solving the problems of many travellers during the trip and Prakruthi's parents approach him to somehow make Prakruthi agree to marry Prem. This puts Vishwa in a dilemma as he too is drawn towards Prakruthi.
Finally the entire team lands up at Prem's house in Jordan because of certain unexpected developments. The climax shows how Vishwa's dilemma is solved and how Prakruthi's will triumphs in the end.
The USP of the movie is hero Shivaraj Kumar, who has changed his look for the role. He gives a convincing performance - whether it is comedy, dance or emotional scenes.
Shivaraj Kumar is a master of underplay, which has been quite effectively used by Raghuram. The film's heroine Sonal Chauhan looks beautiful on screen, but she needs to improve a lot on the performance side.
It is Hari Priya who effectively showcases her acting skills. Veteran actors Daththanna and Shanthamma have also acted well.
Raghuram has chosen a technical team that is hugely talented. Kabir Lal has scored well in cinematography while music director Hari Krishna has also done a fantastic job in creating good songs.
"Cheluveye Ninne Nodalu" is a good family entertainer.
Critic: V.S. Rajapur
3 out of 5 (Good)
WHAT THE RATINGS MEAN:
0.0 - 1.4 : Poor
1.5 - 1.7: Poor, A Few Good Parts
1.8 - 2.3: Okay
2.4 - 2.9: Fairly Good
3.0 - 3.4: Good
3.5 - 5.0: Very Good