It's my friend fails to intensify sensibility in the film
1 out of 5 (Poor)
| Haricharan Pudipeddi (NOWRUNNING)
Based on a simple premise, a friend need not be someone you've known for many years. It can as well be someone from Facebook or SMS buddy, whom you've never met in life but have shared countless hours chatting. 'It's my Love Story' simply captures one of the fast growing fads and puts it in a story of his choice, hoping to strike success. Let's see if the attempt is worth a praise or not.
The story revolves around Vandana, a typical middle class family girl living under strict supervision of her parents. With extreme inclination towards becoming a leading fashion designer, Vandana convinces her parents and moves to Hyderabad to pursue her dream.
Much to her dismay and shock, her roomies happen to be junkies, smoking and sniffing cocaine all the time. Having nowhere else to take refuge, Vandana continues living with insecurity in heart until one day; cops raid the house and take all its occupants in custody, including Vandana. However, Vandana is released after turning negative on drug test. Irked and ashamed with herself, she decides to go back home. Arjun, a friend that Vandana met on Facebook, steps in and requests her to stay with him. Instantaneously, Vandana moves in, as though she was waiting to be asked. What follows is an easy-to-guess love/breakup drama that we've seen a million times.
IMLS fails to bring novelty to the table and instead brings forth an immature story with no heart in it. The story is inundated with glitches; firstly, how can Vandana move in with Arjun, whom she's never met in life? Secondly, she could've stayed in hotel or a ladies hostel rather than moving in with an acquaintance. Even while staying with Arjun under one roof, there is no platonic relationship showed between the couple, not even hints of love blossoming. This only proves that the direction was completely flawed.
When it comes to performances, all I could say is our hero puts John Abraham to shame with his wooden face, expressionless acting. For a moment I felt John, who according to me is least of an actor and better of a model, was far better than our hero. While, Nikitha, our heroine comes with a performance that would make you at least say 'not bad'. Jayasudha and Sharath Babu, as our heroine's strict/understanding parents discipline in their roles as usual.
Music by Sunil Kashyap keeps the film alive for the most part. Direction by Madhura Sreedhar needs serious expertise advice as it is completely haphazard and aimless. IMLS is an outcome of a shoddily written script and thus fails miserably.
Critic: Haricharan Pudipeddi
1 out of 5 (Poor)
WHAT THE RATINGS MEAN:
0.0 - 1.4 : Poor
1.5 - 1.7: Poor, A Few Good Parts
1.8 - 2.3: Average
2.4 - 2.9: Fairly Good
3.0 - 3.4: Good
3.5 - 5.0: Very Good