Tej...I Love You Review
Tej (Sai Dharam Tej) commits a crime while saving a woman in his Childhood and goes to jail for Seven years. The women ask her husband to transfer some of her assets to Tej but he does not listen. She gives the job to her daughter, Nandini (Anupama Parameswaran) who comes to India for that. She likes Tej and when she was to propose him, an accident occurs bringing in a twist in the story. What is that? What happens later in their love story? forms the rest.
Sai Dharam Tej looked pretty decent as a Lover Boy. He seems to have gained weight in some places. The story runs on Anupama's Character and she is beautiful as well. The chemistry between them somehow did not work well. Anish Kuruvilla, Jayaprakash, and Pavitra Lokesh are wasted. Viva Harsha and Prudhvi managed some fun here and there.
Karunakaran once used to be a master in delivering subtle love stories mixed with comedy and family emotions. He tried the same in this film as well but ended up with a complete mess. There is no novel factor in the love story and the twists are only forced. The family emotions and comedy have also worked only in parts. As a result, a galaxy of stars could not even make their presence felt. The first half has comedy in bits and pieces with an okay interval twist. But in the second half, we realize that the twist is boring and routine. All the scenes even those between the lead pair are routine. It is beaten to death further with too much drama. Further, the climax is even worse.
Karunakaran failed as a writer as well as the director. Darling Swamy's dialogues are okay here and there. Andrew's camera work and Gopi Sunder's music are good. Happy Family and Andhamaina Chandamama songs are well shot. Editing is disappointing. Production Values are good.
Finally, Tej...I Love You is a massive disappointment by Sai Dharam Tej as well as Karunakaran. An out of form director and an actor struggling with his form join hands to give us a dreadful film which you forget even before you exit the theatre.
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