Caption: Impress yourself not others!
Rating: 3.75 / 5
Zephyr: Story, Screenplay, Direction, Songs and Visuals / Cinematography
1) Few unconvincing graphics
2) Second heroine, Anupama Parameshwaran (one of the heroines from Premam movie), is misused
Life – a four lettered word that gives four births of experience. Society, Friends, Family and Relatives are four walls of life. If you succumb to the pressure of any one of these, you are sacrificing yourself. Guess what, if you are not happy, you can’t make anyone happy.
3vik has given a staunch message through this film about how one has to be cognizant about what they need and what they want. A NEED is being happy and a WANT is keeping others happy. Unless the need is fulfilled you will not elevate to want level. I loved the way he presented the logic in simple terms.
Story in a nutshell (spoiler alert):
Heroine: A mom-stricken daughter who has no say in her likes and dislikes. Heroine’s mom is a control freak rich woman; she’s full of prejudice and ignorant of her mistakes. Heroine’s dad is almost a hen-pecked husband ; lovable natured but always bends down and sacrifices his words and needs in front of his wife
Hero: Relative of heroine ; has enough of self-respect. Lives with mom and 2 sisters. Shortage of money is the big challenge for him
Movie is pretty much predictable. Hero and Heroine are relatives through Heroine mom’s maternal relations. Heroine goes to Hero’s village to live for 10 days. In those 10 days, she learns more about family and bonds and starts comparing how her life is with the parents. When she comes back, she realizes that she’s in love with the Hero.
Twist is both families are not in talking terms because of Heroine mom’s betrayal. Whether the Hero understands Heroine’s love? Do their families re-unite? Does Heroine’s mom apologizes to the other family? How serene is village life? Get your answers on big screen.
What worked well:
- Don’t think I have to talk about 3vik’s work explicitly, he did his best as usual
- Praveen, supporting actor (Hero’s friend), got a full length role and he did it with ease. I am happy for him ; other character artistes viz., Sri Avasarala, Rao Ramesh, Nadiya, and Naresh were apt in their roles
- Good background score and songs and visuals were also good
- Samantha scored brownie points this time (not a routine character) ; Nitin looked good
I don’t know if it’s based on Meena movie or Yaddanapudi’s novel, but as long as you are in the theatre, you are just watching another masterpiece from 3vik. Respect to the author and the earlier makers!
You can watch the movie, once, without any hesitations! -ap2uk.com