Lachhimdeviki O Lekkundi - Movie Review

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 18:45

Movie: Lachhimdeviki O Lekkundi
Cast: Naveen Chandra, Lavanya Tripathi, Jayaprakash Reddy, Ajay, Brahmaji, Sampoo and others
Music: M M Keeravani
Cinematography: Eshwar
Editing: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Banner: Mayukha Creations
Produced by: Sai Prasad Kamineni
Writer-Director: Jagadish Talasila
Release Date: January 29, 2016
Runtime: 110 Mins
CBFC Rating: U/A

What's it about

A criminal Mahesh (Ajay) finds that in Janata Bank, there some unclaimed bank accounts and crores of money is lying in them. He plans to rob them by claiming as the nominee of one account. But he needs the data from the bank. So he traps one of the bank employees named Naveen (Naveen Chandra) who is also looking for some extra money. Only Devi (Lavanya Tripathi) and manager Somayajulu (Jayaprakash Reddy) have access to the data room. By getting close to Devi, Naveen steals the data. But Mahesh plan doesn’t go as he planned. Many surprises are in store. What is Devi’s role in all these forms the rest of the story.


In Indian banks, there are many unclaimed bank accounts and money worth of thousands of crores of rupees is lying in them. What if someone claims as nominee and steals it? Definitely a good story idea to make an interesting thriller! New director Jagadish, former associated of Rajamouli, has come up with a different concept but the trouble is that he has failed to expand the idea into a good screenplay. He seems to have got confused as to make the movie a heist thriller or comedy or horror comedy as he mixed up all elements to make it clumsy and pointless.

Except pre-interval episode involving Jayaprakash Reddy, Ajay and Naveen Chandra, the entire first half puts us to sleep. After setting up such an interesting interval bang, the director again takes us to slumber mode as he mixes spirit possession sequences and unnecessary scenes.

The movie would have been a better if he has extracted right chemistry between Naveen Chandra and Lavanya. Even the romantic track is so drab. Added to this, the movie feels like a drag though it is just under 110 minutes. Don’t know what director was thinking when he has included scenes like Umadevi singing in some raga for five minutes. There is too much buildup for the introduction of Sampoornesh but his cameo appearance also falls flat. Many such outright silly scenes appear post interval.  And many scenes defy the logic.

Even on technical aspects, the movie doesn’t appeal with disappointing musical score by M M Keeravani. Cinematography, artwork and editing are also not upto the mark.

Coming to the performances, more than the lead pair Lavanya Tripathi Naveen Chandra, it is Jayaprakash Reddy who steals the show. Lavanya is good in some episodes, but mostly has looked very dull. Naveen Chandra’s performance is bad. Ajay and Brahmaji have done adequately. As writer and director, Jagadish Talasila has failed totally. Handling of the story is the main drawback.

Bottom-line: Lachchimdeviki O Lekkundi has interesting concept but dull and boring narration. The movie induces nothing but boredom.

Rating: 1.75/5