Nannu Vadili Neevu Polevule - Review

Friday, April 1, 2016 - 14:00
Nannu Vadili Neevu Polevule (2016)
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Film: Nannu Vadili Neevu Polevule
Cast: Balakrishna Kola, Wamiqa Gabbi and others
Producer: Kancharla Pardhasaradhi
Music Director : Amrit
Written by: Sri Raghava
Director : Gitanjali Selvaraghavan


Starring newcomers Kola Balakrishna and Wamiqa Gabbi, Nannu Vadili Neevu Polevule tells the story of a newly-married couple, their relationship problems, and how their present thinking is the result of their past.

The film begins with a dull-looking Manoja (Wamiqa) being stalked by someone. A funny conversation with her mother follows.  Manoja later flips through a photo album and gets disturbed when she sees the pic of Kola Balakrishna. Begins the flashback.  Manoja gets married to the hero but since she can’t put her past behind, she doesn’t get along with her hubby. The hero bides his time and tries to woo his wife to the best of his ability. The heroine doesn’t relent as she is unprepared mentally and physically to start a new life. To make the matters worse, the hubby is witness to his wife’s uninhibited ways and upon being told that she has had four boy friends prior to marriage, he becomes aggressive in his language. Her ex tells him that Manoja is not the type of girl who would have sex with anyone and that she would insist that sex should be had only after marriage.
The hubby’s love for his wife keeps on increasing.  But Manoja doesn’t reciprocate.  Frustrated and out of control, the hubby loses his balance. The rest of the film is about why the hubby and wife part ways, and how they get reunited.

Written by Sri Raghava of '7/G Brindavan Colony', the film does remind of that film in some places. Mainly, the hero’s clumsy and low-brow ways remind one of the 7/G lover boy, not to forget his purity of love. Director Githanjali Sri Raghava has done a fairly good job in conveying the intended message.  

The biggest plus is performances. Wamiqa comes first. Her portrayal of a disturbed, unforgiving, unfair wife is excellent. It’s rare to come across such a female lead in Indian films; better say, we have hardly seen such a character.  Her attributes needn’t have supporters; what is important is that her abnormality is appealing. As for Kola Balakrishna, he shows some spark. The bespectacled, awkward ways of the character couldn’t have been done by a known actor. The fact that he is an unknown face helps.

Coming to story-telling, it would be appealing to a section of audience for sure. To the extent that the darkness is conveyed properly, the writer deserves kudos. Some of the scenes are very true-to-life. Notice that after the couple move to a new flat, they don’t even arrange the items at home because the wife has no sense of ownership and the hubby is puzzled at her behavior. Look at what the hubby tells the wife on first night. The indecent way in which he tries to cajole her into having sex with him brings out his innocence in a stark way. Manoja is embarrassed at her hubby’s ignorance of urbane manners. Just as you think a scene is getting melodramatic, it’s cut short – for example, the scene where the hubby imagines Manoja of having orgasms with her ex-boy friend.

The film could have been a bit lengthier, but the writer seems to have thought that stretching it would necessitate having extraneous scenes and that would be a blasphemy. The second half has a booze song with friends, something that is mandatory in a movie with a depressed lover boy!


The film is for those audience who like watching realistic dramas with quirky characters. Watch it for Wamiqa's acting.

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