Director: Srinivas Chakravarthy
Cast: Naga Shaurya, Kashmira
Music: Mahati Swara Sagar
Cinematography: Vijay C Kumar
Naga Shaurya’s Narthanasala has released today (August 30). His last film Chalo was a super hit that brought a good name and fame for Naga Shaurya. How has Narthanasala fared? Interestingly, the film courted controversy as the plot has a character of “gay”. Has this hampered the film? Let us check it out.
Radha Krishna (Naga Shaurya) is the next door and laid back guy. He happens to encounter Manasa (Kashmiri) and falls for her. After his father caught wind of his son’s love affair, he happens to surprise him by fixing marriage with one Satya (Yamini) assuming that she is the love of Radha. How Radha’s father tries to correct his mistake and is he able to unite the lovebirds forms the crux of the story.
Naga Shaurya with each film is growing and trying to establish his image. As Radha Krishna, he has done a decent job and pulled off the role of a gay well. His scenes with Jayaprakash Reddy are one of the best and hilarious which would tickle your funny bones. Comedian Raghav as a drunkard was successful in making the audience laugh their gut out. The two actresses Yamini Bhaskar and Kashmiri have played their role well. Other artistes like Sivaji Raja have helped in the proceedings of the film.
Talking about the film, it starts on a dull note and nothing is intriguing apart from comic scenes. But the film’s tone changes post interval where Nag Shaurya is seen into gay’s role. Though the tries to keep the audience hooked, it gets over the board. The makers tried to infuse the role of gay and were partially successful but what lags is they haven’t used the character to the fullest.
Vijay C Kumar’s DOP is good and it is evident in giving us the best frames in the scenic local in the songs. The music by Mahati Swara Sagar is impressive and the songs were well received by the audience. Art direction by Kiran Kumar’s was decent. It is justified to say that Naga Shaurya’s home production –Ira has done justice giving rich production values.