Release date : February 19, 2021
Starring : Allari Naresh, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Priyadarshi
Director : Vijay Kanakamedala
Producer : Satish Vegesna
Music Director : Sri Charan Pakala
Cinematography : Sid
Editor : Chota K Prasad
Naandhi is a film that needs to click as Allari Naresh is struggling with his career. The film is out and read our review to know whether Allari Naresh scores his comeback hit or not.
The story is about a guy called Surya(Allari Naresh) who gets framed in a muder case which he does not commit. He loses his parents and girlfriend and even loses hope in life. But things change when Varalakshmi Sarathkumar comes in as a lawyer. How does she change the course of the film and helps Naresh is the crux of Naandhi.
Naandhi is high on performances and first in line is Allari Naresh. There is a solid actor in him and Naresh showscases it once again with this performance of his. Naresh has gone the extra mile and will drain you emotionally with his class act as an inmate with frustration.Icing on the cake is Varalakshmi Sarathkumar who’s is solid as the lawyer who fights for Naresh. Her entry gives a new dimension to the film and Varu is top class. The actors who did the roles of Naresh’s parents were also good. Praveen is good along with Darshi as hero’s friends. Srikanth Iyengar is wasted completely in his role.
Off late, filmakers in Telugu are trying subjects which are quite edgy and serious. Naandhi belongs to that section where things are serious and there is no scope for Masala entertainment. Things are on point from the beginning of the film in Naandhi.
The director nicely brings in the story line of a youth who is wrongly framed. This set up is showcased beautifully with neat emotions and good family backdrop. The crime angle in the film is also showcased well without any logics go missing. Upon all this, the first half gives you a good feeling and neat BGM and visuals arrest you.
After Varalakshmi is strongly brought into the frame in the interval block, a new angle in the film is unleashed through the section of 211 which not many know. This makes matters interesting and one expects more drama. But here, things falter a bit and narration is slightly dull as simple scenes are pushed.
The technicalities are left back in the section and things end in an convient manner for Naresh and his team. Nevertheless, the film has enough meat in it. In a nutshell, Naandhi is a different attempt with stellar performances and needs to be lauded.