December 29, 2010

Nothing new in Nagavalli

I watched this flick called Nagavalli a couple of weeks back which is supposed to be the sequel to the 2005's Chandramukhi. There were a lot of expectations built around the film with the kind of promos on telivision and print media. Nothing could match up to all this when we were actually watching it on big screen. It had the same story and the same prominent characters picked up from Chandramukhi. Venkatesh hardly fitted the role and lacked the poise and charisma with which superstar Thalaivar Rajnikant had donned the role earlier. The guru-disciple twist sounded very funny and the screenplay carried many flaws.

The only role which looked believable in spite of being extended from the prequel was that of Sri Ramachandra Siddhanti (Avinash). The presence of four heriones was just a gimmick to garner goody points for the film even before its release. Kamilini Mukerjee acted well in a miniature role. Anushka was also good, but she needs to throw some attention at her constantly increasing weight. Shraddha Das was disappointing and two of her reel sisters (Poonam Kaur and a newbie) had no role to talk about. Richa Gangopadhyay was okay as the victim. Sharatbabu and Prabha were adequate as parents of the four sisters.

There is nothing to comment on the music as you will hardly remember any tune once out of the theatre. Cinematography was decent and editing was crisp to an extent.

My rating for this film - ***
(* You will shoot me
** Waste of time
*** Can sit through
**** Worth watching once
***** Must watch)

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