The weekend that was as many as five new releases not counting the theatrical release Roohi. However, there were two releases which were remaining and here I am with one of them. Last night I just finished watching the Telugu film Naandhi on the Aha app. I had earlier heard so many good things about the film which naturally has raised my expectations. So is it worth your time, stay tuned.
Story & Screenplay
Naandhi follows the story of a software professional who is false accused and arrested for a crime that he did not commit. The story is indeed hard hitting that forces you to think of what would have if you are thrown in such a situation. The screenplay is equally well written. While in the first half you are introduced to the main protagonist and how he lands up in jail, the second half has some of the most enthralling courtroom scenes that I have seen recently. So intense! And several twists and turns along the way will keep you interested throughout. The screenplay is packed with high voltage drama, action and thrill with a dash of mystery that will keep you hooked and booked throughout. The mystery is predictable and will not shock you but the journey is indeed fascinating.
Dialogues, Music & Direction
The dialogues are outstanding and play their part in enhancing the drama. The music & BGM really blend well with the drama. Director Vijay Kanakamedala has done a fantastic job. His direction is taut and the scenes with violence will make you uncomfortable as well as angry. A job well done.
Vinay Varma has done a good job as the politician. Navami Gayak as Meenakshi looks pretty and impresses in a cameo. A good supporting hand is lended by Priyadarshi as Radha Prakash and Praveen as Santosh. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar as Aadhya has done an excellent job. Right from her entry she commands your attention as the story gathers steam. Harish Uthaman as Kishore is a character that will anger you like never before. An outstanding job done. Allari Naresh as Surya is the star of the show. His expressions of grief and anger will win you over and you will start empathizing for his character. Truely an acting masterclass.
Naandhi is hard hitting and hurts you exactly where it intends to. You cannot miss this one! Available on Aha Video and Highly Recommended.