Director : Nandyala Ravi
Producer : Giridhar Mamidipalli
Star Cast : Naga Sourya, Avika Gor, Sayaji Shinde, Ali, Mukesh Rishi, Satyam Rajesh, Sapthagiri
Music Director : Radha Krishna
Release Date : 5th December, 2014
Language : Telugu
Young actor Naga Shourya, is riding high with two back to back hits. After the success of Dikkulu Choodaku Ramayya, he is now back with ‘Lakshmi Raave Maa Intiki’ Directed by Nandyala Ravi, this romantic entertainer has hits the screens today. Let’s now see how it is.
Sarvesh Anand Rao (Rao Ramesh), is the head of Lakshmi Nilayam and is a very strict father. After his daughter Lakshmi(Avika Gor) completes her studies, Anand Rao gets her engaged to a software engineer.
On the other hand, Sai (Naga Shourya) happens to see Lakshmi and falls flat for her. He directly meets her to express his love. But he gets a huge shock when she reveals him that she is already engaged. What will Sai do now ? Will he continue to woo Lakshmi ? That forms the rest of the story.
To start with, Raj Tarun’s voice over when he introduces all the characters is very good. The first 40 minutes of the film is very engaging and entertaining. The interval episode is also impressive. Coming to the performances, young hero Naga Shourya has given a mature performance than his earlier films. He looks handsome and enacts quite convincingly. For the first time, this lover boy has tried action sequences and he is quite impressive with his fights. Avika Gor looks gorgeous in Indian attire and has given a commanding performance.
Rao Ramesh gives a decent performance as a strict father. Sapthagiri’s comedy track is also a major plus for this film. Rest of the cast like Vennela Kishore, Naresh, Pragathi, Venu and Satyam Rajesh were good in their respective roles.
After the first 40 minutes, the film gets stuck and moves at a snails pace till the interval episode. Post interval, the entire second half is dead slow and leads to confusion as the story goes haywire. Most of the second half seems to have been inspired from the Ram starrer ‘Ganesh’.
The director included a fight sequence in the climax, which is completely unnecessary for the film. There are many logical errors in the film and the climax lacks clarity. Most of the film is predictable and nothing new has been offered through its story line and screenplay.
Sai Sriram’s cinematography is superb as every frame looks grand and beautiful. He has showcased the beauty of Vizag quite well. K.M.Radhakrishna’s music is good, but his background scores lacks consistency. Editing of the film is poor, as most of the film wanders here and there. The production values of the film are quite rich. Debutante director Nandyala Ravi has handled his characters well. But his screenplay misfired and the entire second half goes for a toss.
On the whole, ‘Lakshmi Raave Ma Intiki’ is just an below average entertainer which is good only in bits and pieces. The entertaining first half, energetic performances of Naga Shourya and Avika Gor are the major plus points. On the flip side, a slow paced second half and a flat climax spoil the fun completely.