Santosh Sobhan, Avika Gor, Ravibabu, Satya Krishna, Rohith Varma, Murthy Kavali
Ram Mohan P
Sunshine Cinemas & Viacom 18 Pictures
27 Nov, 2015
Kiran(Santosh Shobhan) is a call center employee who hates America and NRI culture. One fine day, he comes across Keerthi(Avika Gor) and falls in love with her. As time passes by, even Keerthi approves his love and the couple spend some happy times together.
On the other hand, Keerthi's father(Ravi Babu) is a shrewd man who only dreams of sending his daughter to the US for big bucks. Twist in the tale arises when he decides to get his daughter married to an NRI.
What will Kiran do now ? How will he stop Keerthi from leaving to the US ? Why does Kiran hate America ? To know answers to these questions, you need to watch the film on the big screen.
Avika Gor scores nothing in terms of glamour but she performs well. Ravibabu entertains with his typical dialogue delivery, body language and mannerisms. Satya Krishna's role doesn't offer scope for acting. The two guys who played Hero's Friends were good.
Music by Sunny M R is decent and so was his background score. Dialogues written and the satires executed on the NRI culture have been written well. Screenplay is decent during the first half but slightly falters during the second part. Production values of the film are pretty good. Even though the film is made on quite a small budget, the camera and art work make the film look quite rich.
Coming to the director Ram Mohan, he has done a pretty decent job for his debut film. He chooses a novel story line and nicely sets it up in today's age and situations. Ram even manages to showcase a decent love story and extracts good performances from his start cast. But the only place where he fails is through the second half which is quite mediocre. Had he taken good care about this part, the outcome would have been even better.
The concepts all the three films produced by Ram Mohan were very simple but the story weaved around it, entertaining narration, good casting & technical values did the trick. Even for 'Thanu Nenu', He struck to the same formula. Unfortunately, Screenplay was ineffective even though the film has got an interesting plot, promising cast & good technical support.
A Crucial Point which leads to the break-up of the Lead Pair looks very silly. The film lost the track from there and it causes enough boredom to the audience. Hero, a Call Centre employee, abusing NRIs over phone in working hours isn't convincing at all. Even the sequence showing Heroine giving up her dream for Hero wasn't designed well.
All attempts made by Hero to get rid of his Father-in-Law appear silly and the drama in the Second Half tests the patience of viewers. Characterizations of lead pair weren't etched properly. The role of Bandreddi played by Ravibabu is a special attraction in the movie and he generates ample humour. Final Outcome might have been different if Ravibabu's character was extended further rather than ending it abruptly.
'Thanu Nenu' would have been a good entertainer if not for the flaws in the screenplay. One gets the feeling Ram Mohan as Producer is much better than Ram Mohan as Director!