Title :Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi
CBFC Rating : U/A
Release Date : 29-06-2018
Banner : Suresh Productions
Cast : Vishwak Sen, Sai Sushanth, Abhinav, Venkatesh, Anisha Ambrose, Simran and Others
Music : Vivek Sagar
DOP : Niketh Bommireddy
Producer : D.Suresh Babu
Direction: Tharun Bhascker
Vivek (Vishwak), Karthik (Sai Sushanth Reddy), Kaushik (Abhinav) and Upendra (Venkatesh) are buddies from a very long time. They get separated due to a quarrel and then meet again after four years as Karthik (Sai Sushanth Reddy) is all set to get engaged. They decide to have a drink at a bar. One thing leads to other, and the gang is in Goa. What happened to them afterwards is the basic story of the movie?
Vishwak Sen is perfect in the role of a guy who is very emotional. There are a subtle rage and frustration at the display which is very effective. Even the small romantic portions show that there is still another unexplored angle in him. With right choices, Vishwak Sen could surely make it big.
Sai Sushanth Reddy is given an essential supporting actor character role that is as important as the hero. He does a great job with him. The jail scene in Goa brings out the actor in him.
Abhinav is brilliant as the comedian in the gang. He is sure to win over everyone. There is an unmistakable comedy timing that can take him further in the coming days. Venkatesh was accurate in the role given to him.
The rest of the cast and crew filled with relatively new faces is apt for the roles given to them. They all look part of the setting, and that’s a major plus for any film.
Gets Slow In The Second Half
After debuting as director with a romantic comedy, Tharun Bhascker is back with a buddy comedy in the second attempt. It is the kind of movie that many Telugu movie-going audience might have felt missing in Telugu cinema while watching other languages films. Not that the effort was made previously, but none came as close to Ee Nagaraiki Emaindi in pulling them off.
Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi has a simple premise where four friends take an unexpected journey that leads to a rediscovery of friendship and life. However, it is easier to say that than execute and the problems in execution can be felt while watching the movie. But it is to the credit of the director and his writing talent that we get many enjoyable moments that stay with us.
It is the small moments that shape the life of the gang that form the backbone of the narrative. They are neatly done and carry a lingering effect partially when done with the movie. The success of the film is that we remember something and the failure is that, it is only comic moments that we remember. For a movie like this to work, it is not ‘only’ the comedy but an emotion that has to be generated. That is missing somewhat at the end.
Music and background score by Vivek Sagar is excellent. It syncs perfectly with the proceedings on screen. Niketh Bommi’s cinematography gives a unique feel to the movie. It captures well the raw and realistic feel of banter that we have with friends. Editing by Ravi Teja Girijala is alright. The production values are fabulous for a small movie. A prestigious banner like Suresh Production backing a film with a young team and a new age concept is highly welcome. It gives the rest a nice encouragement.
Bottom-line: Cool And Funny Buddy Flick