Title: Jathi Ratnalu
CBFC Rating : U
Run-Time: 2 Hrs 28 Min
Release Date: 11-03-2021
Banner: Swapna Cinema
Cast: Naveen Polishetty, Priyadarshi, Rahul Ramakrishna, Faria Abdullah, Brahmaji, Brahmanandam, Vennela Kishore, and others
Cinematography: Siddam Manohar
Editing: Abhinav Danda
Producer: Nag Ashwin
Written and Directed by Anudeep
Three friends Srikanth (Naveen Polishetty), Sekhar (Priyadarshi), and Ravi (Rahul Ramakrishna) from a small town, Jogipet are fit for nothing. They go to Hyderabad in search of jobs and get framed in a murder attempt by a Minister. How did they manage to get out of the case? Who Framed them forms the story of ‘Jathi Rathnalu’
This is a story of three friends with Naveen Polishetty in the driving seat aided by Priyadarshi and Rahul Ramakrishna. Naveen with his terrific comedy timing steals the show. His screen presence, dialogue delivery, body language will surely evoke laughter. He did superbly in lengthy dialogues, especially during the climax court scene.
Priyadarshi and Rahul Ramakrishna are equally good with their unique comedy tinge. Priyadarshi played an innocent character and did very well with his expressions. Rahul Ramakrishna as a drunkard gives his best in generating comedy.
Brahmanandam in a couple of scenes is at his usual best and scenes involving him are highly entertaining. Vennela Kishore as a senior inmate added more fun to the ongoing party. Faria Abdullah looks cute and did well as an innocent lawyer. Naresh, Brahmaji, Murali Sharma, and Giribabu did their roles perfectly.
Priyadarshi, Rahul Ramakrishna
Gets a bit slow at times in the second half
Director Anudeep is clear about what he wants to make, an out and out entertainer. He stays to it and delivered a hilarious nonstop entertainer. The chemistry between the three lead characters is a treat to watch. The one-liners and punch dialogues bring the roof down. The entire first half is dealt with situational comedy and LoveStory between Naveen and Faria. The crime angle comes into the story at the interval point.
The second half is about the crime, investigation, and trying to get out of it. It gets repetitive at times in the second half but thanks to the comedy. It keeps things rolling irrespective of logic and narration. The climax court scene between Naveen and Brahmanandam will leave the audience in splits.
Music by Radhan is good and Chitti is already a chartbuster. The camera work by Siddam Manohar is nice. Nag Ashwin deserves a special mention back for Producing this small film without very good production values.
Bottom-line: Out & Out Fun Entertainer