Censor Certification: UA
Run-time: 2 Hours 19 Minutes
Release Date: 27-10-2023
Cast: Karthik Rathnam, Supyardee Singh, Balveer Singh, Thagubothu Ramesh, Uttej and Others
Music: Because Raj
Editors: Maddy & Bada Shashikanth
Producer: Yadagiri Raju
Written & Directed by: Anand Bada
Shiva (Karthik Ratnam) comes from a Nayi Brahmin family in the Old Town of Hyderabad. Shiva, who is well-known for his impeccable hair-do skills, falls in love with Noor Jahan (Supyardee Singh) while playing Lingoccha (seven Stones) with his friends as a child. He continues to love her into his teens and adulthood.
Meanwhile, Noor Jahan is forcibly sent to Dubai by her orthodox father. She returns to India after many years and still they continue their love. Knowing this her father fixes marriage for her. Noor and Shiva now make a series of decisions that turn out to be shocking. What happens then forms the story.
Karthik Ratnam’s experience as a theater artist comes into display in this film. He gets into the skin of his character with his earnest and confident act. He stands out especially in the climax emotional scene.
Heroine Supyardee Singh impressed everyone with her cuteness and authentic Muslim girl looks. Her body language and expressions are to the point. Her chemistry with Karthik Rathnam is a treat to watch. Thagubothu Ramesh and Uttej are seen as reliable narrators.
Music and Background score
Lag at times in the second half
The authentic Hyderabadi backdrop chosen by director Anand Bada is impressive. It has been a long time since we have seen an out-and-out Hyderabadi love story. The director scores in this area though the story is a regular one, the way it is staged makes it appealing. The chemistry between the lead pair worked very well.
The second half gets lag at times but the transformation of the hero and highly emotional climax makes up for it. On the flipside the comedy didn’t land as intended. ‘Lingochcha’ is a true-blue Hyderabadi film that captures the Hyderabadi spirit and flavour in a natural and relatable way. That is the biggest strength for this film.
The music by Because Raj is good. He provided rooted music and background score in sync with th backdrop of the film. The editing is crisp and neat. The cinematographer has done an impressive job. The locations in the Old City have been shot aesthetically. The dialogues stand out and some will be rememberd after watching the film.
Bottom-line: Impressive Hyderabadi Love Story