Jathi Ratnalu fame KV Anudeep has provided story and screenplay for a small film titled, First Day First Show. Starring Srikanth Reddy and Sanchita Bashu as the lead pair, FDFS is out for public viewing today. Let’s see how it is.
Story: Set in early 2000s time period, the film revolves around a college going guy Srinivas ( Srikanth Reddy) from Narayankhed who is a die-hard fan of Pawan Kalyan. To impress his college mate cum love interest Laya ( Sanchita Bashu), Srinivas undergoes many hurdles to get FDFS tickets of Kushi movie. Will Srinivas succeed in getting Kushi movie first day first show tickets for his girl, forms the crucial crux.
Performances: Looks-wise, the lead pair Srikanth Reddy and Sanchita Bashu are okay and apt in their given roles as youngsters from a small town. While Sanchita Bashu has a cute and expressive face, Srikanth Reddy tried to bring realistic texture to the proceedings with his natural performance.
Vennela Kishore is okay in his comic role which lacks a proper detailing. Jabardasth Mahesh is not utilized properly.
Artists such as Tanikella Bharani, Srinivas Reddy and the guy who is seen in the hero’s sidekick role are okay in their respective roles.
Technicalities: Music director Radhan tried to add a fresh vibe to the film with his songs. Though the film has no scope for music and background, Radhan managed to impress with a couple of his mark songs.
The cinematography work fails to register and so is the case with the editing work. Production values for this low budget movie are not so impressive.
Despite having a thin storyline, the director duo Vamshidhar Goud and Lakshminarayana Puttamchetty somehow managed to impress with their directional skills to an extent.
Analysis: Director Anudeep’s idea of writing a comedy drama by incorporating Pawan Kalyan’s Kushi movie as the key aspect is good but his poorly written screenplay fails to connect with the audience. Most of the comedy scenes are artificial and will irritate the audience to core instead of providing entertainment.
To summerize, First Day First Show is a lackluster comedy drama that has a few fan moments for Pawan Kalyan fans. Except for that the entire film struggles from demerits such as weak presentation and unengaging narrative.
Verdict: Miserable watch!