Nachindi Girl Friendu starring Uday Shankar and Jennifer Emmanuel as the lead pair under the direction of Guru Pawan is out for public viewing today. Let’s see how it fares.
Story: Set in Vizag backdrop, the film revolves around Raja (Uday Shankar) an easy-go-lucky guy. On his casual road journey, Raja comes across Sandy (Jennifer Emmanuel) and impresses her with his crazy activities. Later, Sandy attends a meeting and comes out as a completely changed person with a new boyfriend. All of a sudden why Sandy changes her attitude? Is there any backstory behind it? How will Raja react to Sandy’s behavior? How is the Indian stock market thread connected with the entire setup? To know that, you have to catch the film in the nearby theaters.
Performances: Uday Shankar improved a lot in terms of body transformation and acting. Apart from impressive dance movements in two songs, Uday performed decently in the given lead role. His dialogues and emotional acting during the climax portions bring depth to the proceedings.
Heroine Jennifer Emmanuel is glamorous on screen and gave a decent performance in her purposeful role. Srikanth Iyengar is okay in his key cameo.
Actor Madhunandan is not utilized properly as his role as the hero’s friend goes unnoticed. Kannada actor Saurav Lokesh is impressive with his screen presence as the main antagonist. Other supporting artists who did key roles are okay in their respective roles.
Technicalities: Elaine Giftos’s music is decent as two songs are audible on screen. His background score works at parts. The photography by Siddam Manohar is fine as he showcased the beach city Vizag in a beautiful manner. Editing by Sagar Udagandla is okay.
While production values by Atluri Narayana Rao’s banner are good, other departments such as costume, and sounding mixing did their respective jobs decently.
Analysis: Written and directed by Guru Pawan, Nachindi Girl Friendu is a youthful love drama that deals with a share market-related issue. Though Guru’s on-paper ideas are good, his execution lacks an impactful presentation.
The key point in the film will be unveiled only during the last twenty minutes instead if the establishment is done from the beginning itself, the outcome would have been much better. To summarize, Nachindi Girl Friendu is a love-coated serious drama that struggles from poor writing and flat treatment. If the film is handled with an effective screenplay, things would have been even better.
Verdict: Good concept with okay execution!