Reputed content creating platform, Tamada Media’s web film, NET has raised curiosity among the moviegoers with its promotional stuff. Starring young heroine Avika Gor and actor Rahul Ramakrishna in key roles, NET had its premieres on Zee5 today. Let’s check how it is.
Story: A mobile shop owner named Laxman (Rahul Ramakrishna) who hails from a rural area has a habit of watching adult content online. While searching for the skin flicks, Laxman comes across the private bedroom video of a techie named Priya. To continue watching Priya’s bedroom secrets, Laxman subscribes to an adult site. How will Laxman be able to watch Priya’s personal life? Who is the main culprit behind fixing secret cameras in Priya’s flat? How is Laxman’s married life with his wife Suchitra (Praneeta Patnaik) interlinking with the entire proceedings? Forms the main USB of the film.
Performances: Young heroine Avika Gor perfectly fitted in the role of a young Software Engineer. Her screen presence and performance in the crucial panic scenes will bring life to the proceedings.
Rahul Ramakrishna is apt in his role as a family man. His performance in a few crucial scenes brings a lot of depth to the proceedings. Especially, his acting during the last fifteen minutes of the film is an added advantage.
Praneeta Patnaik is good on the screen as a married woman and her performance in the family drama scenes with Rahul Ramakrishna is impressive and adds an authentic flavour to the proceedings.
Vishnu as Rahul Ramakrishna’s cousin and Vishwa Dev as Avika Gor’s boyfriend are decent in their support yet key roles.
Technicalities: Background music composed by Naresh Kumaran elevated the film proceedings nicely. The unique sounding he used to polish all the key scenes is intriguing and creates an impact.
Cinematography by Abhiraj Najir is rich as he tried to present the whole film in an impressive manner with his framing. Editing work by Ravi Teja Girijala is sharp and kept the screen time within the limits.
Production values for this web film by Tamada Media owned by Rahul Tamada, Saideep Reddy are apt for the film’s genre.
Analysis: Bhargav Macharla’s idea for making a film based on the surveillance hidden cameras concept is fresh and unique. His screenplay and dialogues are also perfectly blended with the narration part.
While Bhargav try is present the husband-wife thread between Rahul Ramakrishna and Praneeta Patnaik with a realistic setup, Avika Gor’s subplot with her boyfriend has been handled nicely in a posh apartment backdrop. The key family emotions in Rahul Ramakrishna’s plot has been executed without missing the authenticity and so is the case with the scenes between Avika Gor and her boyfriend.
Though the entire proceedings are largely presented in an engaging manner, the core theme of Rahul’s character penetrating into the life of Priya through online site lacks proper clarity. If Bhargav would have worked more on presenting those scenes with some more clarity, the result would have been even better.
Overall, NET is a perfect web film made with a fresh premise and has a gripping narration throughout. The crisp runtime and artists’ performances are the major plus points for this techno-thriller.
Verdict: Intriguing concept dealt with an engaging narration!