Masood fame Thiruveer starring Pareshan, a romantic comedy drama presented by Rana Daggubati under the direction of Rupak Ronaldson has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it fares.
Story: Issac (Thiruveer), Paasha, Satthi, RGV, and Maidak are four happy-go-lucky youngsters, who live in the Singareni area. They are all addicted to alcohol, and no matter what the situation is, they keep drinking all the time. As Satthi and Paasha are in need of money, Issac gives them his father’s money. Issac is deeply in love with Sirisha (Pavani Karanam), and one day they engage in sexual intercourse. Later, Sirisha thinks she is pregnant and conveys the same to Issac. Issac says he will arrange the money for Sirisha’s abortion, thinking his friends Paasha and Satthi will repay him. They don’t repay, and furthermore, Satthi loots some more money from Issac and runs away. At this crucial juncture, how will Issac handle the circumstances, forms the crucial crux of the film.
Performances: Following the deeply rooted Telangana culture has been a trend these days and continuing the same, Pareshan also has a heavy dose of the same culture.
The highlights of the movie are the nature and properties of the Telangana region are showcased nicely and Telangana people can relate to the film easily.
The comedy portions in the first half of the film are okay. The love track between Thiruveer and Pavani Karanam was good and the fun portions that follow this romantic track evoked decent laughs.
Though the pace was tedious and slow here, the first half was watchable for its humor-coated treatment.
Thiruveer is perfectly fitted in the role of Issac and did justice to the given role with his amazing comedy timing. His expressions and his antics will tickle the funny bones.
Last but not least, Bunny Abiran and Arjun Krishna are captivating in their respective roles.
Technicalities: The music composed by Yashwanth Nag registers well as all the songs are soothing and situational. The lyrical value in songs is good as they are neatly written and picturized nicely on the screen.
Vasu Pendem’s camera work is good as he showcased the countryside visuals beautiful and sticking manner. The editing job is fine but could have been even better.
The production values are okay for this limited-budget movie as so is the case with the production design work.
Director, Rupak Ronaldson, did a passable job with the film. In an attempt to provide an out-and-out comedy entertainer, he didn’t focus on other emotions which dilutes the audience’s mood completely.
Analysis: The film has a wafer-thin storyline, and one can’t help but notice it in the second half. Though the first half has a few comedy portions at regular intervals the director lost the grip over the script eventually. To keep it simple, Pareshan was made with the aim of entertaining the audience but failed to reach the aim.
To summarize, Pareshan is a flat and foolish comedy-drama that is set in a village backdrop. Though the lead actors performed decently, the lack of a gripping screenplay and shoddy writing comes as a demerit for the film.
Verdict: Comedy drama that fails to click!