Varudu Kaavalenu starring Naga Shaurya and Ritu Varma in the lead roles is carrying good buzz among the audience. Directed by debutant Lakshmi Sowjanya, the film had a theatrical release today. Let’s see how it fares.
Story: Bhoomi( Ritu Varma), an independent woman will establish a start-up company in Hyderabad. All of sudden, an architect named Akash ( Naga Shaurya) comes all the way from Paris to collaborate with Bhoomi to provide designs for a construction site. Why will Akash come from Paris to tie up with Bhoomi’s company? Is there any backstory behind Akash associating with Bhoomi’s company? To know that, you have to watch the film in the theatres near you.
Performances: Naga Shaurya is super cool in formal dresses. His styling was done perfectly. Acting-wise, Shaurya gave a settled performance in the given role as an architect.
Ritu Varma is too good in the saree attires and her chemistry with Naga Shaurya has been showcased in an adorable manner. Her performance during the pre-climax episode brings a lot of depth to the proceedings.
Nadiya as heroine mother has given a decent performance. Murali Sharma and Jayaprakash are just okay in their supporting roles.
Saptagiri and Vennela Kishore evoke decent fun in a few scenes. Vaishnavi Chaitanya did a decent job in the given extended cameo role. Dethadi Harika is alright in her small cameo.
Technicalities: Music scored by Vishal Chandrasekhar is a major plus for the movie. While his songs are good, the background score elevates the mood of the film nicely.
Cinematography by Vamsi and Vishnu is rich as they had tried to present the film with good framing.
Editing by Naveen Nooli is alright. Production values for this limited budget movie are okay.
Analysis: Varudu Kaavalenu is the first film for the director Lakshmi Sowjanya. She narrated the film proceedings on a decent note by incorporating family emotions and commercial elements in a proper manner. On the flip side, if Lakshmi would have taken care in writing a racy screenplay for the flashback portions, the result would have been even better.
The performance of the lead pair is a major plus for the film and elevates the feel in the proceedings neatly. In one word, the performance from the lead pair is an added advantage for the movie.
To summerize, Varudu Kaavalenu is an entertaining mature love drama that has a proper presentation and engaging moments in the proceedings. If you ignore the slow-paced narration during the flashback portions, the film will end up as a watchable flick during this weekend.
Verdict: Mature love drama!