What is bad:
Right from the start, Nagaram Nidrapothunna Vela never rises above B-Grade film. The premise of a ‘young journalist’ bravely venturing alone into the city late in the night is very questionable. For a girl who seems to carry a pen camera, she doesn’t carry a mobile phone! Inspite of being chased by goons many times, almost raped by police, she doesn’t mind walking back onto the road alone – that attitude may be called fire brand-ish in the film; in reality it would be called being stupid! A forced love story between Charmi and Jagapathi Babu, doesn’t help the cause of the movie, nor do the many unnecessary songs. To add to the horror few scenes are directly inspired from movies like Traffic Signal (Hindi), Vedam etc. It would be no exaggeration to say that we are just about getting started on ‘what’s bad’ so far – such bad was the film’s treatment.
It is very rare that a film seems like it has been dragging right from the start to the end. One wonders how Charmi or Jagpathi Babu agreed to do this movie.