What is Good:
The script of Nagavalli is as complicated as Chandramukhi. There are lot of leads, misleads and thrills. While it isn’t completely an edge of the seat thriller, the director does manage to keep the audience interested till all the clues are unraveled. The flash back episode tells the actual story of who Chandramukhi is, and why she bears a grunt against king Naga Bhairava. The movie’s thrilling moment is not its scary scenes but when we listen to the Tamil version of Vidyasagar‘s Raa Raa mixed with the music of this film. It is romantic, yet hair-raising and tragic!
The first noticeable actor of the movie is Kamalinee Mukherjee in the role of Gayatri. She does her little role with aplomb bringing her expressions as a dancer and then as a patient wonderfully well. Richa Gangopadhyay comes into her groove much later in the movie Anushka gives a powerful performance towards the end too. Infact she holds a very big key in keeping the seriousness of the climax! Avinash continues his performance from Chandramukhi , maintaining the expressions of a firm believer.
However, the story and the presentation root for the protagonist. With almost three different roles Venkatesh gets a chance to showcase a wide range of histrionics. He is in his element and very honest in the role of Dr.Vijay who wants to solve a psychological problem. Brahmanandam and Dharmavarapu are loud but they manage to evoke some really good laughs. Sharat Babu and Prabha as the parents of the affected girls are believable. That doesn’t mean that the movie is flawless!