What is bad: Too much violence in the tradition of other recent Puri films. Music is a weak link and the placement of the songs is very abrupt. Also, the heroine’s role is inconsistent and the way she pops up and then disappears for a while is disconcerting. The film also uses a number of swear words and Puri seems to have decided that his film is not really for family audiences. The comedy element is slightly weak in the film.
Me Thinks: Neninthe is a hard hitting film that is not afraid of taking digs at anyone. Go watch Neninthe if only to understand how things work in the film industry. Do not expect a pucca mass entertainer and you will not be disappointed – Good one time watch!
Tailpiece: Neninthe is said to contain several incidents from Ravi Teja’s and Puri Jagannath’s personal lives. It is good to see the industry opening up to such ventures.