Technical Departments :
Puri Jagannath uses a lot of montage scenes in the first half of the film to narrate the story. Dialogues by Puri Jagannath are good; however the screenplay lacks the punch which used to be a trademark of the director. The action choreography is top notch. Music by Rahman and Vishwa is alright. Cinematography by Amol Rathod is very good and most part of the film is shot in absurd camera angles. Maybe that was required to showcase how tensed and confused are the characters or just to add another element of quirkiness to the action scenes. Puri Jagannath confines his storytelling to specific boundaries and that’s exactly what the problem with the film. There’s hardly anything which would make the people think about their own lives and despite setting the story in a backdrop on suicides, the film only manages to scratch the surface of the problem.
Suicide is one of the favourite themes of most amateur filmmakers. While most of them concentrate on loss of hope and frustration as two of the major reasons which drove the protagonist to suicide, Puri Jagannath goes a step further and creates an emotionless character that chooses to do nothing while watching a suicide right in front of the eyes. One of the major problems with Nenu Naa Rakshashi is that it runs out of steam mid-way and tries desperately hard to narrate the rest of the story. Thumbs down to the film. If only the characters weren’t so uni-dimensional, the film would have made some sense in the end.
There’s a possibility that Nenu Naa Rakshashi – II might be made in future. This would feature the ‘people’s reaction’ to the videos posted on YouTube channel on suicides. Just kidding!