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Review : Joru – Just average
JORU_rw Release date : Nov 07, 2014
123telugu.com Rating : 2.5/5
Director : Kumar Nagendra
Producer : Ashok
Music Director : Bheems
Starring : Sundeep Kishan, Rashi Khanna, Priya Banerjee, Sushma


Young hero Sundeep Kishan, has become one of the most promising actors in recent times. After the back to back success of Venkatadri Express and Ra Ra Krishnaiyya, he is now back with the comedy entertainer ‘Joru’. Directed by Kumar Nagendra, this film has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it is.

Story:

Sadashivam (Shayaji Shinde) is a strong MLA in Vizag. Anu (Rashi Khanna) is his daughter who returns from US to meet him. Sundeep (Sundeep Kishan) accidentally meets her and falls in love with her.

One fine day, Bhavani (Ajay) attacks Anu and Sundeep saves her from his clutches. He also tries to find out why has Bhavani attacked Anu and comes to know the actual truth from PK (Brahmanandham). Why did Bhavani attack Anu ? How is his connection with Anu ? What happens to Sundeep’s love story ? Answers to all these questions form the rest of the story.

Plus Points:

Sundeep Kishan gives another matured performance after Ra Ra Krishnayya. He has worked very hard on his body and his comedy timing is very good in the film. He is also good with his dances and shares a good chemistry with Raashi Khanna. Speaking of Raashi, she looks gorgeous and is the major attraction of the film. She does well in the emotional scenes and nicely compliments Sundeep.

The rest of the cast which includes Brahmanandam, Sapthagiri, Priya Banerjee, Sushma, Shayaji Shnde and Ajay have done a decent job. Sapthagiri’s comedy episode in the first half is good. Comedy sequences in the second half are entertaining and climax has slapstick comedy which is also entertaining.

Minus Points:

The pace of the first half is dead slow as the screenplay gets stuck after the introductory scenes. There is no proper flow in the film during this part and once the twist is revealed, rest of the story gets predictable. Priya Banerjee and Sushma Raj are wasted as they have nothing much to do in the film.

Even though Sapthagiri is good, the director could not use him to his potential. Too many characters in the film leave the audience in confusion. Ajay’s character lacks justification and proper ending.

Technical Aspects:

Cinematography of the film is good and especially the songs have been shot beautifully. Music of the film is just about ok and so is the background score. Editor could have concentrated more on the first half to make it crisp.

Director Kumar Nagendra tries a comedy entertainer after ‘Gundello Godari’ but fails in his execution completely. Somewhere down the line, he went wrong with his screenplay and messed it up with too many characters.

Verdict:

On the whole, ‘Joru’ ends up as just a below average entertainer. Too many characters and boring first half are the major drawbacks of the film. Sundeep Kishan and Raashi Khanna’s performance, climax, and Brahmi’s comedy are the only saving grace. You can only give this film a shot if you have absolutely nothing else to do.

123telugu.com Rating : 2.5/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team

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