Release date : February 26 2016
123telugu.com Rating : 2.5/5
Director : Chunia
Producer : Ayaan Creations
Music Director : Anup Rubens
Starring : Karthik Raju, Nithya Shetty,
With a plethora of films releasing today, one movie with positive pre-release buzz is Padesave. Directed by serial director Chuniya, the movie promises to be an entertaining rom-com. Lets see if it holds up to its promise or not.
Karthik (Karthik Raj) and Niharika (Nithya Shetty) are childhood friends who are very close to each other. They spend some good times together and during this process, Niharika falls in love with Karthik.
Twist in the tale arises when Karthik falls in love with Niharika’s best friend Swathi (Jaheeda Shyam) who comes back after finishing her studies. As time passes by, a huge confusion makes Niharika believe that Karthik is also in love with her.
What will Karthik do now ? How will the triangular love story end ? and who will sacrifice finally ? That forms the rest of the story.
Surprisingly, the production values and visuals of Padesave are striking. First half moves at a decent note with enough entertainment and comical situations. Coming to the performances, Vishwa Raj as hero’s friend takes the icing on the cake. He is at ease with comedy and his expressions are spot on for the situations.
Karthik Raj is okay in looks and manages to hold on to his role well. Nithya Shetty is below average in looks but did a decent job acting wise. The little jolts in the love story successfully keep the proceedings interesting to an extent.
The biggest drawback for this rom-com is the boring storyline. Stories like these are decades old and this one is no different. Although some scenes are entertaining, the crux of the story is quite boring.
After a promising first half, the movie takes a straight dive and fails to pick up for the rest of the movie. It is hard to connect to the proceedings as they bore the audience by the time the movie heads towards climax. The climax also leaves a lot to be desired.
The songs are a big minus point and come as sudden speed breakers. Raasi is seen on the screen after a long time but she looks awkward and her role is half-baked. Ali and Vinayakudu are also wasted in meaningless roles.
Production values are striking and overall visuals bring value to the flick. Editing is sub-par. The background score is fine in certain places but songs are crummy. Cinematography is pretty good for a low budget flick and dialogues are ok to an extent.
Coming to director Chuniya, she succeeded in providing sparse entertainment but her storyline and second half are not apt. A tighter screenplay and entertainment in the second half would have made the movie much better.
On the whole, Padasave is a disappointing rom-com entertainer. Although the first half and production values will leave a good impression, the second half and a routine storyline will work against the movie. Watch it only if you have nothing else to do or wait for it to come on television.
123telugu.com Rating : 2.5/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team
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