|Release date: 13 April 2012|
|123telugu.com Rating : 2.25/5|
|Director : Teja|
|Producer : V Anand Prasad|
|Music Director : Yashwanth Nag|
Teja, who made a mark for himself a long time ago with hits like ‘Nuvvu Nenu’ and ‘Jayam’, has come up with a new flick titled ‘Neeku Naaku Dash Dash’. The movie has newcomers in the lead roles and Yashwanth Nag has scored the music. This movie was made on Bhavya Creations banner, so let us see how it is.
The movie’s story revolves around the illegal liquor mafia of Andhra Pradesh. Siva (Prince) is a very self righteous and straightforward guy who thinks about the welfare of his friends. He is forced to work in an illegal liquor syndicate headed by the ruthless Bapineedu and his concubine ‘Chitti Thalli’ (Teertha). While working there, he comes across a free spirited and lively Gayathri ( Nandhitha). A secretive romantic angle develops between the two and this leads to unexpected developments in the syndicate.
Meanwhile, Siva accidentally causes a major loss to the family of a co-worker and he wants to make amends, even at the cost of his life. As Bapineedu and others come to know of this plan, a desperate chase begins. What does Siva do? Does he succeed in his attempts to help out the affected family? Will he escape the clutches of the evil Bapineedu? That forms the story.
Plus Points :
Prince (Yes, thats the hero’s real name!) looks decent and he has the charm, but he must stop behaving like a carbon copy of Mahesh Babu from the movie ‘Nijam’. His performance is just about ok. Nandhita is the revelation of the movie. She is perfect for the role and though not glamorous in the usual way, she has terrific potential. Her performance is good and it is impressive for a debut appearance.
The actor who portrayed the role of Bapineedu is good. Venu is decent as Bapineedu’s sidekick. Paruchuri Venkateswara Rao does a neat job and so does Banerjee. Suman Shetty provides much needed comic relief in a few places. The basic story line is interesting and the first half is actually not too bad.
Minus Points :
The movie is very raw and some scenes are very vulgar. Teertha looks downright cheap and her characterization is highly cliched. Teja loses the plot completely in the second half and the movie turns into a never ending saga of running and chasing. There are many loopholes in the plot and some of the sequences don’t make any sense.
The story is similar to ‘Shopping Mall’ and if you have seen that movie, you will realise what I am talking about. Teja is still in a ‘Jayam’ hangover and you can see a very heavy influence of that in this movie. The twists are highly predictable and do not cause any excitement.
The romantic track has been handled very poorly. The chemistry between the lead pair is not convincing and the lovemaking scene appears forced.There is too much melodrama in the second half and the climax is not convincing. The film’s length should have been trimmed by atleast 20 minutes in the second half.
Technical Aspects :
Re-recording is a major minus in the movie. Background score is not impressive either. A Red Epic camera was reportedly used for this movie but the results are not uniform. Visuals are good in places, but very average most of the time. Dialogues are ok, but they have a very mass feel.
Editing could have been better. Teja should have taken better care in the second half of the movie and his narration is very similar to his older films.
Apart from Nanditha’s spirited performance and a few entertaining scenes, there is nothing in ‘Neeku Naaku Dash Dash’ for the casual movie lover. The poor second half, vulgarity and mass narration will work against the movie. Teja has not come out of his routine storytelling mode and until he does that, these are the kind of movies he will end up making. Unless you really want to dash your time, you can safely stay away from this flick.
123telugu.com Rating : 2.25/5
Reviewed by Mahesh K.S.
5 – Flawless
4 – Must Watch
3 – One Time Watch
2 – Wait for the DVD
1 – Stay Away
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