Cast: Venkatesh, Trisha, Brahmanandam, Akash, Mukesh Rishi, Jayaprakash Reddy, Telangana Shakuntala, Chandramohan, Sudha, Surekha Vani, Master Bharat and others.
Screenplay: Chintapalli Ramana
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Lyrics: Rama Jogaiah Sastry
Cinematography: Prasad Murella
Editing: M R Varma
Art: A S Prakash
Banner: 14 Reels Entertainment
Produced by: Ram Achanta, Gopichand Achanta, Anil Sunkara
Screenplay and directed by: Sreenu Vytla
Release date: Jan 14, 2010
Namo Venkatesa Telugu Movie Review:
In Sankranti race venki latest movie Namo venkatesa not dissapointed the audience. he proved that he is a producers and directors hero.Venkatesh has always been a producer’s hero. Not many people know that Venkatesh suffered with chikungunya towards the end of the shoot of this movie. He had to dance for Namo Venkatesa title song and Bangkok song despite of the pains because they had to release the movie for Sankranthi. If you look at Venkatesh in these songs, you realise that he looks fresh and happy. That’s why Venkatesh is called as the producer’s hero.
well coming to story,Venkata Ramana (Venkatesh) is a ventriloquist. He goes along with the troop of artists to perform for a local Telugu association in Europe. Paris Prasad (Brahmanandam) is a tour organizer in Europe. He enjoys making people around bakras. Pooja (Trisha) is the niece of Prasad. Venkata Ramana falls in love with her. Prasad realises that only way to make Ramana bakra is to tell him that Pooja loves him too. Pooja is the daughter of a rich factionist in Rayalaseema and she is forced to return back in the middle. Her marriage is fixed with a guy she doesn’t like. The rest of the story is all about how Prasad conspires with Ramana to rescue Pooja.
Sreenu Vytla has become synonymous with entertaining films after a series of hits like Dhee, Ready, King, etc. Venkatesh, on the other hand, is known for his brand of comedy. So it is natural expect to get nonstop laughs when these two come together. Although, the director has tried to evoke laughter from Venky and Brahmanandam, the comedy is not that effective. You get to see the usual stock scenes of an Sreenu Vytla’s film – of hero beating others in drunken state, a huge star cast, a comedian is getting fooled by the hero every time and some action. All is there but the entertainment is not that effective. It is just okay. Writing is the main villain. Script (Gopimohan) and screenplay (Sreenu Vytla) are on beaten track. Preposterous scenes and comedy that is done to death are biggest drawback. Faction element in second half is not gelled right with the main story.
It’s a cake walk for Venkatesh to do such a fine comedy performance. He looks good and performs very well in the only emotional scene in the climax. Trisha is nice. Brahmanandam is pretty good as a guy who loves fooling around with the people. Ali is entertaining in a brief role. MS Narayana’s jyotishyam episode is nice. It’s a routine role for Subbaraju. Jaya Prakash Reddy, Dharmavarapu, Kota and Telangana Sakuntala are adequate. Master Bharath’s character is not hilarious as it is supposed to be a positive character helping hero.
There is no freshness in the story and entire story runs on deja vu. We have seen innumerous movies (Sankham, Jayeebhava, Saleem to name a few in the last few months) in the past where the half of the film happens in the abroad and the other half shifts to Rayalaseema. Our story writers are still stuck in DDLJ hangover where hero comes from abroad to stay in heroine’s place. The idea of hero planning to start a factory by partnering with the family of heroine is also inspired by DDLJ. Venkatesh has done similar climaxes in three films after year 2000 (Nuvvu Naku Nachav, Vasantham, Adavari Matalaku Ardhalu Verule) where heroine who is about to get married to another guy changes her heart in the last minute.
Screenplay – direction: Screenplay of the movie is good in parts. Seenu Vytla who mastered the art of entertainment made sure that he had lots of entertaining scene in the movie. However, most of them are already done by him in movies like Dhee and Ready. Irrespective of how many number of times he directs drinking scenes in his movies, Seenu Vytla makes sure that he entertains each of the time in a refreshing way. The way Venkatesh dances to tunes of other heroes and beats Brahmanandam up by remembering his enemies is good. I also like the creative idea of changing the tunes in the background when Venkatesh and Ali aim for Trisha (Emaindi Ee vela and aashique banaya). We expect a lot from Brahmanandam character in Seenu Vytla movies. In the earlier movies of Seenu Vytla, heroes make Brahmanandam a bakra and audiences loved it. However, in this movie Brahmanandam makes hero bakra most of the times. Hence the desired effect is missing on the Brahmanandam character in this movie compared to earlier Seenu Vytla’s movies. Screenplay of the movie becomes disengaged towards latter part of the second half.
Music by Devi Sri Prasad is adequate with the title song being peppy. Picturization of the songs is very good. Cinematography by Prasad Murella deserves a special applause as the visuals are shot beautifully. The virgin locations chosen for shooting of songs are excellent. Diaogues by Ramana Chintapally are nice. Production values by the new production house ’14 Reels Entertainment’ are very good. A lot of care is taking in postproduction activities as well.
Namo Venkatesha is regular Sreenu Vytla’s brand of movie with a bit of comedy, romance and action. More emphasis is made on Venky – Brahmanandam’s comedy. That is the best part and the rest is ordinary. Its a complete good family Entertainer movie.