Dialogue: Lakshmi Bhoopal
Music: Kalyani Malik
Lyrics: Sirivennela, Ananth Sriram
Cinematography: Arjun Jena
Editing: Marthand K Venkatesh
Executive producer : Vivekananda Kuchibotla
Produced by: KL Damodar Prasad
Banner: Sri Ranjith Movies
Story, screenplay and directed by: Nandini Reddy
Release date: Jan 21, 2010
Rating: 3 / 5
Nani New Telugu Film Ala Modalaindi Movie Review:
A young chap Gautham (Nani) is on his way to Bangalore to stop marriage of his girlfriend who is getting married to another guy. En route, he is kidnapped by John (Ashish Vidhyardhi) and the kidnapper demands him to narrate his story. Gautham tells him that he works with a TV channel and falls in love with a girl (Kriti) but she ditches him for a doctor. On the wedding day of his former girl friend, he meets a drunken girl Nitya (Nitya Menon) who happens to be the former girlfriend of the doctor. Soon friendship blossoms between Nitya and Gautham. As the days pass by, Gautham falls in love with Nitya and when he is about to propose, enters Nitya’s fiancée. More such twists and turns follow till the climax. In the end, will Gautham and Nitya meet again or separate forever?Artist Performance:
Nani is completely natural, at home while playing the character of Gowtam. He has also shown different variations. His voice is an asset and he used it effectively. Nitya Menon should be lucky to get a role that has lots of substance in it. She epitomized Nitya character with her fabulous performance. She looks beautiful in all kinds of dresses. Nitya Menon’s is the best debut in recent years of Telugu cinema after Samantha in YMC. She dubbed her voice and it suited the character to the tee. Sneha Ullal had a reasonable length character and she is fine. Kriti Karbandha and Chaitanya Krishna did cameos. Rohini and Uppalapati Narayana Rao (film director) adds freshness to parents characters. The friends gang of hero (Mirchi Hemantha, Raja Valluru, Pinky and Rhea) is also appropriately cast. Asish Vidyardhi gave a balanced performance in a crazy character. The guy who did the the role of drunkard software engineer in climax breathed life into the scenes.
Technical and Other Departments:
On technical front, the movie is dogged by bad visuals (whether it is due to bad grading, or bad digital transfer to UFO is not known). Arjun Jena ‘s camera work is unimpressive. Two songs by Kalyani Malik are good to ears.
Lakshmi Bhoopal’ s dialogue is effective. As a director Nandini Reddy shows spark in handling comedy scenes. Like her guru, she has also extracted some cute expressions from the heroine. Unlike other women directors in the past, she has brought urbane look to the story narration.
First half of the movie is decent and has sufficient humor though there is no emotional impact. Second half becomes slow-paced, but picks up towards the end. The plus points of the movie are casting and humor. The negative point is the story-orientation. The relationship shown in this movie suits the lifestyle of west. The ‘non-committal’ attitude of lead pair and a relationship that goes on for years might not suit the mentality of our Telugu guys who take every chance at girl to express their love. Hence, the emotional impact of the story will not be there for audiences. Despital of the low emotional quotient, Ala Modalaindi scores well on humor and lighter-vein entertainment aspect. You may watch it.
Ala Modalaindi can be watched once for its comedy in the second half. The twists and turns are also novel. But on the whole, it is just an average flick.