Movie : Naa Ishtam ( Telugu)

Cast : Rana Daggubati,Genelia D’Souza
Music : Chakri
Cinematography : Venkat Prasad
Director: Prakash Tholeti
Producer : Paruchuri Kiriti
Written : Kona Venkat
Editing : Kotagiri Venkateswara RaO, Studio United Movies
Release date : March 23, 2012 (2012-03-23)
Theater watched : Cinesquare, Guntur
Rating : 2.5 / 5
Rana and Genelia new tollywood film Naa Ishtam Movie Review:
Daggubati Rana is desperately looking for a big hit. He has acted in some Telugu films and a Hindi film but he is yet to taste big success. He now comes up with a new film Naa Ishtam. Let us see how the film has turned out to be.

Story:Gani (Rana) is a Telugu youth who lives and works in Malaysia and he is an extremely selfish person. He always thinks about himself and his benefits first. Into his routine life comes Krishnaveni (Genelia) unexpectedly and everything gets disturbed. Krishnaveni loves Kishore (Harshavardhan Rane) and she elopes from home as her dad Naidu (Nasser) does not approve of her choice. But Kishore doesn’t turn up and she feels cheated. Gani’s selfish nature gets him to lie to Krishnaveni and he takes her home to Naidu in the hope of making some money.

But Gani realises his mistake once he sees Naidu and family and he gets Krishnaveni back to Malaysia. As a cheated Krishnaveni begins rebuilding her life with Gani’s support, love blossoms between the two. Into this situation walks in Kishore and he is desperate to win back Krishnaveni’s love. Meanwhile, Naidu is furious about the whole episode and he engages the services of Malaysia Don Salim Bhai (Shawar Ali) to trap Gani. Gani uses all his guile to thwart Salim Bhai and throw Kishore off the track, but is he successful? Who will Krishnaveni accept in the end? That forms the story.

Artist Performance:Daggubati Rana is effective in the role of a young guy, who is practical in life. He does a good job in the comedy scenes and also dances quite well. He however needs to improve on his diction and mannerism. He comes across stiff in some scenes. Genelia is apt in the role of Krishnaveni. She is bubbly and cute and carries her role quite well. Nazar is effective as usual. The others fit the bill as per the requirements of the script.

Technical and Other Departments:Cinematography is very good and Malaysia has been shot well. Rana’s dialogues have been written well and they are good. Editing is just about ok. Dances have been choreographed nicely and fight sequences have been conceived well.

VFX work is very shoddy and it should have been taken care of with more seriousness. Chakri’s background score and music is a big letdown. There are too many songs in the film and since they are so mediocre, it becomes a pain to sit through them.

Final View:Rana tried out a lot of commercial elements in this film. He experimented with dances and fights and he has put in a lot of effort. Sadly, it is all let down by a poor script and bad narration. Genelia does not have much to offer in the movie. Too many songs in the second half and a confused plot make the film tedious to watch. On the whole, ‘Naa Ishtam’ disappoints.

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