Saturday, December 15, 2012


Film: Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu(Telugu)
Cast: Nani, Samantha, Krishnudu, Anupama Kumar, Ravi Raghavendra, Ravikanth, and others
Story: Reshma Ghatala
Screenplay: Reshma Ghatala & Gautham Menon
Dialogues: Kona Venkat
Music: Ilayaraja
Cinematography: M S Prabhu and Om Prakash
Editing: Anthony
Art: Rajeevan
Produced by: C Kalyan
Directed by: Gautham Menon
Release date: December 14, 2012
Watched Theater : Cinesquare, Guntur

Rating: 3.25 / 5

Nani and Samantha  New Telugu Film Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu Movie Review:

Three years after the release of Ye Maaya Chesave, Gautham Menon's next Telugu venture Yeto Vellipoyindi Manasu has hit the marquee today. It is yet another good family entertainer and the director once again tries to entertain you with a fresh and young love story, which many of us can relate to our real life.


The story is about Varun and Nithya and their love journey from school days to the age of their marriage at 24. Varun (Nani) and Nithya (Samantha) are childhood buddies and they study at the same school. Nithya belongs to a rich family, Varun to the middle class. They both love each other and enjoy life but a moment comes in Varun's life where he has to focus on studies, career and work for the economical development of his family. He works hard to get a seat in IIM and starts neglecting Nithya. A small tussle makes them part ways at that weak moment. Each of them is right in their own way. Will they finally unite and live happily ever after or the ego problems between them completely spoil their relationship? 

Artists Performance:

It’s a kind of 15-years-old to 24-years-old gradual transformation for Nani and Samantha. Nani might not look so impressive in the beginning of the film. But with one episode, he wins you over with amazing histrionics. The climax scene in which Nani goes to the house of Samantha is an outstanding scene. It works purely on Nani’s brilliance as an actor. If the actor is not good enough, then the entire climax get killed. The nuances, intensity, controlled aggression, undying passion and agony are perfectly portrayed by Nani in that scene. I am impressed the way Samantha changed her looks and body language in each stage of growth from a school-days girl to a 24-years-old woman. She starts as a kid and ends as a woman. Her performance is worth commending. Krishnudu played a full-length role and he is nice. Ravi Prakash played the role of hero’s brother with natural performance. His role was meaty in the beginning and but was abrupt in the later part. Jiiva appears in a small scene.  

Technical and Other Departments:

Yeto Vellipoyindi Manasu Review 4/7 Light on Ilaiyaraja's music and background score are the main highlights in the technical front. He has composed eight melodious tracks. Almost every song will impress you. MS Prabhu's picturisation in song sequences is very good. He has captured some of the most beautiful locales.Light on Gautham's dialogues are also sure to rock. The screenplay is not so tight and the slow paced narration tests audiences' patience.

Movie Analysis:

Yeto Vellipoyindi Manasu is a daring attempt by Gowtam Menon to narrate a moments-based film without bothering about payoffs. Entire movie runs on a thin plot and a single conflict point. Since there is not much of a plot and conflict point, the narration of the film is very slow. Plus points are lead actors performances, music and moments. On the flip side, one-side orientation and slow-paced narration hinder the movie’s effectiveness. On a whole, YVM is a multiplex film and we got to wait and see how it fares. 

Final View:

Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu.. a realistic and modern love story from director Gautham Menon. Samantha steals the show with her performance, by delivering her best to date. Nani's performance in the climax scenes have made the movie more believable. Though slow pace is problem in the movie, second half is its soul. Have patience, and you will be rewarded.

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