Movie : Tuneega Tuneega
Cast : Sumanth Aswin, Rhea, Prabhu, Nagababu, Sayaji Shinde and others
Directed by : MS Raju
Produced by : Maganti Ram Chandran
Banner : Sri Venkateswara Arts
Music : Karthik Raja
Release Date : 2012-07-23
Story Line :
Story takes off with James (Sayaji Shinde) offering blessings at temples, churches and mosques for the wedding of Karthik (Sumanth Ashwin) and Nidhi (Rhea) and the flashback comes in. Karthik is the son of chef Rama Swamy (Prabhu) who is the close buddy of Ravindra Babu (Naga Babu), a Businessman whose only daughter is Nidhi. But Karthik and Nidhi fight for silly reasons and hate each others when kids and the latter flies to America for further studies. After 12 years Karthik, an aspiring dancer and Nidhi meets in Ravindra Babu’s business party and the former falls in love with her. Karthik impresses Rhea without his identity and within no time the duo falls in love. How does the story turn up forms the crux.
Sumanth Ashwin is confident and is impressive in his dances. His dialogue delivery is good and showcased ease in acting. Sumanth Ashwin will definitely ride high if he chooses the right scripts.
Rhea looked cute and has acted well. Naga Babu and Prabhu are perfect in their roles, Sayaji Shinde is routine, Seetha, Vinod Kumar, Geetha, Paruchuri Venkateshwar Rao, MS Narayana and others did their part as required.
MS Raju’s direction is mediocre but the story is outdated and screenplay is highly predictable which lacked interest. S. Gopal Reddy's cinematography is the major saviour of the film. The film looked colorful and rich. Paruchuri Brothers dialogues are routine, Editing could have been better in the second half, Karthika Raja’s music is decent and songs ar colorfully shot while the background score is good. Padmini Arts production values are good.
MS Raju has first time wielded the megaphone for the film roping in his son Sumanth Ashwin but the story and script are old fashioned, outdated and pretty routine. Even the screenplay turned out to highly predictable. The film lacks uniqueness and freshness in narration and style. It remembers you of films like Darling and Nuvvosthanante Nenoddhantana. However, Sumanth Ashwin is impressive and his energy levels need a mention. The actor will have a bright future if he chooses the right scripts.
Final Verdict :
A clean entertainer but an outdated subject!!!