15 June, 2021

Nannaku Prematho

You won’t find yourself laughing too much or shedding copious tears, but you are hooked.

Nannaku Prematho

Starring: NTR Jr, Jagapathi Babu, Rakul Preet.
Dir by Sukumar.
Rating: ***

Be it Arya, Nenuokkadine or Nannaku Prematho, Sukumar enriches the narrative through psychological insight. NTR Jr (Abhi), with an unusual hairstyle and classy wardrobe, steers clear of loud histrionics. His young London boy out to avenge his ailing father’s (Rajendra Prasad) financial humiliation at the hands of the wily Krishna Murthy (Jag­apathi Babu) is completely believable. He uses his mathematical genius and psychological nous to unravel Murthy’s empire. The first step is, of course, to woo the daughter of the opponent, Rakul Preet. Based loosely on Now You See Me and Focus, Nannaku Prematho does not get too emotional. Both NTR Jr and Jagapathi Babu are subtle; they eschew flaring nostrils and gory fights but advance stealthily, in chess-like manoeuvres....

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