Review: Jai Lava Kusa
Actors : NTR Jr, Nivetha Thomas, Raashi Khanna, Ronit Roy and others
Director: K S Ravindra
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Producer: Kalyan Ram Nandamuri
Reviewed By : Team CG
Alas, the much hyped and much awaited movie of NTR is out today and the revelation to the three character drama is on the big screen for viewing. With a lot of hype on Jai character and humongous expectations on the movie, did Bobby manage to make an impression? Let’s find out.
Story of the film is plain vanilla and as shown from the trailers, it is the story of three brothers, one of which turns evil due to circumstances. How these brothers get separated, how they walk into each other’s lives and how they three end up together and will they stay so makes the rest of the story.
NTR was stellar as Jai, the other two characters though good are overshadowed by the sheer presence of Jai and he’s excelled in the character. This will stand out as one of the finest performances of NTR for a while and the intensity, diction and antics by him for the character Jai will be a feast to the fans. Heroines have little to do and rest of the crew has nothing great to talk about.
Songs and Background Music:
Songs of the film are average and neither does the picturization help them. Two songs are decent on the screen and the timing of the songs is bad to say the least. Background music is decent and but much more has been expected from Devi Sri Prasad.
Direction, Screenplay and Dialogues
Bobby has chosen a subject which has ample scope for everything, literally everything but he yet again falls short of a blockbuster with his weak narration. The screenplay starts in a lacklustre fashion with the introduction of the lead cast, goes on with some okay comedy from Kusa and the story only gets to some interest with the interval where the film takes a new high with the introduction of Jai. And the second half again fails to get the high going with the director diluting the character of Jai which could have been used to create a much bigger impact. The climax is weak as well and could have been much better. Dialogues are okay.
Cinematography is poor and the film has a light brownish tinge all over which does not provide a pleasing viewing. Films with 10 times lesser the budget are being showcased 10 times better than this one.
There’s nothing great about the art work or the technical values to rant about and if anything, the song Raavana has been taken care well to set the tone of the character well.
Overall, Jai Lava Kusa is made a watchable affair, all credits to NTR for his stellar performance otherwise for which it is just an okay watch. While fans would love it, it will go down as a one-time watch for general audience. With the songs not so great as well, the repeat audience will be on the lesser side as well. The film might end up an average at the box office.
Watch it only for NTR.
Rating : 2.75/5
AP/TG audience : Average
US/ROW : Average
0 – Stay Away at any cost
1 – Stay Away
2 – Watch at your discretion
3 – You may watch it
4 - Do not miss it
5 – You’ll miss a lot if you don’t watch it
NA – Not rating this genre.
The fractions are an indication to whether the movie is closer to the better side or the bad.
P.S: This review is the view of the reviewer only and is not meant to drive/stop people watching the film. Please watch the movie only in theatres.