Hindi director Kunal Kohli is making his Tollywood debut with the romantic comedy Next Yenti. Starring Tamannah, Sundeep Kishan and Navdeep, this movie has hit the screens today. let’s see how it is.
tammy(tamannah) is a modern girl who breaks up with her boyfriend because he doesn’t believe in true love. this is the moment, she meets sanju (sundeep kishan) and connects with him instantly. They start living together, but Tammy is against a physical relationship with Sanju. this upsets sanju and she breaks up with tammy. During this time, Sanju meets another girl and Tammy starts to like Krish (Navdeep). the rest of the story is how tammy and sanju realize their love for each other and finally get back together.
Tamannah looks ultra-gamorous and superb as Tammy. she does wonderfully well as the girl looking for true love and is one of the highlights of the movie.
sundeep kishan looks great in this movie and he is very good as the modern guy. His acting in this movie is quite grounded compared to all his previous movies. navdeep is good as a mature man and it’s good to see him choose different roles these days.
It was great to see sarath babu in such a crucial role after such a long time. he plays tamannah’s father and the track of him has been showcased extremely well. the way a modern girl shares all her views with her father has been treated well.
The second half is where things get stuck. the pace of the film becomes too slow and the proceedings drag on and on. there are a lot of conversations in the movie and because of this, many can get an idea of how much delay in the proceedings.
Although the tamannah character starts off well, the way it is executed doesn’t justify its position. the director should have narrated her role much more clearly. things get dramatic in the second half when emotions and situations seem forced.
manish chandra’s camera work is top notch as the movie looks great and quite lively. the editing is below par as the second half could have been made even more energetic and racy for the audience. the film’s production values are top notch. the dialogues need a special mention and especially the ones written for sarath babu are superb.
as for director kunal kohli, he chooses a contemporary concept and handles the first half well. but his narration lacks punch in the second half, as the proceedings get dull and take time to unravel. If he had made the second part energetic and he had narrated things more clearly, the result would have been even better.
Overall, Next Yenti is a contemporary love story that clicks in the early stages but continues on. Interesting characterizations, charming visuals, and a neat first half are staple assets. but the film’s slow pace, long second half, and too much talking bored the audience in the end. Tollywood audiences are new to this type of storytelling and we need to see how they accept this film that takes its own time to grow up and has total storytelling delay.
123telugu.com rating: 2.75/5
reviewed by 123telugu team
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