Ninnila Ninnila Telugu Movie Review | 123telugu.com
after the lockdown, several movies are released one after another, and ninnila ninnila is one of them. the movie has reached the small screens on zeeplex and let’s see how it goes.
dev(ashok selvan) is a chef who has no direction in life. he is overweight and has body spasms that frighten everyone around him. he’s headed to london to work with this master chef (nasser) at one of the city’s biggest restaurants. There, he meets Tara (Ritu Varma) who is also a chef and finds Dev’s actions strange. One fine day, Dev and Tara get stuck in the kitchen and things change from there. Tara finds out about Dev and his past with Maya (Nithya Menen) and falls in love with him. how this all happens is the story of the movie.
The performances in the movie are quite good and especially ashok selvan was amazing. the way he plays the role of the weird, overweight chef looks pretty good. The way Ashok brings out those spasms and acts during the last part of the movie was amazing.
ritu varma looks a bit shaky at first, but comes out on its own in the second half. In some of the emotional scenes, Ritu is quite brilliant on film. Nasser was strictly fine in her role. comedian satya does well in her limited role in the first half.
The role of nithya menen seems a bit over the top, but once you get used to her, you will surely come to like her character. Her chemistry with Ashok Selvan is very endearing to watch on screen. the images and background music of the film are quite good.
One of the biggest drawbacks of the film is the deadly slowness. there are so many scenes that they can literally put you to sleep. that’s how slow the pace of the movie is. absolutely nothing happens in the first hour of the movie as goofy humor involving the hotel chefs is on display. one cannot understand what the basic sticking point is in the film until nithya menen enters the scene.
After knowing the story of Nithya and Ashok Slevan, Tara played by Ritu Varma falls in love with Ashok Selvan and this seems strange. she doesn’t have much of a bond with the hero, but she suddenly gets close to him at the end. this all seems rushed and artificial.
The director tries to narrate the film in a poetic way with long scenes and good images. but basic emotions are not strong enough to impress you.
The entire movie is shot in London and the footage is beautiful. the dialogues are good but nithya menen’s dubbing sounds super weird. the editing is horrible since about 20 minutes, at the beginning, could have been deleted. the production design, camera work, and music are pretty good.
As for the director sasi, his plot seems interesting but the narration is bland. things become clear only at the end and for this one has to sit for the boring hour and a half. There isn’t much to talk about as the way sasi releases emotions and scenes is very slow and boring.
Overall, ninnila ninnila is a very slow romantic drama that takes ages to get to its basic theme. once it gets there, things look decent and end well too. the performances of the main cast are also good and the last half hour is interesting. but to enjoy it you need to go through the snooze fest shown at the beginning. If that’s okay with you, give this movie a shot.
123telugu.com rating: 2.5/5
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