Kalyan Ram and Tamannaah have collaborated for a breezy romantic entertainer Naa Nuvve. As the title implies, the story revolves around Meera (Tamannaah) and Varun (Kalyan Ram) – who are poles apart in terms of personality, background, beliefs and attitude towards life.Meera, the daughter of a criminal lawyer, is a Hyderabad-based Radio Jockey who believes in destiny. On the other hand, Varun is a small-town boy from near Vanaparthy, who aspires to pursue a career in the US.
He is someone who believes in the power of the mind and the ability to create our own reality. The story takes off with a book ‘Love Signs’ which Meera finds at a convenience store at a railway station when Varun leaves it unintentionally. Even though she puts efforts to send it to him, the book finds its way to her. On the inside cover, she finds the name Kalyani (Varun’s mother) and while flipping through the pages, she finds a photo of Varun. Later, she realises that she got through her examination on the fourth attempt. Believing that destiny played out the good cards for her; Meera finds her lucky charm, Varun, who challenges her to prove that it’s a sign of fate. Do things happen the way Meera want it?
What could have easily been embellished with emotions and soul is far-stretched into a clichéd saga with a lot of melodrama, romance and poor placement of songs! The narrative seems illogical and some characters end up as stereotypes. Director Jayendra’s treatment is distinctly outdated even for a film that was meant to be released 10 years ago. Perhaps the film’s editor (TS Suresh) could have blessed some things with his scissors.
With PC Sreeram at the helm of affairs, I fail to understand why the director had chosen awful CG as the background for the songs.
Tamannaah and Kalyan Ram share a warm chemistry and put their best foot forward. Bithiri Sathi provided some hearty laughs as a naïve traffic cop. Sharreth’s music and background score work fine.
Naa Nuvve doesn’t offer anything new and it’s a disappointment from a team that is capable of so much more.