Jayammu Nischayammu Raa is one of the small budget films that have caught the attention of film buffs with striking promos. Srinivasa Reddy played the lead in this film directed by a debutant. Shiva Raj Kanumuri has penned a story that has lot of emotions. Let's analyze if it has lived up to its promise or not?
What is it about?
Sarvesh (Srinivasa Reddy) gets a job in Municipal corporation of Kakinada. He leaves his ailing mother in Karimnagar and comes to Kakinada hoping that he could get an early transfer to his home town. But things don't turn out as expected. He keeps on trying to find a way to get transferred and meanwhile falls in love with Rani (Poorna), a conservative E-seva employee. He couldn't express his love to her and Rani falls into the trap of JC (Ravi Varma), a womanizer. JC also is Sarvesh's boss and he would have to stand against him if he has to save Rani from his clutches. Does he stand up?
Srinivasa Reddy is a talented actor who could slip into any type of role. He didn't have much scope to put his comedy timing to use, but he proved that he could pull off an emotional lead role. Poorna is impressive as the female lead. This is yet another memorable role for her. Ravi Varma is good as the bad man. Sri Vishnu is lively and one of the positive aspects of the film. Praveen and Posani's track is hilarious. Jogi Brothers and Krishna Bhagavan's comedy also clicked.
Shiva Raj Kanumuri presented the film like veteran director Vamsi. The characters are very natural and strikingly impressive. But he took a lot of time to establish the lead character's innocence which made the first half very lethargic and painfully slow. He did well to recover in the second half. Director proves his capabilities of handling emotional sequences. The transformation of hero's character has been presented well.
O Rangula Chilaka is a good composition. Rest of the songs lacked that instant appeal to them. Cinematography is fine. Aerial shots are very good. Editing is not up to the mark. It needs a lot of trimming. Production values are decent. Dialogues are good.
Uninteresting first half
Jayammu Nischayammu Raa is an honest film about life, love and victory. The film is about the transformation of a person who doesn't believe in himself. He continues to depend on others suggestions and never makes his own decisions. People take advantage of him and use him for all sort of things.
He couldn't even express his love towards the girl he is madly in love with. Everything changes after he the life gives him a rude shock. He decides to take control of his life. He stands up against the people that were manipulating him. One would expect an out and out comedy with Srinivasa Reddy in the lead role. Jayammu Nischayammu Raa has good comedy, but it is basically an emotional human drama with life lessons.
It has a solid story, but has dated feel to it. Presentation lacks the appeal of contemporary films. The pace is painfully slow and the pointless first half almost kills the interest of the viewers. There are some well conceived moments in the second half that puts the film on the right track. Comedy scenes and the transformation of the protagonist work in favor of the film.
Slow pace continues to be its biggest problem and there are so many scenes that could have been edited out without impacting the end product. Jayammu Nischayammu Raa is not a bad film or a good film, it is somewhere in between. Aided by good writing and fine performances, it may appeal to the viewers who prefer to watch classy family entertainers. Geetanjali was a horror comedy that instantly appealed to the masses. Jayammu Nischayammu Raa will be a test for Srinivasa Reddy's crowd pulling abilities.
Verdict: Slow and Steady Raa.