Cast : Manchu Manoj, Praneetha Subash, Kriti Kharbanda, Brahmanandam
Director: Anil Krishna
Producer: DS Rao
Banner: Sri Sailendra Cinemas
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Mr. Nokia aka Nookayya (Manoj) is a mobile phone thief. At one point he decides to settle down in life by stealing big money. He comes across Anu (Kriti), who is carrying 2 crores money with her. He steals the money and gets cheated by his friend and dumped by his lover. At this point he meets Anu again and comes to know that her husband has been kidnapped and the ransom that the kidnappers demanded for was stolen. Now Nokia tries to rectify his mistake by getting her husband back from the kidnappers. What happens next is the crux of the story.
How they Performed?:Manchu Manoj is a powerhouse of energy. He has done fabulous job as Nookayya. His dances are rocking and so are his fights. He does complete justice to his title ‘Rocking star’. He shoulders the film right from the word go and is definitely on the right track to become a bankable star.
Kriti Kharbanda is sweet and Sana Khan is hot. Their performances are okay. Kriti scores a bit higher than Sana though. Brahmanandam is funny in a small role. Vennela Kishore is strictly Okay. Murali Sharma is loud. Ahuti Prasad and others did a fine job.
Yuvan Shankar Raja used most of his compositions from Tamil and the music is okay to good. Background score bears Yuvan’s stamp. Action sequences, the chase sequences in particular that were choreographed by Manoj are energetic and keep you on the edge of the seat. Dialogues by Lakshmi Bhupal are average. Rajasekhar’s cinematography is flashy. Editing too adds to the flashiness of camera work. Production values are notable.
Director Ani Kanneganti canned few scenes well and lost grip over the narrative at times. He should work on the story telling techniques. He tried to make this film a commercial entertainer with twists and turns, but a gripping screenplay would have helped the movie.
Final Word: Action pack of Manchu Manoj