Movie: Jyo Achyuthananda
Banner: Vaarahi Chalana Chitram
Cast: Nara Rohit, Naga Shourya, Regina, Seetha, Tanikella Bharani and others.
Music: Sree Kalyana Ramana
Cinematography: Venkat C Dileep
Editing: Kiran Ganti
Producer: Rajani Korrapati
Written and directed by: Srinivas Avasarala
Actor turned director Avasarala Srinivas surprised every one with his movie ‘Oohalu Gusa Gusalade’. Which was a sleeper hit.
So when he announced the second movie with Nara Rohith and Naga Shourya and the trailer of “Jyo Achyuthanada” came out, it created quite a stir in the industry. So let’s see how far was he successful this time. ?
Achyutha Rama Rao (Nara Rohith) and Ananda Vardhana Rao (Naga Shourya) are married to the girls of their parents’ choice. Achyuth is well settled in life, while Anand as medical representative still finds it hard to settle. At the marriage anniversary of Achyuth, the name of Jyothsna comes out .
The brothers blame each other for the mess created by Jyothsna. When their wives start suspecting, each one tells a story that the other brother fell in love with Regina, who stayed as a tenant in the upper floor of their house few years ago.
During her stay, Regina was friendly with both brothers and each try to win her love but she actually is in love with another person. An incident creates rift between the three and Regina leaves for USA. What happens when she returns back to their lives? How would their wives react? Do the brothers patch up again?
Both Nara Rohith and Naga Shourya are excelled in their tailor made roles as brothers. They share great chemistry, and their Tom & Jerry relation provides so much entertainment while watching. They drive the film till the end. Regina has not much role though the entire plot is about her; still she has pulled off the role neatly. Among other’s , Tanikella and Seetha are noticeable.
Its a treat to watch the visuals in the movie. Venkat C Dileep’s photography is major plus. Despite it being a small film, the cinematography has made it a rich production. Music by Sree Kalyan Raman is good.Sai Korrapti requires a special mention for preferring concept based movies.
Performances of lead actors
Dragging second half.
Will Appeal to only one section of audience
Director Avasarala Srinivas begins the movie with a bang. With full of humor, and classy visuals, the movie gives us great fun in the beginning. He sets up the drama so well. It is very unusual to see young hero’s being introduced as married men and then revealing their past love with Jyothsna (Regina) .
From the beginning he has used humour in every dialogue. He has also shown creativity in revealing two sides of the same story of the brothers. Though sometimes it reminds us Kamal Hassan’s Virumandi (Pothuraju). Nara Rohith and Naga Shourya use same words in describing what happened in narrating their version of the story, which is quite interesting.
The interesting point of the plot is,When they are already married, whatever their flashback of their love affair with Regina was, we know that they can’t get her in the climax, and more over the line doesn’t offer Avasarala to twist and turn it, but still he engages us to guess what has really happened, who would get her. This he has managed quite well till the first half.
Till interval, the drama is about two heroes trying to tell how they tried to woo Jyotsana outsmarting the other despite being brothers. So that offers so much fun to watch them fighting for her, bonding over small things. But thereafter the plot turns sentimental when she leaves them for USA. Although she comes back in their lives, we know that they can’t leave their wives, nor she can settle with them. There is not much story on that front, so Avasarala again showed his brilliance by exploring the differences between two brothers, and emotional scenes.
While the first half light hearted, the second half turns sentimental and is dragged a bit.
Avasarala has written good dialogues, extracted good performances from Naga Shourya and Nara Rohith as brothers, and presented the movie with cool visuals. If not for dull second half, the film could have been even better. As a director, Avasarala shows his mark again, and made a movie which can be watched with entire family without any hesitation.
Bottom-line: Jai Achyuthananda
Rating: (3 / 5)