Verdict: A nice story executed decently.
The Nivetha Thomas and Naveen Chandra starrer Juliet Lover of Idiot has been directed by debutante Ajay Vodhirala and produced by Kothapalli Raghu Babu and KB Chowdary under the banner Anurag Productions. Also among the cast are Ali, Abhimanyu Singh, Esther Noronha, Fish Venkat and others. Music and background score is rendered by Ratheesh Vega while cinematography is handled by Arthur A. Wilson and Girish Gangadharan. Though Nivetha Thomas rose to stardom with movies like Gentleman, Ninnu Kori and Jai Lava Kusa, Juliet Lover of Idiot is the first movie signed by her in Telugu. It is finally hitting the theatres today after several dilly-dallying due to several reasons. Releasing amidst as many as dozen movies, let’s see whether Juliet Lover of Idiot can impress the audience.
What’s Juliet Lover of Idiot About:
Vara (Naveen Chandra) is a rich kid who loses his father in an accident and his mom becomes bedridden. Because of this tragedy, life becomes tough and he grows up becoming a valet parking employee. He also takes money from everyone and doesn’t return. Julie (Nivetha Thomas) is a daughter of rich parents. Vara and Julie love each other against her father wishes. Vara agrees Julie’s father proposal of taking 10 lakh rupees and leaving his daughter on one condition – he also looks out for a suitable bride along with her parents. On a parallel track, an important briefcase is kept in a car that Vara does valet parking. The briefcase consists of a laptop with vital details of a criminal named Khan (Abhimanyu Singh). What happens to the briefcase? Will Vara and Julie sort out the differences and get together? To know all these and much more, watch this movie at a theatre near you.
Naveen Chandra and Nivetha Thomas are a delight to watch and they do a commendable job. Ali as Gun Laden was hilarious to the core. The music and the background score were good. Though the movie is titled Juliet Lover of Idiot, it has a very good underlying motherly sentiment that touches your hearts. The production values are decent given the fact that it is a low budget movie.
What Could Have Been Better:
Despite having a nice story, the narration of the movie should have been better. The screenplay comes with several subplots. Though there are twists at the right places, a shorter runtime could've done wonders for the film.
Why You Should Watch:
A decent love story interwoven with a sweet, motherly sentiment makes Juliet Lover of Idiot a decent one-time watch.
–By Ajay Mudunuri