Verdict: Tharun Bhascker does it again!
After his splendid debut with Pellichoopulu, Tharun Bhascker Dhaassyam is back with his second directorial venture Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi. Usually, when a director’s debut movie becomes a blockbuster, there are huge chances that his next movie will be with a star hero. But Tharun Bhascker chose the other way around by working with talented but not-so-familiar names in this movie – Vishwak Sen, Sai Sushanth, Abhinav Gomatam and Venkatesh Kakumanu. Releasing today amidst eight small budgeted Telugu movies, Ee Nagariniki Emaindhi will for sure have an upper hand but will have to face a stiff competition with Sanju, which also releases today amidst tremendous buzz.
What’s Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi About:
Vivek (Vishwak Sen), Karthik (Sai Sushanth), Kaushik (Abhinav Gomatam) and Upendra (Venkatesh Kakumanu) are thick friends who enjoy life to the fullest. They all have a penchant for making short movies, which leads to Vivek becoming a director, Kaushik an actor, Upendra an editor and Karthik as the cinematographer. One incident takes them to Goa where Karthik loses his engagement ring worth Rs 5 Lakhs. Shirley (Anisha Ambrose), who they meet at a bar, helps the gang with a room to stay. They decide to participate in a short movie festival at Goa, which has a prize money of Rs 6 lakhs. The rest of the movie is all about the short movie making and how the gang realizes the value of real life.
With Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi, Tharun Bhascker has succeeded in giving the Telugu audience a new genre of comedy, which is on the lines of Dil Chahtha Hai and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. His writing and narration is spot on and he should be commended for blending an authentic humor throughout the movie. Vishwak Sen, Sai Sushanth, Abhinav Gomatam and Venkatesh Kakumanu were brilliant in their respective roles. Anisha Ambrose and the rest of the cast were apt. It was nice to see Vijay Devarakonda and Goutham Vasuden Menon in a small cameo. Niketh Bommireddy’s camera work is top notch and as is Vivek Sagar’s music and background score. Raviteja Gurajala’s editing work is laudable. Produced under the banner Suresh Productions, the production values are great and the film is enjoyable.
What Could Have Been Better:
Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi is aimed mainly at urban audience and multiplexes. While the urban sect of the audience is bound to have a greater connection with the film, it makes for a good watch for the others as well.
Why You Should Watch:
Watch Ee Nagaraniki Emaindi for its subtle comedy and wholesome entertainment. Go for it and you will not be disappointed!