Verdict: Less of horror, more of comedy.
Next Nuvve starring Aadi Sai Kumar, Vaibhavi Shandilya, Rashmi Gautam and Brahmaji in lead roles is directed by Prabhakar Podakandla aka ETV Prabhakar. This is Prabhakar's directorial debut, who chose to play safe with the most happening genre in Tollywood, horror-comedy. Next Nuvve has been produced by Bunny Vas under V4 movies banner. The music and the background score is rendered by Sai Kartheek while cinematography is handled by Karthik Palace. The editing has been taken care by S.B. Uddhav. Among the rest of the cast are Srinivas Avasarala, L.B. Sriram, Prudhviraj, Jaya Prakash Reddy, Raghu Babu and Thagubothu Ramesh. Let’s see what Prabhakar had to show the viewers through his debut directorial Next Nuvve.
What’s It About:
Kiran (Aadhi Sai Kumar) is a TV serial director who takes a loan of Rs. 50 lakhs from local don (Jayaprakash Reddy) and is unable to repay the loan. The local don threatens him of dire consequences if he does not repay within a week. Smita (Vaibhavi) is Kiran’s girlfriend and a television actress. Kiran comes to know that he has an ancestral home that needs renovation. Kiran dupes don’s son and lures him to get married to actress Mumaith Khan. Kiran and Smitha escapes from the don and moves to Araku and renovates their ancestral property and turns it to a hotel. Rashmi (Rashmi Gautam) and Sarath (Brahmaji) helps them in this process and stays with them in the hotel. Customers who visit this hotel for stay dies under mysterious circumstances. To know the reasons behind these murders, catch Next Nuvve at a theatre near you.
Next Nuvve is a blend of comedy and horror, right from the start till the end. The director has ensured that his screenplay is formatted in such a way to keep the audience engaged throughout the movie. Music, cinematography and editing helped the movie stuck to its genre. The production values are good and every frame and VFX work worked well for this horror flick.
What Could Have Been Better:
There have been several movies in this comedy-horror genre from the past several years in Telugu. It takes more novel elements for the makers to come up with when they think of making a movie in this genre. Next Nuvve doesn’t have many novel elements and this is where the movie could have been better. Nevertheless, for audience seeking routine comedy and horror, Next Nuvve is a good weekend watch.
Why You Should Watch:
Next Nuvve is a decent comedy and horror movie that doesn’t miss these core elements throughout. There is also enough glamour that may go well with the youth.
– By Ajay Mudunuri
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