Movie : Yeto Vellipoyindi Manasu
Cast : Nani, Samantha, Krishnudu and others
Directed by : Gautham Menon
Produced by : C Kalyan
Banner : Teja Cinema
Music : Ilayaraja
Release Date : 2012-12-14
Gautham Menon is known for making beautiful romantic films and this is brand GM film with all the elements that we expect from his movie. Tad slow yet feel good movie.
What is it about?
Varun (Nani) and Nithya (Samantha) are childhood friends who fall in love in their teenage. Certain egos and personal goals come between them and their love will be put to test. How they overcome all the hurdles is what this film is about.
Nani is superb as Varun. He is a very natural actor who could easily go into the skin of any character. We have seen him doing energetic and entertaining characters before. This time he plays a soft spoken boy next door who is madly in love. He has come up with winning performance. Samantha is a revelation. She has proven as a fine actress before, but this time she delivers an excellent performance. Her expressions are very good. Krishnudu and the rest of the star cast are good.
On the Technical Front:
Music by Ilayaraja is decent. Couple of songs are haunting and background score is nice. Cinematography is beautiful. Editing is okay. Technically the movie is up to the mark.
Director Gautham Menon proves that he has great command over romantic tales. He captures minute details in love and this film is not an exception to it. However he should have mixed right dose of entertainment to make this appeal to all the sections of audiences. For now it is only the movie that will appeal to those who are in love. As a director this may not be Gautham's best, but it is definitely not bad.
Yeto Vellipoyindi Manasu doesn't have any story. It is just a journey of a couple who come across different situations in their life. Like every Guatham movie, this also moves at its own pace. It hardly moves at times and gets stuck to one point more than once. That may not go down well with the audiences who hate watching slow romantic films.
Most of the movie is conversational and people who expect punches will be disappointed. Why because the conversations are very natural and personal. So if you are not involved into the film they might seem boring. Music and performance of the lead pair are the main assets for this film which has its moments.
It is a very urbane film with feel good factor which would appeal to young hearts. It depends on your tastes and feelings whether to like it or not. Target audiences should help this film to sail safe at the box office. Will they? Let's wait and watch.
Verdict: Slow paced romantic tale with some fine moments