Release date : August 30, 2018
CB Rating : 2.5/5
Starring : Naga Shaurya, Yamini Bhaskar, Jayaprakash Reddy
Director : Srinivas Chakravarthy
Producers : Usha Mulpuri
Music Director : Sagar Mahati
Cinematographer : Vijay C. Kumar
Editor : Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
After the success of Chalo, Naga Shourya is back with yet another comedy caper called Nartanasala. Let’s see how the film turns out to be.
Naga Shourya is a young man who always wants women to be independent in life. One fine day, he falls in love with Manasa(Kashmira) and just when things seem to be going fine, his dad fixes his match with Satya(Yamini).
To avoid this tricky situation, Shourya reveals to Satya’s family that he is a gay. Rest of the story is as to how Shourya solves all his issues and finally marries the one he loves.
The gay comedy showcased is just about okay in certain areas. The scenes set between Jayaprakash Reddy and Shourya are pretty decent and evoke good laughs.
Naga Shourya does a neat job with his gay act and was particularly good during the interval block. Yamini Bhaskar looks beautiful and does her role quite well in the film. Comedian Raghava evokes decent laugh in his role of a drunkard son in law.
Jayaprakash Reddy is hilarious in his role. The film lights up when he and the gay comedy take center stage. Sivaji Raja gets a good role after a long time and he is impressive as hero’s dad.
The first half of the film is quite disappointing as there is nothing much ingesting going on until the interval block. The film starts off on a decent note but what follows is quite a dull and insipid narration. None of the scenes make any sense and have no emotions.
Even though the comedy works in certain areas, it is overdone for certain characters. Songs disturb the flow in a big way spoiling the mood of the audience.
The gay comedy gets a bit overdone in the second half as Ajay’s role looks over the top. The story line is very weak during the second half as the proceedings move from one topic to the other easily boring the audience.
Production values of the film are decent as the film looks rich in many areas. Music by Sagar Mahati is disappointing as not even one song is hummable. Camera work is just about okay and so was the art direction. Editing is below par as at least 15 minutes of the first half could be easily trimmed.
Coming to the director Srinivas, he has done a below par job with the film. Though he has written the gay comedy well, he failed to narrate the rest of film in a decent manner. Whenever the gay comedy comes on screen, the film looks fun but when other scenes are showcased, things get bland, boring and looks outdated.
On the whole, Naga Shourya fails to continue his success streak with Nartanasala. The film has a week storyline, insipid narration, and over the top emotions. The only solace of the film is the gay comedy which is good in bits and pieces. If you are one who likes this over the top comedy, give this film a shot but the rest can take it easy and look for something else this weekend.