Movie: Jai Lava Kusa
Director: KS Ravindra (Bobby)
Producer: Kalyan Ram
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Banner: NTR Arts
Cast: Jr. NTR, Raashi Khanna, Niveda Thomas, Tamannah Bhatia, Hamsa Nandini, and others
Release Date: 21st September, 2017
Editor ReviewJai Lava Kusa Movie Review :
There are number of stars in Telugu Film Industry who have played triple role in a movie like Sr.NTR (Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao), Megastar Chiranjeevi and Nandamuri Balakrishna, but only Young Tiger Jr. NTR is one from young generation, who dared to make his screen presence in triple avatar in Jai Lava Kusa. The film is directed by KS Ravindra alias Bobby and produced by Tarak’s elder brother Nandamuri Kalyanram under the banner of NTR Arts. The film has finally hit the theaters today. Let’s see the storyline.
Story: Jai Lava Kusa is the story of three twin brothers. Jai is an evil guy who has a stammering problem. Due to disability of stammering, Lava and Kusa along with their uncle (Posani Krishna Murali) always ignores Jai. Lava is a bank manager who is known for his honesty while Kusa wants to fly abroad at any cost and settle in life. On the otherside, Jai wants to prove himself and tries to seek revenge on them . So he transforms himself into Raavana, inspired by Ramayana character. He also tries to use them for his political ambitions. He sets the stage on fire and decides to kill Lava and Kusa. How they survive the fire accident and meet with a bonding of brotherhood after twenty years, form the rest of the story.
- NTR’s performance
- Jai (Ravana’s character)
- Lack of emotions among the three brothers
- Inconsistent Screenplay
Performance: Jr.NTR has given an award-worthy performance. He steals the show with his powerful screen presence as Jai. His performance, dictation, way of dialogue delivery, body language and expression are mind blowing. He has portrayed the emotions of the character in a superb way that we cannot help but fall in love with Jai in spite of his villainous ways. Kusa is like the usual energetic self NTR whom we normally see. The innocence in Lava Character brings a whiff of freshness to the role. His calming expressions are highlighted. Raashi Khanna and Nivetha Thomas look good. Tamannah Bhatia enthralls the viewers with her oomph in Swing Zara song. Posani Krishna Murali justifies with his role. Sai Kumar and Ronit Roy excelled in their roles. Praveen, Priyadarshi and others performed accordingly.
Technical: KS Ravindra, Kona Venkat and K Chakravarthy worked on the script. Bobby’s direction in first half is impressive. The story line of Jai Lava Kusa is simple and the reason behind some of the game-changing moments are not convincing. Screenplay is good. DSP’s music is in tune with the proceedings. Background score is impressive. Cinematographer Chota K Naidu did a fabulous job in setting the right mood for the action and romantic entertainer. He has done a fantastic job in handling three roles with the support of VFX team. Editing by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao is ok. Production values are alright.
Analysis: Jai Lava Kusa is all about the story of brotherhood. Story goes on a predictable note, but the emotions are rightly captured and action is perfectly executed. The transformation of Jai into Ravana and Ravana into Jai in the climax is the main plot. Director Bobby could have concentrated more on his screenplay to make Jai Lava Kusa even better one. He scores average marks on direction front as well. The first half of Jai Lava Kusa is decent with entertainment and an excellent interval bang. The second half is more about Jai and some point, it appears like it is getting repetitive. The cognitive behind Jai kidnapping his brothers is not so convincing. There are neither surprising moments nor boring moments in the film. It is out and out one man show of NTR.