Cast: Naga Shourya, Pallak Lalwani, Brahmanandam, Rao Ramesh
Director: Ramesh Varma
Producer: Vandana Alekhya Jakkam, Kiriti Pothini, Srinivas Sammeta
Cinematography: Shyam K Naidu
Right from the word go, Abbayitho Ammayi is disappointing affair. The movie stars with the voice over of Raj Tarun narrating the new-age love story of Abhi (Naga Shaurya) and Prardhana (Palak Lalwani) set against social-media backdrop. Simply put, the film is all about how they meet, fall for each other and what’re the problems that arise between them and finally how they resolve to get united.
It’s the lackluster screenplay that deteriorates the film. Scenes written are pretty bad. Direction is good for nothing. Ramesh Varma has failed yet again in delivering a convincing film. Ilayaraaja’s music doesn’t gel with film’s visuals. There’s no match to the tunes, visuals shown on screen. Even lip moment of actors differs with the song’s lyrics. In addition to this, the mismatched placement of songs dampen the film’s flow. Hero Naga Shaurya, who usually shows up decent performance, turned up to a poor performance. Heroine Palak’s performance is passable. Rao Ramesh’s characterization is not impressive. The transition in his characterisation deserves convincing narration. Director yet again failed in this aspect.
It’s not completely bad film either. There’re couple of good moments. Pre-interval episode is good, interval bang is ok. When you expect that movie is going to fall in line post-interval, you feel you got it wrong completely. Movie goes out of the hand. One doesn’t know where it’s heading to. It’s conspicuous that director Ramesh Varma has no clue about film. By the time, he realises that it went haywire, damage has been done. No one can save this film. Neither Naga Shaurya nor maestro Ilayaraaja.
Punchline: Amateurish Attempt