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Ninu Veedani Needanu Nene Review: A Near-perfect Horror-Thriller Not To Be Missed
Ninu Veedani Needanu Nene is a song which remains etched in the minds of all Telugu people. It has become part of the vernacular so much so that, the haunting tune or the bit Ninu Veedani Needanu Nene reminds one of spirits or ghosts. Such was the power with which the song has consumed the subconscious of everyone. Now, having a title like this for his debut production venture, Sundeep Kishan not just gives us hints at what we can expect from his film but also emphasizes that his film will be equally good.
That he produced this film when he is suffering from a string of flops is not to give himself an opportunity. From what we have seen in the trailers and promos, the film has substance. And it deserves this attention from the young actor. How much Sundeep and his team invested in this subject and how will it capture the imagination of the audience? Let's know it through this review.
Rishi and Diya are sweethearts who want to take their relationship a step further. But as usual, their parents are against their relationship. They get married on their own and start a new life. But the film begins in an intriguing fashion. It's not set in the current times or in the past as it is a trend these days. The year is 2035.
A couple, probably lovers, played by D16 director Karthik Naren and Yevade Subrahmanyam and Taxiwala fame Malavika Nair meets an elderly psychiatrist. It is about a peculiar case that has happened in Hyderabad in the year 2013. The psychiatrist tells the details about the case.
Now, we shift back to our lead pair. Rishi and Diya lead a happy life but everything turns upside down when they meet with an accident. They experience spooky events in their lives. When they look into mirrors, their reflection is not theirs. They see other people. Terrified, they do everything in their hands to unravel the mystery and finally understand that they are possessed when they met with that fateful accident and the spot was a graveyard.
They go and meet a psychiatrist and to their shock come to know that they are possessed by a couple named Arjun and Madhavi. Diya meets a Church Father and he tells her about a peculiar phenomenon and about a case that had happened 400 years ago in Greece. What is the relationship between the 400-year-old case and Diya's troubles? Why Arjun and Madhavi possessed Rishi and Diya? What the spirit-couple need from this young married couple? Will Rishi and Diya get rid of the possessed ghosts? The answers to all these questions form the rest of the story.
Writing and direction
Sundeep Kishan deserves repeated pats on his shoulder for coming up with a film like this. Right from the outset, the film captures the rapt attention of the audience. The first half-hour of the film is terrific. Though the movie slows down a bit during the initial romantic scenes, it picks up pace as soon as the spooky events start to happen. The interval twist is surprising is an understatement. This leads to a highly emotional but still entertaining second half.
But where this film went off the mark is the use of end suspence. A certain portion of the mystery is reserved for the climactic block and this led to the insertion of a few necessary and misleading scenes that may divert the attention of the audience from the screen. Still, by the time the last half hour starts, the movie again pulls back to attention and the climax leaves you stunned and in an emotional state.
The narration has its flaws but it serves the purpose for the most part. The screenplay went a bit off the mark as said in the early second half but comes back on track when it matters. All this is just nitpicking. Ninu Veedani Needanu Nene may not be a classic like the song it borrowed its title from but still, it's an engaging horror-thriller which deserves nothing but appreciation. The direction is more than decent. Caarthik Raju has come up with a truly different subject and passes with distinction.
Sundeep Kishan has given his all in the role of the protagonist. He has a great screen presence and his chemistry with Anya Singh is superb. Anya Singh looked good and has delivered a more than decent performance. Venela Kishore makes the role his own and his presence adds required humor quotient. Murali Sharma as the psychiatrist is terrific once again. And he also adds to the humor element of the film. Posani shines in the role of a policeman who breaks the mystery but is afraid of ghosts.
The background score of the film is superb. The sounds helped elevate the mystery element of the film. The cinematography is first-rate. The frames are neat and the lighting is just perfect for the mod the film carries. The editing is neat. The production design is very good. The production values are up to the mark. Ninu Veedani Needanu Nene is a well-made film.
With an intriguing storyline and inch-perfect performances, Ninu Veedani Needanu Nene is an excellent horror-thriller and deserves your time and attention if you're into the genre. Despite the flaws in the execution of a few portions, it still makes for an engaging watch. The movie has all the chances to become a cult film in the time to come.
- Intriguing storyline
- The opening sequences
- The stunning mystery element
- Excellent performances
- The twists
- The narration is a bit off the mark early in the second half
Pycker Rating: 3 out of 5
Reviewed by: GitacharYa
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You can watch it without doubts. Engaging for the most part
one of the best movie of Sandeep kisan....
With extensive promotions and an interesting concept, Sundeep Kishan's Ninu Veedani Needanu Nene created the right buzz before its release. The trailers and promos promised a horror thriller with a difference. Today the film hit the screens all over and opened to a generally positive response from the audience and the critics. The basic concept and the intriguing narration are praised so are the performances of the lead actors. The comedic elements also received a good response.
The movie is said to be unpredictable. The happenings could be interpreted in various ways. Ninu Veedani Needanu Nene is an engaging thriller that keeps you on your toes and leaves you guessing all the way says one of the early watchers. The early general consensus appears to say the movie is a well-written and well-acted one. But there are few mixed responses which say there is nothing much in the film except for a few good scenes here and there.
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What is Ninu Veedani Needanu Nene About?
Sandeep Kishan has been searching for respite from failures and it seems that he finally finds something that could make a different film for him. Ninu Veedani Needanu Nene appears to be based on the horror concept of one person when looks into a mirror finds another person’s reflection. On the basic level it may appear like a regular horror trope, it has the potential to make for a chilling and thrilling film if handled well.
Sundeep Kishan himself produces this film on Venkatadri Talkies banner. Incidentally it was the movie Venkatadri Express which gave Sundeep his biggest breakthrough. Ninu Veedani Needanu Nene will be released without the title Kannadi which is a more direct title referring to the mirror and the image of the entity that’s going to haunt the protagonists in the film. Anya Singh is the female lead while Vennela Kishore has the most crucial role of the entity that appears in the mirror for our hero.
Ninu Veedani Needanu Nene Promises
Horror thrills with a different story
At least I’m the surface, Ninu Veedani Needanu Nene appears to be different when it comes to the recent so-called horror films. In the trailer, we get to see a Christian priest a religious man is seen saying, a boy found an old man in himself whenever he looked in the mirror 400 years ago somewhere in Greece.
The boy was stoned to death by a people scared of witches. This directly indicates the major plot element of this film. We also see, Sundeep Kishan finds himself becoming Vennela Kishore whenever he looks in a mirror. The mystery behind this leaves a lot of us intrigued.
Sundeep Kishan Vs Vennela Kishore
Despite the general perception that Vennela Kishore is an excellent comedic actor, every now and then he gives glimpses of the real actor in himself by playing serious roles like in Goodachari. By all means, we can gather from the trailer that he is playing one more intriguing role in this movie which puts him against Sundeep Kishan.
There is no doubt about the talent of Sundeep Kishan. It’s just that his recent choice of subjects didn’t go well with the audience. Now with a film which made him take the job of a producer, we can be sure that he could at least deliver a decent horror. As an actor, he has all the makings of a star and let’s see how it turns out with Ninu Veedani Needanu Nene.
Caarthik Raju and his team
Newcomer Caarthik Raju comes up with an interesting storyline and from what little it is evidenced by the trailers and promos, he did a good job of the subject. S. Thadam composes Frye musical score for this film on a relatively new phenomenon that a star music director coming up with the score for a horror film in recent memory. The visuals are striking in the trailer and it appears that P. K. Varma might have done a splendid job as a cinematographer.
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