Nootokka Jillala Andagadu Movie Review: Bald comedy, lacks freshness
Avasarala Srinivas, who is known for attempting different roles, is back with an interesting concept. He goes bald as a lead actor for ‘Nootokka Jillala Andagadu’. There is a lot of buzz around the film from the day they released a prank video of their direction team. So let’s see whether Avasarala impressed with his story and performance.
Gotti Surya Narayana aka GSN (Avasarala Srinivas), who is in his late 30’s, works as a CRM in a real-estate company. He lives with his mother (Rohini). GSN’s only problem is male pattern baldness. This makes him feel inferior about his looks. He finds his colleague Anjali (Ruhani Sharma) interesting and tries to impress her. She finds him funny. The two fall for each other. Here comes the twist. Anjali learns about GSN’s baldness and can’t digest it. How does GSN wins back Anjali is the rest of the plot.
Comedy dramas are the toast of the season. Post pandemic, audiences would love to see more comedy dramas. Avasarala Srinivas picks up an interesting point of male baldness. He weaves a breezy romantic story around it. Director takes a chunk of time in the first half to introduce the characters. The first act is lengthy, dull and boring. The interval twist is expected but helps to take the story forward. Post interval, the film settles down. Wig comedy is the film’s strength.
The emotional scenes in the second half worked out. Especially, mother and son sentiment is subtle and does the magic. However, the hero-heroine chemistry in the first half seems to be forced. It looked like they wontedly adjusted the scenes in the story plot. But it is passable though. The wedding episode in the latter half also helped. It helps the female lead Anjali to realise about GSN. Overall, it is a breezy feel good romance with bald fun. “Nootokka Jillala Andagadu” won’t disappoint you if you sit in the theatre with zero expectations. It is plain, simple and passable comedy. This is a good & decent film and all the family audience who wants to see such films may give this film a try.
Avasarala Srinivas should be appreciated for choosing male baldness which has become a rampant issue. He got under the skin of the role and does pull of the role with ease. Ruhani Sharma seems to be apt for Anjali character but needs to improve her acting in some of the scenes to upgrade to next level. Rohini as usual shines as mother with emotion. Srinivas friend Sattipandu role could have been better. ‘Amrutham’ fame Shivannarayana is okay as Anjali’s father. But he is not used well. The rest of the characters couldn’t make a mark in the film.
Avasarala Srinivas is a proved writer and director who impressed with “Oohalu Gusagusalaade” and “Jyo Achuthananda”. This time he sticks to just writing and leaves the direction job to newcomer Rachakonda Vidyasagar. This resulted in a mixed bag. The film has emotional depth which is the saving grace. Shakthikanth Karthik’s background music is in sync with the film. Lack of good love songs will be a negative for sure. Though visuals are appealing, songs failed to make audience sit in the theatre. Editing and camera work are good.
♦ Main plot
♦ Bald comedy
♦ Emotional scenes in the
♦ latter half
♦ Predictable scenes
Nootokka Jillala Andagadu Trailer