Tripe and trite

Tripe and trite
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Tripe and trite, Director Vasant Diwaker, Tholi Prema Katha. Structurally deficit, bereft in drama, hackneyed in content this is genuinely a much ado about nothing but indulgence labouring to get the guy and gal together.

Director Vasant Diwaker tells you that you cannot ever forget your first love (yawn!). The first love, like your first job and first bicycle is what nostalgia is all about (yawn again!!) and if one woos his lady love with consistency she is bound to reciprocate (now do not even yawn!). Tripe and trite, bewilderingly bemoaning, this love story is a singular disservice to the concept of love. It is dated, contrived and discouragingly deadpan. It is a keep away film.

Structurally deficit, bereft in drama, hackneyed in content this is genuinely a much ado about nothing but indulgence labouring to get the guy and gal together. Wanting in any dramatic content (a qualifying factor to fiction – one would assume in the context), the linear narration leads to a contrived final moment where the climax is more a comedy.

Sidhu entertains calf love for classmate Mahalakshmi, smitten by the love bug in class VI with a love at first sight scene that would make even the adolescent of the day blush with embarrassment. He lives with the idea of his love through adolescence finds a job for himself and gets for a bonus a group of most nondescript, uninspiring pals. Sidhu (Jonalagadda Sidhu) runs into Mahalakshmi (Nikkita – who would not muster a strict view even in a school play!!) and finds an excuse to perpetuate the idea of romance with the name. However, he quickly shows signs of withdrawal symptoms unable to exorcise memories of his calf love. This Mahalakshmi is the most eavesdropping piece of cardboard ever created who walks in and out with incredulity. Out she goes. How Sidhu is on the mission to find the original Mahalakshmi (Kanika Tiwari). He of course finds her with the assistance of RJ Bokka (Praveen). He now goes about wooing her till she says yes. On the way you have some more template scenes leading to the climax where he meets with an accident and recovers to marry her.

Now with a script that is so insipid you would expect the cast and crew to back up and make a film out of the script. They are, however, in perfect tandem with the script and the result is that you are constantly looking for the exit.

The cast calls for no specific mention. Yes in a script where Surya as the father of the heroine is the best performer you know that you have made the wrong choice if entertainment is the idea. Only Kanika Tiwari tries hard and succeeds to inject some energy. The one bright spot in the film is the music by Guru Raj.

It is a film you could at best be way laid into seeing.

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