Story: Padmavati (Hebbah) wants a love marriage, but can’t make up which of her three friends she wants to marry.
A pampered daughter. A doting dad. A swayamwar of sorts so that daddy’s lil’ girl can pick the groom of her choice. So far so good. Only trouble is the bratty beti, Paddu thinks she has to lead on the three naive young men she’s shortlisted before she can make up her mind on who’s right for her. Worse, when time comes to make up her mind, she simply cannot because all the young men are simply too good and love her too much! That in a nutshell sums up Nanna Nenu Naa Boyfriends.
With a title as bold as that one, and promos that show a spunky Hebbah Patel in full bridal glory, riding a bike with not one, not two, but three grooms in tow, this is one plot that seemed to have a lot of potential. Sadly though, that’s where all the spunk ends. As you follow Paddu and her many adventures with the ‘boyfriends’ Gokul (Noel), Nani (Ashwin) and Namo (Parvatheesam), you are left wishing the lacklustre script and the predictable screenplay didn't ruin Paddu's chance at trying to surprise, if not shock, her audience.
Nevertheless, Hebbah as Paddu, is in familiar territory and is convincing; but it seems like it will take some work before she stops reminding us of the fiesty Kumari from Kumari 21 F. Though the story revolves around her, literally, Hebbah doesn’t bring anything new to the table. The three male leads, Noel, Parvateesam and Ashwin, do their bit by being the boys toyed around by Paddu. None stand out though. And neither does any of the three love tracks between the boys and Hebbah, which are borderline farcical. In fact, the scenes between the heroine and her big city girlfriend, Maggie (Tejaswi) have a better emotional connect. Rao Ramesh, as the doting daddy, torn between the love for his daughter and his sense of duty, meanwhile, does a predictible, yet good, job.
The convoluted, and often predictable, script is made a wee bit more tolerable by the good production quality. Chota K Naidu’s cinematgraphy is worth mentioning. Music by Sekhar Chandra is forgettable.
The forced climax, the thanda performances and the routine storyline notwithstandina one-time watch if you're doing nothing else this weekend.