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Times of India
Nenu Local Story :
Babu gadu (Nani) an engineering student who struggles to pass his exams. His invigilator (Sachin Khedkar) vexed of his shenanigans helps him cheat to pass. Done with his exams he chances upon Keerthi who mistakes him for another and slaps him. It’s love at first sight for Babu and the rest of the film is about how he wins love from Keerthi (Keerthy Suresh) and later wins her hand from her father who incidentally is the same invigilator who despises him.
Nenu Local Movie Review :
Nani charms you off your feet right from the opening anti-smoking disclaimer in his voice where he says his trademark “Cigarette taagakandi potharu”. It doesn’t take too long for Nani to convince you that he is Babu – the impulsive youngster, who has but no goal in life. As impractical and dramatic as the movie is, Nani’s theatrics are the only thing that is irrationally believable.
Nenu Local has all the tropes of a beaten down love story. The stalking, harassing until a fateful incident that spotlights the hero’s heart of gold, leading the heroine to fall for him. The heroine’s father being a hindrance, and the hero finally having to prove his worth. It’s all there. However, as boring as the film’s story is, the screenplay, the treatment has its heart in the right place. And the comedy does get you cracking up quite often.
Characterisations are well rounded considering the loose plotline. While Babu’s character doesn’t waver from what it is projected as in the beginning, Keerthi, who lets her father take her life’s decisions, also sticks to that personality even when she might lose the love of her life over that. Sachin Khedkar who plays Keerthi’s father is every worried over-protective father ever and plays it just so. Naveen Chandra too is present in the movie, looking his handsomest. He’s the guy who loves Keerthi, wants to marry her and is the blue-eyed boy of her father. But, his character only seems like it was introduced because the film is running out of conflicts to keep the story going. Nani did steal the show as a performer and it only overshadowed the not-so-striking performances of Keerthy and Naveen.
The background music adds to the already overly built up scenes in the film. By the end of the film you won’t be able to recall if there was any scene where Nani didn’t make an entry in slow motion and thumping BGM. All for a light-hearted love story seems a little much, but it blends into the entire OTT theme of the movie.
Nenu Local is incredibly predictable. If not for Nani’s comedy timing and skill to keep audiences glued to the seats, the movie would have had nothing much to offer. Set that aside, and it would border on boring. Nenu Local rides on Nani and nothing more. Watch it for him.