Ever since four big-wigs have collaborated, there is a great buzz in trade circuits. Allu Aravind & Bunny Vas’ GA2 Pictures, Vamsi & Pramod’ UV Creations, Gnanavel Raja of Studio Green have formed and established V4 Movies. Their first production venture is Next Nuvve, a horror-comedy starring Aadi Saikumar, Vaibhavi Sandilya, Rashmi Gautham and Prabhakar, marks directorial debut of ETV Prabhakar who is a prominent face on TV.
Kiran (Aadi Saikumar) is a TV serial director who runs into trouble and is in dire need of money to repay his debts. His love life with Smitha (Vaibhavi Sandilya) is also in trouble. At this crucial juncture, he learns that he has an ancestral property – a deserted palace in Araku and decides to make it a profitable venture by reopening after renovation. He does it with the help of Sarat (Brahmaji) and Rashmi (Rashmi Gautam).
But things don’t go as expected. Frequent deaths of the guests at resort, souls lurking around make it scary. What is the reason behind these creepy things?
Brahmaji is in top form. Aadi is at his natural best. He does it with ease. His understated acting is impressive. Aadi is good at comedy. Vaibhavi is alright. Rashmi is good. She is best used for both double entendre and humour. She served the purpose. Prudhvi’s comedy is good. Avasarala Srinivas cameo is great. Raghu Babu episode is hilarious.
However, it is Brahmaji who steals the show completely in Next Nuvve. It is his show.
Prabhakar did make a decent directorial debut. However, he has loaded too much of fun and too little story. The comedy dominates the story. Although horror-comedies are done to death, Prabhakar did try his hand and did convinces the viewers that there is still gas left in the tank.
First-half is fun ride. Brahmaji, Aadi rescue the film on their shoulders. However, post-interval, the story doesn’t move forward. Avasarala Srinivas cameo is late but it lit up energy. But climax tones it down. On the whole, Next Nuvve makes it for a fun watch.
Next Nuvve is Hilarious. Watch it for fun. It’s a laugh-riot.