After playing rebel Railway Raju in Appatlo Okadundevadu, friend Vasu in Vunnadhi Okate Zindagi and confused Aravind in Mental Madhilo, actor Sree Vishnu has got under the skin of Sagar, in Needi Naadi Oke Katha. The film directed by newcomer Venu Udugula tugs at the heartstrings.
Rudraraju Sagar is a carefree student who is not interested in studies. This naturally doesn’t go well with his ambitious father Rudraraju Devi Prasad (Devi Prasad), an award-winning teacher, who expects his son to achieve big in career and live up to his social reputation, image. Sagar, a happy-go-lucky-guy, fails to clear his exams three years in a row. This enrages his father Devi Prasad. Sagar feels unhappy for letting his father down. He decides to change himself to bring cheer on his father’s face. Sagar’s only goal is to meet up to his father’s expectations. Sagar meets Dharmika, a studious, disciplined girl who has the characteristics of an ideal person according to Sagar’s father. Since Sagar loves his dad immensely, he befriends Dharmika and seeks her help in transforming himself. How does he transform? What happens later? Watch the film to get your answers.
Sree Vishnu nails it as Sagar. Vishnu has improved his performance with each film and this is by far his best performance till date. He shouldered the film. It is his complete show.
Satna Titus as Dharmika appeals. She does a fine job. She is easy on eyes. Satna did well in songs as well. Devi Prasad is another major advantage for the film. He lives in the character of father. Posani Krishna Murali is seen as a personality development trainer and he did justice to his limited role. On the whole, NNOK has pretty good performances.
Lag at Portions
Not every Friday one get to watch a film like Needi Naadi Oke Katha that is so true to its story, emotions. Films like NNOK are a rarity. Without any deviation from the plot, debutante director Venu Udugula did deliver a best film that justifies the story. Sree Vishnu, Devi Prasad, Satna Titus take the film forward with their brilliant performances. Vishnu shoulders the film with his show. He is so natural in his emotions.
While the first half has its emotions in place along with good dose of decent fun, the second half sticks entirely to the story. This is a film came straight from the heart of director Venu. It appeals. Although the film doesn’t follow the usual commercial formula, NNOK never bores you not even for a single moment.
The film is flawless without missing any logic. Overall, Needi Naadi Oke Katha is a good attempt.
Needi Naadi Oke Katha is realistic and relatable film. It is a fresh and honest film. NNOK is a must watch. Sree Vishnu steals the show.