Cast: Vijay Deverakonda, Sathyaraj, Nasser, Mehreene Pirzada, M.S. Bhaskar, Priyadarshi, and others
Director: Anand Shankar
Producer: K.E.Gnanavel Raja
DOP: Santhana Krishnan Ravichandran
Music: Sam cs
Editor: Raymond Derrick Crasta
Art: DRK Kiran, SS Moorthy
NOTA, Vijay Deverakonda’s debut Tamil movie, and first bilingual movie. We all know that how Vijay Deverakonda is getting star status in Telugu film industry, moreover, he is getting the same affection from the people of other states. Now, his NOTA is ready to bring up a new political drama and fans are busy getting the film tickets. The crew of NOTA is praising Vijay for his acting and determination and all have a strong belief in the movie. Finally, the voting starts on October 5th, today and just have a look at this…
Vasudev(Nasser) is the Chief Minister of the state. Unfortunately, he was arrested in a corruption case so he makes his son Varun (Vijay Deverakonda) as temporary CM. But, the court sentences Vasudev and he doesn’t expect it. However, Varun hasn’t any knowledge about politics and he takes CM post as like fun. But, due to some actions, he realizes and takes it seriously. Due to his decision, some radical changes occur in the state and his life is changed. What he does, how he survives as CM, who are the villains in the game? Those questions’ answers reveal on the big screen…
Actually, there are some movies came in the past with the young politician based concept and the movies got success also. ‘The youth can change the politics’, the line is spoken by NOTA. Actually, director Anand Shankar chose a good point but the story and screenplay have not much potentiality. Albeit, the first of the movie excites the audiences and looks like a superb political drama. But, ongoing the film, the excitement will be decreased. Moreover, no role is looking like strong, including the hero character.
Actually, the hero role is the center of attraction of a movie, but here, the hero role is not so like that. Sometimes, he looks like a common politician and sometime like a youth representative. Thus, the role is projected in different dimensions at different times, so it was somewhat confusing. Though the first half an hour of the movie is good, after that, the movie doesn’t move quickly. However, the political flashback also not so effective and goes in a normal way.
Probably, the director Anand Shankar maybe made this movie by written the story in the view of scenes so the soul is missed. Also, the seriousness missed in the movie by projecting the politics in the funniest way. Except for lead roles, remaining all roles can’t get attention, so the story loses the strength. The conflict between hero and villain roles is not so interesting, so the second half is not so impressive.
Whether the result of cinema in Tamilnadu may good or bad, but in Telugu, it can’t get much success. Whatever it, Vijay Deverakonda did an excellent job, and Nasser & Satya Raj did their best. The senior actors gave the good performances, but there is no benefit. Whole cast and crew did a good work, but the lack of better story, screenplay, and the direction, the audience could not connect to the movie.
Telugu Bullet Punchline – NOTA…… The sounding is missed.
Telugu Bullet Rating – 2.25/5