1 (Nenokkadine) is an upcoming Telugu film written and directed by Sukumar. The film is produced by Ram Achanta, Gopichand Achanta and Anil Sunkara under their 14 Reels Entertainment banner, and has got Superstar Mahesh Babu and Kriti Sanon in lead roles.
1 (Nenokkadine) is an upcoming Telugu film written and directed by Sukumar. The film is produced by Ram Achanta, Gopichand Achanta and Anil Sunkara under their 14 Reels Entertainment banner, and has got Superstar Mahesh Babu and Kriti Sanon in lead roles. less
“1 is a psychological thriller that has complicated story and confusing screenplay. Although Sukumar's direction is not up to the mark, amazing camera work by Ratnavelu is the saving grace. Recommended for Mahesh Babu fans!”
Sukumar's new film titled 1 reminiscent of Krishna's highly entertaining No.1 (just in title) is the story of a rockstar who doesn't remember what his murdered folks look like and only has so much gray matter left in his brain to fill it with the faces of their killers (yeah, I didn't get what that means either). But the homage to the father-son legacy was so us, because...Mahesh Babu's son Gautham plays the younger Gautham in the film, yeah the rockstar is called Gautham, he even has a tattoo to prove it, it only says G with wings, but, we have begun understanding such subtleties.
So Gautham the rockstar often zones out and fights imaginary enemies because of his health situation, graaaaaaaaay matter. It would have been much cooler if the plot was that the rockstar is totally doped out, zones out and does random shit, but, we are not there yet, our protagonists can only handle the larger than life situation to avoid all simplicity.
In the many years of such a popular rockstar the only one that gets proof (footage) of his madness is Sameera (Kriti Sanon), a TV journalist. And after she learns of Gautham's situation she exploits his tripped out being to get more information. Later on the film moves onto the traditional back story of betrayal and spite though it offers a little variety in the physical space, science labs that don't look like chemistry labs of schools with very little money.
Okay, this part really stresses me out. Telugu films want to emulate Hollywood and no one else for the action sequences, unlike Tamil films we have hardly developed our own version of violence in movies. Our violence has mostly been amateur, badly replicated and most importantly boring. And even a film of such a massive budget will never get you any place as sleek as Jason Bourne, so please stop trying the parkour, THINK OF OTHER WAYS, PLEASE.
The film missed out of what we see as the essential - the funny parts and catchy numbers. Mahesh was interesting in this one though, Ratnavelu's work made sure he looked like an A-lister with nothing much to do. "Run around that corner, this corner, some ropes please, we'll make it seem like he got hit by a car and he flies into the air, crashes on the thar road, and then he starts chasing the car that hit him, around that corner, RUN NOW!"