'Naduve Antaravirali' movie review: Extended serial

'Naduve Antaravirali' movie review: Extended serial

Naduve Antaravirali

Film: Naduve Antaravirali

Language: Kannada (UA)

Cast: Prakhyath Paramesh, Aishani Shetty, Chikkanna, Tulasi Shivamani

This should sum Naduve Antaravirali up: what firmly begins as a movie finally ends as an extended mega serial.

The film opens with Sanjay, an engineering student, expressing his love for his college-mate Nithya in a moving BMTC bus and getting injured after falling down due to her rejection.

After some initial hiccups, the two fall in love, but their tale hits a roadblock when they "cross the limits", ignoring academics and warnings.

They soon face the "consequences" for crossing the LoC or Line of Control. It ends with some firm decisions and director's lesson to college students to fall in love, but not to cross the LoC and instead concentrate on academics.

In the first half, there is hardly anything except teenage romance, while the second half brings in some emotional scenes and family sentiments.

The director, however, successfully captures the trauma of a middle-class family struggling to secure a future for their children.

There have been many films in Sandalwood that touch upon teenage love and the repercussions of getting carried away by its passion.

Naduve Antaravirali is just another addition to such list and it doesn’t stand apart.

Notwithstanding the director's claims of "college life" in the movie, there is hardly any "college" or "life" in it.

In terms of performance, except for Chikkanna, Achuth Kumar and Tulasi Shivamani, there is hardly anyone worth mentioning.

Prakhyath and Aishani fail to express emotions during intense moments.

The film's biggest drawback is that it lacks cinematic experience. An IPS officer of the ADGP rank serving as the Bengaluru city police commissioner is shown wearing a t-shirt while on duty, exposing the director's lack of homework.

Nithya's innerwear falling on Sanjay's head sets the tone for the love affair, a cheap idea which nobody other than Raveen Kumaara would have thought of.

A plus is the music scored by Kadri Manikanth, with two good songs and three average ones.