Nandini Reddy's latest directorial venture "Kalyana Vaibhogame," which was released in theatres around the world, has garnered good reviews and decent ratings from the critics.
"Kalyana Vaibhogame" is a family entertainer that is high on emotional quotient. Shourya (Naga Shourya) is a gaming expert. Divya (Malavika Nair) is a doctor. Both are not interested in marriage, but their parents fix their marriage together. They make a plan to avoid the wedding. Whether they will become successful in their attempt or not forms the crux of the story.
The critics say Nandini Reddy has chosen a simple story, but the way she has dealt it is very interesting and impress the family audience. Naga Shourya and Malavika Nair have done brilliant performances and their amazing chemistry is the highlight of the movie. Kalyan Koduri's music, Satyanarayana Raju's camera work, meaningful dialogues and beautiful art direction are other attractions of the film.
The predictable screenplay, some illogical and unnecessary scenes and the confusing climax are the drawbacks of the movie. The film appears to be too long and the trimming of scenes could have made the movie a better watch, say the critics, who have rated the film an average of 2.55 out of 5 stars. Continue to see some critics' verdict and ratings in the "Kalyana Vaibhogame" review roundup:
Kalyana Vaibhogame is a film that explains the sanctity of marriage.. Novelty and freshness are the order of the day. Plus points of the film are novel story and actors performances. On the flip side, slow-paced narration coupled with predictable screenplay and excessive dialogues makes the movie sluggish. The success of the film depends on the patronage of family crowds.
The only problem with Kalyana Vaibhogame is its predictability and the uninspiring climax. Nevertheless, it's a relevant film that's worth a watch.
Kalyana Vaibhogame is a feel good film with some beautiful musical renditions and commendable camera work. But that's not enough because it doesn't give you anything new and constantly leaves you in the feeling of deja vu of several love stories you've seen over the years. If Nandini Reddy's Ala Modalaindi was the pinnacle, this one is just halfway up.
Married couple in the present era will work only when two people find common ground without losing their personalities and individualities. The beauty of space and intimacy is untouched in the film. Furthermore, returning from the theatre, I really felt the nullity, since there was a time when Telugu Cinema used to make beautiful movies on marriage like Pelli Pusthakam, Mr. Pellam and more recent Happy in 2006. But unfortunately it has all come down to films like Kalyana Vaibhogame which is promoting marriage as a forced proposal, mutual agreement for parting ways from parents rules, infidelity and what not.!!
Kalyana Vaibhogame is a decent and well made family entertainer. Beautiful emotions, lead pair's performance and good family bonding are basic assets. If you manage to sit through the lengthy run time and go with the mood of the film, you swill surely end up liking this emotional and contemporary family drama.