Raj Tarun and Riddhi Kumar in Telugu movie Lover
Raj Tarun and Riddhi Kumar in Telugu movie LoverTwitter

Director Annish Krishna's Telugu movie Lover featuring Raj Tarun and Riddhi Kumar in the lead roles, has received mixed reviews and average ratings from the audience.

As its title suggests, Lover is a romance drama with a good dose of comedy. Annish Krishna has written the script for the movie, which has been produced by Dil Raju under his banner Sri Venkateswara Creations (SVC). The movie has received a U/A certificate from the censor board and its runtime is 2.10 hour.

Lover movie story: Raj (Raj Tarun) is a customised motor-bike builder and he believes in his own way of doing things. He falls in love with a Malayali nurse (Riddhi Kumar) and it is love at fight sight for him. Love blossoms between the two. But she lands in a problem with a goon (Ajay). How Raj risks his own life to rescue her forms the crux of the story.

Analysis: Lover deals with a routine story and has hardly anything fresh to offer. The first half is all about hero's introduction and he devolpes love for heroine. Twist before the interval sets momentum for the story, but second half is predictable. The director tries to engage the viewers with comedy and other commercial ingredients, say the audience.

Performances: Raj Tarun has done his best and his comedy timing, action and dialogue dictions are the highlights of Lover. Riddhi Kumar looks cute and her chemistry with hero will strike a chord with young viewers.  Ajay, Rajeev Kanakala and Subbaraju have also done great jobs, which are among the attractions of the film, say the viewers.

Technical: Lover has decent production values. Ankit Tiwari's Tanishk Bagchi and Rishi Rich's composed songs and background score, Sameer Reddy's beautiful picturisation, action choregraphy, dialogues and beautiful locales are the attractions on the technical front, add the audience.

Lover Telugu movie review live updates: We bring you some viewers' verdict on the film shared on Twitter. Continue to see audience's response.

Karthik‏ @HeIsKARTHIK

#Lover -- (2.25/5) Mediocre in Overall...! Just Moderately Satisfied. The movie has a simple plot that doesn't have anything New. 1st half runs on few comedy tracks, 2nd goes Weak. Climax portion is Good. In all, it's just better than Raj Tharun's Previous outings.

Jalapathy Gudelli‏ @JalapathyG

#Lover: Regular love story told in quite routine and boring manner. So predictable. Songs are hummable, 'naalo chilipi kaala' is best of the lot.

Mirchi9‏ @Mirchi9

#Lover Review - Same Old Tale Mirchi9 Rating - 2.25/5 Overall, #Lover has a few lovely moments courtesy of the songs and writing. But when seen in totality as a movie, the lack of anything new hurts it badly. #Lover is a very routine subject and the attempt to make it fresh starts from the Ananthapur background itself. The dialogue delivery and locations along with the hospital setting show the effort. However, all said and done, the actual content remains the same. #loverreview

FOLLOWING‏ @shree_Mirattum

#Lover - 3/5. A Love Story. Plus Points- 2nd Half, Music, Cinematography, & Raj Tarun. Minus Points- Ordinary Story & Routine 1st Half! Watchable Flick. #RX100 #AatagadharaaSiva

CinemaPichhi‏ @CinemaPichhi

#Lover - Routine But Partly Entertaining Positives: 1) Songs and Visuals 2) Scenes between lead pair in the first half Negatives: Age old story and execution Much better than #RajTarun's recent movies Trust #DilRaju to push this movie also to achieve HIT status

Review Star‏ @ReviewStar1

#Lover - 3/5. A Love Story. Plus Points- 2nd Half, Music, Cinematography, & Raj Tarun. Minus Points- Ordinary Story & Routine 1st Half! Watchable Flick. #RX100 #AatagadharaaSiva

AA Fan ™‏ @ChethanAAHCF

Good 1st half with Extraordinary Songs @RiddhiKumar_ is cute & she has delivered good performance in her debut Movie @itsRajTarun is excellent in his role & comedy Average 2nd half with last 20 minutes #RajeevKanakala's prominent role Songs are the major highlight of the movie @itsRajTarun & @RiddhiKumar_ #LOVER #LoverFromToday

Venkatesh kilaru‏ @kilaruvenki

1st half over Routine story Few laughs Songs are good #lover Kerala God's own country ❤️❤️❤️ 2nd half over 2nd half saved total movie a lot Climax is good #lover

Viraj Vijay♥️‏ @_Virajvijay

#loverfromtoday Awesome movie anna hacking car wow superb anna loved a lot @itsRajTarun acting superb @RiddhiKumar_ looking beautiful #Blockbuster #Lover

Vikram‏ @vikramsai_

#Lover : Flop.. 1/5.. Nothing new, Routine Story.. First half filled with regular Telugu Film stuff like hero roaming for heroine love & finally she fall for him, then worst twist at intervel.. Second half Hero solving her problems & the end.. Kothagga tiyandra koncham marandra..

Telugu Premiere ™‏ @TeluguPremiere

#Lover USA Premieres Show Report: All mix with entertainment , emotions , love , comedy & technology usage Neither the story or presentation will exite the audience Routine template Movie but Better than recent #RajTharun movies Score : 55%

Telugu360 @Telugu360

Telugu360 #Lover Final Report: First half of the film is a pretty average one. Second half is better,engaging and saving grace Regular cinema goers will not regret watching this film.

Filmydosa @filmydosa1

Lovable #Lover with some routine stuff 2.75/5..

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