The long awaited film 'Nannavanu' in the direction of Srinivasaraju is passable because of the splendid second half that is gripping and bracing. The emergence of female protagonist in the first half gives a new dimension. The two songs in the pre interval are convincing from the maestro Ilayaraja but major share of prominence to this 'Nannavanu' is attached to the second half by the director.
What is reincarnation to the heroine is not similar to other characters is supported well with examples by the director. The songs and cinematography plus the acting department make this 'Nannavanu' pretty decent film sans too much of violence and vulgarity.
Sanjana (Aindrita Ray) is on a mission in her rebirth. She was Gowri in her previous birth where she was killed by MLA Chandrappa who is now the chief minister of the state. Sanjana is able to identify Bharadwaj (Prajwal Devaraj) an advocate who was in her previous birth a graveyard protector Basava and the wrong doers in her previous birth.
An affluent Sanjana hires the jobless advocate Bharadwaj in her mission by offering Rs.10 crores. Firstly Bharadwaj has to protect Sanjana who in a television interview exposed the Chief Minister of the state Chandrappa and secondly he has to argue in the court of law to put the chief minister behind the bars. Bharadwaj does the first job effortlessly and second job he gets the 20 plus years back video tape that has the clippings helps him in his second responsibility. Obviously Bharadwaj and Sanjana fall in love after completion of the mission.
Director Srinivasaraju has shown promises in his second film 'Nannavanu' that has some good selection in artists, technicians and narration part. The ATM machine theft by Komalkumar and gang what director has shown in the film resemble the recent real life incident.
Prajwal Devaraj makes a cake walk in a tough role of Basava - the one who protects the grave yard. As Basava with different make up and costume adjust so well because he has the good height. The advocate role is a jolly role for him. The sensation and sizzler on screen is Aindrita Ray. In the traditional costumes she is a treat to watch. Avinash, Jayanthi, Doddanna rendered good support. This is not the right kind of role for Komalkumar. The total under play of Komalkumar's role is disappointing.
The music maestro has lent three lovely tunes but the voice of the maestro for Prajwal Devaraj does not suit in the song Muthu Muthuthare Muthamma....the songs Enidhnidhu...and Modhalane Baari....are also very melodious. K Dathu's outdoor capture through his the camera is another redeeming feature of this film.
'Nannavanu' is a decent watch.