MS Raju has been the most successful producer in Tollywood in the last two years (His Okkadu was the most successful film in 2003 and Varsham was the one in 2004). Prabhu Deva is the most successful dancer and choreographer in all of South for several years. Trisha is perhaps the most popular actress in Tamil and Telugu these days. Siddharth is perhaps the most popular young newcomer after his fine performances in Boys and Yuva.
So when so many successful hands come together for a film, the expectations are bound to be high. And it is for Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana.
This is perhaps the most anticipated among Sankranthi releases for the other films are on predictable lines with heroes who cater to their larger-than-life-images.
Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana has a fresh appeal, and Prabhu Deva, who is making debut as director in this movie, has come up with bankable script. He says the film oozes youthful flavor and is backed by a sincere story. Though he does not want to talk about the story as yet, he says it has lot of surprises.
One of them is already the new hairdo of Siddharth. Seen in a boy cut in his previous two films, the young hero is wearing his hair long (almost like a hirsute). He plays a rich NRI in the film.
Siddharth and Trisha cut a fine picture in Yuva, so they would be hoping that the same vibes now permeate Nuvvostanante Nenoddantana too. Trisha, who has been unwittingly caught in a controversy, will be hoping that the film would provide a different talking point.
Sri Hari, usually seen bashing the baddies on screen, plays a tempered and soft role in the film. "His will be a highlight," says the director of Sri Hari's character in the film.
The producer M S Raju says he wanted to take break from action films after Okkadu and Varsham. "I wanted to make a sweet and feel-good film." Raju goes to the extent of saying that Prabhu Deva is the best director he has ever worked with. Raju recently said that Prabhu Deva had vision and his conception of scenes was very good.
The songs of Devi Sri Prasad are highlights of the film. There is nice mix of melody and mass in the numbers. Raju says songs in this film were extensions to the vital scenes. There is only one duet song in this film. Remaining all songs are situational ones.
Raju is gung-ho. Prabhu is hopeful. Siddharth is expectant. Trisha is confident.
The audience? Well they are eager.