Gireesh’s “Nee Ko Njaa Cha” is a smartly constructed popcorn fun film that stays calm and cool throughout its run time. Revolving around the amateurish deeds of three dudes, the film ensures that the viewer who enters the theater after observing its title is satisfied. Lack of sensibility is definitely there, but still the movie hides these errors under the natural humor in the script.
The movie revolves around the Goan trip of three friends. Joe is a television program producer and he is in love with the anchor of the program. He gets terribly upset when his lover dumps him and starts a relationship with another one. Joe’s friends Abu, an aspiring film director and Roshan, a doctor decides to cheer him up and makes an instant plan to go to Goa. During the trip, Roshan and Abu meets two girls and how this relationship leads to so many troubles is mainly the soul of the story.
The plus of the movie is indeed the script that has an engaging pace and smoothly mixed natural cool talk jokes. Even the distracting HIV portion was enjoyable because of the humorous treatment. There is a lack of clarity at some points in the movie and I believe it is an after effect trying to make the movie too cool.
On screen, Sunny Wayne was good in parts. He excelled in the comedy section with his cool dialog rendering. But in emotional sequences, his dialog delivery was too mechanical and kind of stood out and was disturbing the rhythm of the movie. Sanju as Abu is a smart pick and the actor handled the character quite smoothly. Praveen as Joe was satisfying. Sija Rose looked gorgeous as Anjali Menon, but her dialog delivery effected the performance adversely. Shani as Peter was also a decent fun package. Poojitha, Rohini and Parvathy were also satisfying in their roles.
In the making, Gireesh has good sense in understanding what the audience is expecting from this kind of a film. His scripting was also good as the movie never really dragged on any particular thing. If he could work on a more solid plot, I am sure that he will become a talented maker. Cinematography is satisfying and the music is a variety. BGM of Gopi Sundar adds juice to the fun.
On the whole, Nee Ko Njaa Cha is a perfect popcorn entertainer for boys and girls. If you are looking for a change from the typical slap stick gimmicks, Nee Ko Njaa Cha wont disappoint you. My rating for this one from debutant director Gireesh is 3/5.
Green: Recommended Film
Orange: Okay, Watchable, Experimental Films
Red: Not Recommended