Movie Review: Jai Lava Kusa

RATING: 3.5/5

OVERVIEW: Jai, Lava and Kusa are triplets and Jai has a stammering deformity by birth. As they grow older, due to this deformity, Jai is kept aloof by Lava and Kusa. They distant Jai and due to this Jai grows with rebellious traits. In a bizarre incident, all the three get separated. Kusa resorts to minor thefts and wishes to settle down in America. Lava lives happily after securing a bank job. Jai prefers to drama acting with his favourite role of Ravanasura. In real life also he acquires the qualities of Ravana. After a long span, all three meet again. What happens next? Does Jai change or continues the grudge on Luva and Kusa? In whose life does Simran (Niveda Thomas) enter?

REVIEW: Jr.NTR has given an award-worthy performance. He steals the show with his powerful screen presence as Jai. His performance, dictation, way of dialogue delivery, body language and expression are mind blowing. He has portrayed the emotions of the character in a superb way that we cannot help but fall in love with Jai in spite of his villainous ways. Kusa is like the usual energetic self NTR whom we normally see. The innocence in Lava Character brings a whiff of freshness to the role. His calming expressions are highlighted.

Raashi Khanna and Nivetha Thomas look good. Tamannah Bhatia enthralls the viewers with her oomph in Swing Zara song. Posani Krishna Murali justifies with his role. Sai Kumar and Ronit Roy excelled in their roles. Praveen, Priyadarshi and others performed accordingly.

Cameraman Chota K Naidu’s cinematography is bland. Visual effects (used for the three roles in one frame) are superb. The VFX team have done good job with a tight budget. Art work is neat. The editing is uneven.

Devi Sri Prasad disappoints with the composition of Songs. Only Raavana & Thelipoya are good enough. He, however, offered extra-ordinary background score for Jai character. Screenplay provided by Kona Venkat & Chakravathy is alright. Director Bobby banked heavily on NTR’s acting calibre for ‘Jai Lava Kusa’. The result could have been even better had if he worked more on story & screenplay. Though he fails to offer a gripping narration, Bobby succeeded in providing the entertainment with necessary commercial elements.

Final Verict of the film is, it surely a treat for fans as they will love Jai’s negative role in particular. This film offers a decent comedy entertainment throughout despite the clichéd story line.

                                                      — Panchajanya