Will ‘Jersey’ cross these hurdles and raise the toast?
With a successful pre-release event, the ‘Jersey’ team is in full josh for the release of the film which is scheduled on this Friday. With the series of films like ‘Krishnarjuna Yudham’ and ‘Devdas’ which didn’t fetch well at the box-office, the Natural Star is banking on this periodic sports drama directed by Gowtham Tinnanuri.
Nani who confessed that it has been the best experience sharing space with the ‘Jersey’ team, however, needs to cross few hurdles to reach the ultimate success. Telugu people rarely encourage films with a sports background. Apart from ‘Sye’ which has the gripping narration, no other films in this zoner had a worthwhile hit. This might be the reason as of why director Gautam has banked on the father-son sentiment quotient.
Though the movie promises us with the romantic love story between the leads, the trailers released revealed that the film is fully loaded with melodrama which might not go well with the audience and it all depends on the screenplay. Secondly, Shraddha Srinath seems to be both asset and liability to the film. Though the actress is popular in Kollywood and Sandalwood, we have to wait and see how TFI would receive her. Particularly, the scenes in the second half of Jersey where Shraddha is seen in a de-glam role as a mother is definitely a challenge for makers. How Telugu audiences gonna receive a girl who is seen romancing in the first half and a mother in second-half needs to be seen.
On the other hand, the film has one big threat from Lawrence's Kanchana 3, mainly at B and C centres. The choreographer-turned-director is back with another horror mass entertainer with horror elements, gripping screenplay and Lawrence's mark fights which would impress the mass folks. In addition to these, Vedhika’s glamour dose would help the movie in drawing audiences to theatres.
All said and done, the movie will no doubt help Nani in establishing himself as an actor who can balance both emotional characters like a middle-aged father and as a young aggressive sportsperson.