Love Story Review - Story
Revanth(Naga Chaitanya), a lower-caste youth operates a Zumba training center. One fine day, he meets Mounika(Sai Pallavi) and later comes to know that she is an exquisite dancer. The duo then join hands to set up an upscale Zumba training center. In the process, they develop feelings for each other. But there is a caste barrier between them. Can they overhaul the barrier?
Love Story Review - Analysis
Sekhar Kammula is known for making sensible love dramas that bank heavily on light-hearted entertainment and sparkling chemistry between the lead pair. From the story standpoint, Sekhar has included caste oppression and male chauvinism angles in the core plotline. He addresses them well, to an extent.
As far as the performances of the lead cast go, Love Story hits it out of the park. Naga Chaitanya and Sai Pallavi deliver spotless performances. This goes down as Chaitanya’s best performance in his career. He has improved a lot as an actor and excels in the role of a lower caste youth who is subject to caste discrimination right from a young age. His composed and organic performance stands out. Sai Pallavi is a charmer and she looks gorgeous on the screen. She is in her element as she plays a village belle who comes to Hyderabad to realize her dream of building a career for herself. The supporting cast delivers what is expected of them. Eswari and Rajeev Kanakala put up impressive performances as well.
Sekhar Kammula narrates the opening set of sequences in his own style. The chemistry between the lead pair is organic and the set-up is very realistic as well. The socially relevant issue-based narrative feels a tad redundant though. The proceedings are rushed in the latter half. A better ending might have worked very well for the film. That said, certain emotions that are infused in the final portion work out reasonably well.
Pawan CH’s music is of top drawer quality. He had delivered a chartbuster album for the intense love drama. His background score is equally impressive. Especially, the background music for the internal block is all things exquisite. The cinematography is decent. A couple of CGI shots in the latter are poorly executed.
Love Story Review - Verdict
Love Story is more than a plain love drama. It explores caste oppression and sexual prediction. While Naga Chaitanya and Sai Pallavi deliver spotless performances, Sekhar Kammula should have rounded off the story in a more convincing manner. More is expected of an elite filmmaker like him. Love Story is a passable love drama that just about manages to keep the viewers engaged.