Ninnu Veedani Needanu Nene Review: Sundeep Kishan's mystery thriller succeeds to an extent
Ninnu Veedani Needanu Nene opens with young researchers Arjun (Karthick Naren) and Madhavi (Malavika Nair) meeting a psychiatrist (Murli Sharma) regarding a one-off incident that happened in 2013.
The entire film is then narrated through a flashback. Rishi (Sundeep Kishan) and Diya (Anya Singh) are a happy couple. One day, they meet with an accident near a burial ground. They were in for a shock when they found out that the reflection in the mirror is not theirs but of another couple Arjun (Vennela Kishore) and Madhavi. The rest of the film is about solving the mystery.
Sundeep Kishan is trying to recover from a string of flops. The actor has delivered an earnest performance in the film, be it romantic sequences or scary sequences.
Anya Singh is not a great fit for the role as her inexperience shows in a lot of scenes.
Vennela Kishore has a limited role, but he has done it exceptionally well in conveying the helplessness in his role.
Murli Sharma, Posani, Karthick Naren and Malavika Nair have all lent supporting characters in the film and has done their best.
The concept of Ninnu Veedani Needanu Nene written by Caarthick Raju is refreshing and thrilling. The spooky elements shown in the beginning are good enough and handled well.
The film's major highlights are its interval block which makes you want more of the film. Caarthick Raju should be applauded for thinking out of the box with this film.
There is only one song in the film composed by SS Thaman and it is good to listen. His background score is perfect for the film.
Editing by Praveen KL is neat, but he could've cut short scenes which would have made the film much shorter.
The screenplay slows down after a point and it's a tad bit long for its own good. The climax too is a huge disappointment as it is too simple and dragging.
Caarthick Raju's concept is exciting on paper, but the execution somehow falters as the screenplay goes haywire on and off.
This kind of subject doesn’t need lengthy run time to establish the emotional element in the film, few pop-emo sequences could’ve been easily avoided
With an intriguing storyline and good performances, Ninu Veedani Needanu Nene is a decent mystery thriller with flaws in the execution, Director spoils it with his lackluster narration and cliched screenplay. Sundeep kishan’s search for a Hit continues. If you crave for thrillers then go for it!