You can't have a 'different' love story in Tollywood. And stories that have been
different in recent times carry the 'it's not a love story' caption. After that
card having been played too, and an umpteen number of times at that, we are back
to square one, dubbing Tamil flicks and hoping that those youthful love stories
with hate-turning-to-love themes would bring life full circle. As for those craving
for difference, they will probably have to wait for films with captions like 'it's
a love story but doesn't look like one'.
And so we have Neeto Nenu, an attempt at churning out an incessantly churned college
romance. And it is no different, either. It starts in the college and ends with
the confrontation with the parents. Raja (Arun Kumar) and Indu (Madhurita) are
the children of Santakala Naidu (Manivannan) and Velimudra Rayudu respectively.
The latter are the best of friends and together they are the dispensers of justice
in the village. This is not to say that they are epitome of virtue. On the contrary,
they share many things in common with the most notorious villains we see in films.
The only difference is that their villainy is clothed in comedy.
Naidu and Rayudu decide that their friendship should end in relationship and so they find ways and means to make their warring children fall in love. But this looks like an impossible dream, as Raja and Indu hate each other from the very marrow of their bones. Their hatred is so intense that at the slightest opportunity they run each other down. But their parents don't waste an opportunity to bring them together.
Cupid finally strikes, as it always happens in films, and the young ones fall in love by the interval. Now it is time for the elders to do a turnaround and they part ways over a silly issue that is not even worth pondering over. The best of friends become the worst of enemies and they are adamant that their children marry different people. The rest of the film is how the young lovers struggle against odds to become one.
In this remake of a Tamil film, there is hardly anything that is interesting,
including the lead cast. Manivannan to an extent is okay but he seems to be repeating
himself in film after film with the same kind of comedy, and so there is nothing
new from him either. The dubbing is very poor and the audio is horrible. Every
dialogue the characters utter hits you hard on your ears and it becomes disgusting
after some time. A film that is not worth a visit to the theater.