Rating : 3/5.
Bottom Line : Feel good Second half.
After a commercial misfire with Jabardasth, Director Nandini Reddy has made this film by roping in Nag Shourya and Malavika Nair in the lead roles. The promos reminded me of nandhini Reddy’ s previous work Ala Modhalaindhi, which garnered a great appaluse from all the section of audiences. With classy title ‘Kalyana Vaibhogame’ and tagline one life one celebration, caught the attention of family audiences.
Kalyan Vaibhogame is primarily focuses on a youngster,Shourya (Nag Shourya), A video game developer. He does not believe in marriage but his parents want to perform his marriage as early as possible. On the other side, A medico, Divya ( Malavika Nair) is just like Shourya. She also doesn’t want to get married owing to personal reasons. Shourya comes across divya in one of the marriage proposal, Both are articulate their motives to each other and they skip their marriage proposal but destiny made them to marry to each other. In no time, they apply for mutual divorce by submitting fake documents. What happened next is rest of the story.
The concept of the film is cliched, The lead youngsters doesn’t believe in marriage, He/ she prefer live in relationship, what would happen in their relationship and enlighten the sanctity of marriage. Here Nandini Reddy made a slight change in writing. The director took more than half an hour to elucidate the concept to audiences, which is too tedious. Unlike first half, the breezy second half, reveals the concept of the movie. Despite the film has shades of the director previous work, Ala modhalaindhi, in opening credits and climax, It turns out as positive element. Kalyan koduri scored medicore music. 157 minutes are too long to tedious, where as there is no much story in first half. it should have been chopped off at least 20 minutes.
Shourya is going through rough patch in his career.As an actor, He always does fine job but the young actor is not judicious when it comes to script selection. Malavika Nair performed well in emotional scenes. Nandini Reddy roped in her regular cast members RJ Hemanth, Thagubothu Ramesh and Asish vidyarthi in pivotal roles.
On the whole, Kalyan Vaibhogame could have been much a better film if it was handled well in first half. However, If you patiently wait for an hour, you would enjoy the feel good second half. I will go with three out of five stars.
Reviewed by Shrinu Nakka.