MOVIE NAME: ” Nota Review “
Boxoffice70mm RATING: 2/5 (★★★★★)
Starring: Vijay Devarakonda, Mehreen Pirzada, Nassar, Sathyaraj & Others
Directed by: Anand Shankar
Produced by: K.E. Gnanavel Raja
Banner: Studio Green
Music by: Sam C.S
Release Date: 5th October 2018
” Nota “ Review:
Vasudev ( Nasser ) , chief minister of the state , is a hero turned politician.The youngster ( Vijay Deverakonda) is a jolly person and parties and is clueless about politics. Vasudev makes his son Mr. Varun ( Vijay Deverakonda) as proxy CM on the advice of a Swami Ji. After Vasudev goes to jail on corruption charges, the responsibility of running the state remains with Varun who is a novice in politics. Varun ends up being a CM for a long time.
NOTA is a forgettable political drama with no noteworthy moments at any phase. It offers some relatable elements for Tamil audience, but for Telugu states no such saving grace. With no entertainment nor other commercial elements, overall this film disappoints. A bad judgement by Vijay Deverakonda
Music: By Sam C.S is Super Hit.
Cinematography: By Santhana Krishnan Ravichandran turns special in this film.
Editing:By Raymond Derrick Crasta was Ok.
Direction & Written : By Anand Shankar failed again with simple subject.
Vijay Deverakonda in the role of a young politician is spot-on. He once again excels in the role and is the main pillar to this thriller. Sathya Raj is good. Nasser as the CM is effective.Accepting full pledged politician role is a bold step by Vijay Deverakonda. Had he chosen a gripping subject, it would have helped him to reach wider audience out of his forte youth segment. We cannot call this role as miscasting, but Vijay’s image and CM role didn’t add up positively.
Attempting a serious political drama with a young and urbane image hero needs substantial depth in story. Of course every political story might not have depth, a minimum engaging story is needed to keep audience interest for 2.5 hours. NOTA lacks such story , also suffers from poorly written scenes.In general , Political dramas have ample scope to play to the galleries by discussing day to day problems of the common man and proposing some superficial cinematic solutions. Ironically NOTA fails even in that aspect. A corrupt CM who is also benami for a swami ji earns thousands of crores.
First half is somewhat bearable but the second half of the film turns out to be a farce and tests patience. There are no dialogues to be remembered, which is a setback for a political genre film. The swami ji thread is half baked, the title NOTA has not even remote justification. Political drama interlaced with family conspiracies , hospital scenes and resort camp scenes etc. remind us, relatable to Tamilnadu politics.
There is no justification to the title NOTA , not even an attempt to justify the title. Overall, no single scene stands out in the film.