Movie: Jai Lava Kusa
Actors: NTR, Rashi Khanna, Nivetha Thomas, Posani Krishna Murali, Brahmaji, Saikumar, Pradeep Rawat, Jayaprakash Reddy and others
Music: Devisri Prasad
Cinematography: Chota K Naidu
Producer: Kalyanram, Harikrishna
Writer: Bobby, Kona Venkat, K.Charkarthy
Directed by: KS Ravindra (Bobby)
Banner: NTR Arts
Telugu Square.com: 3.25/5
Jai, Lava, Kusa (three NTRs) twin brothers. Jai suffers from communication disorder with speech broken by repetitions (Stuttering) and does not mingle the other two brothers. Lava and Kusa don’t like Jai. Jai develops angry with his brothers right from his young age. Accidentally all the three brothers separated from each other after Jai sets fire to the entire drama stage in the village of his uncle (Posani). Lava Kumar grows up to become a bank employee. Kusa is a street-smart aim is to go to America and get a green card and settle there. ‘Jai’ turns as a gangster in Berhampur of Orissa and aims to become MP, enters into their lives. How did he take childhood revenge? How did he use them to his growth? Did the trio meet? Did they fight against each other staying together? What will happen at end of the story?
After ‘Temper’ and ‘Nannaku Prematho’, This film will also NTR as One Man Show. No other character will not appear on the screen except NTR. NTR excelled in threatening as Jai and brought humor as Kusa. NTR was able to show variations in all the three roles. He also excelled in dances as usual.
Rashi Khanna appeared as glamour doll, Nivetha role is also crucial. But both screen presence is very low. Tamanna struck to a song. Lava and Kusha have entertained with their characters without separate comedy track.
Devi music was impressed. He took great care in the background music, rather than songs. The song ‘Ravana ..’ is designed to elevate the role of ‘Jai’. There is no freshness in the story, but Bobby impressed with his taking. Chota K Naidu’s camera work is an additional strength. Kona’s dialogues are good. Production values are okay.
Jai Lava Kusa is purely dependent on NTR’s acting strength, the film is as if made for fans only. NTR is the only one who leads the story on his shoulders with his dialogues, comedy, and dances. One cannot even think of another star hero for this film. He lived in all the three roles.
The movie doesn’t pick up momentum in the first 15 minutes, Twin brothers childhood their separation a is shown and then the introduction of characters begins. Kusa entertained till Jai is introduced. From the interval, Jai’s domination begins on the screen after the grand entry. Even the interval scene was impressive. While Kusa entertains in rest of the scenes.
In the climax, the emotions are highlighted and again Jai dominates the scenes, it was designed to impress family audience and fans. Overall it’s a Triplets Treat for fans.
+ NTR acting, dances
– Familiar story
– Pace down in second half
‘Jai Lava Kusa’ … Jai NTR !!
Note: This review is related to the viewer’s perspective. This is the personal opinion of the reviewer.