Naa Istam Movie Review

Naa Istam Movie Review

Banner : United Movies
Rating : 3/5
Released On : Mar 23, 2012

Naa Ishtam Telugu Movie Review:

After colossal flop ‘Nenu Naa Rakshasi’, Rana Daggubati is back in action this time to prove his mettle as a Lover Boy in ‘Naa Ishtam’ under the direction of Sukumar’s protege Prakash Toleti. Let’s find out whether Rana emerged as winner at box-office with Naa Ishtam Movie Review.

Cast: Rana Daggubati, Genelia D’Souza
Director Prakash Tholeti
Producer Paruchuri Kiriti
Written Kona Venkat
Music: Chakri
Cinematography: Venkat Prasad
Editing: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Banner: United Movies
Release date: March 23, 2012


The story of Naa Ishtam revolves around a selfish guy Ganesh (Rana Daggubati) who lives in Malaysia and loves to do things upon his fantasies. One day, he rescues Krishnaveni (Genelia) who elopes from home to marry her boy friend Kishore (Harshavardhan) but Ganesh brings back Krishnaveni to her parents in India. However, Ganesh gets to know that Krishnaveni dislikes the alliance set by her father Naidu (Nasser). So, with the help of Krishnaveni’s mother, Ganesh and Krishnaveni fly back to Malaysia for Kishore, and in the process, Ganesh falls in love with Krishnaveni. Just when Ganesh was trying to impress her, Kishore enters the scene. And what happens next and whom will Krishnaveni finally marry remains to be seen on silver screen.
Analysis :

Naa Ishtam is a versatile love story which is laced with action, romance and sentiment. The movie showcases Rana as lover boy who has a different attitude. The typical storyline with nice twists which we usually see in Sukumar’s movies works to the advantage of the film. Naa Ishtam has the glimpses of ‘Arya 2’ but the debutant director Prakash Toleti has managed to make it quite sensible with an optimistic approach in Rana’s character. Casting Genelia opposite Rana is what have made the audience to wonder but after watching the film one feels that she is apt in her role. Their onscreen chemistry is good and looks fresh.

The action scenes in the movie were shot well and Prakash Toleti has shown Rana in a different way. However, the dialogue delivery of Rana is artificial and he has to work a lot to improve his diction. And Rana’s body language and mannerisms resemble his uncle Venkatesh. Prakash has done a fair job in getting what he requires from every artiste in the film. Overall, the content of Naa Ishtam is reasonable and the director could have done a better job in executing the script.

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Rana plays the role of an event organizer who feels money is everything to survive in this world. He loves to earn money and that was shown convincingly. He does justice to his character but failed to bring out the right emotions at times. The fist half of the film has some interesting twists and the best part is the interval bang. The second half too starts on a promising note and with the entry of Harshavardhan, the story catches the tempo. The chasing scenes in the first half, the episodes where Rana confesses his love to his friends and deceives Harshavardhan are exciting.

Rana got good support from Ali who played a key role in the movie. Songs are miss timed and spoil the tempo at times. The last song of the film ‘O Sathiya’ has been shot well and is one of the highlights of the film. Genelia looks bubbly and gave a decent performance. However, there is nothing much to say about her role in this film as she has very little scope in this film.


Rana has delivered a good performance and announces that he can do comedy scenes and emotional episodes with excellence. He needs to work hard to improvise his dancing abilities and diction. He is very good in action episodes and his height is a big asset to him. Genelia is cute and has played her part well in a limited role. Ali is adequate as a drunkard who loves to help his friends. Chitram Srinu, Vijay and Raghu’s performances evokes laughter.


Music by Chakri is good and the background score by Chinna adds flavor to it. Dialogues by Prakash Toleti are fantastic. Editing by Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao is good. Cinematography by Venkat Prasad has captured all the exotic locales of Malaysia. Production Values by United Movies are grand.

Final Word: Naa Ishtam Review: One time watch for the interesting twists and Rana’s performance and his fights.

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