The story is dragged beyond imagination in the second half as if the director didn't know how to take it forward and how to end it. His direction has been pointless throughout the film with random scenes and silly conversations. Meet the male protagonist Anand Kumar Adith Arun who's a socially conscious filmmaker specialising in making children-centric films. Repetitive scenes and utterly lifeless narration. His films garner critical acclaim but don't get the moolah at the ticket window.
We believe that movie making is a tedious job and needs lots of efforts in making. If there's any ray of hope in the proceedings, it's Adith Arun's performance, he tries to bring in a relatability to a wavering character. All the kisses happen at a very quick time without strong emotion or an established relation. The theme of the movie itself is a confusing one and the director has created all the characters full of confusion. Rest of the story is as to how Anand changes his thought process and wins his love back.
The cinematography is also clean and neat. The first thing that comes to our mind while watching 24 Kisses is that Tollywood filmmakers are shedding inhibitions in showing lip locks and filming them in daring manner. But we know he will start seeing value in the institution of marriage after a montage song or a fund-raiser seminar. Naresh keeps it simple and does a neat job. The cinematography and art direction are mediocre.
Srilakshmi Hebah Patel is a mass communication studying girl and loves to direct short films. The film has graced the big screens but 24 Kisses has also been affected by piracy. Showing Srilakshmi as directing an intimate Tango dance doesn't convey her state of mind; if anything, it only proves director Ayodhya Kumar is obsessed with intimacy. Jointly produced by Sanjay Reddy, Anil Pallala and Ayodhya Kumar, 24 Kisses Telugu Movie features and in the lead role along with Naresh, Rao Ramesh and Aditi Myakal in supporting roles. Story: Anand Arun Adith is narrating his kiss stories to a mental doctor Murthy Rao Ramesh. E-Mail : Get connected with us : Powered by. He has chosen a bold content to showcase the hot kisses between the lead pair and he added a social cause in it which is a mismatch to the plot.
Making things worse, majority of second half is filled with a documentary on children and importance of giving nutritional food to them. Aditi Myakal is the only notable actor among remaining star cast. This is positive sign but sadly the kiss scenes are being planted for titillation rather than depicting romance between the pair. Joi Barua's songs may well work for music lovers, who might prefer to listen to the audio than go through the pain of watching them in the movie. She reads from a book that 24 kisses seal the foundation for a solid relationship, but the road ahead doesn't seem easy for the two. However, we cannot see anything beyond lust and overflowing bodily fluids in the passionate kissing scenes.
Well, it would have been simpler to tolerate 24 Kisses had the director stuck to this initial idea. This part never synced into the main thread of the film and sticks out like a sore thumb. Rao Ramesh added his touch to the Mental Doctor character and his dialogues are witty. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by marking them offensive. Then, Srilakshmi went out from the life of Anand again.
Greatandhra Note : This review is an opinion of review writer. Performances: Adith Arun who resembles actor Ram a lot is a decent actor. He couldn't convince himself on making either and takes a middle route that messes up the whole film. He seeks to raise funds for poor children again and again. The two hit it off as a couple, the 'bodily excitement' yes, that's the word the girl uses of a kiss intrigues the girl.
Fourth, he says no to fathering children. Verdict: A pretentious, over-dramatized movie with loads of predictability. Although Anand is physically attracted to Sri Lakshmi he is not ready for a committed relation. The director dilutes his character arc by weaving in a sob- flashback thread discussing the character's need to make films about children. The emphasis on the number of kisses becomes trivial beyond a point.
Performances: Adith Arun, Hebah Patel are ok as lead pair. Will This Affect The Weekend Collections Of The Movie? Music director Joi Barua has composed the songs and background music for this movie. Lip-locks are slowly becoming a prominent feature in Telugu cinema. He seeks to raise funds for poor children. The second half is so torturous that it can be screened to criminals to make them confess to their crimes.