One Line Review: 1: Nenokkadine is a brilliantly made movie with lots of thrills at perfect places.
1: Nenokkadine, though wasn’t a theatrical success later became a movie with a cult status due to Sukumar’s brilliant execution.
“A well-intended attempt to raise the bar for Telugu cinema that falls short.”~ The Hindu
Our review for 1: Nenokkadine is 08/10.
Gautam is a rockstar and has a huge fan following. While performing a concert, he notices a man trying to kill him from the crowd. Gautam chases the man and puts up a fight with him and kills him. Gautam surrenders himself to the cops and confess that he had killed a total of three men. But, to his own surprise, Gautam finds out it was all his illusion and there were no one in the crime scene.
Samira, a young journalist who helped the cops prove that Gautam is innocent and is going through a mental situation, follows him to make news for her channel. They end up falling in love and things get complicated. Gautam without knowing what is real and illusion with a torn past tries to make peace with the situation and fights his past ghosts.
1: Nenokkadine peaks in execution. Though the whole concept of the movie is kind of entangled in nature, Sukumar pulls it off gracefully and gives twists and turns in abundance without jinxing the plot.
Mahesh Babu was subtle with his expression and was a perfect ‘Gautam’. Kriti Sanon as Samira did a convincing job. Some of the songs could have been avoided. Apart from that, the movie is unique in concept, really well executed with plenty of emotions.
A brilliant product from Sukumar, 1: Nenokkadine will be a treat for movie lovers.