Nota Movie Review: Vijay Deverakonda Shines In This Flawed Flick
Nota happens to be Vijay Deverakonda's most awaited flick which has been creating a lot of buzz among the fans. Before watching the film, check out our review...
An actor has the capability of making the audience assume that he is just like how he is on the screen. Some tend to change themselves by playing different roles, meanwhile, some tend to follow the same pattern for the rest of their lives. NOTA shows the versatility of an actor.
The film revolves around a Chief Minister Vinodhan (Nassar) who has been ruling the state for many years and has been arrested on the grounds of possessing obscene amounts of wealth. So to run the state, the spoilt son of the CM, Varun (Vijay Deverakonda) who has just returned from London has been given the position of the CM. This brings the entire political party into pandemonium as how can they enlist a young inexperienced candidate for this position. Varun then turns into a new leaf and decides to undo the wrongdoings of his father by paying attention to the problems of the public and come up with new ideas. Along with Varun, Mahendran (Sathyaraj) a journalist and a former ally of Vinodhan helps him in every step he takes. The cat-and-mouse game begins when Vinodhan gets released from prison and vows to grab the seat by hook or crook.
The plot of the film is quite similar to the lessons in history textbooks we have been reading during schooldays and the director Anand Shankar has used this formula to showcase it in a modern manner. I know it seems like an age-old recipe but this one tastes pretty good despite minor bumps.
After winning hearts with his character transition in Arjun Reddy and Geetha Govindham. Vijay Deverakonda has made a special place in most of our hearts with his impeccable performance and the film solely belongs to him when it comes to acting.
Sathyaraj and Nassar, these two veterans have graced in their portions of the given roles and the intense standoff between them is worth commendable. Kudos to the director who has come up with an idea like this.
Despite director adding some of the Hollywood elements in this political thriller, it is surprising to see that all the efforts to make this film a masterpiece seems to be wasted.
The leading lady of the film Mehreen Pirzada seems to be lost and her presence in the film seems more like a showpiece the whole time. Please stop objectifying women like this.
Despite all the flaws in the film ranging from poor jokes to forgettable music and lost opportunities, the film will rake more than the required amount in the box office. This might be the biggest blockbuster in Vijay Deverakonda's career.