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INIDHU MOVIE REVIEW
by : Behindwoods review board
Adith Narayan, Vimal Saran, Reshmi, Bennas,
Sonia, Gia Umar.
Mickey J Meyer
trade-in of movies across the sub-continent
ensures that we, as viewers, get the best
of both worlds. But often the question
remains whether the remade movies prove
to be as successful as their original
counterparts. Inidhu Inidhu, produced
by Prakash Raj’s Duet Movies, is
the remake of the Telugu super hit college
movie Happy Days. A
good flick, it remains earnest to the original script
and successfully evokes nostalgia in a particular
age group while keeping up with the sentiments of
the college-going audience.
The movie is essentially strung together with beads
of incidents of college years: accidental friendships,
blossoming love, undercurrents of jealousy that largely
arise out of competitiveness in studies and real life,
peer pressures and so on. It’s as if you have
stepped into a college for about two hours to witness
the goings-on with a sense of déjà vu.
Inidhu Inidhu is set in an engineering college and
follows the lives of a gang of students during the
course of their studies – four years. They are
absolute strangers when they start out but as they
are thrown in together in unfamiliar surroundings,
the quintessential college friendship sprouts that
stay on for the four significant years of their lives.
As a result, there is no definite storyline in the
movie. The incidents, although do not mar the flow,
also prove to be reason for tedium to set in. But,
thankfully, the script spruces itself often with a
little twist here and a turn there resulting in swiftness
in the pace.
Few incidents do set the tone of the movie: asking
for directions to a department, a friendship is stumbled
upon, a hyper lover boy begs for a smooch from his
love-interest only to be caught red-handed by her
father that almost costs him his only budding romance,
an unrelenting love with a senior that surprisingly
doesn’t go overboard and hence not stereotyped
and the sacrifices in studies for the sake of friendships.
The English professor, who receives unmanageable attention
owing to her fair skin and her flair for the language
leaves an indelible presence of college life in the
movie. The delightfully bright costumes also play
pivotal role in bringing the college setting close-to-life.
Each frame is multi-hued and hence makes for a pleasurable
viewing experience. So are the locations, albeit set
in a college, are scenic.
Thankfully lots of emotional scenes in the movie are
not dramatically enacted; most of it is left unsaid
and hence understood by the audience, which is often
the best way of story telling. For instance, there
is no exchange of love between the lovers but the
undercurrents are strong that it’s written all
over the actors.
On the downside, there are chances that the movie
might only attract a particular age group of college-goers
who tend to relate to it. Although a strong sense
of déjà vu is prevailing throughout
the movie, it’s hard not to feel slothful sitting
through hence it’s only a depiction of incidents
with no drama whatsoever. That could have made the
Besides, music in general, background score and the
songs, is just passé and none of the songs
stands out. Camerawork is pretty straightforward since
the cameraman had not taken any strain for imaginative
On the other hand, if you are looking to be teleported
back to your college days for a couple of hours or
so, Inidhu Inidhu will come in as handy. It’s
a feel good movie. But if you are already in college,
you will only need half a reason to watch this.
Verdict: Feel-good nostalgia, with its pitfalls!
Inidhu Movie Review,
J Meyer, Happy
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