Cast: Varun Tej, Sai Pallavi, Sai Chand, Harshvardhan Rane and others
Director: Sekhar Kammula
Producer: Dil Raju
Music Director: Shakthi Kanth
Release date: 21st July 2017
Director Sekhar Kammula, who is known for sensible movies like ‘Anand,’ ‘Godavari’ and ‘Happy Days,’ is struggling to score a hit for over a decade. Post ‘Happy Days,’ which was released in 2007, none of Sekhar Kammula’s movies had a decent run at the box-office. After a three-year sabbatical, Sekhar Kammula is back with a love story ‘Fidaa,’ which is about the love-hate-love relationship between an NRI guy Varun Tej and a Telangana girl Sai Pallavi.
Varun (Varun Tej) a happy go-lucky NRI flies down to India for his brother’s marriage. Like every love story, Varun falls in love with a head strong Telangana girl Bhanumati (Sai Pallavi). As time passes by, love blossoms between the couple but none express their love towards each other. After the wedding ceremony, Varun goes back to the USA and finally decides to express his love to Bhanu, but she rejects his love at the outright. Why did she reject his proposal and can he gain her love forms the rest of the story.
Just like all Sekhar Kammula films, Fidaa too has some beautiful moments. It has decent comedy, youthful romance and beautiful family emotions.
Varun Tej carries the role with great ease and he is definitely an asset to the movie. Though it’s the heroine who dominates most part of the movie, Varun Tej has left his mark with a decent acting.
Sai Pallavi, who rose to an instant fame with Malayalam super hit ‘Premam,’ has proven once again, why she is the most sought-after actress. Sai Pallavi has excelled in all the scenes and she is the show-stealer. Without a doubt, Sai Pallavi will be flooded with much bigger offers after Fidaa.
All the remaining cast has done a decent job and Satyam Rajesh evokes few waves of laughter. Veteran actor Sai Chand, who was seen as an Inspector in Nagarjuna’s ‘Shiva,’ had a good role in the movie and he does his best.
Though the first half is full of fun, the movie falls flat in the second half with a predictable storyline. Even the climax wasn’t dealt properly as it was a hurried climax.
On the whole, Fidaa is a decent movie to watch out despite few flaws and loopholes. Fidaa is one of the best breezy romantic films in the recent times that calls for a repeat watch