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Mr. Nookayya Review – Manchu Manoj Movie

Published on Thursday, 8 March 2012 02:34 //

Mr. Nookayya Review – Mr. Nokia Movie Review, Rating, Mr. Nookaiah Telugu Film Review: Mohan Babu’s younger son Manchu Manoj is back with Mr. Nookayya, a mobile thief. This film was directed by Ani Kanneganti and was produced by D.S. Rao.

Kriti Kharbanda and Sana Khan played the heroines in this film and music was scored by Yuvan Shankar Raja. Here is the complete review of Mr. Nookayya.


Mr. Nokia aka Nookayya (Manoj) is a mobile phone thief. At one point he decides to settle down in life by stealing big money. He comes across Anu (Kriti), who is carrying 2 crores money with her. He steals the money and gets cheated by his friend and dumped by his lover. At this point he meets Anu again and comes to know that her husband has been kidnapped and the ransom that the kidnappers demanded for was stolen. Now Nokia tries to rectify his mistake by getting her husband back from the kidnappers. What happens next is the crux of the story.


Mr. Nokia storyline is surely exciting. The characterization of hero and his goal has an uncanny resemblance to Allu Arjun’s Cable Seenu track in Vedam movie. Despite having a solid story, the director faltered with the screenplay. First half of the movie is not up to the mark. Only the interval point is good up to some extent.

Second half too starts on a dull note and turns in to a road film. Hero heroines take road journey for most part of the second hour. The film has been dragged a bit in this part. Few scenes clicked and sustained the interest. There are few twists thrown in to the narrative towards the end and they are fine.

On a whole Mr. Nokia lacks the necessary punch to enthrall the masses. Ultra stylish making doesn’t suit this film. Apparently Manoj is interested in slick action flicks. But he should concentrate more on the stuff that impresses majority audience.


Manchu Manoj is a powerhouse of energy. He has done fabulous job as Nookayya. His dances are rocking and so are his fights. He does complete justice to his title ‘Rocking star’. He shoulders the film right from the word go and is definitely on the right track to become a bankable star.

Kriti Kharbanda is sweet and Sana Khan is hot. Their performances are okay. Kriti scores a bit higher than Sana though. Brahmanandam is funny in a small role. Vennela Kishore is strictly Okay. Murali Sharma is loud. Ahuti Prasad and others did a fine job.


Yuvan Shankar Raja used most of his compositions from Tamil and the music is okay to good. Background score bears Yuvan’s stamp. Action sequences, the chase sequences in particular that were choreographed by Manoj are energetic and keep you on the edge of the seat. Dialogues by Lakshmi Bhupal are average. Rajasekhar’s cinematography is flashy. Editing too adds to the flashiness of camera work. Production values are notable.

Director Ani Kanneganti canned few scenes well and lost grip over the narrative at times. He should work on the story telling techniques. He tried to make this film a commercial entertainer with twists and turns, but a gripping screenplay would have helped the movie.

Final Word: Mr. Nookayya is a mild entertainer with some good moments. Manoj’s performance and energy are the assets. We have to wait and watch for audience reception for this film.

Mr. Nookayya Movie Rating: 2.75/5

Banner: Sri Sailendra Cinema
Cast: Manchu Manoj, Kriti Kharbanda, Sana Khan, Brahmaji, Ahuti Prasad, Brahmanandam, Direction: Ani
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Producer: DS Rao
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