‘Tuck Jagadish’ movie review: Shiva Nirvana and Nani film hits a few right notes, despite being a familiar family drama

There’s a small story behind the ‘tuck’ within the title. The explanation, which explains the quirk of the protagonist Jagadish (Nani) to sport a tucked look, can deliver a smile to many authorities officers. The pre-interval twist can be in sync with this ‘tuck’ story. Director Shiva Nirvana, in his first full-fledged rural movie and his second with actor Nani, tries to introduce a couple of new touches to acquainted masala and household drama tropes; therein lies the allure of the movie.

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Watching the movie that now streams on Amazon Prime Video, it’s laborious to not discover the calibrated strikes with which sure scenes have been designed, intending to attract whistles in cinema halls. In higher occasions, this may need been what Telugu movie circles outline as a ‘pandaga’ (festive) household cinema. In its digital launch, the movie manages to carry curiosity for a big half, however for the overdrawn and tiring final act.

Tuck Jagadish

  • Solid: Nani, Ritu Varma, Aishwarya Rajesh, Jagapati Babu
  • Route: Shiva Nirvana
  • Music: SS Thaman, Gopi Sundar
  • Streaming on: Amazon Prime Video

Tuck Jagadish begins like numerous mass masala movies, ushering us right into a fictitious village Bhudevipuram the place bloodshed occurs over sharing fruits of labour and, in fact, land. There’s the sensible and simply village elder Aadisesh Naidu (Nasser) who needs peace and a reckless Veerendra (Daniel Balaji), whose weapons communicate louder than his phrases. Naidu hopes that his older son Bose (Jagapathi Babu) will work for the betterment of the village. The youthful son Jagadish nurtures goals of going overseas. We all know that abroad goals will finally take a backseat and Jagadish would be the quintessential son of the soil.

Shiva Nirvana blends this masala story with problems with strife and household bonding. A couple of statements get reiterated — that boys shouldn’t shed tears and that anybody who mistreats a girl will meet with a doomed destiny.

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It takes a while for the movie to search out its rhythm. The background rating (Gopi Sundar) weaves in an emotional-sounding rating that works because the household’s theme music, contrasting the massy sounding title observe rendered by Shiva Nirvana (music by S S Thaman), as we get aware of the numerous characters that populate the movie.

Rohini, Rao Ramesh, Devadarshini and VK Naresh, amongst others, appear misplaced within the melee initially and get their moments later. The most important parts of the drama relaxation on the shoulders of Nani and Jagapati Babu.

A scene from ‘Tuck Jagadish’


The anchor of the movie lies in its emotional segments, particularly these the place Jagadish and his members of the family need to re-evaluate their bonds. The significance of household ties are emphasised again and again, with dialogues about placing blood relations over every thing else, and the way even deeply divided households stand an opportunity to start out afresh over a meal. The sequence the place Jagadish settles a dispute over a meal is filmy and unconvincing, whereas different segments take a extra life like method.

The breezy romance between Jagadish and Gummadi Varalakshmi (Ritu Varma because the village income officer) is a welcome breather from the heavy-on-emotion household segments. Jagadish’s new function as an agent of change can be narrated nicely, with some leeway to herald masala touches. Nani performs Jagadish with flourish, with an innate understanding of the load of the tasks positioned on the character’s shoulders after an important flip of occasions. The later a part of the story, although predictable and long-drawn, work partly due to the earnestness with which Nani, Aishwarya Rajesh and Jagapati Babu shoulder it. Ritu Varma is charming and efficient because the no-nonsense authorities officer and I want the movie had extra of her. Praveen because the buddy and Maala Parvathi because the mom provide you with performances that depend.

I want the movie had sidestepped predictable tropes — just like the SOS device. The climax has nothing new to supply. The movie may have additionally accomplished with some trimming.

Regardless of all this, Tuck Jagadish manages to be a fairly partaking household drama.

Tuck Jagadish is at the moment streaming on Amazon Prime Video


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