Duration – 138 minutes, Category – Love Story, Rating – 4/5
Title – Ellidde Illi Tanaka, Producer – Lokesh Productions, Direction – Thejaswi, Music – Arjun Janya, Cinematography – H C Venu, Cast – Srujan Lokesh, Haripriya, Thara, Girija Lokesh, Sadhu Kokila, Giri, Avinash, Tabala Nani, Yashas Soorya, Radhika Rao, MS Umesh, Sihikahi Chandru, Taranga Vishwa and others.
The highly expected film from Lokesh Production – first cinema produced by popular Talking Star Srujan Lokesh has met with all requisites of a commercial cinema. There is no death for anything in the film. The Talking star Srujan Lokesh continues his journey for a rare kind of film ‘Ellidde Illi Tanaka’.
The responsibility on shoulders of Srujan Lokesh was very heavy when he took up this film. As actor and producer he had to meet the requirements. He has done it with par excellence. It is no doubt ‘Maja with Sruja’. A Paisa Vasool film as scores of comedy artists also give rib tickling moments especially in the second half.
That is an affluent Soorya (Srujan Lokesh) grown up abroad returns to his native land. He takes the challenge of getting a job with no influence and comes to a job hunting situation. The love at first site is what attracts Soorya and that is charming Nandini (Haripriya). It was in a marriage hall he finds her and to his astonishment the same pretty lady is at his work spot.
The love needs a lie. That is what Soorya follows and a series of lies he utters to Nandini bring him near to her. The shock for the audience is that Nandini does not like anyone uttering lie. What happens in post interval? You have to watch to get good entertainment.
In his debut film Thejaswi has given a good narration and he knows what to strike to keep audience engaged. He has good future ahead.
This film ‘Ellidde Illitanaka’ is totally different kind of film for SrujanLokesh. In dialogues, looks, emotions, action and dance he wins the hearts. The beauty to watch again and again is Haripriya.
Tabla Nani, Sadhu Kokila, Giri, Thara, Avinash have given tremendous push to this film in comedy and emotions.
Two songs of Arjun Janya are already on top of the chart. Cinematographer HC Venu is one of the heroes of this film. His camera angle, selection of locations are a fine treat to audience.
This is worth watching film by family audience.