365 Days Review

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Ram Gopal Varma might be considered as one of the best filmmakers in India. But that's passe now. He's no longer making films which captivate, enchant audiences. His latest offing 365 Days too is no exception as the director yet again disappointed his fans.

Featuring Nandu and Anaika Sothi in the stellar roles, 365 Days is RGV's first-ever full-fledged romantic film and the auteur of films like Rangeela, Satya, Sarkar in fact came out in open and admitted that he has moved out of his comfort zone - crime, horror - and making a film on romance, relationships. Coining new genre - "Romaction" (Romance+Action) - RGV went onto rave about the film ahead of its release. But his movie opened in theatres this Friday proved that it has no match to RGV's claims. 365 Days is another forgettable film from RGV. It won't take much time for you to realise it. Minutes after the movie begins, you could able to agree with us.

Plot:

Apoorv (Nandu) is a software employee and Shreya is happy-go-lucky girl. Both Apoorv and Shreya met in the party of a common friend. They don't take them much time to fall for each other. Within 100 days of their meeting, they get married with the acceptance of their parents. Here begins the film. Apoorv and Shreya soon started falling out. Shreya keep on differentiating Apoorv's care for her "Before Marriage" and "After Marriage" much to the dismay of Apoorv. Apoorv feels annoyed with Shreya and so feels Shreya with Apoorv. The duo is at loggerheads within 150 days of their meeting (i.e 50 days after their marriage). The rest forms the RGV's "365 Days".

Performances:

Nandu and Anaika fit the bill. Anaika is easy on eyes. Her beauty is the only refreshing element in 365 Days. They occupy chunk of the screen time as the whole movie revolves around them. RGV recruits good cast who did justice to their roles. But the problem is none of them are engaging enough to draw attention. Actors like Posani Krishna Murali, Krishnudu, Satya Krishna are wasted. Raavi Kondala Rao, Geethanjali are confined to less-prominent roles.

Technicalities:

Unlike RGV's previous films, 365 Days have nothing much to offer in terms of technical aspects. Either in sound or camera, RGV follows a safe path. Nag Sri Vatsa's music is okay. Seshu KMR's background score at few scenes put us off. Anwar Eli's editing could have been sharper. But it's RGV who should be blamed for extracting mediocre output from them. Varma might have opted for a different screenplay format to narrate this romantic drama of Apoorv, Shreya. Yet it failed to make audiences stick to their seats in the theatres. Narrative becomes boring, tiring. Anil's cinematography is blessing in disguise.

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Analysis:

Ram Gopal Varma has been caught in his shell. He keeps on churning out mediocre movies or movies that sans interest. His just-released 365 Days takes RGV to new low. The movie is so loud that it's loaded with dialogues. Dialogues keep dominating the scenes unlike other RGV's films where scenes were subtly dealt. One wonders whether RGV has directed the film as the movie has anything to watch out for. Well, but the "frightening" background score at the time of Apoorv tying the knot with Shreya confirms that it's Ram Gopal Varma movie.

Wafer-thin plot is the biggest shortcoming of 365 Days. Forced dialogues put you off. Irrelevant songs and their placement not just abrupts the story narrative but make you search for the nearest exit in theatre. Beyond a point, it all feels empty as none of the characters are developed enough for you to care. On whole, RGV's 365 Days should be missed. With 365 Days, RGV has given a golden chance to Bombay Velvet maker Anurag Kashyap to fulfill his sweet revenge on him. - See more at: http://www.gulte.com/moviereviews/468/365-Days-Movie-Review#sthash.xYt9tayZ.dpuf


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