cinemaglitz-inji-iduppazhagi-movie-review-02Movie: Inji Iduppazhagi (Inji Idupazhagi) / Size Zero
Direction: Prakash Kovelamudi
Cast: Anushka Shetty, Arya, Sonal Chauhan, Pavani Gangireddy
Music: M M Keeravani
Cinematographer: Nirav Shah
Editor: Prawin Pudi
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Rating: ∗∗

What is it about: It’s a rom-com attempt by the director Prakash Kovelamudi. It deals with a common problem which has made women of today obsessed with fitness routine, among these obsessed lot, few stand out and try to remain the way they are finding their peace in that. The female protagonist of this flick deals with a same issue and how it turns out for her forms the crux of the story.

Why it’s disappointing: When the teasers and trailers were out, I was so excited to watch this flick for one main reason the base line of the story. We hardly get to watch movies which deals on a realistic issue and has a cinematic touch to it. But was disappointed as usual to my surprise it was a disaster which was pictured in cinematic way. The movie had so much potential for entertainment went in vain due to unnecessary elements.

I agree it’s a masala flick, but there was no masala in first place to taste, making it too stale and very much clichéd. Every other scene is already seen million times in many movies, there was nothing new to look out for. The worst part was the dialogues which were a mismatch with lip sync due to two languages being involved, this factor makes you lose the interest which you had tried hard to build in the movie.

Arya was wasted in this role, wonder why he chose this flick, anyone could have done this and Arya could have been saved. Sonal Chauhan was just the “Olli Belly” but nothing. Prakash Raj could really do way better than this, I can only concur thinking that it would have been a favour he has done for the makers of this flick. Urvashi was seen in her stereotype performance which is really getting old and filmmakers got to start using her talent in the right way, she is a wonderful actress.

The movie runs for a total of 2hrs and 13 mins, but it feels like really long with a lazy screenplay which puts you to sleep, and in fact restless looking at your watch for the intermission. Post interval you will see a list of cameos being thrown at you endlessly making it even more worser.

What to watch out for: The only saving grace of this movie was Anushka Shetty who had put her soul in the character “Sweety”. She is the main reason audience might sit through the fiasco. She made a commendable point which the character had to say. The sad part is her hard work goes in vain due to the lack lustre screenplay. Apart from Anushka, Master Bharath has grown up to be good looking by losing some great chunks and has a good screen presence and acting skills.

The cinematography was splendid by Nirav Shah.

Verdict: Inji Iduppazhagi loses its appeal of preaching “Size-Zero” due to ill treatment of the subject by director Prakash, which makes the hard work of Anushka flow down the drain.

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