Nartanasala Movie Review


Release Date  : 30/08/2018

Genre              : Comedy, Drama, Romance

Cast                 : Naga Shaurya, Kashmira Pardeshi, Yamini Bhaskar

Director           : Srinivas Chakravarthy

Duration          : 2 hrs 19 mins

Language        : Telugu

Basking in glory with the success of Chalo, Naga Shaurya is all set to weave the magic again with @Nartanasala. Bankrolled by his home production, Ira Creations, this is their next movie after Chalo. A title like ‘@Nartanasala’ is a reasonable hint that a film will deal with a guy’s transformed sexuality, referencing the popular mythological character Brihannala, where Arjuna masks his identity as a woman during the exile period of the Pandavas.

Kalamandir Kalyan (Shivaji Raja) wanted to have a baby girl, however, is gifted with a baby boy, Radha Krishna (Naga Shourya). Radha Krishna grows up to run a classical training and self-defense school for women. He gets entangled between two women, Manasi (Kashmira) and Satya (Yamini). While he loves Manasi, Satya yearns for him. Kalyan misunderstands Krishna’s love interest and agrees for a match with Satya after talking to her father Rayudu (Jayaprakash Reddy). Hell breaks loose when Krishna disagrees to marry Satya by convincing her father that he is gay. The rest of the film reveals how Krishna gets out of the web of lies he has woven and who he finally marries.

Naga Shourya owns the film, is charming as ever, and portrays the part seamlessly as Radha Krishna. Kashmira and Yamini fit the bill well. Ajay and Jayaprakash Reddy rock the floor with their comedy timing. Sivaji Raja has a meaty role and was decent. The movie can be watched for its comedy and a unique plot, where we see a triangle love story intertwined with a gay love story.