‘Awe’ has been in the news for the reason that the film is presented by hero Nani. With several prominent actresses featuring in it, the film also increased buzz around it. Moreover, celebs heaped praise after watching preview.
Is the film worth all this hype?
The film begins with Kaali (Kajal Aggarwal) coming to a restaurant and starts scribbling something. The film then reveals episodes about several people present at the restaurant. The people present at the restaurant are – a watchman Shiva (Avasarala), a chef Nala (Priyadarshi), a stewardess Meera (Regina), two lesbian customers Radha (Eesha) and Krish (Nithya Menen) and a magician Yogi (Murali Sharma).
How are they linked with Kaali? And what is the final twist in the tale?
The film is essentially a story about Kajal Aggarwal but she hardly appears on screen. She has carried the same – tragic look. Regina and Avasarala get bigger roles and despite their weird hairstyles, they have come up with strong performances. Among other roles, Priyadarshi’s and Murali Sharma’s episodes are funny and they have done justice to them. The roles of Nithya Menen and Eesha seems to have been created just to give shock value (lesbians meeting the parents). Nani as fish and Ravi Teja as bonsai tree are heard, their voices give some comic relief.
The entire film happens at a restaurant from start to end. The artwork is excellent. The restaurant set has enough space to show all the ‘episodic stories’. The camera work by Karthik Ghattamaneni is first rate. Script is written by a group of people and dialogues in Priyadarshi episode are hilarious.
Overall, “Awe” is a different attempt. This may seem “appealing” to some section of audiences, but it doesn’t entice the general audiences at all.
Bottom-line: Short Film Stretched!