Movie Review: Jaya Janaki Nayaka
Bellamkonda Srinivas, Rakul Preet, Sarath Kumar, Pragya Jaiswal, Jagapathi Babu, Vani Viswanath and others
Director - Boyapati Srinu
Producer - Miryala Ravinder Reddy
Banner - Dwaraka Creations
Music - Devi Sri Prasad
Jaya Janaki Nayaka is a typical Boyapati Srinu film targeted at the mass audiences. It is loaded with all the masala elements that one expects from a Boyapati film. Let's get into the details.
What is it about?
Gagan (Srinivas) falls in love with Sweety (Rakul), but her father opposes him. While Gagan is recovering from the heartbreak, he confronts Sweety as a widow. Gagan realizes that she is in trouble and takes her hand to save her from her troubles.
Srinivas has improved a lot in portraying the emotions. He still needs to sharpen his acting skills, but has come a long way compared to his previous films. His physique suits the best for action roles and with Boyapati at the helm he has showcased himself as a striking action hero. Rakul Preeth Singh is getting better with each film. Jagapathi Babu steals the show with his powerful screen presence. Pragya Jaiswal has a limited role. Vani Viswanadh's much hyped role doesn't make any impact. Catherine sizzles in a masala song. Remaining actors are aptly cast in their respective roles.
Boyapati Srinu sticks to his strengths. It is yet another template film from the director who has mastered the art of making masala movies. There are a few dull moments here and there, but the director gets the emotions right. The action episodes are simply outstanding and will give goose bumps to the masses.
Devi Sri Prasad's music is impressive. A couple of songs are very good. Background music is superb. Cinematography is one of the major assets. Producer has spent a lot on aesthetics. Every frame is grand and colorful. Editing is okay. Dialogues are good.
Hamsala Deevi Scene
Like many Boyapati films Jaya Janaki Nayaka has a lot of popular actors in pivotal roles. Boyapati writes screenplay in such a way that he could incorporate as many actors as possible to make it an engaging fare. As the lead actor Bellamkonda Srinivas is relatively new to the audience, Boyapati made sure to have many popular actors in the supporting roles.
Besides the love story, Boyapati runs a parallel track so that the villains have equal share in the proceedings. First half of the film is just okay with the introduction of characters and their traits. Things start to get interesting after Gagan meets Sweety's father. Interval block is loaded with high dose of action and sets the right mood for the second half.
Boyapati takes control of the things during the second half with some powerful mass scenes. Hamsala Deevi episode is one of the best action scenes of recent times. Well choreographed action mixed with perfect emotions makes it a scene worth watching. It is every action hero's dream to feature in such a scene.
Story goes on a predictable note, but the emotions are rightly captured and action is perfectly executed. Jaya Janaki Nayaka is not for the audience who look for freshness in the narration. It is targeted at the masala loving audiences and they will definitely get their ticket's worth of entertainment. If you like to watch heavy duty mass films then it is the best bet during this weekend. JJN will work well in B and C centers and may have limited reach in A centers.
Verdict: Ma Ma Mass.