- Producer : K. E. Gnanavel Raja
- Staring : Vijay deverakonda,Sathyaraj,Nasser,Mehreene pirzada,M.S. Bhaskar,Priyadarshi
- Director : Anand shankar
- Music Director : Sam cs
- Cinematography : Ravichandran
- Story : Shan karuppasamy
- Screenplay : Anand shankar
NOTA is the most happening film across south india. Even the film has garnered huge positive buzz around as because it was Striking Vijay DeveraKonda who is leading from the front. After scoring a blockbuster with Geetha Govindam his next NOTA has been released holding the positivity for trailer and other promos.
STORY: Varun (Vijay Deverakonda) is a spoilt brat who is not interested in his corrupt father’s (Nasser) political life. To his shock, his dad makes him the CM of the state for a temporary period. Initially, Varun takes things on a silly note but a small incident changes his mind and later he becomes committed to his job which is not liked by his dad. Rest of the story is all about Varun’s fight with his father and the most happening corruption in the state.
PERFORMANCES: NOTA has the perfect casting for the film. The veteran actors like Sathyaraj and Nasser were excellent in their own roles. M S Bhaskar, priyadarshi and many other actors were settled in their roles. But the female lead actress Mehrene Kaur Pirzada needs a special note for her role in the film as because the actress role was very near just to a guest appearance role. Mehrene role has zero scope for acting. And lastly as expected it was Vijay Deverakonda who stole the show. The actor’s aggressive performance was delightful to watch. Vijay Deverakonda is the biggest asset of the movie.
OTHER ASPECTS OF THE FILM: R.Santhana Krishnan is the cinematographer of the movie who has come up with extraordinary visuals in the movie. camera work has perfectly carried the mood of the film. Music by C S Sam was not that great. But the background score of the film was gripping. And editing by Raymond Derrick Crasta was very decent. Technically, the film is top notch. The production values executed by Studio Green Productions are grand and very high in standards. Finally, the direction of Anand Shankar was also good.
VERDICT: NOTA is a routine political drama which the Telugu audience have seen many times before. Vijay Deverakonda leads the film with intense performance and carries the whole film on his shoulders. But the old story and proceedings are very much predictable which do not support the striking actor. However, this film will be a decent launch pad for Vijay Deverakonda in Kollywood Film Industry and will be liked by the audience over there as the flavor, sensibilities & satires are quite relatable to Tamil Nadu politics. But for the Telugu audience this film looks like an average stuff and can be given a one time watch to see Vijay Deverakonda in a complete new character which will be loved by all for sure.
BOTTOM LINE:- NOTA has everything in place to do some excellent work. But it was the director of the film (Anand Shankar) who brought the whole show down. But still can watch it once for the killing performance of the striking star Vijay Deverakonda.