Release date : June 06, 2019
Starring : Kartikeya, Digangana Suryavanshi, J. D. Chakravarthy, Vennela Kishore, Hari Teja
Director : TN Krishna
Producers : S. Thanu
Music Director : Nivas Prasanna
Cinematographer : R. D. Rajasekhar
Editor : K. L. Praveen
Story:Hippi Devadas (Kartikeya), who is already in a relationship with a girl named Sneha, falls for her close friend Amuktamalyada (Digangana Suryavanshi) and breaks up with the first girl. After a constant pursuit by Deva, Amuktamalyada finally says yes to his proposal. The actual story begins when they both get into a serious relationship. What sort of insecurities will the young couple face during this course of time? Will they continue their relationship and make it an everlasting one? To know this, you have to catch the film in theaters near you.
Performance: Kartikeya is excellent as Hippi. He has given fantastic performance. His body languages, and facial expressions are appreciable. He is in superb form, especially the ease and energy levels. Digangana Suryavanshi Is very glamorous and performed really well. The chemistry between the lead pair is showcased in a realistic way. Digangana Suryavanshi might be the only one who took her role far too seriously in the film. Right from her introduction scene to the climax, she is consistently good in terms of her body language . After a gap D Chakravarthy made his come back on the screen. He is fine in his role. Comedian Vennela Kishore evokes a few laughs with his funny dialogues. Rest of the cast performed accordingly.
Digangana Suryavanshi’ glamour
Double meaning dialogues
Director TN Krishna’s main idea of making a love story set in contemporary times is good. But sadly, he forgot to update his narrative style. Right from the screenplay to the narration, the film is handled in an old fashion and hence the proceedings became predictable.
Editing by Praveen K. L is not up to the mark, as close to twenty minutes of the film can be easily chopped off. Cinematography by R. D. Rajasekhar is just about okay and could have been better. But he nicely captured Goa in two songs.
Music by Nivas K. Prasanna is decent, as two romantic numbers in the first half are good. His background score fails to create magic at the crucial juncture of the film. Production values by top producer Kalaipuli S. Thanu’s V Creations are top notch.
On the whole, Hippi is a stylish romantic film which fails to impress the audience. Hero Karthikeya and heroine Digangana take the lead and make the proceedings appealing, but abrupt narration with double meaning dialogues totally spoil the plot, making it a boring watch this weekend.