Hi Nanna (2023) Movie Review

Hi Nanna

Hi Nanna Movie Review

Movie : Hi Nanna
Cast: Nani, Mrunal Thakur, Kiara Khanna
Directed by : Shouryuv
Production Designer: AVINASH KOLLA
VFX Supervisor: ARUN PAWAR
Colourist: Vivek Anand
Choreographer: BOSCO MARTIS
Release Date : 7 December 2023

Natural Star Nani has now come up with the romantic drama, Hi Nanna. The movie stars Mrunal Thakur and Baby Kaira Khanna in vital roles. It is directed by debutant Shouryuv. We have been to a special premiere and let’s see how the film is.

Story :

Viraj (Nani) is a professional photographer. He is a single parent taking care of his 6-year-old daughter Mahii (Baby Kaira Khanna). No matter how many times Mahii asks Viraj about her mother, the latter never says anything. At last, Viraj agrees to talk about his wife only if Mahii scores the first rank. Mahii does that, but Viraj doesn’t keep his word. Irritated by this, the little girl leaves the home. Yashna (Mrunal Thakur) saves Mahii from an accident. How Yashna changes the lives of Viraj and Mahii is what the film is about.

Pros :

Hi Nanna has a very good storyline with a solid scope for drama and emotions. Mrunal Thakur’s role is the heart and soul of the film. It is designed well, and the actress impresses with her script choice once again after Sita Ramam. Performance-wise, Mrunal Thakur did a fabulous job.

Debutant Shouryuv handled a few emotional blocks in a neat manner. Along with the emotional moments, a couple of twists add value to the proceedings. Characters like Viraj are a walk in the park for Nani, and the actor once again melts hearts with his heart-touching performance. There is this beautiful scene in the film where Nani talks to the heroine’s mother. This is a small example to show what a natural performer Nani is. His chemistry with Mrunal is superb.

Baby Kiara Khanna is adorable in her role. She mouthed her dialogues confidently, and her scenes with Nani and Mrunal came out well. The last few minutes of the film are very impressive. Except for the Odiyamma song, Hesham Abdul Wahab did an extraordinary job. The soothing music and pleasant visuals enhance the storytelling.

Cons :

The initial portions of the love story aren’t great and are a bit routine. Though there are good songs, the writing could have been better here. The movie gains momentum from the pre-interval sequence. Hi Nanna takes time to grow on us, and it is mainly due to the pacing.

The movie will connect well to A center audiences, but that might not be the case with the masses. Shruti Haasan’s song in the second half seems out of place and could have been avoided. An important scene that comes after this special song should have been a banger, but the execution wasn’t satisfactory. The coherence is slightly missing in the proceedings in the second hour.

Technical Points :

Hesham Abdul Wahab’s songs and background score are wonderful. The only downside is the Odiyamma song, which wasn’t absolutely necessary. The visuals by Sanu John Varghese are splendid, and so are the production values. The editing is just okay.

Coming to the director, Shouryuv, he did a decent job with his debut film. The storyline is interesting, and the dialogues have good depth. Shouryuv’s narrative is slow, but the movie has some good emotional scenes. He extracted very good performances from the actors. The movie’s length could have been shortened.

Final Words :

On the whole, Hi Nanna is a decent family drama that has some good emotional moments. Nani, Mrunal Thakur, and Baby Kiara Khanna are good in their respective roles. The storyline and songs are the biggest assets of Hi Nanna. However, the pacing is a bit slow, and the movie might not be overwhelming to the mass audience. A few portions needed a better presentation.

If you love watching emotional dramas, you can comfortably watch this film this weekend.

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