JJN Review : Masala Potboiler

Film: Jaya Janaki Nayaka

Rating: 2.25/5

Director: Boyapati Srinu

Cast:  Bellamkonda Srinivas, Rakul Preet Singh

Producer: M Ravinder Reddy

Release Date: August 11, 2017 

Boyapati Srinu, who is riding high with the success of his last film “Sarainodu” had turned many heads by announcing "Jaya Janaki Nayaka” with upcoming star Bellamkonda Srinivas, who received a disaster in the name of "Speedunnodu". Lets find out whether this action love story changed the fate of Bellamkonda Srinivas and catered to its target audience or not.


Gagan (Bellamkonda Srinivas), an introvert college guy likes to spend time with his outgoing father Chakravarthi (Sarath Kumar) and brother (Nandu). Gagan helps sweetie (Rakul Preet Singh) in a college fight and from then on she likes Gagan. Sweetie makes his life colorful and eventually both love each other and decide to get married. However, one incident makes her life upside down and leads Gagan into depression.

What is that incident? How does Gagan help sweetie? How is Aswanth Narayana (Jagapathi Babu) is related to all this? Who is "Power"? Is what the rest of the story is about.

What’s Good:

Romantic Scenes

Action Sequences

Production values

What’s Bad:

Routine Story

Too much violence



Jaya Janaki Nayaka is a love story that shows how far can a boyfriend go for the sake of his girlfriend. Rakul Preet Singh had got another good role to showcase her performance. In the first half, She plays a character of girl next door but in second half she transforms into complete opposite character of a girl who not only is seperated from her boyfriend but also lost her husband.

Bellamkonda Srinivas again impressed with his dances and action episodes, but he must work more on fine-tuning his acting skills to create much impact on the audience in emotional scenes. Sarath Kumar, Nandu and Vani Vishwanath, Jagapathi babu have played their characters to their strengths. Catherine Tresa and Pragya jaiswal completely took over the responsibility of providing glamour dose since the main heroine Rakul is confined only to her performance.

Even though this is supposed to be a love story, Boyapati Srinu focused more on action Sequences than romantic scenes. He tried to elevate Bellamkonda Srinivas as commercial mass hero with this film, however in this process he could not limit the violence in the story that reminds you of his earlier movie “Dhammu” with routine scenes. Although the movie would ring the cash register in B & C centers, need to wait and watch its performance among multiplex audience

Result: Masala Potboiler