#NinnuKori Review : Emotional Rollercoaster

Film: Ninnu Kori

Rating: 3/5

Director: Shiva Nirvana

Cast: Nani, Nivetha Thomas, Aadhi Pinisetty

Producer: D.V.V Danayya

Release Date: July 7, 2017 

Nani had been choosing unique stories lately and creating buzz among the audience who wish to see the boy next door stories. In the similar way, he has come up with another break-up love story film “Ninnu Kori” with the debutante director Shiva Nirvana. Let’s find out how this film shaped up.


Uma Maheswara Rao (Nani) is a PHD student in Andhra University, Vizag and Pallavi (Nivetha Thomas) is a student in Gitam. Pallavi wants to learn dance and approaches Uma to teach her and they eventually fall in love with each other but Uma wants to marry Pallavi only after completing his thesis in Delhi.

However when Uma moves to Delhi, Pallavi’s dad (Murali Sharma) fixes Pallavi’s marriage with Arun (Aadhi Pinisetty) because of which Uma and Pallavi decides to break up and Pallavi moves to USA with Arun after their marriage. Not able to forget Pallavi, Uma gets addicted to Alcohol.

Knowing about Uma's addiction, Pallavi tries to help him by inviting him to her home for 10 days to make him realize how she had moved on with her life. Will Uma change his feelings after seeing how happy Pallavi is with her married life? Or will Pallavi change her feelings towards Uma after spending time with Uma? Is what the rest of the story is about.

What’s Good:

Second Half

Nani - Nivetha Chemistry


What’s Bad:

First Half

Dragging narration



Nani had become expert in romantic dramas, having worked in many love stories such as Ashta Chamma, Ala Modalaindi, Yeto Vellipoyindhi Manasu, Bhale Bhale Magadivoy, Krishna Gaadi Veera Prema Gaadha and Majnu. In the same lines “Ninnu Kori” is also another such love story but with two heroes and one heroine.

Nani and Nivetha Thomas had paired for second time after their hit film “Gentleman” and have impressed again with their beautiful on screen chemistry. Even though this movie has similarity with “Hum Dil de chuke sanam”, the makers gave it a slightly different treatment to make it look like a different film. Murali Sharma and Prudhvi impressed with their roles and supported the main cast.

Director Shiva Nirvana made a nice debut with this love story. Even though he handled second half very well and tried to make a point, first half is where he missed the bus. Cinematography by Ghattamaneni Karthick is another highlight of the film. His frame setting and backdrop selection had enhanced the feel of the movie. Gopi Sundar had already showed his capability not only by delivering nice feel good songs but also with his background music that has elevated the emotional sequences in the film.

In summary, Ninnu Kori is an emotional love story with plain and simple plot but packed with jovial moments. Although the story is pretty old of ex-lover getting back to his love, it stills stays in the trend because of its evergreen status. “Ninnu Kori” can be watched, if you can absorb the slow and dragging narration at times. This film would definitely attract youth and college going crowd who can identify themselves in the story but need to see how well B & C centers would take it forward.

Result: Emotional Rollercoaster