There is an old hindi adage, that goes like 'taali hamesha do haato se bajti hain', and Love Failure envisages on this in a duration of a little over two hours (pretty short for telugu film standards). Written and directed by a debutante, Balaji Mohan, the movie is a routine story with a fresh take, which makes it a decent and watchable flick.
Backed by a well crafted script and equally supporting cinematography, the movie definitely stands out as one of the few movies made with some thought and effort, in an industry dominated by mindless 'entertainers'! The fact that the movie does not deviate from its theme- Break-ups and Patch-ups, adds to its value. Also, its distinct narrative puts the director in a different league of mavericks!
It predictable story line involves Arun (Siddharth) and Parvathi (Amala Paul), two engg students who fall in love and eventually break up. Their respective parents and their love stories form the backdrop. On the whole, its pyaar ka gyaan! Though predictable and seen in umpteen movies, the different approach makes this movie likable. (The movie is a longer version of the directors acclaimed short film)
Coming to Siddharth - he definitely is the eternal college boy of the industry, and he fits the role to the T!! Amala Paul is a revelation! I was expecting yet another dumb hindi speaking girl, who does just the routine song-and-dance in telugu movies, BUT, alas! She surprisingly emotes well and plays the role of a girl next door with elan! The other actors who play Arun's friends are good too and provide quite a few laughs. The actors playing the lead stars' parents are believable and one can relate to them.
Final word is - Its definitely a great effort put into a telugu movie (atleast from what i have seen in telugu), and the technical team deserves a pat for sure! Might seem a little slow to some, but if u cant savour such delicate romances, its better you stay home!
MY RATING - 3.25/5
(P.S - I found it endearing because i could relate to it, so, go with a heart. And the director- Balaji reminded me of a friend of mine, who dreams of directing a movie as well! )