100% Love is a Telugu Movie starring Naga Chaitanya and Tamanna. It’s about Balu who is a class topper and his aunt’s daughter Mahalakshmi whwho comes from the village to stay with his family and attend his college.
First of all, I have to say that Naga is HOT! He looks pretty dorky in the beginning of the film with his glasses, but in the second half, he looks very handsome! This is the first film with him that I’ve seen and it’s the third or fourth one with Tamanna. I think Tamanna did a better job that Naga, although both were average.
There are a couple of issues with the film that really bothered me. One is the fact that Mahalakshmi who is presented in the beginning of the film as a girl who is lazy, doesn’t study and doesn’t know much, suddenly becomes a class topper in about a semester. Seriously, they showed her as someone who doesn’t know that two times two is and then, she passes her Bhava Balu in Computer Science and becomes a topper? How dumb! Because that’s not possible, not in a semester anyway.
The other part that really disturbed me was the lack of emotion/love I saw on Balu’s part. Throughout the film, it’s very apparent that Mahalakshmi is in love with Balu. It’s obvious that Balu finds her attractive, but throughout the entire film, including the end where they are at the marriage alter, I don’t see love from Balu’s end. I don’t know if Naga couldn’t portray it or if the Director asked him to act like that, but I did not like that. It felt incomplete. When the couple got married at the end, I was unsatisfied, still waiting to see some more passion and affection between the two. So you will get to see more fights and less love in this film. And since I don’t enjoy stuck-up egoistic adamant men who refuse to express their love or do anything for their lover, a thumbs down on this part of the script.
Oh and what the heck with those little kids in the house and the kids, Mahalakshmi and Balu always having dinner separately from the rest of the household.
Now the bits I did enjoy was the NTR reenactment and Mahalakshmi’s obsession with chicken. The reenactment was cute and fun and the chicken jokes were really funny. [Don’t think I didn’t notice that Tamanna never actually bit into a chicken in the film, she must be a a strict vegetarian.]
The songs were good, but not good enough to stick in my head. They were mainly about studies, more directed towards students.