Ye Maya Chesave
Naga Chaitanya, Samantha, Krishnudu, Tanya, Surekha Vani, Sanjay Swarup, Devan, Lakshmi, Puri Jagannadh, Trisha Alex and others
Music: A R Rahman
Cinematography: Manoj Paramahamsa
Producers: Manjula, Sanjay Swarup
Story, screenplay, direction: Gautham Menon
After a disastrous debut Josh, Naga Chaitanya comes out with a simple and cute film Ye Maya Chesave. What works out for this film is its simplicity in every department. Director Gowtham Menon, who started his career with a love story Cheli, comes back to complete love story with Ye Maya Chesave and he wins hearts. The simple story, the neat dialogues, the pleasant music and songs, the beautiful heroin and the cute Naga Chaitanya makes Ye Maya Chesave a complete pleasant film. The film starts with a slow pace but as the film progresses it makes the audience deeply involved in it. The film lacks all the commercial elements but keeps you involving. The major strength is it is visually stunning. The only weakness is its slow pace especially in the first half. The second half is really cool.
Engineering graduate Karthik (Naga Chaitanya) wants to become a film maker. With the support and help of his friend Krishnudu he joins as an assistant director to director Puri Jagannadh. Meanwhile he falls in love at first sight with Jessy (Samantha), daughter of his house owner, who works as a software Engineer. He keeps on trying to woo her despite knowing that she is two years older to him and her father is against love marriage. She resists for some time and soon starts falling for him. Everything is fine in their life, until Jessy’s father finds about their love. The problem comes. How did Karthik achieve his goal and also how did he won his love is all about the rest of the film?
Naga Chaitanya came out with fresh performance. He did the role with an ease. His dialogue delivery and the body languages are excellent. He falls flat in few expressions. Samantha is looking very nice and also her performance. She justified her role. The chemistry of Naga Chaitanya and Samntha worked very well for this film. Among others Krishnudu justified his role and also Devan. Trisha, Simbhu and Puri Jagannadh flash in few shots. All other actors justified their roles.
The show completely belongs to director Gowtham Menon and the way he brought the visuals. It’s very simple love story but Gowtham made it a cute story with his execution. The other major strength is of course the music by AR Rahaman. Brilliant songs. And Gowtham shot them poetically and every song touches your heart and takes you in to some pleasant feeling. The rerecording is disappointing here and there. Other major strength lies in the simplicity of the dialogues by Anuradha. The cinematography by Manoj Paramahamsa and art direction by Rajeevan are other major assets. Editing by Anthony is also good. All other departments justified their roles.