Movie: Love Today
Banner: AGS, SVC
Cast: Pradeep Ranganathan, Ivana, Sathyaraj, Yogi Babu, Radhika Sarathkumar, Raveena and others
Music: Praveen Lakkaraju, Ram Miriyala
Director of Photography: Dinesh Purushothaman
Editor: Pradeep E Ragav
Art Director: MKT
Producers: Kalapathi S Aghoram, Ganesh, Suresh
Written and directed by: Pradeep Ranganathan
Release Date: Nov 25, 2022
"Love Today," a Tamil film, was a smash hit in Tamilnadu. Producer Dil Raju has released the film in Telugu after being impressed by its success.
Let us examine its advantages and disadvantages.
Pradeep (Pradeep Ranganathan) and Nikitha (Ivana), both IT employees, are deeply in love. Pradeep's sister Divya (Raveena) recently got engaged to a dentist (Yogi Babu), and wedding plans are in the works. Pradeep agrees to meet with Nikitha's father to ask for her hand after his sister's wedding is over.
However, Nikitha's father Venu Sastry (Sathyaraj) detects their love and invites Pradeep to their home. Sastry agrees to their marriage if they agree to his condition of exchanging mobile phones for one day. They agree to it half-heartedly and exchange their phones.
Will they check each other's phones? What difficulties would they face as a result of this unusual condition?
Pradeep Ranganathan not only wrote and directed the film, but also starred as the protagonist. He resembles the boy next door. His performance is relatable. His conversations, frustrations, and emotional outbursts are completely natural.
Ivana, the female lead, is attractive and has good acting skills. She does a good job in her role. Yogi Babu, who also plays an important role, adds dignity to the proceedings. He demonstrates the maturity required for the role.
Raveena as his wife-to-be is excellent. Radhika Sarath Kumar and Sathya Raj are fantastic.
The cinematography, editing, and music of the film reflect its trendy setting. Editing is crazy and creative.
Yuvan Shankar Raja's music is an additional asset, particularly his background score, which has elevated the proceedings. The Telugu dialogues are excellent.
The first half
Certain portions in second half
"Love Today," as the title suggests, is about two modern-day lovers. The two lovers use their phones for everything from chatting to making Insta Reels. Mobile phones are more like a personal diary where all their secrets are kept for them. Naturally, the problems begin when they are forced to exchange their phones for a day. Tamil director Pradeep Ranganathan had a brilliant idea involving mobile phones and social media apps.
You might be wondering what problems this phone exchange would cause. It does. The heroine goes on a night ride with her ex without informing her current lover. The hero messages women on Instagram and speaks nicely to telemarketing women. These are just a few of the many secrets revealed by their phones.
The film is full of hilarious scenes that anyone can relate to today. First, the director reveals that the heroine is still in contact with her ex-boyfriend, and one of her friends proposed to her via mobile chatting. The director then sheds light on the hero's dirty secrets in the second half. Both of these threads come together at one point. There are numerous plot twists and turns that both entertain and engage us.
The plot of the film is similar to that of most romantic dramas, but with a unique twist.
The use of memes, viral songs, and jokes is brilliant. One of the dialogues also includes a reference to the recent "Jaru Mithaya" song.
Another thread involves Yogi Babu and Raveena, which adds another dimension to the story.
On the downside, the second half of the film is not as amusing as the first. Revi's character and his thread are not adequately explained. Other issues arise in the second half as well.
All of this, however, has no effect on the film's flow and it never stops providing entertainment.
On the whole, “Love Today” depicts the lifestyle of today’s youth and their dating culture through a lot of fun-filled moments. The film makes a time pass watch and provides paisa vasool entertainment.
Bottom line: Trendy Love Story