Jio Rockers Love Cycle – Disappointing Ride
The hit pair of Sri and Reshma from Eerojullo fame, are back with yet another romantic entertainer in Love Cycle. Directed by Sapan Kumar, this movie has been in the making from quite some time and has finally hit the screens today. Let’s see how it is.
Saranya(Reshma) works for a fashion magazine and always writes interesting articles on love. One day she decides to write a controversial article on how to dump your boyfriend without getting into trouble. This idea of Reshma is rejected by her boss, who in turn promises that she will only approve her work if she practically falls in love with a guy and manages to dump him after a period of time.
Rehma accepts this challenge and selects Gautam(Sri), a playboy who works for a Ad agency. On the other hand, Gautam, who is never serious about his life gets into a silly bet with his colleague and selects Reshma for his challenge. With their own selfish initiatives, Reshma and Gautam meet each other and start spending time. Rest of the story is as to whether this couple fulfill their initiatives and what problems they face during this period.
Sri does a decent job in this film. His comedy timing is good and he should improve his dancing skills. Reshma looks beautiful and also emotes well. Comedy scenes in this film have come out really well. Second half has emotional scenes which will be liked by everyone. L B Sreeram plays his role well and also a reference to Pawan Kalyan at the end of the film looks interesting.
The hit pair of Reshma and Sri could not bring back the magic from their Eerojullo days. Though the story is good, the execution part is pretty bad. After the first fifteen minutes, all the scenes get predictable. Placement of songs is pretty bad and especially the item song. Pace of the movie is very slow and takes for ever to finish. All the characters look silly and do not give their best for the film.
Cinematography is just about OK in this film. Many scenes could have been chopped off on the editing table.Music of the film is also below average and none of the songs manage to impress. Only saving grace are the background score and dialogues. Director Sapan Kumar has not made good use of a decent script which could have been utilized interestingly.
On the whole, Love Cycle is only good in bits and pieces. Except for some good comedy scenes and some emotional content this film has nothing to offer. A weak screenplay and poor handling of the script go against this film completely. You can ignore this film this weekend and wait for it to come on TV.