Rating – 1.75/5
Starring: Brahmanandam,Ali,Dhanraj,Tagubothu Ramesh
Director: Vennela Kishore
Producer: Ramesh Varma
Banner: Multi Dimensions Entertainments
Music: Sunil Kashyap
Jasmine Falguda aka Jaffa (Brahmanandam) lands in Jail with unfortunate events. He is a software engineer and due to his sadistic boss (Melkoti) and colleague he ends up in Jail. Jaffa is intelligent and his ideas make him popular. Jailer Nikki (Vennela Kishore) takes help of Jaffa to get out of his personal problems. Nikki falls in trouble due to an incident and Jaffa tries to help him out by escaping from Jail. The rest forms the story of Jaffa.
It is known fact that Brahmanandam is a great actor and he is best in doing comedy. In this, he carried out the role on his shoulders playing the title role but his timing and dialogue delivery couldn’t help at times due to the bad writing.
Vennela Kishore as an actor scored good. Ali is just okay while Thagubothu Ramesh and Dhanraj are hilarious. Melkoti, Venu are decent, Ahuti Prasad was wasted. There isn’t much scope for rest of the cast.
Cinematography is not upto the mark and the film carried no songs. Vennela Kishore has penned the dialogues as well for the film which are okay. Direction is bad and screenplay is pretty average.
Vennela Kishore scores as an actor and in dialogues but fails in direction department for Jaffa. He has come up with a new thought process but the inconsistent screenplay and slow pace fails in keeping audiences glued to the screens.
The film had few good comedy sequences and with Brahmi’s comic timing and dialogue delivery, they work well here and there. But the film had quite a lot of illogical sequences and logic has gone for a toss big time. First half of the film is crisp, thanks to the editor and is passable but the second half is terrible with dragged narration, even Brahmanandam couldn’t help due to the jerky screenplay which ultimately leads to boredom. The climax fizzles out after a while. The film will have good openings due to Brahmanandam but it’s hard to click at the Box-Office.
Except very few comic scenes, Jaffa fails to keep you hooked!!!