'Krishna Veni' (Genelia), a village belle decides to elope to Malaysia to marry her boyfriend 'Kishore' (Harsha), after being forced by her father 'Naidu' (Nasser) to marry a fickle minded relative. But things don’t go well for her in Malaysia as Harsha fails to show up, a very upset Veni then finds herself in a lot of trouble and apparently the young and dashing 'Ganesh' (Rana) comes to her rescue. 'Ganesh' is a self-centered man who cares about nothing but money. Having gone through a lot of trouble to save 'Veni', 'Ganesh' decides to cash-in on the asset on hand. Hence deceives 'Veni' and takes her back to her father who also promises to pay him the money but in turn asks him to stay back until 'Veni’s marriage. In the few days he spends there, he develops fondness towards her. How the two manage to find for themselves a happily ever-after forms the rest of the plot.
Rana Daggubati, Genelia D'Souza, Harshavardhan Rane, Nasser
The storyline has the potential to be made into a gripping movie but the screenplay lets the story down. The scenes are a cliché of sorts and are quite predictable. Director Prakash Toleti has done a great job with casting but he has grossly failed in making the script gripping. The film begins well but soon loses momentum as it moves ahead.
Rana does a good job but it is Genelia who steals the show. Rana along with Brahmanandam evokes a few laughs, but this is not enough to make the movie enjoyable.
Many loose ends and a sloppy screenplay have marred the potential of the story and that is why Naa Ishtam doesn’t turn out to be the "Ishtam" (desire) of the audiences.