Presented by: S.Radha Krishna(Chinababu)
Banner: Universal Media
Cast: Ramcharan, Kajal, Amala Paul, Brahmanandam, Jayaprakash Reddy, Rahul Dev, Raghu Babu, M.S.Narayana, Ashish Vidyardhi, Pradeep Rawat, Ajaz Khan, Sudha, Surekhavani, Posani Krishna Murali, M.S Narayana
Story-Dialogues: Akula Siva
Action: Kannal Kannan, Stun Siva
Art: Anand Sai
Editing: Gautham raju
Cinematography: Chota K.Naidu
CBFC Rating: 'A'
Theater Watched: Prasadz, 8.45 A.M, Big Screen
Release Date: 09-01-2013
Story: Cherry(Ram Charan) is a software Engineer and falls in love with Madhu(Kajal), sister of Local don Gandipet Babji(Rahul Dev). Babji doesn't like that and decides to warn Cherry, then he witnesses cherry murdering DCP and steps back. Who is cherry? Why is he killing one by one forms the remaining story.
Performances: Ram Charan suited well to the role of Nayak(leader). His body language is good. He improved a lot in terms of performance also. Kajal is okay as heroine. Amala paul is passable. Jayprakash Reddy and Posani Krishna Murali impress more in the comedy department. Brahmanandam, Venumadhav, Raghu Babu, M.S are okay. The remaining supporting cast fitted to their roles well. Story is simple. It has been dragged with entertaining scenes. The screenplay is good. Dialogues are good. Music by Thaman is above Average with foot tapping numbers. Cinematography by Chota K. Naidu is good. Art work and Editing are neat. The Direction is good only in parts. Few scenes lacked depth. The Production values are Good.
Analysis: The much awaited action flick directed by V.V.Vinayak in the combination of Mega Powerstar Ramcharan was released today(first in the pongal race). The movie has all the ingredients of a mass flick. The mass Audience may like it more due the vast entertainment quotient. Ram Charan is Good in Action Scenes. His body language suited well to the role of Nayak. Even though he failed to show much variation between the two roles, he managed with the rock serious look. Kajal is okay. She looked glamorous and the chemistry between the lead pair looked good. Amala paul is passable. Some how she looked dull and her chemistry with Charan is poor. Brahmanandam entertains as usually with his typical body language. Jayprakash Reddy is hilarious. His role evoked good humour. Posani krishna Murali entertains in the second half. Rahul Dev, Raghu babu, Pradeep rawath, Ashish Vidyarthi, Surekha Vani, Rajeev kanakala are okay in their roles.
Sequence of Songs:
1. Laila O Laila
Singers: Shankar Mahadevan, Ranjith, Rahul Nambiar, Naveen
This song is picturised on Charan as a Club song and Charan looked energetic with muscled body. He entertains with graceful steps. He danced well.
2. Oka Choopuke Padipoya
Singers: Vijay Prakash, Bindu Mahima
Picturised on Kajal and Ram Charan on the streets in abroad locations. The song looked decent.
3. Kathi Lanti Pilla
Singers: Thaman S.S, Shefali Alvaris
Picturised on Kajal and Charan in virgin locations. The locales are scenic and pleasing to eyes.
4 Subhaleka Rasukunna
Singers: Haricharan, Sreya Ghoshal
Lyrics: Late Veturi
Picturised on Amalapaul and Charan. The song starts with a slow pace. The first stanza is bit slow with frozen locations in the backdrop. Charan impresses with a couple of slow and graceful steps. The song gets into us only towards the ending which has snow filled icy locations of Iceland.
Singers: Jaspreeth Jasz, Suchitra
Charmee shakes her hips with Charan in this item song. The song is catchy and instant hit among the masses. Charan came up with a couple of good dance moves.
6. Hey.. Nayak
Singers: Sreya Ghoshal, Naveen
Lyrics: Chandra Bose
The song is picturised on Charan, Kajal, Amalapaul. The placement of the song is good and Lawrence choreographed it. It has rich grandeur. The VFX in the song are not so appealing.
Music by Thaman S.S is a plus to the film. All the songs sounded good and came out well on the screen too. Background score is also good in few(especially Nayak Theme)scenes. It literally elevated the image in some scenes. Cinematography by Chota is good. All the virgin locations of Iceland are well shot. They couldn't be highlighted on the screen due to poor light. Chota has gone for more close-ups, even in the fights also. Art work is neat. Editing by Gowtham raju is neat, he managed most of the boring scenes with slick shots. Fights by Kannal kannan are filled more with thread work. Choreography was good, Dinesh master has done fine job and Lawrence was okay in the Climax song.
Story and Dialogues are by Siva Akula, he provided a wafer thin story line and that was narrated in beaten style(we have seen in many flicks).Dialogues are good. Siva managed to evoke good amount of humour and keep the Audience engaged with his Comedy punches all through. Some dialogues are witty and instantaneous. Some Trivikramish ("Nippu ani telisaka pattuko koodadu, Yedava ani Telisaka Pettuko koodadu") punches also worked well. The complete first half goes on smoothly with entertaining scenes between Charan, Brahmanandam & Jayprakash Reddy. The second half also has ample entertainment in the form of posani Krishna Murali. The counseling scenes(even though we have witnessed such scenes in Srihari's film) evoked good laughs in the theater.
The best part of the film is the combination of seriousness with Entertainment. Vinay scores good marks in the screenplay department rather than Direction. The screenplay is racy and no single frame looked boring. The Direction is good in few scenes. Some Scenes looked below Average. The Love Track between Charan and Kajal is not up to the mark, failed in generating romantic feel and also the track between Amala paul and Charan looked half baked. The fight episodes are filled more with rope work which appeal only to the masses. Vinayak couldn't elevate the hero buildup scenes. Some scenes appeared routine (similar to Vinayak's earlier films).The scenes which show how an ordinary man grows as a leader literally looked pale and below Average(substandard). The Climax could have been better. Overall Vinayak manages with his mass Pulse and speedy narration
It's a treat to Mega fans and masses to see good Dances in the songs, Action and Entertainment. The Movie fares well at B, C Centers. We have to wait and see how the movie fares at the 'A' centers as there is big release(SVSC) queued up in a couple of days.
Reel Guru Meter:
Plus: Songs, Dances, Entertainment
Minus: Wafer thin story, routine scenes
Verdict: Hit Delivered. It's a package of Action, Dances and Entertainment. Paisa Vasool. Perfect film for masses in this festive season.