Banner: Lakshmi Narasimha Entertainments
Presented by: Shankar Chigurupati
Cast: Nikhil, Swathi, Pooja, Ravi babu, Jeeva and others
Editing: Karthik Srinivas
Cinematography: Richard Prasad
Producer: Chakri Chigurupati
Story-Screenplay-Dialogues-Direction: Sudheer Varma
CBFC rating: ‘U/A’
Release date: 23-03-2013
Story: Surya (Nikhil) is a petty thief; he along with two of his team members does small time robberies. A precious idol from Padmanabhaswamy temple, Thiruvananthapuram gets stolen and it travels from one hand to another and finally reaches Hyderabad. Surya falls in love with Swathi (Swathi) a journalist. The idol comes to the hands of Surya and his team and a gangster Shankar is after them, what happens after that and how the chase ends up forms the story?
Performances: Nikhil was good, he underplayed the role well and suited to character of sophisticated thief. Swathi was cute and bubbly. Pooja and Ravi babu are okay. The remaining cast fitted well in their roles. Art work was okay. Editing was fine. Cinematography was good. Music by Sunny was very much helpful for the movie. The story is simple and the screenplay was interesting at times. The Direction was good.
Analysis: Nikhil was good, his look was completely changed and he hasn’t done his mark over action (imitating Raviteja), a lot of transformation can be seen in his action and diction. He underplayed the role well. Swathi was cute and good. She suited to the role well. Nikhil and Swathi were paired up for the first time and the on screen Chemistry between the pair is good. Their timing was perfect in most of the scenes. Pooja Ramachandran, SS Music anchor who earlier appeared in Pizza Movie was apt for the role and she has done justice to it. Ravi Babu has done typical gangster role and he was good. Jeeva and other supporting cast were okay. The Production values are low but the technicians made it look grand.
Art work was fine and the Editing was crisp at times. The Cinematography is good. Some angles were creative. Some chasing scenes were shot on Digital camera and they looked reasonably good after DI. Music provided by the first timer Sunny has got good appreciation for classiness and different orchestration. The songs were in sync of the film’s mood. The Music literally lifted some scenes. The Background score was good.
The Director was heavily inspired from Ramgopal varma’s flicks like Kshana Kshanam, Anaganaga Oka Roju, Daud, Money, Govinda Govinda etc; the narrative style was also similar in most scenes. The debutant director succeeded in pulling off the film with strong technical crew. Even though most of the scenes were inspired/ copied from past hit films. The Director should be lauded for admitting the truth by putting a note in the start of the film that he copies the scenes from the films that impress him. He narrated a serious subject with lively and fresh scenes, a love thread in between and subtle humour. The technicians helped in giving a class touch. The crew is fresh and young and most of them were debutants as a result kind of rawness was visible in many scenes.
The movie starts with the voice over of Nara Rohith. The Jogi brothers’ scene was impressive. The first half was good with racy narration and subtle love. The second half has lags in few episodes. The climax and the pre-climax was stretched a bit, it may bore you. The Movie appeals to ‘A’ centers and Multiplexes. We have to wait for the response of the masses to know the actual Box office stamina.
Reel guru Meter:
Plus: Music, Performances, Narration
Minus: lag in few episodes in second half
Verdict: Can watch it once for the stylish making