Cast: Pawan Kalyan, Keerthy Suresh, Anu Emmanuel, Aadhi
Direction, story, screenplay & dialogues: Trivikram Srinivas
Producer: S.Radha Krishna
Production company: Haarika & Hassine Creations
Music director: Anirudh Ravichander
Editor: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Release date: 10-01-2018
Censor certificate: UA
Run time: 2hrs, 38mins
Genre: Action, Drama
Khushboo is about to appoint a new CEO for her husband’s successful multinational company who is murdered for a business cause. She calls out Pawan Kalyan to sort things out. What happens after his arrival forms the crux of the story.
Pawan Kalyan carries the film in his shoulders, his screen presence is swag and has done it effortlessly. Father characters of both the heroines have given proper importance which results in few comedies in the later half. Also the sidekicks of Pawan Kalyan entertain with humor initially. Break point scene clicks as it is intense and takes forward the script. Anirudh’s songs are decent and they are pleasant by suiting the mood. His background music stands as the pillar, merges perfectly with both mass and class situations. V.Manikandan’s cinematography is terrific, he has taken the visuals to next level by giving a rich look. Kotagiri Rao’s editorial cuts are good and doesn’t contain any glitch. Art department’s work is neat as they’ve differentiated the sets according to the time period. Trivikram’s script is not bad and enough to please the commercial audience.
Trivikram’s screenplay is dragging beyond the limit, the progression that meets the main conflict is filled with many unnecessary side tracks which drops the pace heavily. Both Keerthy Suresh and Anu Emmanuel gets weak roles and very less presence, they just appear for 3-4 scenes to fill up the gap. Aadhi is the main villain here and his characterization is poor, be it the scenes to show him as a terror guy and the ones situated around him, everything is badly taken without a proper substance. Trivikram fails to present this entertainer in an impressive manner as it contains with too many flaws to easily pin-point. There are plenty of logic errors attached with almost every scene. Other supporting artists are also given just hair thin roles, hence the impact is only at the bottom level. Song placements are dull and acts very much as a speed breaker. The flashback, narration style to touch the main core of the plot and the twist revealing style are all cooked up with random mix of ingredients, so the engagement factor finds it tough to raise. Kotagiri Rao must have scissored up the run time a lot for an average watch. There are very less number of mass scenes and they too doesn’t really hit us hard as the situation lacks power. Certain scenes are extremely force fit which does not consist any sort of base to it.
Tried and tested commercial formula which fails big time due to a fragile screenplay.
Movie Rating – 2.25/ 5.