Cast: Mahesh Babu, Kiara Advani, Prakash Raj
Direction, story, screenplay & dialogues: Koratala Siva
Producer: DVV Danayya
Production company: DVV Entertainments
Music director: Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematographers: Ravi K Chandran, Tirru
Editor: Sreekar Prasad
Release date: 20-04-2018
Censor certificate: UA
Run time: 2hrs, 52mins
Genre: Political Action Drama
Mahesh Babu who goes to foreign at his young age, returns to India for his father’s death ceremony. His father was the CM of Andhra Pradesh and the ruling party wishes MB to take charge. How Mahesh Babu serves people by sitting in power and how tackles the opposition forms the remaining story.
Koratala Siva’s political theme is bold, and his script wins big with layered writing. Screenplay is decent, most of the scenes in the first half are beautifully placed with strong social situations. Direction is neat, Siva has carried the subject well and presented it nicely. Dialogues are powerful, important messages are conveyed with passion. Mahesh Babu’s taken over his complicated role so effortlessly, his stylish charisma drives the whole film with energy. Kiara Advani is a sweet addition; love portions have come out well and blended perfectly with the plot. Prakash Raj plays a key role and has done justice as always. ‘Bharat’ and ‘Vachaadayyo Saami’ songs are good under DSP’s music. Background music elevate the sequences to next level. Ravi K Chandran and Tirru’s camera work is splendid and a big highlight. Art and costume departments have also worked according to the need. There are plenty of clap worthy sensible and scream out mass moments to relish. Few political ideas are efficient and connects correctly. Cabinet meeting, Parliamentary debates, fiery Press meet, Theatre fight, climax scenes are a treat to watch.
First 10mins which explores the base of hero’s character could’ve been made on a matured manner. Initial moments that specify MB to become the next CM is a bit awkward. In spite of its solid premise, the usual commercial treatment appears at some places which make this a regular film. The family angle is mixed at a mediocre level as it doesn’t leave any hard impact. Supporting characters have given importance only to an extent, portions where they praise the hero are high on drama. Song placements are improper, also 3 out of 5 songs are just average. Editing is not completely convincing as the run time needs more crispness. Stunt choreography peak the heroism and it could’ve been restricted to a limit.
TO CONCLUDE – A thoughtful political package that works despite its length.
Movie Rating – 2.75/ 5.
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