Cast: Jr.NTR, Raashi Khanna, Nivetha Thomas
Producer: Nandamuri Kalyan Ram
Production company: NTR Arts
Music director: Devi Sri Prasad
Editor: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao, Thammi Raju
Release date: 21-09-2017
Censor certificate: UA
Run time: 2hrs, 38mins
Genre: Action, Drama
Jr.NTR comes in triple action as Jai, Lava and Kusa. They three are brothers and are a part of the stage drama troop. In their childhood, all three kids are very much attached to each other. But later what goes wrong between them and what happens after they grew up forms the remaining story of the movie.
Jr.NTR’s screen presence is energetic and he has absolutely rocked in the triple action. His hair-style variation, movement, voice tone, dialogue delivery and he is perfect in every aspect. K.S.Ravindra’s direction is neat and he has taken care of the hero well knowing his strengths. All three roles get strong characterizations, hence the base is very clean. Also the reason for the triple action is justified in the opening itself. Screenplay is mostly decent with lot of spices and sentiments. Dialogues are also powerful depending on the situations. Raashi Khanna and Nivetha Thomas, both have done their job neatly. Devi Sri Prasad’s songs are foot-tapping, especially ‘Swing Zara’ is impressive. Background music is also convincing mainly during the mass moments. Chota Naidu’s cinematography is Okay and it is enough for this commercial film. Kotagiri Rao’s editing is good and the cuts he has given are sharp. Art work has to be appreciable, and the set work is grand too. Hair stylist is on point in his work to show variation between the three Taraks. Young Tiger has performed really well in the negative role as Jai/ Raavana. Childhood portions are taken finely and the emotions are conveyed correctly till the end. Stage drama scene in the later half is the best on the whole. Thamanna’s dance in her item song is a highlight too. Ending is actually meaningful with a simple message.
Script is very usual and brings out the thought that its just a regular masala movie. Both the heroines get very less screen space and no proper stuff to play. Song placements are really weak in the later half, and it was disturbing when 3 songs appeared quickly back to back. The sub plots of Jai doesn’t go well with the flow and also the political side showed in the second half looks like an unwanted addition. In spite of having an unique field set-up, the situations are somewhat old and the writer could have played the game better. First 30mins of the later half is average and slow too. The side characters are weak, mainly in Jai’s backstory the politicians are up against him for a dull reason. There are few references from other movies like “KATHTHI” (Tamil) in the intro scene of ‘Lava Kumar’. Logic mistakes are present then and there. Action scenes are not so gripping, stunt master could have concentrated on it properly. Comedy portions fails to click which makes some boredom. Climax is actually good but Tarak’s fans might not accept it.
Jr.NTR is mind-blowing in this watchable action drama presented with shares of masala and emotions.
Movie Rating – 2.5/ 5.
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