Cast: Nani, Anupama Parameswaran, Rukshar Mir
Direction, story, screenplay & dialogues: Merlapaka Gandhi
Producers: Sahu Garapati, Harish Peddi
Production company: Shine Screens
Music director: Hiphop Tamizha
Cinematographer: Karthik Ghattamaneni
Release date: 12-04-2018
Censor certificate: UA
Run time: 2hrs, 38mins
Nani suit up a dual role, one lives in UK who falls for Anupama and the second lives in a village at Telangana who’s in love with Rukshar Mir. Both the girls are kidnapped at Hyderabad by a group of bad guys. How their mates save them at the end form the remaining story.
Nani flies high with his fabulous screen presence, natural acting and showing variations in double action. Anupama Parameswaran is very neat with her performance. Rukshar Mir is cute and impressive in the romantic portions. Supporting Police character in the later half is a relief as his comedy clicks. Merlapaka Gandhi’s direction is decent, his presentation is satisfying. Dialogues are fine too, works well for the timing. Hiphop Tamizha’s main theme music for Krishna character is a solid boost. Karthik Ghattamaneni’s camera angles are different in various scenes, hence nice to watch. Sathya.G’s editing pattern is strong till the interval, therefore provides the interest. Fight sequences are not over-the-top. Costumes carry good importance in differentiating Nani’s dual role. Few sequences placed initially were linked correctly towards the end.
Script doesn’t have the intensity factor; the curiosity fails to hold up beyond a point due to weak writing. Screenplay is overall average, very slow and long in the first half, then uninteresting with tasteless scenes in the latter. There are many unwanted sequences coming one after the other in the first half, editor could’ve easily chopped off at least the ridiculous car chases which were totally needless. Film is extremely predictable from start till finish, disappointing that the flow had zero surprise elements despite of the hero doing double action, there were no cinematic plays to entertain. Logic loopholes are spread out widely throughout the movie. Heroines had no scope after the break, both the ladies literally appeared for a couple scene in the second half. Hiphop Tamizha’s songs are just okay and not great. His background music also had traces of his previous Tamil movies. Song placements also interrupts the flow heavily.
TO CONCLUDE – Nani’s natural presence works big, but weak writing let downs the fusion part.
Movie Rating – 2.25/ 5.
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