Nandamuri Balakrishna, Kajal Aggarwal, Sreeleela, Arjun Rampal and others starrer action drama Bhagavanth Kesari has finally arrived at the theaters.
-Movie Review: Bhagavanth Kesari
Director: Anil Ravipudi
Producers: Harish Peddi, Sahu Garapati
Music Director: S Thaman
Starring: Nandamuri Balakrishna, Kajal Aggarwal, Sreeleela, Arjun Rampal and others
Release Date: 19th October 2023
Story: Nelakonda Bhagavanth Kesari (Nandamuri Balakrishna) is trying to get Vijji Vijayalakshmi (Sreeleela) into the army and make her a strong woman in this world. And a drug mafia leader Rahul Sanghvi (Arjun Rampal) who wants to be number 1 in the world comes into their lives and commits a crime. By doing this, he threatens Vijji’s life and what does Bhagwant Kesari do? What is the relationship between Bhagavanth Kesari and Vijji? Did Bhagavanth have a prior connection with Rahul Sanghvi? To get these answers, one should watch the movie Bhagavanth Kesari on Silver screen.
· Girl empowerment concept
· Lack of entertainment
Performance: Nandamuri Balakrishna delivered a strong performance. He seamlessly fits the character and delivers impressive mass and punch dialogues in the Telangana dialect. Bollywod actor Arjun Rampal, who appeared in the role of a villain, impresses with his looks and attitude with solid villainy. Also Kajal Aggarwal impresses with decent looks and acting to the extent of her role. Finally, a crazy climax sequence on Sreeleela and Balayya is entertaining. Sreeleela has given a natural performance in this film. Rest of the cast perform accordingly.
Technical: Shine Screen’s production values in this film are outstanding. The makers of this movie have made it grander. And in the technical team, we have to say for Thaman, the back bone of the film. He took his track record with Balayya to another level with this movie. Also his songs are good. C Ram Prasad’s visuals are good. But the graphics are not really good. Tammiraju’s editing should be better. And when it comes to director Anil Ravipudi, he seems to have come out of the comedy track of his previous films and made this complete mass film. There is no problem here and there but he has led a very routine plot and screenplay. However, despite the routine, he has succeeded in highlighting the elements that Balayya fans want for the mass audience.
Analysis: The most disappointing aspect of this film is the actual story that runs in this film, but many sequences, emotions already seem like we have seen in many films. Kajal’s role does not have much scope. Also, the run time of the movie is also long and some unnecessary scenes have to be cut. Also there is no logic in the movie. Also comedy is not that much of a workout at some places.
Rating : 2.75/5 - Enjoyable action and emotional drama
Leo starring Vijay, Sanjay Dutt, Trisha, Arjun Sarja, helmed by Lokesh Kanagaraj has finally arrived at the theaters. Let’s see the story of this film.
Movie review: Leo
Director: Lokesh Kanagaraj
Producer: Lalit Kumar
Music : Anirudh Ravichander
Starring: Vijay, Sanjay Dutt, Trisha, Arjun Sarja
Release date: 19th October 2023
Story: Parthiban (Vijay) lives with his wife Sathya (Trisha) in Himachal Pradesh with two children. He runs a small coffee shop there and lives his life very happily with his family with the income from it. His happiness did not last long. Unexpectedly, Parthipan (Vijay) has a fight with some people. Thus Parthiban (Vijay) becomes famous all over Himachal Pradesh. After that Antony Das (Sanjay Dutt) and Harold Das (Arjun) notice Parthiban. Parthiban’s actions remind him of an old enemy, Leo Das. In such a situation, the question arises as to who is Parthiban and what is his relationship with Leo Das. Why is Antony looking for Parthiban and his family? Does Parthiban fight all these odds and succeed? Or will his happy family fall apart in an instant? To get these answers, one should watch the movie Leo on silver screen.
· Manoj Paramahamsa’s cinematography
· No Strong Villain
· Lack strong conflict point
Performance: As usual Vijay is good in his performance oriented role. His performance is superb in emotional scenes. He is terrific in the film, as Parthiban, as well as Leo. He shines as a a father, husband who is fighting an internal battle. The family scenes involving Vijay, Trisha and their kid came out nicely during the first half of the film. Trisha plays more than just a perfect partner. Sanjay Dutt and Arjun have given outstanding performances in their respective key roles. Priya Anand gets limited screen space. Gautam Vasuseva Menon has played a full length role in this movie, he does justice to the role as a ranger.
Technical: LCU part looks forced. Anirudh Ravichander’s background score is outstanding The cinematography and editing are okay but not upto the mark. The biggest drawback of the film Leo is its runtime. Production values for this star-studded project are lavish. Other departments like Art and production design are apt to the film.
Analysis: The film is full of action as an action film. Vijay’s action is splashed in the film. Anand and Gautham Menon have acted well. The fight scenes, visuals, music and backdrops add to the strength of the film. The VFX of the film is of high quality. Especially the first 10 minutes are fire. There is a cameo of the biggest Telugu superstar in the film which you didn’t expect. The length of the film is the biggest minus of the film, especially the second half of the film will test your patience and the LCU connect you expect will disappoint you. Leo lacks a strong, towering villain.
Rating : 2.75/5 -Partly engaging action drama!
On the whole, Jailer is a partially engaging action drama that relies majorly on the performance and style of Rajinikanth.
Movie Review: Jailer
Director: Nelson Dilipkumar
Producers: Kalanithi Maran
Music Directors: Anirudh Ravichander
Starring: Rajinikanth, Mohanlal, Jackie Shroff, Shiv Rajkumar, Ramya Krishna, Tamannah Bhatia, and others
Release date: 10th August 2023
Jailer Movie Review & Rating : Kollywood superstar Rajinikanth, Mohanlal, Jackie Shroff, Shiv Rajkumar, Ramya Krishna, Tamannah Bhatia, and others starrer much hyped drama Jailer helmed by Nelson, has hit the theaters on 10th August 2023. Let’s see the story of Jailer.
Story: Muthuvel Pandian, a.k.a Muthu (Rajinikanth) is a retired strict jailer, now he lives his retirement life happily with his wife (Ramya Krishnan), son Arjun (Vasanth Ravi), grandson, and daughter in law (Mirnaa Menon). Muthu’s son Arjun who is a sincere police officer, goes missing that causes tension in the police department. Muthu gets to know that his son is murdered by a notorious gang, he starts killing to avenge his son’s death. How does Muthu attack those who were trying to kill his family?, Does Muthu finally achieve what he wants?, or not?, What is the true nature of Muthu’s son? To get these answers, one should watch Jailer on silver screen.
· Interval sequence
· Weak plot
· Second half
· Poor screenplay
Performance: Superstar Rajinikanth impressed his fans with his performance and powerful action sequences. He acted very well with his body language, in some action and flashback sequences and with his stylish look. He transformed into a menacing force as the film progresses. Vinayakan who played the main antagonist in the film was menacing and played his part well. Mohanlal, Shiv Rajkumar and Jackie Shroff who acted in guest roles performed well. Sunil who played another key role also acted very well. Ramya Krishna is convincing in the role of mother. Tamannah special song is good. Vasanth Ravi, Naga Babu, Yogi Babu and the rest of the actors also acted well in the scope of their roles. Everyone is fine in their role.
Technical: Although Nelson DilipKumar did justice to this movie as a director, but he failed as a writer. Although he tried to beautify the film with interesting characters, he should have paid more attention to the story. Apart from some scenes, there is no freshness anywhere. He led the first half fast, but the second half was too long. The music by Anirudh Ravichandar is good. The background music is very good especially in some scenes. Vijay Karthik Kannan’s cinematography is the highlight of the film. Every scene is well visualized by the cameraman. Although the editing is good, it would have been better if some of the extended scenes in the second half had been trimmed. Jailer is quite lengthy, and it is difficult to sit through the second hour due to dragged sequences. Kalanithi Maran’s production values in the movie are very good.
Analysis: Rajinikanth’s performance, Mohanlal, Shiva Rajkumar’ guest appearance and action scenes are highlighted. Overall, Jailer will appeal only to the fans of the superstar. Jailer is loaded with action and fun-filled moments.
Rating : 2.75/5 - Pakka Fans Feast!
Starring: Prabhas, Kriti Sanon, Saif Ali Khan, Sunny Singh, Devdatta Nage, Vatsal Sheth, Sonal Chauhan, Trupti Toradmal
Director: Om Raut
Producers: Bhushan Kumar, Krishan Kumar, Om Raut, Prasad Sutar, Rajesh Nair, Vamsi, Pramod
Music Directors: Ajay-Atul, Sanchit Balhara, Ankit Balhara
Cinematography: Karthik Palani
Editor: Ashish Mhatre, Apurva Motiwale Sahai
If there is any film that has created mayhem in recent times, it is undoubtedly Prabhas starrer Adipurush. The movie is based on the Indian epic Ramayana and is directed by Om Raut of Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior fame. Kriti Sanon played Sita, while Bollywood star hero Saif Ali Khan played the demon king Ravanasura. T-Series and Retrophiles backed this magnum opus. Amidst unprecedented hype and fan frenzy, Adipurush hit the screens today. Let’s see whether the film lived up to the hype or not.
Adipurush showcases the Yuddha Kanda in Ramayana. The movie begins with Lord Rama, aka Raghava (Prabhas), getting banished from his kingdom Ayodhya for 14 years at the decree of his father, Dasaratha. It is Bharata’s mother and Dasaradha’s younger wife, Kaikeyi, who demands that Lord Rama be sent to the forest so that her son be crowned. Sita, aka Janaki (Kriti Sanon), and Seshu, aka Lakshmana (Sunny Singh), accompany Lord Rama in exile. One day, the demon king Ravana (Saif Ali Khan) abducts Sita by diverting Rama and Seshu with a magical deer. Later, Rama meets Hanuman (Devdatte Naga), and the rest of the movie is about how Lord Rama won over Ravana and brought back Sita.
Very few actors in the current generation can pull off mythological or periodic roles with ease and conviction, and Prabhas is one among them. The actor has an unmatched aura and royalty, and Adipurush couldn’t have been any better if some other actor had played Lord Sri Rama. The PAN-India star amazes big time with his charisma, body language, and dialogue delivery, and he fits the bill perfectly as Lord Rama. The way he utters lengthy dialogues and his screen presence are indomitable.
One more best thing to have happened to Adipurush is Saif Ali Khan. The team had an uphill task of casting an actor who could match Prabhas, and they indeed did a great job by casting Saif Ali Khan. The star actor makes the film even fiery with his incredible performance as Lankesh, i.e., Ravanasura. Saif Ali Khan performs it to the tee and has scored brownie points too.
Sita character is definitely a challenge for someone like Kriti Sanon, who mostly played glamorous roles in her career, but boy, she is perfect as Janaki, aka Sita. Kriti’s divine looks and her mature performance adds depth to the proceedings. Devdatte Nage, the Marathi actor, breathed life into the role of Lord Hanuman. Sunny Singh, Vatsal Sheth, and Sonal Chauhan pass muster.
Om Raut’s strength lies in showcasing the drama, and he handled the first half in a very neat manner. There are many well-executed sequences in the first hour, including the Jatayu – Ravana fight, Hanuman meeting Rama for the first time, the face-off between Sugriva and Vaali, and Hanuman setting Lanka on fire. These aspects are something that are very familiar to the audience, but the way Om Raut has presented them intrigues one. Ajay-Atul duo’s songs are superb, to say the least, and the background score has lifted the movie in many areas.
While the first half was pretty engaging, the second half failed to continue the momentum. It starts on a dull note as the proceedings showcased look bland here. The final battle takes the lion’s share of the screen time, becoming an exhaustive watch after a point of time. The editing team should have reduced the length by 10 minutes to make things better.
All the fears about the VFX have come true, sadly. The teaser received severe flak from one and all, and hence the team reworked on the VFX works for a long time. But the end result is unsatisfactory in this aspect. For a movie of 500 crore budget, the visual effects are substandard.
One more drawback of Adipurush is that it is mostly shot in Hindi. Most of the time, we see actors mouthing Hindi dialogues, and this surely is a major disappointment as the makers stated that it is a Telugu-Hindi bilingual. The impact got bogged down at times due to this issue. The Ravanasura’s look, the way Lanka world has been designed may not go well with many. The makers took some cinematic liberties, and a few scenes look exaggerated.
Telugu dialogues written by Bheem Sreenivas are good. The Telugu lyrics penned by Ramajogayya Sastry gelled well with the music composed by the Ajay-Atul duo. Shivoham and Jai Shree Ram songs stand out and are sure to evoke goosebumps. The background score by Sanchit Balhara and Ankit Balhara is magnificent.
The costumes designed by Nachiket Barve give the movie a modern touch. The production design created by Priya Suhass and Nishanth Jogdand may receive mixed reactions as the Lanka world has been showcased in a different manner. The 3D effects are good in a few scenes.
The makers have gone all out and spent heavily on the movie, but VFX-wise, the movie disappoints. Karthik Palani’s cinematography is neat. The movie needs some serious editing, especially as far as the second half is concerned. The choreography of action set pieces is ordinary, and they don’t create any excitement.
Coming to the director, Om Raut, he did a decent job with the movie. The way things are handled in the first half looks good, but he should have taken more care regarding the second half. In his first Hindi outing, Tanhaji, Om Raut focused more on emotions, but here more concentration was on special effects. Better second half could have made Adipurush a great outing.
On the whole, Adipurush is a modernized version of Ramayana that majorly benefits from the performances of Prabhas, Saif Ali Khan, and Devdatte Nage. The movie has a neat first half and a below-par second half. The background score and songs come in handy, and they make it up for the substandard VFX works. Om Raut manages to infuse some good moments despite the familiar tale. The box office prospects of the movie will depend on how the family audiences will receive this updated version of the Indian epic. If you could ignore the slow-paced second half, Adipurush will be a decent watch this weekend.
Overall Rating: 2/5
Movie Review: RRR
Director : SS Rajamouli
Producer : DVV Danayya
Production Company: DVV Entertainment
Tamil Distribution Company: Lyca Productions
Music Director : MM Keeravani
Starring : Ram Charan, Jr NTR, Alia Bhatt, Ajay Devgn and others
Date: 25th March 2022
RRR movie review: SS Rajamouli’ magnum opus RRR has finally arrived at the theaters on Friday. Bankrolled by DVV Danayya, it has Ram Charan and Jr NTR in the lead roles. Let’s see the story of RRR.
Story: A young tribal girl named Malli from the Adilabad area of India in the 1920s, kidnapped by British men. Komaram Bheem (Jr NTR) tries to bring her back but on the otherside, Alluri Sitarama Raju (Ram Charan), a policeman who works for the British Government decides to catch Komaram Bheem. Later, Rama Raju and Bheem become friends and fight together against British for saving the tribes. How their friendship gets constructed and what happens next, form rest of the story of RRR.
Performance: Ram Charan and Jr NTR are brilliant as he portrays vulnerability and toughness with amazing ease. Once again, both the actors steal the hearts of their fans and the viewers with their performance. Jr NTR’ body languages, the way of showing expression, mannerism in action sequences in the role of Bheem are highlighted. Ram Charan looks ruthless and tough as a policeman in the first half. Both the actors- Jr NTR and Ram Charan give electrifying performances in their respective roles of Komaram Bheem and Alluri Sitarama Raju. Alia Bhatt looks very beautiful as well as ferocious. Ajay Devgan and Alia Bhatt are perfectly cast. Ajay Devgn’ performance is a special package to the viewers. He in the role of Rama Raju’s father is superb. Olivia Morris, Shriya , Samuthirakani and others perform accordingly.
Technical: Vijayendra Prasad, the father of Rajamouli, has written a brilliant storyline for RRR. The friendship between the characters Komaram Bheem and Alluri Sitarama Raju is elegant to watch on the screen. The visuals and the cinematography are outstanding. The cinematographer Senthil kumar and the art director Sabu Cyril have done an excellent job in capturing and providing electrifying moments. Creating the Delhi of 1920s and presenting it elegantly is incredible. The Interval bang and climax action scenes are the plus points of RRR that expose the international standards of Rajamouli’s making with dynamic action episodes. Rajamouli manages to get the emotions right. All the songs are good. Janani song stuck in the hearts of the audience. The friendship song Dosti and the dance number Naatu Naatu are also good. MM Keeravani’ BGM is appealing and elevating scenes.
Analysis: Stunning visuals, background music, Cinematography work, performance of Ram Charan, Jr NTR, powerful climax and the interval bang are the major assets of the movie. The first half of RRR is fantastic, the second half is bit routine with a good climax. RRR movie is Rajamouli mark money spinner at the Box-office.
Verdict: RRR has everything to become a blockbuster at the box office and is a film that should be watched only on the big screen.
This is easily Bhansali at his best as he has been able to marry craft with content; here, he attempts a Pakeezah for the millennials and almost succeeds
Gangubai Kathiawadi opens to the world with the visual of a little girl with a mass of cotton stuffed into her mouth and a pin being forced through her nose, one wonders how will this film speak. But, after a few fumbles, it does and goes on to charm with its eloquence. Without being pedantic, it takes a clear stand on how sex workers deserve an equal life, on a par with other professionals in society.
Set in a part of Kamathipura that is often called Mumbai’s red-light area, it is about a part-real, part-fictional character called Ganga (Alia Bhatt) who hails from an illustrious background, but is sold into the flesh trade by someone she believed. Unlike Raj Kapoor’s Ganga, she gets really sullied, questions the hypocrisy of society, and eventually rises from the ashes to make a home out of a brothel, and fights for the rights of its inmates.
Writer-director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, thankfully, doesn’t paint a breathless hagiography of a woman who rises up the social ladder by hook or crook. Instead, he focusses on Ganga’s interactions with the people that came into her life, the bruises and heartaches that she suffered, and what she becomes by the end.
There is a mafia don inspired by Karim Lala (Ajay Devgn) who becomes a brotherly figure to the sex worker. Then there is a tailor (Shantanu Maheshwari) who dresses her desire for a life outside the brothel, and of course, there is a rival in Razia (Vijay Raaz) who threatens to spoil her ambitions. Not to forget her bonds with the inmates of the brothel. It is these bittersweet sections that make us invest in the narrative and keep us engaged.
Playing on the margins of his safe terrain, Bhansali, who triples as composer and editor, restrains himself from selling torture, from rushing into those dark rooms where hopes are mutilated. So much so that in the build-up to the centre of flesh trade, he cuts scenes just before they threaten to enter the exploitative zone.
Instead, he chooses to linger around the bed of black roses, as Gangu describes her ilk, and translates that smell to us. It is strong, pungent, redolent in turns, and ultimately leaves you with something ethereal. Take the scene where the inmates dress up the dead body of a sex worker who has died after giving birth to a child. It is as raw as it could get, but in Bhansali’s hands, even death looks elegant and evokes multiple emotions.
This is easily Bhansali at his best as he has been able to marry craft with content. For a long time, he is trying to create a modern-day Mughal-e-Azam, here he attempts a Pakeezah for the millennials and almost succeeds. Devoted to the visual grammar of cinema, here Bhansali carefully peels off the element of lust through lilting melodies that are enough to convey the convoluted layers of the human heart beneath the linear tale. In fact, two songs, Meri Jaan and Jab Saiyaan, form the crux of the narrative. You can watch them on loop and are worth the price of the ticket.
In Alia, he has a muse who could depict multiple emotions in one frame, through words, silences, and expressions. Be it the body language or dialogues, she minimises the element of acting in her performance. Watch her perform in Meri Jaan as she crystallises the complex that Ganga holds inside her in one song, she makes you cry, laugh, and feel guilty simultaneously. The way Alia gradually transforms from Ganga to Gangubai, laughs in pain, and gently hectors a child at the sight of impending conflict, makes even the predictable compelling.
The dialogues by Prakash Kapadia and Utkarishini Vashisht remain conversational even when Gangu threatens to be in the lecture. The casual presence of Dev Anand is more than just symbolic.
The support cast responds strongly to Alia, particularly Vijay Raaz in a short but memorable performance. As the eunuch sex worker, he sends chills down the spine and leaves you craving for more. Shantanu brings his dance training to help the elegant romance come alive. Devgn is supposed to bring the star value and that he does that with ease.
Sudeep Chatterjee’s cinematography reminds us of the Kamal Amrohi film as the camera permeates through prurient surfaces to align with the soul of the residents. Together with Bhansali, he carves a visual treat. In the entry shot of Razia, the larger-than-life film posters in the background and playing a feature film in the middle of a street, Chatterjee rustles up dollops of nostalgia and awe but at the same time, he generates a gentle urge to make us walk in the forbidden lanes of Kamathipura.
The pragmatic could still question the dependence of the heroine of the piece on a don, the absence of a potent climax, but this one is for the romance of a petite underdog with a tenacious character, someone who bites with her golden smile.
It is a remake of the 2020 Malayalam film Ayyappanum Koshiyum by Sachy
Movie Review: Bheemla Nayak
Director: Saagar K Chandra
Producer: Suryadevara Naga Vamsi
Music Director: Thaman S
Starring: Pawan Kalyan, Rana Daggubati, Samyuktha Menon, Nithya Menen, Samuthirakani
Release date: 25th February 2022
Bheemla Nayak Movie Review: Pawan Kalyan, Rana Daggubati, Nithya Menen, Samyuktha Menon starrer Bheemla Nayak, the remake of Ayyappanum Koshiyum, directed by Saagar K Chandra has hit the theaters today on 25th february 2022. Let’s see the story of Bheemla Nayak.
Story: Danny, a retired Miltary personnel gets into trouble when Bheemla Nayak ‘subordinates arrest him for carrying liquor in a prohibited zone. The arrest bruises the ego of Danny who plans to avenge his insult. After having promised his wife that he would return home soon, Danny is now in jailed without bail for few weeks. Will this be the beginning of a battle between Bheemla Nayak and Danny? What is the involvement of Nayak’s wife (Nithya Menon) in this? Who is Daniel’s father(samuthirakani) ? to get these answers watch the movie on the silver screen.
Performance: Once again Power star Pawan Kalyan delivers his finest performance. His body language, way of dialogue delivery as a cop and the way he interacts with Rana Daggubati is Superb. Rana Daggubati has brilliantly portrayed the inner conflicts of Daniel Shekar, who is striving to move away from the shadow of his dominating father and wants to create his own identity. Pawan Kalyan and Rana Daggubati, both overshadow the rest of the star cast with their outstanding performances. When it comes to the supporting cast, it is Nithya Menen in the role of Pawan Kalyan’s wife and she looks good on the screen. Samyukta Menon is fine as Rana Daggubati’ wife. Samuthirakani gets limited screen presence but he is ok. The rest of the star cast of Bheemla Nayak is good in their respective roles.
Technical: The narration of Bheemla Nayak falls into a slow pace despite the tightly-packed screenplay. The supporting characters are well-written and neatly developed. The songs and action sequences are well executed and elevate the cinematic experience which the action drama offers. The situation humor is used intelligently in the narration, that deserves applause. Cinematography is the soul of Bheemla Nayak . The background score is outstanding and editing is good.
Analysis: Saagar K Chandra amazes the audiences with this out and out out mainstream commercial film which actually portrays a different picture of toxic masculinity. The movie Bheemla Nayak doesn’t really have a typical hero or villain, but it is all about the clash of two men and the extent of their respective egos.
Arjun, a police officer, sets out on a mission to hunt down a group of violent bikers after they're involved in a theft and murder
Movie Review: Valimai
Director: H Vinoth
Producer: Boney Kapoor
Music: Yuvan Shankar Raja
Starring: Ajith Kumar, Kartikeya Gummakonda, Huma Qureshi, Sumithra, Chaitra Reddy, Pearle Maaney Achuth Kumar, Selva GM Sundar, and others
Release date: 24th February 2022
Valimai Movie Review: Ajith Kumar, Kartikeya Gummakonda, Huma Qureshi, and Sumithra starrer Valimai, helmed by H Vinoth has hit the theaters today on 24th February. Let’s see the story of Valimai.
Story: ACP Arjun (Ajith Kumar), is someone who does notbelieve in custodial violence or encounters. When a gang of bikers wreak havoc in the city, snatching chains and murdering the innocent people mercilessly, Arjun takes the responsibility to save the city. What is the role of Karthikeya in this? How does Arjun nab the mastermind of the bike gang network? To get these answers, one should watch the movie Valimai on the silver screen.
Performance: It is known that Ajith Kumar is a car racer and is an action junkie. Super energetic Ajith kumar’ swag and performance are highlighted. In action sequences and bike chasing scenes, he steals the show. The mass audience feels Kartikeya is perfect in the role of slick villain. Huma Qureshi has done justice with her role. Though Ajith’s screen presence is one of the big plus for this film, but a bigger positive is that Valimai doesn’t depend on that alone. Huma Qureshi and Kartikeya Gummakonda too shine well. Kartikeya’ physique and menacing looks add more weight to the antagonist character. Rest of the cast of Valimai perform accordingly.
Technical: The highlights are the breathtaking action sequences that involve a bike chase between Ajith Kumar and Kartikeya. The action sequences are of an international standard. Coming on the work of director H Vinoth, he takes his own time to establish the characters and how the crimes happen before introducing Ajith Kumar. Nirav Shah’s cinematography is eye pleasing. The songs slow down the screenplay slightly. The BGM by Yuvan Shankar Raja keeps the narrative engaging. The editing is good and the production values are rich.
Analysis: The audiences love the madness and adrenaline rush that Valimai offers them. The movie is all about the battle between good and evil.
Rating : 2.75/5
Movie Review: Maharshi
Director : Vamsi Paidipally
Producer : Dil Raju, C. Ashwini Dutt, Prasad V. Potluri
Banners: Sri Venkateswara Creations, Vyjayanthi Movies, PVP Cinema
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Starring: Mahesh Babu, Pooja Hegde, Allari Naresh
Released Date : 9th May 2019
Run Time : 178 minutes
Maharshi Movie Overview: After delivering blockbuster movie Bharat Ane Nenu, Telugu Superstar Mahesh Mahesh Babu is making his comeback with another social message oriented movie Maharshi, which has hit the theaters today on 9th May 2019 in a very grand manner. Mahesh Babu has starred in quite a few blockbusters, and this has him prove that he is an A-lister in the truest sense. Maharshi is directed by Vamsi Paidipally and is jointly bankrolled by Dil Raju, C. Ashwini Dutt, Prasad V. Potluri under the banners of Sri Venkateswara Creations, Vyjayanthi Movies, and PVP Cinema. Let’s see the storyline of Maharshi.
Rishi Kumar (Mahesh Babu), Pooja (Pooja Hegde) and Ravi (Allari Naresh) are three college friends. Rishi is a talented young manr who has big dreams about his career, and he goes on to become a CEO of a company named ‘Origin. He attends an alumni arranged by Nidhi (Meenakshi Dixit) and gets to know a bigger problem faced by his friend Ravi(Allari Naresh) . Rishi wants to help his friend Ravi and joins his fight against an Oil corporation head Vivek Mittal (Jagapathi Babu) in a rural Godavari region. How Rishi fights against the problems faced by the villagers and Ravi, form rest of the story.
· Mahesh Babu
· Pre climax and Climax
· Social message
· Emotional sequences
· Slow pace
· Run time
Vamsi Paidiaplly has studied the personality and body language of Mahesh Babu well and presented him extremely well in Maharshi. Mahesh Babu has given an outstanding performance. It’s not just his acting and expressions, his trembling dialogue delivery adds up to the emotion in various scenes. Once again Mahesh Babu has proved that there is just no replacement for him in South Indian cinema. Pooaj Hegde looks cute . Her glamour show is highlighted. Allari Naresh in the role of Ravi, did a fine job. Rao Ramesh, Prakash Raj and Jayasudha are fine. Jagapathi Babu as usually has delivered his terrific performance. Meenakshi Dixit is ok.
The storyline of Maharshi is interesting and impressive. Vamsi Paidipally has carefully balanced the noble storyline and commercial image of Mahesh Babu give a rightly blended and engaging movie. He handled the story and scenes very well. The music composed by Devi Sri Prasad is good. The songs are just ok and background music is impressive. Lyrics deserve applause. Dialogues are meaningful and it add impact to the scenes. The production values are superb. Cinematography are fantastic and the movie has some fantastic visuals. He captures the colorful visuals of village locals very well, which is visual treat.
Vamsi Paidipally has touched the excellent subject in Maharshi and made sure that there is something for every class of audiences. Maharshi must be the most satisfying film for Mahesh Babu as an actor. It gives him a lot of scope for exploits his unlimited acting skills. If ignore the lengthy runtime Mahesh Babu will entertain the audiences to the fullest. Maharshi deals with Education system in first half, and the farmers issues in second half. The second half is slow paced.
Verdict : A usual Mixture Of Hit Films which makes us feel oh again !
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Movie Review: Kanchana 3
Director : Raghava Lawrence
Producer : Sun Pictures
Music: S Thaman
Starring: Raghava Lawrence, Vedhika, Oviya
Released Date : 19th April 2019
Raghava Lawrence starrer Kanchana 3 is the fourth installment in the Muni franchise. Apart from acting in this horror thriller drama, Raghava Lawrence has also written and directed the films to ensure that the horror-comedies strike the chord with the movie lovers. Oviya of Bigg Boss fame, Vedhika and Nikki Tamboli are playing the female leads whereas Sathyaraj, Kishore, Manobala, Nedumudi Venu, , Kabir Duhan Singh, Kovai Sarala, and others are playing the supporting roles. Let's see the storyline of Kanchana 3.
Story: Kanchana 3 about is all about the story of a man Kaali(Lawrence) and his girlfriend Lucy. When corrupt politicians try to lure him with fancy black money, he says no and they kills them Kaali and Lucy. How does Kaali take the revenge by getting into the body of Raghava (Lawrence), form rest of the story.
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Performance: Raghava Lawrence plays dual role as the nice guy Raghava, who is scared of ghosts, and Kaali, a tough guy who is a philanthropist and runs an orphanage. As usual once again Raghava Lawrence has proved that he has ability to carry the responsibility of the movie on his shoulder. He is pretty impressive and gives a really energetic performance. Oviya, Vedhika, and Nikki Tamboli have provided enough glamour show in their limited screen presence. Rest of the cast performed accordingly.
Technical: A haunted house, two revenge-seeking spirits, a dumb villain and dumber characters are in Kanchana 3. Raghava LawrenceÃ¢ÂÂs Kanchana 3 is an upgraded version of the rest of the parts in terms of budget, the grandeur and production value. The songs are good and Raghava Lawrence shines with his racy steps in each and every number. VetriÃ¢ÂÂs camera presents all the peppy number with his pompous visuals . Editing is adequate.
Verdict: Kanchana 3 is no exception from the previous films in the franchise and offers a decent mix of horror, action, drama and sentiments utilizing an average screenplay written by Raghava Lawrence himself. The first half has horror and comedy elements, but the second half gets rather serious and lacks a racy screenplay.
Rating : 3/5