Balakrishna,Trisha Krishnan,Radhika Apte
Rudrapati Ramana Rao
|Release Date:||May 15th|
Bottom Line: Lion – Sound less Roaring.... !!
|What is Good||What is Bad|
|Balakrishna|| Direction |
|Background Score|| Slow Narration|
|Forced Comedy Scenes|
The story of the film starts off with sincere CBI officer Bose (Nandamuri Balakrishna) gets appointed to Hyderabad CBI branch and he raids a big shot even before taking the official charge as CBI official. Seeing his effort, Prasad (Suresh) appoints him as an investigative officer for Ex-chief minister's murder. Within a small span, Bose gets to know the secret behind the sudden death of Chief Minister. Present Chief Minister Bharadwaj (Prakash Raj) taking things seriously, injuries Bose and makes him live in coma for 15 odd months. Accidently, Bose recovers from the coma and finds his identity being compromised & he leaves to Hyderabad searching for his true identity. Who is Godse? What's Bharadwaj's issue with Bose? Will Bose remember his past? Who is Sarayu (Radhika Apte)? The rest of the story is all about how he retraces his past and saves his family from Bharadwaj's goons.
The story of the film is around 20 years old and most of the sequences are not only predictable but have been seen in no. of films earlier. Besides the lack of fresh elements the movie hauls on quite a few occasions. The film starts of well. The proceedings of the first 15 minutes look interesting. But then the narration becomes predictable and boredom is sure to set in for the viewers.Director Satyadeva once again proves that many producers in the Telugu film Industry still carry illusion of hits for commercial based mass films. With a rather hotch potch script and direction this looks like way old style of Telugu dramas. The effort is to nauseate a mass entertainer of that genre but this one lacks much fizz. There are desperate efforts to give a realistic mood to the situations and when everything starts failing, the hero resorts to monologues to reveal his feeling to audience. As its mandatory in formulaic films in Telugu, chastities are added in abundance to the protagonist that becomes pretty too heavy after a while for him to handle, considering the rather ineffective way the character has been molded.Evidently in an effort to make it contemporary, the director leaves out lot of logics in the film. **Spoilers** CBI official rides and arrests a big shot before the lead takes his charge after transfer. When Jayasudha & Chandra Mohan planning to fake Godse's identity, why the heck did they bring the original ATM card and make him doubt further. When Indraja can edit the status of an officer on duty, why Prakash Raj didn't thought the same and instead he forces the family of Bose to sign in the documents for voluntary retirement, etc… Writer Satyadev has written an illogical script for the film that has unbelievable sequences. Venkat R Prasad's visuals are fine but Mani Sharma's music is surprisingly naïve. The backgrounds score appropriate to the mode of the film. The fight sequences were over the top, with too much usage of rope work. The VFX done in the film appear pretty artificial. The Production values of SLV Cinemas are appropriate.