Banner: Balaji Cine Media
Cast: Young Rebel Star Prabhas, Tamanna, Krishnam raju, Deeksha Seth, Brahmanandam, M.S.Narayana, Kovai sarala, Supreet,Ali
Lyrics: Ramajogayya Sastry, Bhaskarabhatla
Dialogues: Darling Swamy
Cinematography: Ram Prasad
Producers: J.Bhagwan, J.Pulla Rao
Story-Screenplay-Choreography-Music-Direction: Ragava Lawrence
CBFC rating: ‘A’
Release date: 28-09-2012
Story: Rishi (Prabhas) comes to Bangkok along with brahmanandam and joins as a student where Nandini(Tamanna) teaches dance classes. Rishi actually has come over there in search of some one who is closely related to Nandini. He traps her in his love and what happens after that? What’s his mission? Did he succeed in that is what the film is about? Deepali(Deekshaseth) is Rishi’s lady interest in the flash back episode.
Performances: Prabhas is good. He performed well. He completely surrendered to the director. He emoted well in crucial scenes. Tamanna is used for skin show and she has done complete justice to it. Deeksha Seth is okay in small role. Krishnam raju appears in a brief role in the flashback. The remaining actors are okay. The art work is good. The Editing could have been better. Cinematography is good. Music is bad. The story is predictable. The screenplay is boring and the direction is poor (except a few episodes)
Analysis: Prabhas is good. He performed well in all the scenes. He is good in temple (Krishnam Raju, Prabha, and Deekshaseth) scene. He looked macho with stylish costumes. He once again proved that he is a director’s actor. He showed variation in all the get-ups. Tamanna looked good in glamour show and she has done a bit of over action (over board) at times. She danced well in the songs. Deeksha Seth is okay; she has less screen presence and can be seen in a song only. Krishnam raju is okay (doesn’t do much other than delivering dialogues sitting in a chair). Supreet got a crucial role and he impresses very well. Prabha, Mukhesh Rishi, Ali are okay.
Brahmanandam and Kovai Sarala track is the only comedy track in the film. The comedy is of cheap standards. Ali dance episode is dragged to the maximum limit. The second half is completely stuffed with violence scenes. The flash back episode also failed to rise to the expectations. There are very limited scenes in the movies. All the scenes are lengthy and appeared stretched. You may even get a feel like you are watching continuous lengthy episodes which are not edited.
Coming to the technical aspects, The Art work is fine and film is horribly lengthy with many ups and downs, the editor could have made it crisper. The Music of the film is a big letdown. The songs are not even worth for listening once. Lawrence should seriously think of quitting that responsibility (Music Direction). The Background score is loud at times.
Lawrence once again cooked up another film who doesn’t apply much of the brain and they don’t have many questions in their mind like why and how? The Fight sequences are well choreographed. They looked stylish. The pre interval, episode and the Fight at the temple and the climax fight looked good on the screen. Lawrence showed much maturity in monitoring Fights rather than choreographing the songs as the Music is utterly poor. The graph of the film suddenly drops and bores you and quickly rises to peaks just before the fight episodes. The violence dosage is more.
If you are a fan of Prabhas and waiting/wanting to see him in a mass role it’s for you, You can enjoy the movie more if you care less about logic, scenes and in the fights (if you are okay with heavy Thread work filled with artificiality)…..and last but not the least if you don’t bother much about the story You may watch it once.
Like earlier Lawrence movies this movie too has Black /white suits and cars. Fights shot in rain effects. Blue swimming pools with skin show, a chopper in the climax and some trained lady fighters. The movie has style even though it lacks substance. The fate of the Film completely depends on how the masses receive this flick.
Plus: Prabhas, Fights
Minus: Story, Screenplay, Music, Direction
Verdict: Strictly for Prabhas fans and Masses