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UA Certified, 2 hrs 47 minutes.
What is the film Nakshatram about?
Rama Rao (Sundeep Kishan) wants to become a police as it run in his family. Rahul (Tanish) is an entitled spoilt brat. Alexander (Sai Dharam Tej) is a sincere cop ready to get married to Kiran (Pragya Jaiswal). How all these different people’s stories come together and what happens in the end is what the film is all about?
How is Sundeep Kishan’s performance?
Sundeep Kishan is the real lead of the movie. He puts his heart and soul into the movie and delivers what the director expected from him. It is too loud and lacks any kind of subtlety. The blame here goes squarely on the director if one feels it is over action or too loud.
Direction By Krishna Vamshi?
Krishna Vamshi is often praised as a creative genius and someone who guarantees minimum critical acclaim of the lead actor. However, it has been a long time since the director has been able to show his worth on both the counts.
Nakshatram offers nothing new in terms of story. If one adds the predictable over the top loudness and trademarks of the director Krishna Vamshi to the mix, what we get is an outdated kitsch. The problem with the movie is the combination of all these factors. Right from the first frame and introduction of different character’s one knows how they are all going to end, while that is true for many other films as well, the issue here that both “how it happens” and “why it happens” are all predictable.
There are no redeeming qualities in either half of the movie. Usually, the songs provide relief but even that is not the case here as they are poorly shot with imagination gone wrong. Nakshatram, in the end, is a tiresome, predictable and lengthy mess.
Regina Cassandra and others?
Regina and Pragya Jaiswal are the two heroines in the movie. Neither of them has anything substantial to do despite having ample presence. Among the two, Regina Cassandra is better. Sai Dharam Tej appears in an extended guest appearance in the movie. It has to be among the worst such short presence in movies in a very long time. There is a not even one single high moment concerning the performance. Tanish gets a better fate in that regard. At least, he gets to go against the type of characters he is usually seen in. It is another matter if he leaves an impact or not. Shivaji Raja and Prakash Raj are best as far as sincere acting is considered. Brahmaji is wasted.
Music and other departments?
Music is composed by multiple artists. There are few interesting bits but nothing sticks or is memorable. The cinematography is extremely poor. Editing is a weak. The dialogues are ordinary.
Better criminal conspiracy or back story for Sai Dharam Tej’s track. It would have for sure added freshness to the movie which is clichéd from start to end.
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Nakshatram Review by Siddartha Toleti