A test of patience.
‘U/A’ Certified, 130 mins.
What is the film about?
As the tagline of the film says – Revenge never gets old – the film is simply about an old man Srinivas (Krishna) and how he takes revenge for what he has lost.
How is Krishna’s performance?
Superstar Krishna is now 74 years old and that age is visible on screen. Still we get a glimpse of mighty spirited man he was in his young age when he utters few dialogues with the unique instantly recognizable voice of his.
Direction By Muppalaneni siva?
Director Muppalaneni Siva sticks to the point and narrates it without any dilutions. So the problem is not with the story or performances per se but it’s the narration which is very old fashioned. It feels outdated despite the back and forth screenplay employed to make proceedings lively.
The problem it chooses to showcase is good one and that’s the best that one can say about the whole exercise apart from the fact that one can see an old age iconic star like Krishna on big screen again. There are no real exciting moments to keep the viewers hooked. There are one or two conversions which interest but apart from that everything is predictable and boring.
Vijaya Nirmala and others?
Vijayanirmala acts besides Krishna as his onscreen wife. She has good number of scenes too. She shows glimpses of the past theatrical acting style and has one good scene with Naresh. Angana Roy has an important role and she plays it convincingly. Sai Kumar is fine as usual which is the same case with Naresh. Murali Prasad Sharma and Posani Krishna Murali are okay. Others overact and don’t really make an impact. Voice over by Mahesh Babu doesn’t give any special impetus to the proceedings.
Music and other departments?
Music for the film is given by ES Murthy and it feels outdated. Background score feels better in comparison but it isn’t great shakes either. Editing is poor and so is cinematography. Dialogues are below par.
Core problem highlighted
Old styled narration
There is a Hindi film Wazir that released earlier in the year starring Amitabh Bachchan. It shares similar plot but the execution is way different and up to current standards. Something similar should have been attempted here.
Did I enjoy it?
Will you recommend it?
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