Not entirely Supreme.
‘U/A’ Certified, 142 mins
What is the film about?
Balu (Sai Dharam Tej) is a taxi driver who loves a cop Bellam Sridevi (Raashi Khanna) and takes care of his father. Enter Rajan (Mikhail Gandhi) into his life and it takes a major turn for good. However Rajan is wanted by goons who finally manage to take him away from Balu. Why the goons kidnap Rajan and how Balu saves the day is what the film is all about.
How is Sai Dharam Tej’s performance?
Sai Dharam Tej does what he has been doing in his past films here as well. There is a bit of restraint in this time film unlike his previous film. He is okay overall. There is nothing much say in terms of dances or emotional scenes although he did give the best shot for the few emotional parts.
Direction By Anil Ravipudi?
Anil Ravipudi made a smashing debut with Patas. Let’s put it at the star itself he proves with his second attempt again that he is a worthy candidate and deserves every bit of praise he has got so far. Now coming to the actual film Supreme, it is a simple commercial flick told in a very engaging manner from beginning to the end.
First half of the film relies entirely on the entertainment aspect with very little progress and revelation of actual story. Still the entertainment part engages us as it comes nonstop and is actually funny without any vulgarity. The songs act as speed breakers but even they are quickly done. Father and son sentiment is also neatly done. All these sub plots involving entertainment and sentiment are closed at the interval mark and we get into actual story in second half.
The core story is as predictable as they come and the new threads that are added for entertainment in first half begin in a funny way but are starched way way after the joke has ended. It pulls the film down. Even the other subplot made for emotion lacks the impact of the first half. Overall despite a neat closure in the end there is a feeling of something missing or that things could have been even better. And this is where the film underwhelms and ends up as an average fare. Full length emotional connect that we saw in the debut of director is what is missing in Supreme.
Raashi Khanna and others?
Raashi Khanna gets to play a different character of police but other than that there is nothing else she does. Sai Kumar and Rajendra Prasad have important but less utilized roles. The former has better moments among the two. Ravi Kishan is alright as funny villain. The comedy is handled by two different set of actors in first half and second half. Raghubabu and gang take the first half where as Posani and Srinivas Reddy are present throughout the second half. Comedy by actors in first half is better than second half. The kid is a superb casting choice. Prudhvi and Prabhas Seenu are hilarious in the beginning. Kabir Duhan Singh once again reprises his stylish villain act.
Music and other departments?
Sai Kartheek is becoming repetitive and failing to give any real good memorable numbers. He seems to be taken for the background score where he is fine. Cinematography is good and so is editing. Choreography of songs lacks imagination and is boring. Dialogues are good.
Drags in second half
A stronger emotional chord in second half with more scenes further establishing the bond between the hero and kid and comedy being used under currently as part of narrative rather that getting new characters.
Did I enjoy it?
Will you recommend it?
Yes but with reservations.
Supreme Review by Siddhartha