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Abhinetri Movie Review & Ratings

By - October 07, 2016 - 05:08 PM IST

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Cast: Prabhu Deva, Sonu Sood, Tamannaah, Murali Sharma, Saptagiri, Prudhviraj, Amy Jackson
Banner: MVV Cinema, Kona Film Corporation, Blue Circle Corporation, BLN Cinema
Music: Sajid-Wajid, Vishal Mehra Background Score: Gopi Sunder
Cinematography: Manush Nandan
Editor: Anthony
Story: AL Vijay & Paul Aaron
Screenplay: AL Vijay
Dialogues: Kona Venkat
Producer: MVV Satyanarayana
Director: AL Vijay 

Tagline: Watch it for Prabhu Deva & Tammannaah's Dance Moves

Plot:

A Mumbai based corporate employee Krishna (Prabhu Deva) has distinct ideas about marriage and life. He plans to marry a cosmopolitan girl who can speak English fluently. But due to the pressure of his parents, he marries a village belle Devi (Tamannaah). He brings her to Mumbai and they start living together in a flat. He plans to convince her and send her back to her parents because of his dislike towards her. But Devi starts behaving differently after entering the apartment. A ghost named Ruby enters her and Krishna’s trouble times start from then. Film hero Raj (Sonu Sood) falls for Devi and her beauty. He gives her a chance to act as a heroine in his film. Right from the Ruby tries to get close to Raj. Who is Ruby? Why does she want to get close to Raj? Why did she enter the body of Devi?- forms the rest of the plot.

Performances:

Prabhu Deva: This is the first time he acted in a film of this sort but with this film he proved that he can act in any kind of role with ease. Whoever finds Prabhu Deva’s dances mesmerizing shouldn’t miss this film. He does a great job in a role who worries about his wife getting close to another man.

Tamannaah: Though the film says it is a lady oriented subject, Tamannah is just a part of it. But she steals the show with her beauty and proved her worth with brilliant dance moves in a song. She looked equally traditional along with glamorous in contrasting roles.

Sonu Sood: He gets a different role this time and for the first time ever he danced too. He does a decent job but at times his expressions go out of place.

Analysis:

Abhinetri was projected to be a horror comedy film right from the promotional stage. There was ample scope for such theme. There is nothing new in the story and few logics were off the note in the film. The film lacks substance even after many scenes and sequences. With Ruby’s entry, the film gets good pace. The scenes between Sonu Sood and Tamannaah could have been handled better. After the interval, the film gets greatly predictable. Because of senior actors like Prabhu Deva and Sonu Sood, below average scenes look watchable. First half is rescued by good technical values. It looks surprising that the good scope of fear factor was grossly underutilized in the film. The pre climax scenes are the biggest asset for the film but the director couldn’t show them interestingly.

Technical Aspects:

The film is high on technical values but the songs are not upto the mark.  The star value of Prabhu Deva and Tamannaah saves the songs. Though the film entertains in parts, it fails to make an overall impact. The director Vijay failed in choosing a good story this time.

Merits:

- Prabhu Deva and Tamannaah’s dance performances
- Few key scenes
- Technical Brilliance

De-Merits:

- No new story
- Predictable second half

Verdict:

Abhinetri is a watchable fare for Prabhu Deva and Tamannaah’s dance moves and few comedy bits. If one expects more than that, it would lead to disappointment.