Tagline: Soundless Sher
Gautam (Kalyan Ram) is a smart and gutsy happy-go-getter who heads to extremes to safeguard the righteous. He locks horns with local don Puppy (Vikramjeet Virk) for his love interest Nandini (Sonal Chauhan). In a series of events, Gautam enters into a lethal agreement with Nandini’s father (Sayaji Shinde) (a diplomatic police commissioner aspiring to be a DGP by hook or crook) to kill underworld don Dada (Mukesh Rishi) and his gang. But the rest of the story reveals that Gautam has a personal agenda behind killing Dada & Co. So how did Gautam accomplish his mission forms the crux of the story.
Nandamuri Kalyan Ram: This Nandamuri hero once again tried to be an all-rounder in this film as well but his dances foil his plan to be a perfect all-rounder. He passed off with a decent margin but had he got a strong support from the content of the film, his fans would have been satisfied.
Sonal Chauhan: She is a smashing hot diva and an able actress too but you would find nothing in this film. But if you happen to admire or adore or at least like her, you would undoubtedly get annoyed by her over acting in the film.
Mukesh Rishi: Wonder how this macho villain doesn’t get tired of playing the same old dumb head villain role time and again.
Vikramjeet Virk: He also plays the role of a dumbo baddie whose only aim in life is to get married – a substantial role to his potential.
Posani: A star comedian and actor like him was underutilized in this film.
Brahmanandam: Even this star comedian couldn’t impress to any extent.
Rather, the comedian gang comprising of 30yrs Industry Prithvi, Roller Raghu, Duvvasi Mohan, Fish Venkat could entertain you in bits and pieces.
Mallikarjun (of Katthi movie fame) has now picked up the contemporary success formula and made a routine attempt called Sher. How a super dumb villain with a bunch of comedians in his batch meets a commercial hero and gets fooled is what Mallikarjun wants us to come to the theatres and watch all over again.
Ok talking in the terms of commercial entertainment, yes you have a dashing hero, a glamorous heroine and a brigade of comedians who try to evoke some gags and succeed to some extent. Keeping aside the emotional connect, the revenge drama is not convincing enough to support heroism. On top of it, the plot lacks the quintessential strength to keep you entertained all through the runtime or not at least a key segment or episode that can stand as the true highlight of the film. Taking a hit template and changing the cast, characters, dialogues, songs etc cannot fetch yet another hit – deliberately/inadvertently Mallikarjun missed out this logic. Keeping aside the fact that Sher is all mixture story, lack of a refreshing treatment and screenplay does the damage.
On the other hand, Diamond Ratnam’s dialogues, decent cinematography, the sharply cut songs and the slight comedy quotient should help Sher in being a one-time watch but otherwise nothing else can.
In a nutshell, the first half is pacy and a better fare than the second half.
Thaman gave some decent yet forgettable tunes for this film which fail to impress with respect to picturization and placement as well.
Cinematography by Sarvesh Murari was decent enough.
Sher is a routine mixture of many successful commercial entertainers. No identity for itself! If Pataas expectations accompany you then you might be further disappointed.
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