Sriwass, a promising commercial director and producer of the film chose to play a safe game. Especially with a mass star like Balakrishna, this can be regarded a smart move.
A hero who is an underdog in the first half when provoked by the bad gang reveals his true identity, powerful past and ends the game (that he alone plays all the way). With an age old storyline like this, any optimistic cinegoer would feel vindicated if he’s given a refreshing treatment (guess a legitimate assertion) but Sriwass again impresses by preferring masses to the abovementioned section of audience.
What do an average fan expects from a Balayya’s film?
“Loud and powerful dialogues, performances, action and anything given beyond are just a bonus” – this is the most possible and expected reply and Sriwass gives us exactly the same.
The first half is an engaging affair with Balayya Babu playing the underdog and a powerful pre-interval episode gives some momentum to the film and gives hopes to the fans. Right when you are expecting the big game to begin in the second half, the director punctures your bubble with a slogging past, repetitive attacks and counter attacks between the protagonist and antagonist. Except for a bunch full of dialogues and few songs, the second half has nothing exciting to talk about.
In a nutshell, the first half is better than the second half!
- Balakrishna’s dialogues and overall performance.
- Sonal Chauhan’s glamor
- Engaging first half
- Age old treatment
- Bland second half