Attack Movie Review and Ratings

By - April 01, 2016 - 01:47 PM IST

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Cast: Manchu Manoj, Surabhi, Jagapathi Babu, Prakash Raj
Banner: CK Entertainments Pvt Ltd
Music: Ravi Shankar
Editor: Anwar Ali
Cinematographer: Anji
Producer: C.Kalyan
Director: Ram Gopal Varma

Attack: For Target Audience!


Gururaj (Prakash Raj)  is an influential don who manages conflicts in Dhoolpet area earlier in his life but transforms to a peaceful life later for his family. His elder son Kali (Jagapati Babu) is quite hot-headed but the younger son Gopi (Vadde Naveen) is soft spoken. Gopi always feels sad that he is overshadowed in the family for his inability to be confident. The youngest son Radha (Manchu Manoj) doesn’t like to be involved in fights and violence. But during a property dealing, Gururaj is brutally killed by his contenders. Kali gets aghast knowing the news and starts tracking down the killers. But in the mean time, even Kali gets attacked and gets killed. Gopi gets terrified seeing this and tries to convince Gopi to compromise with the contenders and give up on the property. But a change occurs in Radha’s mindset and he decides to track down the killers. How does he plan this attack? What are the hurdles he faces during this journey?- forms the rest of the plot.


Manchu Manoj: He plays a serious role and brings justice to his character. It is the first time he chose such a character and does complete justice in emotional scenes. He carried the entire second half on his shoulders.

Surabhi: She had little to do in the film and confined to only few scenes with Manoj.

Prakash Raj: Though his character is killed in the first scene itself, his presence is recurred in various key scenes and his dialogues are heard.

Poonam Kaur: She stuns the audience with a brilliant performance and proves her mettle.

Jagapati Babu, Vadde Naveen, Abhimanyu Singh: Though Jagapathi Babu’s role is limited, he acted very naturally. After many years, Vadde Naveen made a presence in this film but his dubbing could have been better. Abhimanyu Singh gets a meaty role after a long time and does good job.


The main plot of the film is based on the point that a culprit shouldn’t be left easily which is taken from Hindu Epic Mahabharata. Varma tried to establish right from the title card itself about this fact. Though the story is a typical revenge drama, RGV chooses the realistic backdrop of Dhoolpet for this narration. As a result, the characters and locations look quite authentic.

RGV choose real locations of Dhoolpet to increase the authenticity of the film and brings a serious mood to the film with scenes involving attacks on Gururaj’s family and his demise. The conversations and locations look so realistic that one can get the feel of being in the place. The entire second half focuses on the hero’s revenge plans. It is commendable that RGV didn’t forcibly include a romantic track as it would have hampered the film’s flow. It takes time to understand the lead character’s mission in the film.

Despite regular twists and turns, RGV gives a mind blowing twist in the end which also adds a commercial touch to the film.


- Realistic Locations

-  Intricate characterizations


- Slow progress of character’s intentions
Technical Aspects:

RGV’s films are usually high on technical aspects especially cinematography. The scenes involving fly camera came out very well.  Credit goes to the cameraman for showing Dhoolpet area with brilliant style. Sirasri does a great job in bringing a new dimension to the Hindu Epic Mahabharata. Ravi Shankar’s Background score sounds little noisy but suits the mood. RGV relies on emotions and key scenes to execute this film.


Attack is one such film which would gain the appreciation of audience who prefer to watch realistic revenge dramas with good authenticity.

Review By- Navya

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