Tagline: Ok... You can Sound Horn Once!
Jagruthi Trust and the agricultural lands around it is a disputed property in Anantapur. Industrialist Vikram Sarkar (Kabir Khan) wants to grab this trust for his vested interests. While Narayana Rao (Saikumar) want to safeguard the trust in the interest of the villagers. The court grants Narayana Rao and villagers to produce the legal heirs of the trust and the concerned documents to redeem the disputed trust. In the other part of the world, Balu (Sai Dharam Tej) is a taxi driver looking after his drunkard father (Rajendra Prasad) and local SI Sridevi (Raashi Khanna) is his love interest. A small kid named Rajan enters into Balu’s life and brings significant changes. Exactly when Balu & family are emotionally attached to the kid, he is kidnapped by Biku Bhai (Ravi Kishan). What is the connection between the kid and the trust, how did Balu save the kid & accomplish his mission forms the rest of the plot.
Before we talk about the other lead cast, the kid who played the character of Rajan (which is indeed the heart of the film) did a splendid job. He was super cute and his performance deserves a special mention (especially with the dialogues and emotions beyond his age & understanding).
It is good to see Supreme Hero Sai Dharam Tej preferring under play in this film. He let the character of the kid stay ahead of him which worked for the film. Fans won’t be disappointed if they don’t expect too many punch dialogues and references to Mega family (Of course Chiru’s Steel Plant Babai imitation, horse riding, Andam Hindolam songs are inevitable). However, Sai tried his best to satisfy them with his overall performance.
Raashi Khanna: This doe-eyed beauty makes a decent pair opposite Sai Dharam Tej but hasn’t made the cut in terms of her onscreen energy, comic timing and dances.
Kabir Khan: Given the name, you are supposed to assume him as the villain (of course he is the villain) and he needs this introduction! He is just any other run-of-the-mill villain (with extra suits and build up shots).
Ravi Kishan: This well known villain is rather limited to a dumb henchman in this film. Of course he manages to tickle you here and there.
Sai Kumar and Rajendra Prasad are under-utilized (of course in the interest of the hero’s role).
Well just like Pataas, this film has the comedy duo Prithvi and Prabhas Srinu doing an “Amazing...zing..zing” job. Their comedy along with that of Raghu Babu (& family) and Vennela Kishore stand as an asset for the film.
Anil Ravipudi, the “Pataas” director who scores pass marks in his first test with comedy aced his second test impressively with his strengths.
Supreme is relatively a better script with a decent mix of all the quintessential commercial ingredients, innovative comedy and emotional quotient. Anil seems to have caught the pulse right and his screenplay especially for a commercial entertainer is impressive.
His characters are fun-loving yet intense, the conflict is decent and convincing. Driven by this conflict, Anil has blended fun into the narrative that doesn’t ignore the key emotions of the characters. Of course, the protagonist Vs antagonist conflict isn’t properly etched but the film manages to be engaging in spite of it.
When bisected, the first half is relatively more engaging and entertaining than the second half. Of course, the interval is predictable and the second half doesn’t offer you anything special except the engrossing action sequence of the physically challenged (preferable referred to as specially abled) in the last 20mins and well, as usually happy endings follow.
But what’s zing zing amazing about the director is that he smartly plays around with his strength i.e., comedy.
- Story and engaging screenplay
- Performances of the kid, Sai Dharam Tej, Rajendra Prasad & Ravi Kishan
- Comedy of Prithvi & Prabhas Srinu.
- Emotional balance in the narrative
- No proper Hero, Villain conflict
- Less engaging second half
Sai Kartheek gives a decent album. Of course the song placements are predictable but they fail to leave an impression. The Background score goes largely unnoticed.
The much anticipated Andalam Hindolam remix song is unfortunately unimpressive. Neither the track nor the choreography or even the location can grab your attention. Again Megastar and Powerstar’s special appearance has to save the show for the Supreme hero & team.
Besides this the action choreography with the physically challenged (preferably referred to as specially abled) in the second half is brilliant.
Supreme is a commercial entertainer that entertains you in bits and pieces. You can sound horn once (just once) for the comedy in the film. If you can take the pulp and ignore the rest, you are Amazing..zing..zing!