Anand Shankar who made a successful debut with a thriller like Arima Nambi (remade into Telugu as Dynamite with Vishnu Manchu) now attempted a script like Inkokkadu trying to strike a balance between commercial storytelling and staying loyal to the genre. But let us remind… your strengths are your strength boss!
The best part is that, Anand Shankar did not try to overdo with the commercial ingredients and rather stood with his style of writing. In the due course, he might have lost a section of the audience but on a frank note, the director could engage with the first half. The story progresses without much friction here (a pleasant ride if you can accept the fact that it is low on entertainment quotient). And the pre-interval block just arrives as an icing on the cake – due credits to the ‘Nayan surprise’.
Well the second half is a duller right from the first scene. The contest between Akhil and Luv is so predictable and bland thatkeeps you waiting for the drama to end at the earliest. By the way, if you are a big fan of Vikram and his getups, there’s some for you in this segment.
Though it is a routine film, the setup and makeover is refreshing enough to evolve into an exceptional film. But only if it had some real highs and ‘wow’ elements in the narrative.
- Performance of Vikram
- Music and background score
- Engaging first half
- Second half
- No WOW moments
- Low on Comedy quotient might disappoint the masses.Music & Score: