Agnyaathavaasi Review & Ratings

By - January 10, 2018 - 11:28 AM IST

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Cast: Pawan Kalyan, Keerthy Suresh, Anu Emmanuel, Aadhi Pinisetty, Boman Irani, Kushboo, Tanikella Bharani, Parag Tyagi, Rao Ramesh, Sampath Raj, Murali Sharma, Vennela Kishore, Ajay, Sameer Hasan, Aadukalam Naren, Srinivasa Reddy, Jayaprakash others
Banner: Haarika & Hassine Creations
Music: Anirudh Ravichander
Cinematography: V.Manikandan
Editor: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Producer: S Radha Krishna (chinababu)
Writer-Director: Trivikram Srinivas

Tagline: Not Trivikram's mark content.

Rating: 3/5

After a long wait, the blockbuster combo Trivikram Srinivas and Power Star Pawan Kalyan have teamed up to give to us this movie titled Agnyaathavaasi. Did they meet the expectations of the fans? How far did this magical combo work? Read on to know more.

Story:

Govinda(Boman Irani) is a business man, who gets killed in the very start of the story. Days later his only son (as far as the world knows) dies too. Khushbu who is the wife of Vinda/ Govinda suspects that the deaths were not natural ones. She gives a call to a person named Abhishikta Bhargav and asks him to come to solve the mystery behind her husband's and son's death. Who is Abhishikta Bhargav? How is he related to this story is unfolded in the rest of the movie.

Roles and Performances:

Pawan Kalyan: Pawan Kalyan looks fresh and his style is very appealing. Though he has given his best, the story does not compliment well. His screen presence is a feast for the fans. Comedy timing is unbeatable. Power-packed action.

Keerthy Suresh: Keerthy Suresh appears in the role of Sukumari who is a bubbly cute lady. She has done a fair job within her limitations.

Anu Emmanuel: She looks apt for the role and has done justification for her role.

Khushbu Sundar: One of the best roles in the movie. Dialogue delivery up to the mark.

Murali Sharma: He had justified his role well. Director could have utilized his skills in a better way.

Rao Ramesh: Good job and comedy timing is good.

Boman Irani: Though it is a role with a very small time length he has done a good job.

Aadhi Pinisetty: A nefarious villain who had got the most stylish look. Aadhi looks very apt for the role.

Vennela Kishore: As usual, he has given a couple of witty scenes.

Analysis:

Trivikram Srinivas the director's approach is quite flat at times. The way he has narrated the story is not only confusing but also dragged. The much-needed fan moments are not properly elevated (keeping Pawan Kalyan's past movies in mind). First half doesn't have any of the elements which the audience expect from Trivikram.

Comedy scenes from the first half are not witty at all which lead to the drag of drama. First half ends with a great intervel bang and the second half gives high. This is the most pathetic work by Guruji Trivikram in the terms of comedy and narration. Dialogues are too good but the narration kills the soul. Revealing of the roles is written in a confusing way.

Technical Aspects:

Trivikram Srinivas' movies are normally made in a way that the movie doesn't appeal for one-time watchers, but has unlimited repeat value. Agnyaathavaasi is different in this case, and seems like an improperly cooked product of Trivikram Srinivas. The screenplay is not properly interwoven.

Special mention: Manikandan the cinematographer. He has to be given a larger peice of cake. The visuals are just awesome with rich capture of the lens. The visuals in the songs portray rich landscape and fantastic sceneries.

Anirudh Ravichander's music is so good and is in sync with the story narration. BGM is too good. Production values are great.

Final Verdict: Dragged here and there but definitely watchable. Apt for family audiences this Sankranthi.

Review by Priyanka

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