Film: Waltair Veerayya
Directed by: K. S. Ravindra
Screenplay by: Kona Venkat, K. Chakravarthy Reddy
Story by: K. S. Ravindra
Produced by: Naveen Yerneni, Y. Ravi Shankar
Starring: Chiranjeevi, Ravi Teja, Shruti Haasan, Catherine Tresa
Cinematography: Arthur A. Wilson
Edited by: Niranjan Devaramane
Music by: Devi Sri Prasad
Production Company: Mythri Movie Makers
iQlik Movies Rating: 2.5/5
Megastar Chiranjeevi's much-anticipated film Waltair Veerayya has hit the screens day. Since the beginning, there were many expectations built around this movie. Directed by Bobby Kolli, Waltair Veerayya features Ravi Teja and Shruti Haasan in the other main roles. Here is the review of it.
Waltair Veerayya (Chiranjeevi) and Kaala (Prakash Raj) are good friends and partners in business. However, Kaala cheats Veerayya and flees to Malaysia. A few years later, Kaala's brother Salmon Caesar (Bobby Simha) attempts serial police killings. To handle them both, Seethpathi (Rajendra Prasad) seeks the help of Veerayya. How Veerayya punishes Kaala and Salmon is the plot of the film.
After a long time, Chiranjeevi returned to his strong zone which is masala cinema. He did his best in comedy and action scenes. However, his character design is so over the top that it eventually irritates the audience. Not Chiru but director Bobby should be blamed for this.
Shruti Haasan played yet another unimportant role in this movie. She is confined to songs and nothing more.
Ravi Teja's role is one of the major highlights of the film. He is stylish and entertaining. Prakash Raj, Rajendra Prasad and Bobby Simha were decent in their respective roles.
Director Bobby had one idea in mind while writing this story. He wanted to bring vintage Chiranjeevi back on the screen and entertain the audience.
But what he forgot is that the commercial template has been changed now and he should have adapted Chiru's image to the current trend. Instead, he gave us the screenplay that we watched two decades ago. That's where Waltair Veerayya falters.
Music by Devi Sri Prasad is average. A couple of songs are good and the background score is decent.
Arthur Wilson's cinematography is commendable. The production values are very poor. You cannot expect something like this in a Chiranjeevi movie. The editing is apt.
When new-age directors are making films with their childhood idols, they should bring nostalgia as well as a contemporary story to the table. Here, Bobby only brings the nostalgia part but there is no novelty in the movie. The first half totally banks on Chiru's comedy timing. It may appeal to hard-core fans but not all sections of the audience.
The second half is even sloppy. The combination scenes between Chiru and Ravi Teja are only the saving grace. There are no emotional highs in the movie. Thus, it becomes very bland and boring. On the whole, Waltair Veerayya will appeal only to the hardcore mega fans and not everyone.
Chiranjeevi's comedy in a few scenes
Chiru-Ravi Teja combination scenes
A couple of songs
Story and Screenplay
Poor production values and VFX
No high moments
One Line Review: Poonakalu Crashing...
JOIN THE iqlik movies CONVERSATIONTo find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQS