Telugu Way2movies Reviews http://telugu.way2movies.com Way2Movies.com -Telugu films news, Tamil film news, Helugu film updates, film news, film review, Movie review , actress photos, trailers, videos , telugu movies, tamil movies, hindi movies, bollywood, actress wall papers, hindi songs, telugu songs, tamil songs, bollywood movies, video songs, funny videos, download hindi songs, download telugu songs, download tamil songs, latest movies Mon, 18 Apr 2011 11:31:09 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8.4 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[Nannaku Prematho Movie Review]]> 2016-01-15 10:52:28 aditya On paper, the concepts we're introduced to in Sukumar's "Nannaku Prematho", like the Butterfly Effect and Trigonometry might totally catch you off-guard. However, you don't even feel remotely close to being surprised when you watch the film. This is because all the lofty ideas don't quite do justice to the story which makes the whole experience underwhelming.

"Nannaku Prematho", despite being a decent experimental film, fails miserably due to the way it has been executed.

Take the scene where NTR saves Rakul in a car yard, for instance. He's unaware of her location initially, but somehow manages to track her down with the help of some clues. A fight ensues, and in the middle of it, he pauses for a few seconds to calculate the speed at which a man is running towards him and foresees the outcome if he slips. The scene pans out the way he mathematically visualises it. There's absolutely nothing wrong with the scene; it is likeable, but it's just a little too much for regular Telugu audiences.

At the core, the film is your regular revenge drama - a son has to fulfill his dying father's last wish - and it's topped with all the quintessential elements of a star vehicle.

When you look beyond all this, what you get is the kind of writing we don't see often in Telugu cinema. And the concepts used very efficiently succeed in eliciting some curiosity. Unfortunately, these good ideas don't quite leave an impact as the film ends on a very predictable note and that's a clear indication of running out of ideas. The spurts of creativity don't last long enough and that's so disappointing.

While NTR is at his usual best as always, this film belongs to Sukumar, even though it means in parts.

NTR, particularly, needs to be lauded for not playing to the gallery and choosing to work with a director who isn't afraid to go against the tide. This is precisely why you want to appreciate Sukumar, who, by all means, could have safely made a regular commercial potboiler. But he didn't, and that's what differentiates him from other filmmakers.

"Nannaku Prematho", on the whole, isn't a bad film. Only, one wishes it was made even more sensibly.

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<![CDATA[Bhale Manchi Roju Movie Review]]> 2015-12-28 09:40:30 aditya The best thing to have happened to Telugu cinema since "Baahubali: The Beginning" is the release of "Bhale Manchi Roju", a terrific debut feature from 26-year old writer-director Sriram Adittya, whose writing will sweep you off your feet.

The film, which could be easily described as a crime comedy, offers more than just entertainment and that proves that the young filmmaker is clearly not bothered only about box-office success.

Here's a director who wants us to take notice of his writing, and it will make you sit upright and laud the effort that has gone into to making a predictable story a cut above the rest.

Early on in the film, we're introduced to the heroine Seetha, played by Wamiqa, as she's getting ready for her marriage, and are told that she has always dreamt of this day. In the next scene, we meet the hero Ram, played by Sudheer, who is reeling under a breakup, and vows to slap his ex-girlfriend on the day of her wedding.

It's quite normal to imagine that Ram and Seetha are former lovers, and if it was a regular Telugu outing, your guess would've been right. But this isn't your regular film and that's what makes "Bhale Manchi Roju" stand out.

Packed with so many twists, this is a film that shines solely because of the writing, and what's even more creative is that it still manages to play to the gallery.

Every time you guess how a scene is going to unfold, there's a twist, and you won't see it coming. For instance, in a scene that unfolds in a church, Ram goes to slap his ex girlfriend who is about the exchange marital vows, and what follows is something you wouldn't have guessed it.

It completely catches you off guard and leaves with you with a grin. In another beautiful scene, the lead pair accidentally kiss each other in a fight sequence but it isn't followed by a duet. Sriram, working with the limits of commercial cinema, shows us that it's possible to experiment and entertain, too.

This is a story filled with wannabe characters with some strange filmy connection.

There are two kidnappers who idolise veteran Telugu actor S.V Ranga Rao, and one of them even considers him his grandfather. The hero's friend is an aspiring writer and the main villain, played by Sai Kumar, is a film buff, who operates out of an old theatre named after a popular Telugu classic "Narthanasala".

And then there's Prudhviraj as Mallepushpam Rama Rao, who plays a junior artist who hasn't got his due, and will go to any extent to elicit applause for his performance from public.

At one point, all these characters including the lead pair come under one roof, and, call it ironical, it happens to be the old theatre. If that isn't the perfect meta moment then what is.

The film comes with its share of drawbacks, like the slow buildup in the first half. It takes time to set the ball in motion and once it does, right before the interval, you're in for a rollercoaster ride.

Sriram spends a lot of time to develop his characters and if you're an impatient viewer you'll probably hate to wait. But sometimes good things happen to people who wait and one can't think of a better example than this.

Sriram is aptly supported by the work of cinematographer Shamdat and music composer Sunny M.R. In one of the best scenes, an important character learns that his lucky colour of the day is yellow.

Minutes later, when a chase ensues, everything in the frame turns black-and-white, except for the colour yellow.

"Bhale Manchi Roju" ends the year for Telugu cinema with a bang. It may have been last release of 2015 but this is, hands down, the best film of the year.

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<![CDATA[Rudhramadevi Movie Review]]> 2015-10-10 13:43:51 aditya Director Gunashekar's "Rudramadevi" is the story of the brave warrior empress, Rudramadevi' of the Kakatiya Dynasty, who ruled from Orugallu, now known as Warangal in Telegana State, circa 1259- 1289. A prominent revolutionary ruler of the dynasty, she was known for her bravery and administrative skills.

Interestingly, her tale is narrated by the renowned trader and traveller, Marco Polo, who reminisces to the Italians how he had witnessed Rudramadevi's coronation, thus offering a solution to his monarch.

The story dates back to 1234, fearing that his ministers, citizens and other kings won't accept a girl as his successor, Emperor Ganapatideva (Krishnam Raju) on the advice of his Prime Minister, Shivadeviah (Prakash Raj) is forced to officially introduce his newly born daughter as a son, "Rudradeva", during the naming ceremony, so that she could succeed him.

Brought up as a boy in a secret place in a remote forest, Rudradeva is groomed for military exploits and statecraft. She returns to Oragallu at the age of 14, where soon she befriends, two young princes, Gona Ganna of the Reddy clan and Veerabhadra of the Chalukya clan.

But their friendship is short-lived due to internal politics and personal issues that includes, Rudradeva's sexuality. On learning the purpose of her mission, Rudradeva decides to sacrifice her life, till she realises that her turmoil is no secret.

Anushka Shetty as Rudramadevi, with an amour as her shield to hide her sexuality flits from one gender to the next with the ease of a seasoned artist. But unfortunately her stark transformation, especially her skin tone and demeanour are unconvincing.

Rana Daggubati as Veerabhadra, Rudramadevi's best friend and later lover is charming. Similarly, with limited screen time, Allu Arjun as the enigmatic and rebellious, Gona Ganna Reddy, in stark black outfit is impressive.

The rest of the supporting cast, dressed in royal finery or in simplistic attire, as villagers are strikingly noteworthy.

While, Director Gunashekar takes a few cinematic and creative liberties in presenting this tale, he ensures the film is technically sound.

Mounted on an epic scale the film is visually imposing with; elaborate sets, life-like battle scenes, colourful costumes and well-choreographed songs.

In the Hindi version, Ilayaraja's music has a mixed reaction. The song with the lyrics, "Naina, naina tu hai mera sapna," stands out in the narration.

The computer generated images with 3D effects, though tacky in some places, merge seamlessly with cinematographer Ajaya Vincent's frames. But overall, it delivers an ostentatious comic book effect.

While the first half of the film is interesting, the second half of the narration drags. It is the verbose exposition coupled with; the never ending battles scenes, numerous characters with odd sounding names and poorly synchronised dubbing, that weighs the film down.

Overall, the film gives a fair insight into this historical biopic.

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<![CDATA[Baahubali Movie Review]]> 2015-07-10 01:00:55 aditya SS Rajamouli's magnum opus Baahubali- first ever biggest war film in India is gearing up for a grand releasing today i.e. on July 10th. Fans along with film fraternity are eagerly waiting to celebrate the Baahubali day. Way2movies updates Baahubali Movie review..

On par with any big ticket Hollywood caper, director S.S. Rajamouli's "Bahubali- The Beginning" is visually monumental, spectacular and colossal. It should not be mistaken for a story from the Jain scriptures.

A fiction drafted by V. Vijayendra Prasad and narrated in a melodramatic manner with surreal fantasy, songs and epic battle scenes, it is a tale of a prince who is unaware of his identity.

The film begins with a brief geographical layout of the kingdoms of Maheshmati and Kunthala and that of Singapuram's Bandits. And, with picturesque high waterfalls as the backdrop, the tale begins dramatically with a woman, carrying an infant in her arms and an arrow piercing her back, fleeing from her tormentors.

After a brief fight and successfully eliminating those chasing her, the lady slips into the gushing waters of the Ganges and drowns, but not before baptising the child with "Mahendra Bahubali ko jeena hoga", and holding him up in one hand, above the waters, till he is rescued.

The child, now raised as Shiva (Prabhas), by a foster mother Sangha, is curious about the waterfalls and the land beyond. And one day, when he is about 25 years old, after he finds a mask washed ashore, he is determined to explore the forbidden land.

So after scaling the water falls, he meets Avantika (Tamannaah) a rebel citizen of Maheshmati. Romance brews and soon he is embroiled in the politics of the land and the eventuality is predictable.

While most of the characters are larger-than-life, the acting is over-the-top and every actor is allotted their glorious moments. Prabhas Raju as "Bahubali - The Beginning" is soft-spoken and charming. His moist eyes, rugged physique and agile demeanour, make him apt for the role. Rana Daggubati as Bhalladeva has little to offer as an actor, but he excels in the scenes where he has to flex his muscles with the bulls and in the post-battle scenes.

Sathyaraj as Kattapa the loyal warrior, Nassar as Bijjala Deva, the former king's brother and Sudeep as Aslam Khan, the arms dealer from Kabul, are impressive in their short but marked roles.

As for the ladies, they have equally etched slots. Ramya Krishna as the Rajmata - Sivagami and Bijjala Deva's wife, is remarkably inspiring. Anushka Shetty as Devasena, Bahubali's mother, reminds you of veteran actress Rakhee in "Karan Arjun" as she repeatedly hams from serious to funny tones pouting, "Mera beta aayega."

Tamannaah as Shiva's love interest and a rebel warrior, adds the mystic value that makes her special. But she fails to leave an imprint in your mind, as her character is under-developed.

On the technical front, the film is artistically conceived. Every frame is picture perfect with; brilliant atmospheric visuals, elaborate sets, beautiful costumes, well-perceived computer generated images and well executed video effects. The music and background score by MM Kreem add to the cinematic experience.

Unfortunately, the dubbing is not up to the mark and the screenplay by S.S. Rajamouli, Rahul Koda and Madhan Karky traverses from frivolous fantasy to well thought action-packed scenes with ease. While the tale focuses on Shiva and his back story and the mega battle scenes, it fails to explore his romance with Avanthika and his knowledge of battle strategy. The sub-plots too are half-baked and taken for granted.

Overall, while the film has a feel good factor, the story and its visuals are heavily inspired by Hollywood historicals. Watch the film for being an Indian version of a grandeur film.

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<![CDATA[Jadoogadu Movie Review]]> 2015-06-26 00:02:00 content Naga Shaurya's Jadoogadu Movie Review exclusively at way2movies.com . Known for his boy-next-door roles, let's see if Shaurya scores brownie points in the movie in Review of Jadoogadu.

Story:

Jadoogadu is the story of a small time thug Krishna [Naga Shaurya], who comes to the city to become a Crorepati in short time. Krishna takes up recovery agent job, which brings him close to a powerful local don [Zakir Hussain]. On the other hand, Krishna enjoys romantic phase in life with his newly met girl friend-Parvathy [Sonarika]. While, Krishna becomes Benami of Zakir so that he could accomplish his mission as soon as possible, Zakir traps him in a Rs. 2000 Cr Drug deal. What happens next? How will Krishna outsmart overpowering the hurdles? Forms the crux of Jadoogadu...

Performances:

Naga Shaurya proved his potential as a Mass hero, after entertaining us as a lover boy in Oohalu Gusa Gusalade and boy-next-door in Dikkulu Chudaku Ramayya. He has put up an engaging show with his fights and romance.

Sonarika Bhadoria made a good debut. She looks glamorous in songs and did her parts well.

Zakir Hussain is okay as the main Villain. Ajay, Kota Srinivasa Rao are best in their roles. Sreenivasa reddy, Sathya, Prithvi kept audience in splits, whenever on screen.

Technical Analysis:

Yogesh has come up with a good story that has well etched twists, but abrupt narration faltered the movie. Dialogues are okay with half-baked comedy.

Sagar Mahati has done a great job with background scores, they elevated scenes. Songs are entertaining with good visuals and lead pair's chemistry.

Sai Sriram's cinematography is A class. He has superbly shot the action scenes with good colour. Editing by MR Varma is good.

VVN Prasad's Sathyaa Entertainments presents Jadoogadu is an upright film that might end up becoming average or above, as openings were not encouraging.

Analysis:

Vi Anand's Jadoogadu tasks Money under Recovery, Deals, Drug Trafficking and Mafia. It has all the elements of a commercial film including action, drama, songs, but the flattered screenplay and lack of well known villain made the difference.

Overall, watch Jadoogadu on big screens if Action is your choice, else wait for Television premier.

Final Verdict: This Magician failed to amuse...

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<![CDATA[Tiger Telugu Movie Review]]> 2015-06-26 00:01:38 content Sundeep Kishan in and as Tiger Movie Review exclusively at way2movies.com . Sundeep Kishan tried his hands on action in this film. Let's see if he put an end to flop streak scoring a commercial hit in Review of Tiger Movie.

Story:

Tiger [Sundeep Kishan] and Vishnu [Rahul Ravindran] are childhood friends, who break their friendship over Vishnu's love for Geetha [Seerat Kapoor]. Years pass by, Geetha's parents trouble the love birds [Vishnu-Geetha] and plan to kill them. How Tiger saves them forms the crux of the movie.

Performances:

Sundeep Kishan is the best thing happened to Tiger. His rugged look, body language and slang suited the role. More powerful dialogues and the Tiger would have roared louder.

Rahul Ravindran is at his regular best. He performance is subtle. Rahul delivered balanced act in friendship and love portions.

Seerat Kapoor is okay in her slick role. Others have done their roles best.

Technical Analysis:

Tiger is not a fresh story, but Vi Anand has to be appreciated for his story telling. Screenplay is simple and engaging, while dialogues could have been better.

SS Thaman is the highlight of Tiger. It is one of his career's best. Besides chartbuster songs, Tiger background music takes the leap. Especially, the way Sundeep Kishan's heroism is elevated are classy.

Chota K Naidu is top notch. His camera angles and the way he captured kasi had to be specially mentioned.

Editing is crisp. Overall, Sundeep Kishan's Tiger is a lavish production by Tagore Madhu and NV Prasad of Leo Productions banner.

Analysis:

Tiger is Sundeep Kishan's career's best so far and will be a game changer for his future. It may not be a best debut for best attempt by AR Murugadoss's assistant Vi Anand. Best technical support by Thaman and Chota had taken Tiger to next leve that the movie is not just a formulaic commercial cinema.

Final Verdict: Watchable Emotional-Actioner...

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<![CDATA[Krishnamma Kalipindi Iddarini Movie Review ]]> 2015-06-19 01:00:19 content Sudheer Babu, Nanditha Raj teamed up for the second time in Krishnamma Kalipindi Iddarini Movie Review exclusively at way2movies.com . Lets see if this Prema Katha Chitram pair score a superhit yet again in Review of Krishnamma Kalipindi Iddarini.

Story:

Similar with a par difference, KKI is Krishna's 'Autograph'. Krishna [Sudheer Babu] is the CEO of an American based company, who is travelling to his village to attend Alumni [old students meet]. On his way back, Krishna recalls his friends along with his unconditional love towards Radha [Nanditha Raj], who was an inspiration to him. Infact, it was due to her, duller in school Krishna turned into a gem and secured eighth rank in EAMCET! The day has come and Krishna was happy to meet his friends, teachers and equally excited to propose to his LOVE Radha. Did Radha Attend the event? Did Krishna express his love? Will Radha Krishna become a pair? Forms the crux of Krishnamma Kalipindi Iddarini.

Performances:

Sudheer Babu is at his best in delivering a melodramatic performance. He leaves you teary-eyed in many scenes with his sincere and innocent acting. Its a fitting reply to his naysayers.

Nanditha Raj is equally credible performance. She suits the village belle role and complements Sudheer Babu with good chemistry [otherwise of that we saw in Prema Katha Chitram].

Posani Krishna Murali, Vikram sahadev and Annie are enjoyable among others.

Appealing cameos by real-life cousins Rana Daggubati and Naga Chaitanya.

Technical Analysis:

Chandru has to be appreciated for sticking to his story line. Unlike the mainstream Telugu cinema, Krishnamma Kalipindi Iddarini is very close to reality, which might be appealing to parents more than youngsters.

Dialogues gel with the subject and make an impact in parts. Screenplay is bit slow. Songs and background music are mediocre. Cinematography is good. Editing could have been crisp with fine cuts.

Krishnamma Kalipindi Iddarini is a majestic production of Sridhar Lagadapati on his Ramalakshmi Cine Creations banner.

Analysis:

Krishnamma Kalipindi Iddarini will take you down the memory lane with its close to reality characters. Which might fail to touch the right chord, but you will enjoy your own memories beyond film in parts. Performances nailed it more than technicalities that are in turn acceptable.

Final Verdict: Love is Unconditional & Timeless...

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<![CDATA[Kerintha Movie Review]]> 2015-06-12 01:00:43 content Dil Raju's Kerintha Movie Review exclusively at way2movies.com . Read Review of Kerintha to know if Dil raju scores a commercial hit yet again.

Story:

Kerintha is the story of three college going couples. Jai [Sumanth Ashwin], Priya [Tejaswi], Sid [Vishwanath], Bhavana [Sukeerthi] and Nookaraju [Parvatheesam] join the college for Masters and become good friends. In no time, Nookaraju Bhavana and Sid Priya make a pair, while Jai falls for a medico student Manaswini [Sri Divya]. Twist in the tale - Jai starts getting closer to Tanisha [Nithya Naresh], while Nookaraju fell in love with Shalini [college senior] besides backlogs and Sid-Priya end up with silly fights. Will they get back to lovers putting behind jealousy and hatred, forms the crux of Kerintha...

Performances:

Sumanth Ashwin at his usual best. Rapidly improved his acting talents and delivered a promising performance.

Sri Divya is apt in her role, thanks to her experience in Tamil films. But has nothing but to look pretty, surprisingly. A little length could have worked well.

Tejaswini Madivada got a meaty role among others and has done justice. Parvatheesam walks with honours, as an innocent Srikakulam guy Nookaraju. Vishwanath and Sukeerthi have their share.

Technical Analysis:

Sai Kiran Adivi proves his mettle. As a first timer he simply walked on a much used road. Being part of Sekhar Kammula's school, Sai Kiran seized certain imprints from 'Happy Days' [the one like Nookaraju].

Mickey J Meyer's background score is just about okay, while his songs [especially the lyrics] gell with the mood of the film.

Well groomed cinematography. All the college scenes captured colourfully. Editing is slick.

Dil Raju's Kerintha has high production values.

Analysis:

Kerintha is a freshly made soup with same ingredients. Though the narrative gets highly predictable on screen, Kerintha has its own freshness in the story. Performances made it a good watch with little engaging twists in the tale.

Final verdict: Youthful Entertainer blend with Emotions...

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<![CDATA[Jyothi Lakshmi Movie Review]]> 2015-06-12 01:00:14 content Puri Jagannadh's first female-centric movie Jyothi Lakshmi Movie Review exclusively at way2movies.com . Lets see if Puri achieves success with this women centric film too in Review Jyothi Lakshmi.

Story:

Jyothi Lakshmi [Charmi Kaur] is a high class prostitute in a brothel house being maintained by Narayan Patwari [Ajay Ghosh], who is also indulged in women trafficking.. Jyothi Lakshmi lives on her own terms and never give a thought on what others feel about her living. One fine night, she meets software professional Satya [Satya Dev], who keeps visiting her every night to spend some quality time. Being possessive about her, Satya makes marriage proposal to Jyothi Lakshmi. Did Jyothi get married? If so, How did she start a new life busting sex racket? Watch Jyothi Lakshmi on big screens to know.

Performances:

Charmi is the drive force of the movie. She gave a insight performance with needed variations. Charmi looks bold and bubbly in sex worker role and the way she turns rebellious in the second half needs special mention.

Satya Dev is just next to Charmi. He steals the show with superb screen presence and bold looks. Satya is a thorough pillar of support to Charmi.

Ajay Ghosh is menacing in the negative role. One of his best and full length character. Tollywood has got one more villain to watch out for.

Brahmanandam, Saptagiri, Sampoornesh, Satyam Rajesh are merely cameos and couldn't make a impact.

Technical Analysis:

Puri Jagannadh has come up with a bold and idealistic storyline that is bluntly showcased without any emotional connect. Screenplay and dialogues are good enough and carry the mood of the film.

Sunil Kashyap's background score elevates the movie, while the songs spoil the flow other than 'Aigiri Nandini'. Item song is a mere waste.

PG Vindha's cinematography is pretty good. Songs are colourfully captured. SR Sekhar's editing is impressive, could've give some fine cuts.

Charmi presents Sri Subha Swetha Films Jyothi Lakshmi with lavish visuals.

Analysis:

It is for the first time Puri Jagannadh made a female centric film. Unlike his other heroines who played glamdols, Charmi has powerful character with appreciative twists and turns in the movie. Puri and Charmi doesn't disappoint with their striking efforts put in with some best performances and good technical team. Even then, Jyothi Lakshmi may not be a pick of the lot for its adult story line, which is dealt with much commercial format.

Final verdict: Controversial angle of Women Power...

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<![CDATA[Asura Telugu Movie Review]]> 2015-06-05 01:00:34 content Nara Rohit's Asura Movie Review exclusively at way2movies.com . Rohit is back with a cop story, will he be able to win audiences heart as Police officer yet again? Read Review of Asura.

Story:

Asura is the story of astute jailer Dharma [Nara Rohit], who doesn't mince his words and believe Bad is Good [on duty]. A dreaded acquit Charlie [Ravi Varma], who is sentenced to death is brought to Dharma's Prison. Twist in the tale is when Charlie plans to escape from jail with the help of local goons. On the other side, Dharma's love Harika [Priya Banerjee] gets kidnapped. Will Charlie run away from jail? Will Dharma save Harika? Watch Asura in theaters to know how Dharma handled the pressure.

Performances:

Nara Rohit is back with a bang. Known for his penchant for unique scripts, story-narration-dialogues worked in favour of Rohit. While, his base voice is an asset he appeared little hefty in parts.

Ravi Varma is equally best as Rohit. Ravi suited the bill and all his confrontation parts with Nara Rohit are perfectly executed. Ravi Varma has to be appreciated for grabbing the opportunity with open arms.

Priya Banerjee has done her parts well. She is given a limited role, as director concentrated more on action part than romance.

Vennela Rama Rao as constable Madhava and Bhanu Avirneni as the hangman delivered notable performances among others.

Technical Analysis:

Kaushik Vijay has done a great job. Though the movie has a share of flaws, they are negotiable with the flow of the movie. Dialogues needs a special mention. Screenplay is an asset, other than the pace of the movie that slightly dops in the second half.

Besides songs, Sai Kartheek's background music takes the movie a step higher. Cinematography is one of the highlight. All the jail sequences are well captured with good colour tone.

Editing by Dharmendra K is crisp and acceptable with the slick 2 hours run time .

Asura is a lavish production by Shyam Devabhaktuni on Devas Media and Entertainment banner.

Analysis:

Asura is a classy action entertainer that thrills you with unique and aptly placed twists. Krishna Vijay proves his mettle as a promising filmmaker.

While the movie is technically high with graceful performances on action front, director could have concentrated on commercial aspects such as comedy and romance to make it appealing to all centers of audiences.

Apart from few slips in the pace like the one in the beginning of second half, Asura is an engaging movie with unpredictable screenplay.

Final Verdict: Interesting Thriller- Must watch for Police Diary lovers...

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