Thank You Movie Review

2/5

2 Hrs 9 Mins   |   Love   |   22-07-2022


Cast - NagaChaitanya, Raashi Khanna, Malavika Nair, Avika Gor

Director - Vikram Kumar

Producer - Dil Raju

Banner - Sri Venkateswara Creations

Music - Thaman S

Naga Chaitanya enjoyed success with a mass role in Bangarraju this year and now he comes in a classy avatar for Thank You. The trailer of Thank You hints at the journey of a man who wants to thank everyone in his life for making him who he is. Naga Chaitanya is seen in three different looks that obviously depict three stages of his life. Other than the star cast, Vikram Kumar’s screenplay and the cinematography by PC Sreeram are two intriguing factors about this film. Raashi Khanna, Malavika Nair, Sushant Reddy, and Avika Gor appear in crucial roles in the film. The movie was released today. Let us walk into the review.

What Is It About?

Abhiram (Naga Chaitanya) is a self-centric yet persistent man who achieves all the success he wanted in his life. An incident with his girlfriend Priya (Raashi Khanna) and her uncle Rao (Prakash Raj) leaves him in guilt and conflict with his own ego. The regret makes him revisit his past and how he realizes his good and bad through a different perspective is all about Thank You.

Performances

Naga Chaitanya performs really well and matured in Thank You. He appears in three different looks to present different phases of his life. But Chay’s effort and appearance have gone for a toss with a weak story and flat narrative all over.

Malavika Nair acted well. Raashi Khanna is fine, but her role reminds us of World Famous Lover with the live-in and leaving an arrogant person. Prakash Raj gets a very routine role and he is wasted. Sushant Reddy is alright. Avika Gor is apt.

Technicalities

Thank You story is neither new nor interesting. The story is very weak and compelled. Unlike Vikram’s other films, Thank You doesn’t have or need a gripping screenplay.

The background music is okay in parts, but the songs completely disappoint.

The cinematography by PC Sreeram is okay and as expected. The short run time is an asset here, without which the movie would have been unbearable.

Thumbs Up

Naga Chaitanya
Cinematography

Thumbs Down

Weak Story
Lack Of Emotional Connect/Depth
Songs

Analysis

Thank You is all about a man clicking the rewind button of his life to learn a different perspective. An incident due to his arrogance and ungratefulness triggers his inner self to revisit the past.

First things first, his guilty feeling about an incident forcing him to visit the people from his past is not convincing at all. In one of the very weakest storytelling by Vikram, Thank You is not appealing in any way. With already low expectations for the film and a disappointing narrative in the film, Thank You fails all the way.

The interval is also very flat and lacks that much-needed punch. The director could do no magic with the screenplay either because the story itself lacks the freshness and emotional high.

Abhiram’s love story appears forced and so is his college-time enmity that appears rushed. Abhiram’s transformation is like a spell because it could be never felt and there are no scenes that show us that depth of emotion. The story turns predictable when he begins his journey to India and it becomes totally lackluster in the second half. His journey to the past appears like a task, wherein he has to travel, visit and come back as a changed person.

Thank You reminds us of Chay’s own 100 percent Love and Premam in some instances. It even gives us flashes of Naa Autograph but not any better. There are very few engaging episodes like Mahesh Babu’s Pokiri cutout and Avika Gor’s sister drama. The climax is too dramatic to convince Abhiram’s transformation.

Thank You is not a Vikram Kumar type of narrative, instead it is totally bland and boring. Thanking the people in our life is a good motto, but presenting it in a feature film needs more convincing episodes and strong emotion. Thank You lacks that all.

Bottom Line: Sorry, No Thank You

Rating: 2/5