| | 2011-10-06

Jr NTR, Tamannah, Shaam, Payal Ghosh, Prakash Raj, Jayaprakash Reddy, Raghu Babu, MS Narayana, Rehman, Tanikella, Sayaji Shinde, Murali Sharma and others

Director - Surender Reddy
Producer - BVSN Prasad
Banner - Sri Venkateshwara Cine Chitra
Music - Devi Sri Prasad

A tale of twists, the story begins with Tony (NTR Jr) who hails from Mumbai but is missing there. Instead, he is in Kashmir and here he comes across Niharika (Tamannah) and falls in love with her. As usual, there is the initial yes and no and Tony comes with a twist in the relation. After few incidents, Niharika falls in love with Tony. But Tony comes with a mission. He is eagerly searching for the dreaded don Azzu Bhai (prakash raj) and for this, he joins a dumb gang led by JP (jayaprakash reddy). However, there is another twist in the tale which is revealed in the flashback and the reason why Tony is after all the bad guys. What is that twist? How does that affect Niharika? All this forms the rest of the story.
Artist performances:
NTR Junior has come up with sincere performance and he has given good energy to his character. Though he looks a bit shabby, he covers that with his body language, dance, dialogues etc. Tamannah might disappoint those who are expecting some oomph show from her. But she reveals the actress inside her. Of course, it is not that impressive. Prakash Raj is seen in this role many times so nothing different from him. Payal Ghosh got a good opportunity and she has delivered. Jayaprakash Reddy and Raghu Babu made things light with their comedy. Tanikella, Sayaji Shinde, Shaam, Rehman came for one or two scenes. Murali Sharma was grossly underutilized. The others didn't have much to do.

Plus points:
NTR's performance
Three songs
NTR Dance
Comedy track during first half
Technical values
The twists in plot
Minus points:
Second half
Overdose of melodrama in flashback
Routine climax fight
Wrong timing of songs
The film is being touted as the competitor to 'Dookudu' and the expectations were to cross Dookudu. However, it must be said that despite the hype and the brand power, the film may not really strike that big. Yes, there are some really interesting twists which keeps the audience guessing but then the momentum which was there in the first half goes missing during the second half. If only the flashback episode was woven well with gripping depth and emotion, the film would have been a bumper blockbuster. Even otherwise, the film has enough material to land in the profit zone. At the box office, this should be a commercial success.
Verdict: Watch it once!!