Average Rating: 2
Total Critics: 4
Critic Reviews for The Boxtrolls
Cast: Allari Naresh, Kruthika Jayakumar, Mouryani
Director : G. Nageswara Reddy
Music : Sai Karthik
Producer : B V N S Prasad
Naresh(Allari Naresh) is leader of a band playing music in wedding events. He falls in love with Kruthika who looks after orphan kids. One day a kid gets medical emergency and doctor demands huge amount for treatment. Naresh takes hand loan from a goon but the amount gets robbed. Now, Naresh is badly in need of money for treatment of the kid and also to clear his debt.
Accidentally he gets a call asking for sorceror to ward off evil in a house. Naresh pretends to be sorceror and enters haunted house of Gopal(Rajendra Prasad) who has purchased it recently for marriage of his daughter. But the ghost in the house troubles the family members creating obstacles in wedding plans. Naresh takes some amount as advance and pays medical expenses of the kid.
He swears to ward off the evil spirit residing in the house and clear obstacles for the marriage. He encounters with the ghost and learns that she is none other than his aunt’s daughter and his fiancee who estranged when they were about to get married. What happens to her and why she is back as ghost? How will Naresh fulfill her wishes and make her leave the place? Finding answers to these questions is what the film is all about.
It is well evident from title and the trailers that the film is a horror comedy. Lets see how far it scares and how far it tickles.
As any horror comedy, the film has a haunted bungalow with creepy things happening to the inmates. Spooky faced ghost making strange sounds is a common scene. One have to park the brain along with their vehicles as the logics are completely given a toss. Of course, it is obvious in an comedy entertainer of Allari Naresh starrer. Atleast the film gives a relief from regular spoofs that have been overdone in comedy films of late.
Intlo Deyyam Nakem Bhayam is fully loaded commercial entertainer with all spiced up with all masala stuff. Slapstick comedy with some double meaning dialogues, glamourous heroine and mass beat songs. Though the film initially starts on silly note, it grabs you in with funny scenes and interesting twists. Some redundant scenes in first half irritates but post interval it gets interesting. Characters are introduced at regular intervals to keep it flowing. Performances of the experienced cast is the main plus of the film.
Allari Naresh delivers what is expected of him. It is Rajendra Prasad who steals the show. Shakalaka Shankar and Chammak Chandra give good laughs as Allari Naresh’s assistants. Jayaprakash Reddy and Pragati are also part of the fun part. Kruthika Jayakumar has upped the glam-show and sizzled in songs with revealing outfits. Mouryani is apt in her role. Characters putting scary faces and freaking out to slightest sound is a constant expression throughout the film. Some expressions and dialogues are mismatched to the actual proceeding pulling down the excitement.
Director could have dealt the scenes with much more care rather than wrapping it up with limitations. The film could have been potential super hit. Keeping aside the overdone scenes, the film caters what is expected of a horror comedy. It is likely to be embraced by B & C centers. Sai Karthik does a decent job. Background music is good. One or two songs also are appealing. The last track ‘Dabai’ with catchy lyrics is quite impressing. Cinematograpy is okay. Songs are picturized well.
Rich production values
Repeat and overdone scenes
Bottom-line: Masala horror comedy for laughs