Average Rating: 3
Total Critics: 7
Critic Reviews for The Boxtrolls
|Release Date :||08/11/2017|
Cast: Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas, Rakul Preet Singh, Pragya Jaiswal, Sarath Kumar, Jagapathi Babu, Jayakumar, Nandu, Vani Viswanath, Tarun Arora
Direction: Boyapati Sreenu
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
DOP: Rishi Punjabi
Producer: Miryal Ravinder Reddy
Banner: Dwaraka Creations
Runtime: 149 minutes
Gagan (Bellamkonda) is son of rich industrialist (Sarath Kumar). Father along with his sons are good-samaritans who doesn’t bare attrocities. They thrash goons and party together. Perhaps, they lack discipline in life since their mother passes away in childhood. Janaki ( Rakul Preet) enters their life and brings happiness along. Love blossoms between Gagan and Janaki. But her father a IAS officer (Jayaram) rejects their love and insults Gagan for his father’s rowdy reputation.
Heart-broken Gagan leaves to Vizag. Meanwhile, Janaki’s father gets into trouble due two draconian industrialists (Jagapathi & Tarun) who vying for a prestigious project that he has to approve as collector. The villains target Janaki and her life turns miserable. Gagan learns this and stands by her. What problems does Janaki face? How Gagan takes on powerful villains and solves her problems? This and lot more is in offing from Boyapati Sreenu’s Jaya Janaki Nayaka.
Jaya Janaki Nayaka is out and out commercial potboiler of typical Boyapati Sreenu style. The film has got look and feel of Sarrainodu. Rakul’s role is the epicenter of the plot. Heroine is into problems due to villains and hero faces any challenge for love. This template has been followed by Boyapati since Bhadra. Jaya Janaki Nayaka is no exception, only the problems are different. Here we have two villains played by Jagapathi Babu and Taran Arora.
Jagapathi’s role was intro was powerful but his character becomes redundant after a while. Film appears lengthy. Jaya Janaki Nayaka gives a deja vu feel with predictable screenplay. Boyapati introduces different characters at regular intervals instead of twists in the script. Pragya Jaiswal and Vani Viswanath come in just like that without any purpose. Repeated episodes of villains attacking and hero rescuing becomes tiresome.
First half has some interesting episodes. Sharath Kumar’s role as a friendly father is good. Rakul appears pretty and bubbly. Second half she’s only seen carrying a crying expression. Post-interval film becomes heavy with emotions and sentiment.
Apparently, it has gone overboard. Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas appeared fit and charming. He keeps flexing his muscles every now and then. He’s good at action and dances. He needs to work a lot on expression and dialogue delivery. His role is restricted to fights and songs like heroines’ roles in many movies.
Devi Sri Prasad elevates many scenes with his terrific background score. However, the melodious tune of Nuvvele is over used. Peppy songs and mass beats entertain the audience. Colorful picturization of songs and dance sequences are good. High production values are major asset of the film. Rich visuals with good camera wark helps the film. Some stunts are well choreographed but hero bashing dozens of goons all alone is bit too much. Over all, the film is likely to please B & C center audience. Those who like regular mass masala flick without asking for any novelty would enjoy Jaya Janaki Nayaka.
Casting & performances
Rich technical values
Bottom-line: Mass entertainer with heavy emotions and sentiment