Average Rating: 3
Total Critics: 10
Critic Reviews for The Boxtrolls
|Release Date :||01/11/2017|
Cast: Chiranjeevi, Kajal Aggarwal, Ali, Brahmanandam, Tarun Arora
Director: VV Vinayak
Story & Screenplay: AR Murugadoss
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Producer: Surekha Konidela, Ram Charan Tej
Banner: Konidela Productions, Lyca Productions
Kaththi Seenu (Chiranjeevi) is a Khaidi in jail for petty robbery. He escapes from prison and plans to evade the country. But destiny has a different plan for him. Seenu encounters his look-a-like (Shankar). Seenu tricks Police and sends Shankar to jail in his place. Seenu pretends to be Shankar learning that he has people’s respect.
But to his surprise Seenu lands in even more troublesome situation as Shankar has several enemies who are trying to kill him. Shankar is a social activist who fights for justice of farmers of his village. He battles against multi-national corporate companies who forcibly grabbed agricultural lands from poor farmers.
The corporate world unite to eliminate Shankar. How Seenu who is in guise of Shankar take on the biggies to survive and also strive for farmers welfare forms the plot of Khaidi No. 150.
Khaidi No. 150 is riding high on huge expectations for being comeback and landmark 150th film of Mega Star Chiranjeevi. Moreover, Ram Charan Tej is making his debut as producer with this film. Let us see how far the film reached expectations.
Firstly, Khaidi No. 150 is official remake of Vijay starrer Tamil hit, Kaththi. The film’s story is proven one as it is huge blockbuster in Tamil.
Being remade with Chiranjeevi with ‘Mega’ image is what makes it something special. Chiranjeevi’s magnetic screen presence, signature style mannerisms and dialogue delivery are definetly biggest asset of the film. His ever energetic dances and stunts are bonanza. Fans would burp with satisfaction of having full plate meals.
Chiranjeevi’s intense performance during the emotional scenes and powerful climax episodes is something to be experienced.
Coming to the screenplay, there are not many changes from the original. Of course, songs and some comedy scenes are incorporated to provide ‘Mega’ brand entertainment.
First half is fun filled with romance and comedy. Interval bang is the highlight and the film gets bit serious from there on. Some dialogues are well written and leaves impact. The burning issue of farmers woes easily connects to the audience. However, few punch dialogues could have been avoided as they sound old fashioned and curb the emotional depth of the scenes. Lip-sync mismatch also can be seen at places.
Ali and Brahmanandam tickle the funny-bone with their comedy timing. Apparently, new villain Tarun Arora is a wrong choice as he doesn’t appear as powerful as the role was supposed to be.
Kajal Aggarwal is gorgeous, of course, but has limited scope to perform. Raai Laxmi sizzles in an item number. It would be an enigmatic experience to watch Chiranjeevi shaking his leg on already chartbuster songs composed by Devi Sri Prasad. Chiru’s steps to Lawrence’s choreography gives nostalgic feel. Ram Charan matching steps with dad is bonus to fans.
Cinematography by Randy is of top quality. VV Vinayak does a splendid job in keeping the story’s soul despite adding ample commercial ingredients and amid ‘mega’ aura. However, content got diluted in the ‘mega’ concentration.
Perhaps, the climax episode could have been dealt better albeit being loyal to original. The solution for farmers problems seems far from reality and not so convincing. Moreover the climax hasn’t balanced the weight the story has carried.
Mega Star Chiranjeevi
Too many punch dialogues
Bottom-line: ‘Mega’ festival for fans