Average Critics Rating: 2
Cast: Nagarjuna, Myra Sareen
Director: Ram Gopal Varma
Producer: Ram Gopal Varma, Sudheer Chandra Padiri
Music: Ravi Shankar
DOP: Rahul penumatsa
Runtime: 1 hr 55 min
Shivaji Rao (Nagarjuna) is a honest and straight forward IPS officer. He leads a special investigation team assigned to probe series of encounters by a corrupt cop Narayan Pasari who actually entertains supari killings in disguise of eradicating Mumbai Mafia. How Shivaji Rao proves Narayan Pasari guilty is what the story of Officer is all about.
Having created sensation with Shiva and delivering noteworthy films like Antham and Govinda Govinda, Nagarjuna and Ram Gopal Varma’s combo naturally attracted anticipation to Officer.
RGV claimed that it will be a fresh film from him. However, he doesn’t seem to withdraw his mafia obsession. This time he mixes the gang wars drama with police squad with an uneventful investigation theme. As the film progresses, story gets weary with routine saga. With no exciting twists, the film goes flat in the second half. There is no engaging element in the film. Father – daughter sentiment appears forced. There is no curious point to drive the story. Unnecessary violence irks.
Thanks to the short runtime of 1 hour 55 minutes that audience are atleast spared with. However good the film technically is, the lackluster writing plays culprit as always is the problem with RGV.
Nagarjuna looked apt as a cop with his fabulous fitness and delivers a decent performance. Myra Sareen spills glamour as a lady officer. Baby Kaavya is good too. Narayan Pasari is okay, his characterization is somewhat interesting.
Officer boasts specially designed sound effects. RGV has released promos to give a glimpse of the sound experience of the movie.Perhaps, it has been loud and weird at many places in the film. RGV’s trademark wacky camera angles will make you go bonkers.
Dull second half
Bottom-line: Clichéd cop drama