Average Rating: 2
Total Critics: 6
Critic Reviews for The Boxtrolls
|Release Date :||09/08/2017|
Cast: Naga Chaitanya, Lavanya Tripathi, Srikanth, Rao Ramesh, Revathy, Priyadarshi
Direction: Krishna Marimuthu
Music: Vivek Sagar
Producer: Sai Korrapati
Banner: Vaarahi Chalana Chitram
Arjun (Naga Chaitanya) is an tech savvy and enthusiastic youth. He has an adorable family who encourage him in his aspirations and a pretty girl friend Anjali (Lavanya). His parents (Rao Ramesh & Revathy) are philanthropists who offer medical services to poor people. The become target of a cut-throat criminal Nayak (Sreekanth) as they become witness of his crimes.
Nayak conspires a bomb blast to divert a huge land scam involving political big-wigs. NIA officer (Murali Sharma) is investigating the case. What happens to Arjun’s parents? Can Arjun save his family from dreadful villains? How an intelligent youngster takes on criminals with strong network is the film is all about.
Buzz Vs Expectations:
Yuddham Sharanam has garnered huge buzz as it comes from Vaarahi Chalana Chitram which produced blockbusters like Eega and Legend.
The film high expectations as it is Naga Chaitanya’s last movie before his marriage and also that his previous film ‘Rarandoy Veduka Chuddham’ was a decent hit. Srikanth playing villain after a long time also raised curiosity over the film. Let us see how far Yuddham Sharanam has reached the expectations.
Yuddham Sharanam is billed to be a revenge thriller. The film has got an intriguing plot. Screenplay is intelligently written with back and forth narration. First half has heart-warming family emotions. Caring parents who back hero’s dreams to become an entrepreneur and his loving sisters who give him strength and support, everybody would want to have such a family.
Romantic chemistry between Chaitanya and Lavanya is another high point of first half. Story takes serious turn with interval bang. Yuddham Sharanam, as title indicates the war between hero and villains begin. The tightly held knots that creates curiosity in the first half are untied in the second half one after the other.
Director unfolds the mystery in convincing fashion. Yuddham Sharanam has engaging screenplay that keeps audience glued. Hero using his intelligence to tackle goons rather than bashing any number of them is good. Some interesting scenes like fight in the dark are well filmed.
Naga Chaitanya’s delivers an incisive performance. His intricate expressions and cool body language compliments his role of a smart youngster. Lavanya Tripathi is pretty in girl-next-door role. Rao Ramesh and Revathy excel in their sympathetic roles. Srikanth leaves strong impact in menacing villain role. His furious looks and riveting dialogue delivery gives freshness to the his character which is otherwise a regular one. Priyadarshi tickles in his brief role. Murali Sharma’s gives yet another impressive performance as investigating officer.
What’s good and What’s not:
Yuddham Sharanam has got quality in terms of making. High production values of Vaarahi Chalana Chitram makes film look rich and engrossing. Music by Vivek Sagar is decent. BGM is another asset to the film while songs are okay. Cinematography needs a special mention. The stunt sequences, chases, drone scene and the fight in the dark are well captured to provide intended thrill. Camera work also added depth into emotional drama.
Second half moves at slow pace, it could have been more crisp and tight. Climax is somewhat routine. It appears as if the thrilling factors in the script are only half presented on the screen. There are hardly any adrenaline rushing moments that are expected of a thriller. Clarity misses in narration at several places.
Some scenes are amateurish and silly. Exciting ideas like usage of drone and VR camera are not used to the mark. Srikanth’s role could have been designed better, it appears like any other villain role. Lavanya doesn’t have any substance to her role. The film has got hardly any entertainment or comedy. Songs are very average.
Whether to watch or not?
The film is made being honest to script. Director attempt to keep it simple and intelligent is commendable. It doesn’t have super heroic acts like hero beating dozens of goons or dancing with heroine around bushes. Multiplex audience likely to accept the film. Those who expect mass masala can stay away from it.