Actors : Pawan Kalyan, Keerthy Suresh, Anu Emmanuel, Aadi Pinisetty and others
Director: Trivikram Srinivas
Music: Anirudh Ravichander
Producer: Chinna Babu
Reviewed By : Team CG
Pawan Kalyan is back on screen again with an action packed family entertainer in Agnyaathavaasi and the movie has opened to screening today with some huge expectations riding on it. There’s a lot of hype surrounding the movie with the combination at hand being an industry hit combo and fans are expecting nothing less than a blockbuster of the movie. Has the movie managed to live up to the expectations? Let’s find out.
The story of the film is about conspiracy killings that strike a family hard. What are the reasons behind the murders, how the family gets out of trouble, what role does Pawan have to play to counter the villains, where Keerthy and Anu fit in all this drama forms the rest of the story.
Pawan Kalyan’s screen presence need no special mention and his fans will have a feast with the film as he showed some glimpses of the vintage Kalyan at places. The female leads have done their little part well and Murali Sharma and Rao Ramesh steal the show with their one liners. Aadi Pinisetty had limited screen presence while Khusboo did well in a role which had to be serious for the most part. Rest of the crew is adequate.
Songs and Background Music:
Songs of the film are good to hear but falter on screen with poor taking. Dhaga Dhaga and Kodaka song are the picks with the two chartbusters, Gaalivaluga and Baitikochi Chusthe wasted with improper timing and taking. Some locales are great to watch on screen. Background music is good in parts while lacks that punch in some. Much more has been expected of Anirudh considering this was a much anticipated debut.
Direction, Screenplay and Dialogues
Trivikram Srinivas surprises you with the film with his screenplay which seems to be all bits and pieces stitched together. The story at hand had ample scope for a darker theme while Trivikram chose the easy way to bail out with comedy which does not work all that well. Few scenes might work well for fans but general audience might not all gel well with the proceedings as the movie seems to be all with fillers instead of the actual plot. The heroines thread is a waste totally and they seem to only come in for songs with nothing much to do. This will be Trivikram’s poorest work which is a disappointment to his fans. Dialogues are good however and will stay with you for a while.
Cinematography is excellent in the film and the film has been presented in a terrific manner. Every frame feels rich on screen and is pleasing to watch, had the screenplay been a bit gripping, camera work would have gotten much wider applause.
Production values are excellent from Haarika and Haasine creations and the art work is great as well. The office set up has been done very well and Pawan’s costumes also have been taken great care of.
Overall, Agnyaathavaasi is all fans stuff which might end up as an average fare for general audience. Poor screenplay fails Pawan Kalyan in whatever he tried to uplift the film and neither the heroines nor the songs work in favour of the film. The first half has nothing much and goes flat until the interval while the second half starts well, goes on good for a good 40 minutes and then the graph falls down again during the climax.
You “may” watch it
A poor farewell.
Rating : 2.5/5
AP/TG audience : Average
US/ROW : Average
0 – Stay Away at any cost
1 – Stay Away
2 – Watch at your discretion
3 – You may watch it
4 - Do not miss it
5 – You’ll miss a lot if you don’t watch it
NA – Not rating this genre.
The fractions are an indication to whether the movie is closer to the better side or the bad.
P.S: This review is the view of the reviewer only and is not meant to drive/stop people watching the film. Please watch the movie only in theatres.