Vijay Devarakonda has emerged as a star hero in Telugu Cinema with Arjun Reddy and Geetha Govindam. His latest movie, a bilingual NOTA released on 5th October. Let's see how the movie is..
Vasudev (Naseer), Chief Minister of the state appoints his son, Varun (Vijay Devarakonda) as dummy CM for time being as he faces a CBI enquiry. Varun has no intention to join politics but he decides to act along.
Later, he starts gaining more power and popularity as his father gets cornered by political and criminal mafia for money. In this complex situation, Varun has to rise as a leader. Is he able to do so? Watch the movie for answers..
Vijay Devarakonda is completely wasted in the movie. The character written for him doesn't require such a strong performer. He could still pull up few good moments but they cannot satisfy the apetite of a person who saw him in Arjun Reddy and Geetha Govidam. A missed opportunity for the director.
Mehreen Prizada is wasted and the character given to her is also really bad. Sanchana is good in parts.
Satyaraj, M.S. Bhaskar and Nasser performed really well. But the makeup given to them and the kind of characters written for them are really bad.
Music by Sam C. S is better with his BGM in the movie but the songs are really bad. The placement, execution and even his tunes are not upto the mark.
Cinematography by Santhana Krishnan Ravichandran is good in parts and majorly underwhelming. In few scenes, his camera could become a character and in many scenes it was just placed in some corner to record performances.
Editing by Raymond Derrick Crasta is not good enough. Screenplay did not help him also. His choice of shots are also very bad.
Direction by Anand Shankar is not upto the standards that a political thrilled needs. The drama he created and the character sketches are seriously underwhelming. He couldn't handle the complexity of the political world as well too. The screenplay written by him is also very bad and the execution is poor.
Sam CS back ground score
Vijay Devarakonda's screen presence.
Very ineffective Direction
Very uneven performances
The major flaw in any political film is that the characters always look similar. They do similar things and they make similar sacrifices and they are betrayed by same people or followed by same people. The biggest flaw in this movie is also the same. The similarity with many known political dramas and thrillers harm the movie.
Also, Anand Shankar doesn't have enough maturity to handle a complicate web, that is political world. This film suffers due to his inability and even though the book from which the story is adapted is good, this film falls flat. Vijay couldn't save it with his performance.