The magnificent number SEVEN has taken the world by storm since time immemorial. Seven wonders, Seven notes (sapta swaras), Seven deadly sins, Seve...
The magnificent number SEVEN has taken the world by storm since time immemorial.
Seven wonders, Seven notes (sapta swaras), Seven deadly sins, Seven seas, Seven colors and many more. This magical number spread its wings to the tinsel town and they are churning stories with the help of seven people - directors and writers. So, are there just seven stories in the industry that are rehashed again and again to get a hotchpotch yet breakthrough product? Some stories are born out of personal experiences, or inspiration from plays, movies, books and myriad sources. Such stories exude a lot of life. But most of the stories in recent time are akin to a mosaic with tiles assimilated from various sources. Be it Bollywood, Kollywood or Tollywood, everyone is treading the same path. All said and done, it's not an easy job to present an old wine in a new bottle. This stage is set to fathom the depths of Naayak, a film by V V Vinayak, and get a taste of its high fliers and low liers. Read the full review here http://insidethecelluloid.blogspot.in/2013/01/movie-review-naayak-telugu-celebration.htmlview less
Remarkable how NOTHING NEW is attempted by big budget movie- makers!! The same old 'porridge' is regurgitated and spat out at audiences !!Fight s...
Remarkable how NOTHING NEW is attempted by big budget movie- makers!! The same old 'porridge' is regurgitated and spat out at audiences !!
Fight sequences, dancing with blonde babes, duets in foreign locales and, and, and...... .....that's it! Got nothing more. Sorry folks.
The only scenes worth watching are the ones given to Brahmanandam. Finally he is given dialogues worthy of him! In fact the comedians have the only worthwhile roles here - they are the only silver lining in this long, long movie.
The movie does not warrant the hype. The half empty theatre is hopefully the Telugu audience's refusal to accept absolutely stale stories.
Kajal Aggarwal does not warrant any mention except maybe 'nice skin' !
Dear Amala Paul. Sultry bathroom scenes maketh not one an actress. And a quiz for the audience - saree with sneakers or saree with Ugg boots ...choose please and let Ms. Paul know which of the two is least acceptable.
Ram Charan . Hmmm. With a dyed-in-wool filmi background, he should have the risk taking ability to lead from the front and try newer and better scripts. Disappointing. But nice hair, man !!
The Story : Hero=good . Pomegranate juice=blood. Action=dishum,dishum. Villian=bad. Bone and skull macerating crunch-crunch = stunts. Whew !! The silliness goes up a notch post intermission.
Charmee as an item girl at a 'colony wedding' wearing very sensible black sandals (but not very sensible clothes) and surrounded by firang babes (yet again!!!!!) does not add any value to this movie.
Recycling an older popular song and a clip from Pawan Kalyan's movie will also not salvage this movie. Sorry.
V.V.Vinayak has always been the go to template (zero original content) director. One should really know what to expect based on the reputation. Do...
V.V.Vinayak has always been the go to template (zero original content) director. One should really know what to expect based on the reputation. Doesn't mean the lowered expectations will make it any better, but, will at least save you from the frustration of watching old ideas executed again in poor taste.
Being the most ordinary even amongst templates, one can easily guess the scene order of the film. Cherry (Ram Charan, ah! it's just like living with them) is a software engineer in Hyderabad. But, there is a Nayak in Calcutta who is killing people as per the template. Kill people to save people, of late our guys are killing more people than the extras they could gather to play 'the protected'.
Promised myself not to delve into smaller stupidities, the larger one is how Nayak and Cherry are two similar looking people. Cherry's first double action film, that's something.
Nayak fills in for the powerful flashback; Cherry takes care of the light hearted first half with the moves and punches. And then there's a song with two Charans and both the girls towards the end (go template!).
Ram Charan is turning a little eye friendly and maybe I am hallucinating, but, he seemed a little at ease with the one they put off until they learn to dance and build a body, acting. He might shine if he's treated as an actor, which I don't really think is possible.
Vinayak's debut (Aadi) was quite impressive. The film's got a tight screenplay and has that pulp look to it. As long as he's making the same film, it would be interesting if at least the inevitable (the many action sequences) can be made visually attractive.
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