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Directed by : Deva Katta

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  • Critics Rating 2.7/5
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Remake of Arima Nambi, stars Vishnu and Pranitha, directed by Deva Katta.


“Dynamite fails to live up to the original.”

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Vishnu Manchu


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Fizzles like a firecracker, excuse the name-play!

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Remakes are hard especially if your target audience is different and you are hell bent on changing the style of filmmaking to cater to yours. Add to that the heavy emphasis on Vishnu Manchu's macho image and you are already in troubled waters. Biceps and a massive tiger tattooed on them don't really make for a hero you want to relate to even if it is a thriller - it is one of those psychological things that distracts audiences and plays on its mind. Even if you ignore that, there is the weak dialogue delivery that makes you distant from Shivaji, Vishnu's character in the movie, who goes to great lengths to save a girl he had only just met.

At the core of the movie is a strong politician played by JD Chakravarthy and a video that unravels his truth to people, something captured in CCTV footage, something he doen't want people to watch. He operates through Kabir, a good who has a funny accent and a fake look that makes him look less fearsome and more wannnabe. The movie starts with a sincere cop, Nagineedu dying and a lot of details around the whole plot are missed. The fight sequences in the first half are not pleasurable with the stunts clearly missing in sophistication and trying to make up with exaggerated effects.

The chilling presence of JD enthralls you for a while and you hope one gets to see JD in more roles like this considering how talented an actor he is. But, amidst the tussle between Vishnu and JD, Pranitha becomes eye candy, meat that is hardly relevant. Yes, the story starts with her kidnap and one of the goons loses the all important memory card with a very dangerous video, while letching for her. Deva Katta is not a bad director and one would have expected him to handle the thriller a lot better than the confused struggle that the movie turned out to be, jumping from a highway chase to a bank robbery, to an escapade inside a sleazy lodge. The settings and scenes are patchy and the smooth flow that makes a thriller thrilling is missing. The villainy of JD in the climax is a saving grace but Vishnu needs to do more than just break people and stuff with big biceps to be considered a reliable hero. Importantly, the movie is not supported by good music or cinematography with the camera work and makeup really testing your patience at times and getting annoying at other times. All in all, it is a movie you are better off ignoring and instead watch the original Arimanambi.

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