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Directed by : Krishna Vamsi

Release Date : | Length : 143 Minutes

  • Critics Rating 2.7/5
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Paisa movie deals with the power of money and how the whole world revolves around it. This movie has Krishna Vamsi's hard-hitting, realistic narration and deals with the present political corruption with many real incidents as inspiration for the story.


“Paisa has an interesting plot but fumbles due to weak execution. A powerhouse performance from Nani is the only saving grace in this film. Watch it at your own risk!”

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Every great story is a film to be made. Paisa is good, not great.

Rated 3.0 / 5

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One should acknowledge director Krishna Vamsi's effort to show us an insight into Hyderabad as a city which is much more than just Charminar or odd coffee shops. The film shows us pieces of the city's history from Mehboob ki Mehndi, the undercurrents of hawala transactions and the eerie resemblances to real life political characters who resonate alarmingly well as the characters they are placed in the story. Every city has a story to tell. Paisa tells us a little of Hyderabad and a lot about its people.


Prakash ( named conveniently to rhyme with the word cash) is a street lumpen wanting the riches of the world. He is our hero- smart, romantic and dying to live the good life. He is also a Sherwani model in the old city of Hyderabad. Noor is his friend, a shy young woman from the old city. There is the promise of love,marriage and a bountiful litter, the great poor Indian's dream. Then there is trouble that comes in from the richer parts of the city -a rich girl named Sweety who can't wait to taste the city for herself, her dangerous political father waiting to grab power and a hawala transaction involving a big money. What follows this plot is the story of the film.

Actor Nani as Prakash, Catherine Theresa as Noor, Siddhika Sharma as Sweety are the prominent star cast. Nani was quite good and the rest just had to play themselves which is no great feat. Written by Padamsri, K.K Bannerji and Patrikeya. Good job people. Your efforts are visible and appreciated.

Given the throrughly uninspiring name, I was detached with no feelings of pleasure and pain until the film got me curiously following the story. This has not happened in a long time because my experiences with Telugu cinema are usually unparliamentary walkouts. Hence the curiosity.

The unbridled usage of strong language, the promise of quick money and the 'experimental' camera work helped keep the story in place. But you'll be too hopeful in expecting a great finish or something extraordinary out of it all. That is not happening. This is still Telugu cinema which is proud of being a copy formula of a copy formula. So no matter how original your idea is, it will still have to dance to the tune of the business behind film making. Paisa's visuals went overboard while trying to fit the experimental bill. No comments on the music or the background score.

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