As expected, the Malashri-starrer Veera is an out and out action film which is likely to please only devoted fans of the actor
Telugu movie Veera, directed by Ayyappa Sharma, starts off with a politician approaching a don settled in Hong Kong to fund him to start a new party. The don promises to send the politician machines which can print fake currency.
Enter a lady who starts destroying the don’s business. She kills his brothers and goons and wants to kill the don too. Her connection to the don is told in a flashback. When her identity becomes known, the don strikes a compromise with her by making her his business partner. What happens next forms the crux of the film.
The film has some mindless action sequences which are irrelevant to the story. Several of them are straight lifts from foreign films. But, apart from the compilation of these action scenes, the film has little to boast of.
The first half is utterly boring, for Malashri appears only after 45 minutes. Until then, the audience is left confused as to the goings-on. It is only in the second half that you get a hint of the real story.
Acting wise, the film is a big let-down. Malashri, who has done some great stunts, has little to do beyond that. Komal has done his bit and is entertaining. The rest of the cast like Rahul Dev, Ashish Vidyarthi and Mukul Dev looks completely lost. CR Simha and Raju Talikote are completely wasted.
Technically, the film has its plus points. Strong visuals and slick editing are some of the highlights of the film.
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Reviewed by India Syndicate
**** Very good