The Kick actor is back with what he does best ensuring not a single dull moment in the film
Lets rewind back a little to recount the famous dialogue uttered by Vidya Balan in Milan Lutharia's The Dirty Picture and I quote " Filmein sirf teen cheezo ke vajah se chalti hai...Entertainment...Entertainment...Entertainment". And I have no doubt as I say that Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja is that entertainment. Balupu star's latest offering, Power, has hit the screens today and the fans would be eager to know if the film is worth the money and time. So lets dive in straight into the film's review.
What's it about:
Power tells the story of two characters - a corrupt cop ACP Baldev Sahai and a passionate police aspirant Tirupati, both played by Ravi Teja. When the corrupt ACP Baldev dies in a car mishap, his elder brother, the Home Minister, requests his look alike Tirupati to fill in Baldev's shoes and catch hold of the dreaded goon Ganguly Bhai. While the first half focuses on the adventures of Tirupati and his wannabe cop antics, the second half takes us on a flashback revealing the truth behind ACP Baldev's corrupt stature. There are a lot of twists and turns along the film, which cannot be revealed for the obvious reason. How does Tirupati acting as ACP Baldev, brings the baddies to justice forms the rest of the story.
The best thing about Power is its lead actor Ravi Teja, who oozes infectious energy onscreen and is hard to take your eyes off. KS Ravindra's directorial debut is safely mounted on Ravi Teja's strong shoulders as he sails the film through all its shortcomings. The Vikramakudu star is in sublime form with his impeccable comic timing, vivid facial expressions and ferocious stunts. While the plot might be weak, the screenplay manages to spring enough surprises to keep you guessing. KS Ravindra aka Bobby does a fine job as the debutant director, completely utilising the star power of Ravi Teja. Brahmanandam's comedy track with Ravi Teja will leave you in splits as the duo share a crackling chemistry together. The action sequences are power packed, highlighting Ravi Teja's image of mass hero. Hansika Motwani sets the screen on fire with her oomph during song sequences. Regina Cassandra has done a decent cameo in the film. Watch out for the part where Ravi Teja sings Jumme Ki Raat from Salman Khan's Kick!
The film has nothing new to offer in terms of story and has striking similarities with Ravi Teja's blockbuster flick Vikramakudu. While it is a good idea to spring in a few surprises, the makers have gone over board with the twists, killing the fun which one gets from a genuine twist in the tale. We would have liked to see Hansika in an acting based role as she seems to be in the film just to add the glam quotient to the proceedings. Regina Cassandra gets a raw deal as her character is never fully explored. Power takes its own sweet time to establish the plot and get to the main conflict, as the makers are busy highlighting the heroics of Ravi Teja.
Verdict: Power wouldn't have been half as entertaining as it is, if it wasn't for Ravi Teja's charisma to the rescue. While the film is a typical masala flick, the Mass Maharaja ensures that you are entertained to the core. Go to the theatres without much expectations and you will not be disappointed.
3 out of 5
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