Published On: Fri, Feb 7th, 2014

Paisa Telugu Movie Review



Rating: 2.5/5.0

Banner: Yellow Flowers

Cast: Nani, Cathrerina Tresa, Siddika Sharma, Charan Raj, Raja Ravinder, Bharath Reddy, Duvvasi Mohan

Written by: Padmasri, Kk Benoji, Patrikeya

Lyrics: Seetharama sastry, Ananth Sriram

Art: Brahma Kadali

Editing: Thyagu

Cinematography: Santosh Rai

Music: Sai Karthik

Producer: Ramesh Puppala

Story-Screenplay-Dialogues-Direction: Krishna Vamsi

CBFC Rating: ‘A’

Release date: 7-01-2014


Story: Prakash(Nani) is a small time local model who does modeling for Sherwani  in Old City. Noor(Catherina Tresa),  a Muslim girl works in a cloth shop in the same area  is in love with Prakash. Prakash always dreams of getting money and thinks that money solves all problems. Sanyasi(Charan Raj) is an MLA and he eyes on CM seat, he has to spend 50 Crores to get that. The money is to be transported with the escort of a police officer. The car which has money is stolen by Prakash in an unexpected situation. How all the characters revolve around that money forms the remaining part of the story.


Performances: Nani has done decent job. He performed very well in a couple of scenes. Catherine is fine; she is okay in the Muslim attire. Siddika Sharma is passable and has done the required skin show. Charan Raj, Bharath reddy, Raja Ravinder and others are okay. The Art work is okay. Editing is too jerky and flashy. Cinematography has many weird and eye soaring angles. Some scenes are really strain your sight. Music is okay as far as the songs are concerned; “Paisa”, “Govinda” and “Neetho Edho” are good. The Background score is loud. The story and the main plot are good. The screenplay is also okay to some extent. The way it’s executed in typical Krishna Vamsi’s style is a not at all appealing.


Analysis: At last Paisa got released which was under production since 2011. The Heroine Catherina Tresa was supposed to debut with this movie but the films ‘Chammak Challo’ and ‘Iddarammayilatho’ got released first. Nani who proved his mettle as an actor earlier tried his best to show different shades but the over action by the cast and over the top camera angles (most of the times on the faces) made the film look like another typical Krishna vamsi movie.  Nani has done fine job as an actor, he is the only saving grace of the film. Siddika Sharma is okay and Catherina is suited as Muslim girl but she was shown most of the times without make-up. Catherina fans may get disappointed.

Art work by Brahma Kadali is okay. He tried to depict the old city picture. Camera Work is poor.  Editing is bad. Music by sai Karthik has some good songs but the recording quality is poor and not at all soothing to ears in the Theaters. Background Score is horrible. Why it sounded like hell even in simple and normal scenes only he can answer. Paisa Title song was good. Sirivennela has given some meaningful Lyrics. Govinda song was okay. Lyricist Ananth Sriram has done good job. Background score is loud(in fact very loud). It’s very disturbing to the ears. At one point the movie visuals are flashy and hurting and sound is at its peak with weird vocals. Krishna Vamsi should seriously think of not going to such type of torture in the name of creativity any more.

Krishna Vamsi selected an interesting plot and the screenplay is ok in few scenes but the way he executed it with horrible camera work and Background score and above all irksome editing the scenes lost impact. There are some scenes which are okay to some extent like…… hero Kite scene in the beginning, Nani giving a speech on how important money is on the terrace in the night, Nani glances the money in the car, The Pre-climax fight with Holi Colours. Krishna Vamsi should keep away from this technology up gradation (using Digital cam; Weird and complex camera angles) and innovative sound usage and make films with good story and smooth narration to bag a HIT.

The DI work is poor(Probably there isn’t any DI work) the film changes color quite often, most of the frames(both shot on a digital cam and normal cam) keep on changing into different colors like red, brown, yellow ,sunset yellow and white(over exposure). The cinematographer and the editor both should be blamed for such poor visual output which leaves a sure headache for the Audience.  The Second half is okay when compared to first half even though there are no twists and turns in the screenplay.


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Plus: Nani, Plot

Minus: Cinematography, Editing, Loud Background score


Verdict:  A Decent plot but badly executed by Krishna Vamsi .

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