Prathinidhi Telugu Movie Review
Banner: Sudha Cinemas
Cast: Nara Rohith, Subra Aiyappa, Kota Srinivas Rao, Jaya Prakash Reddy, Sri Vishnu,Posani Krishna Murali, Giri babu, Ranganath and others
Story-Screenplay-Dialogues: Anand Ravi
Editing: Nandamuri Hari
Cinematography: Chitti Babu
Music: Sai Karthik
Produced By: K Sambasiva Rao
Direction: Prasanth Mandava
CBFC rating: ‘U/A’
Release date: 25-04-2014
Performances: Nara Rohith has done a decent job as the kidnapper. His performance in the second half is good. Heroine Subra is passable. Kota Srinivas Rao and Posani are good in their roles. Sri Vishnu is natural. Art work is good. The editing is fine. Cinematography is okay(most of the part was shot at night times only). Story and script is good. The direction could have been better. Poor production values killed the impact in the initial part.
Analysis: Nara Rohith has come up with a social conscious point this time after a long gap. Nara Rohith has put on lot of weight and looked out of shape in many scenes. His performance is good. The movie starts off on a silly note with the Kidnap of chief minister and Nara Rohith irritates with his imitation of Mahesh babu in many love scenes. The total love episode needs to be chopped. Sri Vishnu looked more camera friendly with appealing body language. Subra is passable; she has very less screen space. The song of Subra with Sri Vishnu and Rohith is mere speed breaker (two versions) and their love track is also unconvincing. Kota Srinivasa Rao is good as CM. Posani pleases with his typical body language and Dialogues (most of his dialogues were muted).
The movie is more preachy and it’s like promotional show reel for TDP (election time).The movie is not in a typical commercial format and may not be liked by all. The point was good and the climax was well handled. The movie lacks entertainment. Slowly the movie picks momentum and the climax is okay. The Art work and editing are okay. Cinematography is good in most of the night frames. Music by Sai karthik is okay. The songs were Average but the Background score was good. The Screenplay is good but leaves a lot many loop holes. The production values are poor and the kidnap of CM which was shown in a story board sketch mode wasn’t effective. The Dialogues are good. The direction is good in the second half.
You can watch it once for the attempt.
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Plus: Concept, performances
Minus: Slow Narration, Preachy, lacks commercial elements
Verdict: An Average treatment for a good Concept; Regular commercial movie lovers may keep away.