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Shamanthakamani - Movie Review

Verdict - "Misses on Being a Better Film!"

Directed by Sriram Adittya and starring Rajendra Prasad, Nara Rohit, Sundeep Kishan, Aadi Saikumar and Sudheer Babu in the lead roles, the plot of Shamanthakamani revolves around a stolen five crore Rolls Royce vintage car and in one way or another all the lead characters in the film were trapped in the same web that eventually leads us to the whereabouts of the stolen car. 

First off, Tollywood is known for its crowd-pleasing multi-genre commercial films, they're always a safe bet for the producers to invest and honestly, the trend of making a bad commercial film is getting over-saturated these days with one or two films in a month failing at the box office miserably. Following the success of experimental movies like Pelli Choopulu and Kshanam last year, director Sriram Adittya made the right choice to stick to a particular genre and not worrying about commercializing the film. He believed in his script and his crew to carry the movie forward and for that reason, I gave major props to Mr. Adittya.

Now, dedicated only to a particular genre (which is an Action Thriller in this case), the storyline has to be seamless to make an enjoyable 120-minute film. Although Adittya added few twists and turns to the storyline in the third act, the first two acts of the films were slightly on the downside. He executed the film remarkably, he made sure that all the five leads had equal importance in the film, the camera work was unique and creative, the background music by Mani Sharma was on point but in regards to the storyline of the overall film, it felt a bit dreary at times.

Overall, Shamanthakamani had everything going in its favor except for the storyline that had its own issues until the third act. I'm a big fan of experimental films and they're very much essential for the industry moving forward and Shamanthakamani is a decent example (like Vedam) that a multi starrer experimental film will be appreciated by the audience if executed right.

My Rating - 3/5
Grade - B (Worth a watch!)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)

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Instant Movie Review #34 - Baaghi

Sabbir Khan's - "Baaghi"

1) Action Sequences
2) Cinematography

1) Story and Screenplay
2) Emotional Sequences
3) Hair and Makeup

Introduction: Loosely based on the hit Tollywood film Varsham, Baaghi starring Tiger Shroff and Shraddha Kapoor is an action romantic thriller and initiates with Raghav (Sudheer Babu) kidnapping Sia (Shraddha Kapoor) and Ronnie (Tiger Shroff) being chosen to rescue her from a horde of professional fighters trained systematically by Raghav who is a martial arts specialist himself.

Analysis: Even after reproducing the story from a solid material which was remarkably executed back in 2004. Baaghi didn't have the magic or the uniqueness like its original. The emotional and the romantic scenes were not properly implemented as the movie felt flat and tedious during the first half and failed to advance further in the second half. On the other hand, the action sequences were mind-blogging as the complete crew took a risky task and did a tremendous job in executing it. 

Performances: Tiger Shroff is an exceptional talent and has a bright future ahead as an action star. His hard work, determination, and dedication were showcased brilliantly in the film as the action sequences were beyond amazing to watch. But here's the problem, the dude doesn't know how to connect emotionally with the audience and it's quite painful for me to watch him snivel, sob and carry the poignant scenes with discomfort. Hopefully, he makes few smart decisions in the future and takes responsibility of roles that doesn't primarily revolve around an emotional plot. Shraddha Kapoor was also impressive with her combat and acting skills, she's given a brief role in the movie and she never disappointed. Sudheer Babu's performance was a complete surprise, his portrayal as the antagonist was intense as he stood out as a great adversary for Tiger Shroff.

Verdict: Overall, Baaghi was impressive on an action movie standpoint, but the story and screenplay of the film were quite substandard and didn't captivate me as a viewer. Worth a single watch!

My Rating - 2.5/5
Grade - C+ (It deserves your attention for a while)
-By Surya Komal aka KM (@SuryaKomal)


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