November 28, 2023


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‘Akhanda’ movie review: Boyapati Srinu and Nandamuri Balakrishna’s loud action entertainer is strictly for the fanbase

Boyapati Srinu and Nandamuri Balakrishna supply a loud mass action entertainer that is strictly for the fanbase

Boyapati Srinu and Nandamuri Balakrishna supply a loud mass action entertainer that is strictly for the fanbase

There are films, and there are movies by director Boyapati Srinu. Then there are movies by Boyapati Srinu starring Nandamuri Balakrishna. In the cinematic universe wherever the two collaborate, anything is greater than existence. Absolutely nothing is subtle, not even remotely. In their third outing together right after
Simha and
Legend , the two make a decision to up the scale and the decibels. Telugu film
Akhanda stars Balakrishna in a dual position, but we’ll occur to that in a little bit.

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The director is knowledgeable of the star’s huge fanbase. Chants of ‘Jai Balayya’ are the norm when his films get there at the theatres. This time, the admirers took it a action further more. Sample this: ‘Edukondalavada Venkataramana… jai Balayya!’ In
Akhanda , one particular of the roles essayed by Balakrishna is akin to a demi-God, another person who has superhuman powers. The other character played by Balakrishna is named Murali Krishna, a Good Samaritan who has been instrumental in stopping faction strife and is revered by all.

With the stage set for a greater-than-lifetime canvas, Boyapati goes all out. The 167-minute movie starts and finishes with action sequences that are diligently choreographed, with enough gradual motion shots made to be dutifully lapped up amid loud cheers. Balakrishna walks among two substantial wheels and later tyres that are rolling away, just after beating persons to a pulp, of course, in gradual motion.

Somewhere else, he thrusts a trishul into an individual and turns it round a pair of moments, just so we know he isn’t permitting the evil ones get away simply. In yet another scene, bullets pop off someone’s skull. One more person crushed up by Balakrishna and hurled up is still spinning in the air when the star walks absent in s.l.o.w.m.o.t.i.o.n. This is only the tip of the iceberg there’s lots more motion in the movie, unfolding to Thaman’s rousing score.

The story is that of twins separated at start. Been there, seen that? A uranium miner exploits the land and its folks to the hilt. Found these types of tales too? Boyapati gives these oft-recurring mainstream storylines an additional edge with the ‘Akhanda’ (invincible) facet, throwing in a good evaluate of religion, spirituality, very good Vs. evil godmen.

The narrative unfolds in a familiar trend, depicting the hero’s very good deeds. There is area for romance as well. The new district collector Saranya Bachupalli (Pragya Jaiswal) is depicted extra as a romantic interest and afterwards as wife and younger mom than as a civil servant. She will get ample display screen time, but not ample scope to be taken seriously as a district collector. The age distinction involving the few also seems obtrusive.

Poorna, as principal secretary Prabhavathi, probing the mining scandal, has somewhat much better scope to portray a no-nonsense government formal.

Srikanth is cast as mine operator Varadaraju who is aware of no regret. He eats at a lousy woman’s dwelling and in return, provides her with the severed head of the man of the residence. If that presents an thought of the depiction of evil in this movie, there is more. A series of barbaric occasions sets the stage for the arrival of ‘Akhanda’ as the saviour.

The drama goes on and on, with Boyapati and group not tiring of numerous additional motion sequences. All this is laced with dialogues by M Ratnam. Some are sermons even though most are punchlines — ‘
Meeku samasya vaste dandam pedataru, memu aa samasyake pindam pedatam the two are not same’. Boyapati and Balakrishna look to have carefully liked producing the film.

Srikanth is released as a impressive antagonist but inevitably arrives across as a frequent villain. Quite a few other figures fill the display screen but have no scope to make an effect.

The film gets tiresome put up intermission and the incessantly large voltage track record rating doesn’t assistance either.