Movie : Agnyaathavaasi
Starring : Pawan Kalyan, Keerthy Suresh, Anu Emmanuel
Director : Trivikram Srinivas
Producer : S. Radha Krishna
Music Director : Anirudh Ravichander
Cinematographer : V. Manikandan
TeluguSquare.com Rating 3/5
A leading businessman, AB Group chief Govind Bhargav alias Vinda (Boman Irani) and his son get killed by unidentified people. A young man (Pawan Kalyan) is called from Assam by late Vinda’s wife, Indrani (Khushboo). The young guy joins as the personal manager of the AB Group with a name Balasubrahmanyam. He starts exploring the culprits responsible for Vinda’s death. Who are those murders? What is the role of Seetharam (Aadi Pinisetty)? The one who came from Assam is really Balasubrahmanyam. ? Why did he come as ‘Agnyathaavaasi’? How Balasubrahmanyam turns into Abhishek Bhargava? What is the relationship with the Indrani?
This story is a completely hero-centric role, Pawan Kalyan has excelled with his performance as Balasubrahmanyam and Abhishek Bhargava. Pawan leaves his mark in dialogues and action scenes. Khushboo has got another good role after Stalin. Her acting is especially impressive in the second half and in the climax. Murali Sharma and Rao Ramesh are restricted to entertainment. The characters of the heroines are not very important. But they look beautiful. Aadi Pinisetty acting is worth watching. It would have been better if the villain’s role was made stronger. The role of the villain Seetharam should have further strengthened to get elevation for the Bhargav character.
The music director Anirudh made a grand entry for the first time in Telugu, He gave beautiful songs. Background music is not so good. V. Manikandan camera work is good. Pawan Kalyan’s introductory scene is the main attraction of the film. The shooting scenes in Bulgaria are good. Trivikram, the director has once again shown his mark in dialogues. But could not show his mark as a director. The Sharma-Varma-Karma dialogues were entertaining. There is Depth in dialogues that come in the first half. Dialogues like ‘‘విచ్చలవిడిగా నరికేస్తే హింస… విచక్షణతో నరికేస్తే ధర్మం’ are impressive. But it would be nice if Trivikram had focused more on the story. Pawan-Trivikram is a hit combination and the producer did not compromise anything. Richness appears in every scene. Production values are good.
Agynaathavaasi is all about Corporate affairs, dominance and strategies. The main element of this story is the WINNER in the chess-like game. The director took legendary themes as the story. He also mentioned about ‘Nakula Dharma’. The lead character in the first scenes mentions about the struggle in making a wooden chair, which indirectly tells the theme of the film. The director has added romance track, family relations and comedy to this struggle.
The story will start slowly and creates a lot of questions in the minds of the audience by the time of Interval. The original story starts from there. The second half is to find out how Balasubramaniam takes revenge on those who are responsible for Vinda’s murder. Interval pre-twist is impressive. Pawan’s entry in the first half is impressive.
The second half is about finding those Who killed the Vinda and tried crushed his business empire?. Director tried to make a comedy with the characters of Sharma (Murali Sharma) Varma (Rao Ramesh). Trivikram style comedy is entertaining. Trivikram created his mark in the climax. Pawan’s ‘Kodakka Koteswara Rao’ was hilarious. Trivikram should realize it takes more than just good or powerful dialogues to make a story work. Overall Agnyaathavaasi about a son who saves his father’s empire. Pawan Kalyan does his best but his performance doesn’t save the film from falling flat.
+ Pawan Kalyan
+ Pre Interval scenes
+ Comedy in the second half
+ Kodakka Koteswara Rao song
– Residues of ‘Attarintiki Daredi’
– Weak story and screenplay
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