Hyper movie review: Ram-Raashi Khanna’s film bags mixed response from audience

Hyper Movie Review

Hyper Review
Rating : 3/5
Direction:Santhosh Srinivas
Producer :14 Reels Entertainment
Star Cast: Ram, Rashi Khanna, Satya Raj & Others
Music :Jibran
Release date:30th September 2016
Genre :Drama film/Romance
Censor :U/A

Energetic actor Ram Pothineni starrer ‘Hyper’ is romantic action movie, which is laced with a good dose of comedy, sentiments and commercial ingredients. The movie deals with the bond between a father and son. It is directed by Santosh Srinivas and has hit the theatres today on 30th September. Actress Raashi Khanna is playing the female lead role. Let’s see the story line.

Editor Review
Story: Surya (Ram) is an happy guy who is obsessed about his father Narayana Murthy (Sathyaraj) and falls in trouble all the time. One day a local don Gaja( Murali Sharma) saves Narayana Murty from a truck accident and Surya starts to help him. Narayana Murthy is a sincere government office and one day a Powerful Minister Rajappa (Rao Ramesh) lock horns with Surya’s father as he wants signature of Narayana Murthy on a file to seek clearance for his illegal mall construction plan in Vizag but Narayana Murthy who believes in values, refuses to sign the file. As a result of it, Rajappa starts to create problem for his family and deploys Gaja to take action against Surya’s family. How Surya will resolve this problem? Form rest of the story.

Plus Points:
Performance of Ram
Glamour of Raashi Khanna
Dialogues

Minus points:
No thrill
Predicable story line
Lack of Entertainment
BGM

Performance: Actor Ram is at his spontaneous best and proves that he can pull off any role with ease. He has delivered energetic performance and has done justification with his role. His energy level is superb and suited to his character. His body languages and way of dialogue delivery are superb. Sathyaraj in the role of father performed well and takes the movie to another level with his wonderful performance. The sequences that Ram shares with his father keeps the audiences hooked to the seat. Raashi Khanna as Bhanumathi, became successful to drag the attention of the audiences by her glamour but she did not get much screen space to prove herself. Sathyaraj is perfect in his role. Naresh, Tulsi Shivamani, Fish Venkat, Prabhas Sreenu and others justified with their characters.

Technical: The production value of 14 Reels Entertainment is good. The cinematography is breath-taking and the cameraman captured the visual of Vizag in splendid manner. The music of Ghibran is just ok and the background score by Mani Sharma is below average. The director Santosh has become successful to utilize the talent of Ram and became fail to engage the audiences as the second half of the movie tests the patience of the audiences. The editing is below par. The comedy works well for the film. The concept of the story is good but it also succumbs to the usual template of a thriller.

Analysis: Overall Hyper is a complete entertainer with all the emotions in right proportions. The performance of Ram, and the chemistry between Ram and Sathyaraj, screenplay and funny scenes with father love are the major highlights. The major drawback of Hyper is its predictable story line and second half. The movie carries social message which is conveyed by powerful dialogues. Hyper doesn’t have anything new to offer in terms of plot. The director Santosh Srinivas became fail to execute the movie with good flavour.

Overall, Hyper is a regular mass movie that is neither quite dismissible nor it is very impressive. Okay movie with entertaining first half.

 

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Review : Inkokkadu – Only for Vikram

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Release date : September 8, 2016

 Rating : 2.75/5

Director : Anand Shankar

Producer : Shibu Thameens

Music Director : Harris Jayaraj

Starring : Vikram, Nayantara, Nithya Menen

National Award winner Vikram, is back with yet another interesting film Inkokkadu. The action entertainer which has the star hero in a double role has hit the screens all over today. Let’s see how it is.

Story:-

Th entire Malaysian police are busy cracking a mysterious case about a dreaded criminal called Love(Vikram). They have no idea about him and where he operates from. One fine day, they get a clue that an ex-RAW agent, Akhil(Vikram) had a personal vendetta against Love and was dealing the case four years back.

They hunt Akhil down and ask him to take up the case. Who is this Love ? What personal problem did Akhil have with Love ? How did Akhil tackle this case ? and where do Nayanthara and Nithya Menen feature in this entire set up ? That form the rest of the story.

Plus Points:-

Vikram is the heart and soul of the film. It is his double role which attracts the audience right away into the proceedings. The star actor is especially good as Love. Be it his body language, dialogue delivery and walking style, he is a treat to watch whenever he is on screen.

Nayanthara plays a different role and has very good screen presence. The interval bang leaves you with a surprise and sets the film up nicely. The first half has good chases, interesting investigation scenes, and superb performances.Special mention should go to Harris Jayraj’s background score which elevates the film to another level.

Minus Points:-

After a gripping first half, things get slightly slow as the film loses its pace in certain areas. Also, the presence of two songs in unwanted areas disturbs the flow of the film to an extent.

Off late, Nithya Menen has been doing these small roles which do not have any weight in the film. She is wasted in her role as Vikram overshadows her completely throughout the film.

After a point where the twists are revealed, the second half becomes a bit predictable and it is left to the villain character played by Vikram to bring spice into the proceedings.

Technical Aspects :-

Inkokkadu is very strong on technical aspects. Production values are superb as the action entertainer looks quite stylish. Even the way all the characters have been styled is very good. Inkokkadu is a screenplay based film which runs in investigation mode. The director Anand manages to engage the audience well during the first half but falters during the later part.

Music is just about okay but as said earlier, the background score is a highlight. The camerawork is stunning and showcases Malaysia and its surrounding quite well. Editing is below average as many scenes and a song during the second half could have been edited out.

Verdict:-

On the whole, Inkokkadu is a unique action entertainer which has its moments. Engaging first half and Vikram’s performances are a huge plus. This is a kind of film which will be liked only by action film lovers and general audience who love popcorn entertainers, might get disappointed. Finally, if you manage to ignore the lacklustre second half and predicatble storyline, you can give this film a shot for Vikram who is awesome as LOVE.

‘Janatha Garage’ Review: Needs Some Repairs

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Movie: Janatha Garage
Rating: 3/5
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Cast: NTR, Mohanlal, Samantha, Nithya Menen, Unni Mukund, Sai Kumar, Brahmaji, Benarjee, Ajay, Sitara, Devayani, Gunaji and others.
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography: Thiru
Editing: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Fights: Anal Arasu
Art: A.S. Prakash
Producers: Naveen Yerneni, Mohan (CVM), Y.Ravi Shankar
Written and directed by: Koratala Siva
Release date: September 01, 2016

Fresh from the success of “Nannaku Prematho”, NTR has teamed up with hit director Koratala Siva for “Janatha Garage”. Ever since the movie was announced, it has created huge interest among the film lovers and with the casting of Malayalam superstar Mohanlal the interest hiked further.

As Koratala Siva is in top form and the trailers have become popular, the movie generated huge expectations. Touted as one of the biggest movies this season, it has hit screens in Telugu and Malayalam languages simultaneously.

Let’s find out how the film has fared and whether it has the potential to become blockbuster.

Story:
Satyam (Mohanlal) establishes an auto garage in Hyderabad in early 1980’s. Soon he becomes a leader to their locality. All people in the neighbourhood approach him for help and he also “repairs” (bashes up) men who do wrong to the people.

In the present day, Anand (NTR), an environmental researcher, studying and living in Mumbai frequently lands in problems for his cases against powerful people who pollute the nature. He also knows how to teach them a lesson by bashing them.

On a study exchange program, Anand comes down to Hyderabad and he closes down the illegal quarry of Satyam’s son Raghava (Unni). Impressed with Anand’s aggressive and righteous nature, Satyam asks him to take over his garage. Why? What is his motive?

Artistes’ Performances:

NTR has excelled once again where performance is concerned. He has shown his maturity when he does the scene of Samantha leaving him.

The great actor Mohanlal has not much scope for giving great performance but his presence itself mesmerizes. Samantha and Nithya Menen are wasted in the movie. Sai Kumar’s role is laughable. Ajay’s character lacks proper depth. The villainy done by Unni and Sachin Khedekar also fail to give desired results.

Among other actors Devyani has done good job. Kajal Agarwal’s item song comes at wrong time but she has tried to spice up the screen with ample skin show.

Technical Excellence: 
The film boasts high technical values with top-notch camera work by renowned cinematographer Thiru and great artwork. Much of the film is shot at Janatha Garage set and even Mumbai set props are eye-catching.

Devi Sri Prasad’s music is okay. Only couple of songs are good. Editing is bad – from pace to keeping plenty of unnecessary scenes. Fights are routine. Dialogues are good but direction and narration are not effective.

Highlights:
NTR’s performance
NTR and Mohanlal’s scenes
GHMC Episode
Some dialogues

Drawback:
Dull first half
Heroines with no proper roles
Lack of emotional quotient
Weak Villain
Predictability
Lengthy runtime

Analysis: 
“Idhi Oka Kutumba Katha”

Music by Devi Sri Prasad is a huge plus as all the songs have been composed quite well. Devi’s background score in the second half elevates the proceedings to a decent level. Production values of the film are pretty good. Camera work is superb as Hyderabad and Mumbai have been showcased in a wonderful light. Dialogues written by Koratala Shiva are meaningful. Editing is below average as the film needs to be trimmed by at least 15 minutes.

Coming to the director Koratala Shiva, he has done just an okay job with the film. Though his thought is good, he takes too much time to establish the story as the film catches steam only after the first half. He makes things predictable and ends the film on a simple note.

Verdict :-

On the whole, Janatha Garage is not your regular popcorn entertainer which Tollywood churns out every week. It is a character-driven film where the onus is on serious emotions. Though NTR performs brilliantly, Mohan Lal gets a prominent role and this might not go well with NTR’s fans. The film will appeal to the general audience more than the fans. Finally, if you ignore the predictable story line, you may give this film a shot. But keep your expectations in check.

 

 

Source: http://goo.gl/BNy90z

Can NTR Beat Pawan Kalyan’s Record?

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Janatha Garage storm has taken over overseas box office. The collection tally has already surpassed $ 250K mark in US even before the first premiere was screened.

The opening day number is going to be huge for sure. With Janatha Garage already surpassing quarter million mark in US, what would be its final figure from the premieres?

Trade is expecting this film to beat Sardaar Gabbar Singh’s record and take the second place on all time biggest openers list.

NTR’s recent track record has made him a very big star in the overseas market. Badshah and Temper grossed over a Million dollars and Nannaku Prematho grossed over Two Million in US. If Janatha Garage lives up to the expectations, 3 Million would be on cards.

Here is the list of biggest grossing movies from US premieres. Let’s see where Janatha Garage would end up by Thursday night.

1) Baahubali – $ 1.5 Million

2) Sardaar Gabbar Singh – $ 615K

3) Brahmotsavam – $ 560K

4) Srimanthudu – $ 535K

5) Aagadu – $ 507K

 

Source: http://goo.gl/77dLGr

Here’s how much Akshay, Shah Rukh have earned!

Meet Forbes’ highest paid actors.

After revealing the list of highest paid actresses in the world, Forbes magazine has given out the list of highest paid actors for the year 2016.

While Deepika Padukone was the only actress from the Bollywood to make it to the list, two Bollywood superstars have found a place in the actors’ list.

Take a look.

highest paid actors
With $13.5 million earnings, Akshay Kumar is the 10th highest paid actor in the world. Having more than two releases every year, it’s not surprising that Khiladi Kumar is the list.

This year alone, he’s already scored three hits in Airlift, Houseful 3 and Rustom.

He shares the 10th spot with Hollywood hunk Brad Pitt.

highest paid actors
Shah Rukh Khan is at number eight with $33 million earnings for the year 2015-2016.

He shares the spot with Hollywood’s Iron Man Robert Downey Jr, who was the highest paid actor last year.

highest paid actors
Action superstar Vin Diesel, who will be seen alongside Deepika Padukone in xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, is at number seven on the list with $35 million earnings.

This is the third time that he been featured on the list.

 highest paid actors
Also making it to the list this year is Ben Affleck. Though his film Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was slammed by critics, it did rake in moolah at the box office.

With $43 million earnings, he is number six on the list.

 highest paid actors
Johnny Depp is number five on the list with net worth of $48 million.

He charged an estimated eight figure for the latest installment of Pirates of the Carribean and Alice Through the Looking Glass.

 highest paid actors
Last year, Tom Cruise was at number six but this year the Hollywood hunk has climbed two spots higher to be at number four.

He made a cool $53 million for the year 2016-2016.

highest paid actors
Matt Damon grabs the third position this year with $55 million earnings.

His film The Martian did exceptionally well at the box office and even earned him an Oscar nomination.

 highest paid actors
Retaining his spot at number two is Jackie Chan with $61 million earnings.

 highest paid actors

Dwayne Johnson has dethroned the Iron Man from the top spot this year with $64.5 million earnings.

His 2015 film San Andareas was the 14th highest grossing film worldwide

Premam Audio Launch on 20th Sep

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The much awaited romantic entertainer drama “Premam” is gearing up for grand release very soon. The makers are going to launch the audio of the movie on 20th September in Hyderabad. The movie features Akkineni Naga Chaitanya, Shruti Hassan, Anupama Parameshwaran and Madonna Sebastian. It is directed by Chandu Mondeti and presented by PDP Prasad.  The music is jointly scored by Gopi Sunder and Rajesh Murugan. Suryadevara Naga Vamsi is bankrolling this upcoming drama.

Recently the makers have wrapped the entire shoot of the movie and currently it is in post production stage. On the occasion of King Nagarjuna’s birthday the makers release the song ‘Evare’ on the radio station which is topping the charts and now audio is going to be launched on the birth anniversary of legendary Akkineni Nageshwara Rao on 20th September in a very grand manner. The movie will hit the theaters in October as Dussehra festival gift.

Jr.NTR’s Fan killed Pawan’s Fan

Jr.NTR’s Fan killed Pawan’s Fan

The fan war has become common in Film Industry and now the fans are doing fights for silly reasons.  The fans of two popular actors of Tollywood, argued for their favourite star and a fan killed the other’s fan with a knife and this incident happened in Karnataka.

Young Tiger Jr.NTR’s fan killed  the fan of Power Star Pawan Kalyan, has become the hot topic of discussion on social media.  24 years Vinod Kumar, belong to Tirupati, was the  die hard fan of Pawan Kalyan and earlier he arranged many programs for Pawan’s Jana Sena party in  Chittoor district. Recently he went Kolar  district of Karnataka to participate in a event and later he went to other place to have drink. At the time, Vinod and his friends started talking about their favorite actors, started arguing about their favourite superiority. Suddenly the fan of Jr.NTR pierced Vinod, who was Pawan Kalyan’s fan with a knife. He was heavily bleeding and was rushed to a nearby hospital but he was declared dead by the doctors. After enquiring, the police found that the person who killed , was Jr.NTR fan. The case has been registered and police has arrested the convict.