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Asura Review

Asura Review
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Behind the Movie Asura: Handsome hero Nara Rohit is taken for granted to experiment on new shores. After ‘Rowdy Fellow,’ he is here again in police costumes under the direction of debutant Krishna Vijay. Starting from an impressive logo design to creative publicity; ‘Asura’ looks to be an interesting project. So, let us get into the actual review part.

In the Movie Asura: Story sets off introducing Dharma Teja (Nara Rohit) as a strict and scrupulous Jailer obeying the Law and Order to bring a change in attitudes of criminals serving their punishment in prison. Precisely, Dharma Teja also has a beautiful girlfriend Harika (Priya Benarjee).

Challenge strikes when a diamonds selling rich businessman Chandrasekhar aka Charlie (Ravi Varma) sentenced to death by Court for killing his own family is put under the custody of Dharma Teja. When the time for execution of death sentence to be carried out by hanging on neck till the death is just few days away, Charlie begins to play ugly game for escaping from prison. How Dharma Teja tackles this rare case using all the wits is rest.

Values of the Movie Asura: First and foremost point to mention on top would be pouring of appreciations on Krishna Vijay for thinking about out of the box concepts which Tollywood generally discourages. A story weaved around characterization and attitude of a Jailer facing the challenge from a draconian villain with in his Jail compound sounds definitely arresting. Being a debutant, Krishna Vijay showed a fire in penning the dialogues and posting the real content. However, a slowpoke screenplay with blunt treatment left much more to ask for. Story treks on at a tortoise pace with boredom infused in many parts. Of course, there was no need to add any comic quotient in this sort of a serious subject and Krishna Vijay has done a right thing by remaining sincere towards his basic line. Scenes look as if extra pulled beyond the elastic limit. Unnecessary buildup or so called heroism enhancing scenes are also unneeded.

Vishweshwar’s camera work is upright and so is the slacken editing of Dharmendra Kakarala. Good work by Sai Kartheek for a startling background score jacked up a final punch. Songs wise, the item song treated differently needs a mention. Production values of Aran, Devas and Kushal Cinemas are strictly moderate and within the permissible limits.

On performance front, Rohit remained ethical towards the role. He struck to only one serious expression for all the areas of romance, action etc. On lee side, Rohit needs a bit of physique correction so as to present himself in a better way. He was caught in some weird camera angles which could have been avoided. Rohit showed no ease in doing those fighting blocks. Priya Benarjee was more or less restricted to feeble romantic track. Ravi Varma is the best pick among rest of casting. He is aplomb in self assured criminal minded character to live a legitimate mark with a killer smile. This man got more of talent to derive. Among the rest, Rupa Devi, Madhu Singampalli, Sathya Dev and others were fine.

Out of the Movie Asura: All in all, ‘Asura’ is quite a serious cinema made based on a novel concept. It’s the execution lapses in crucial pivots done the big damage. For movies in this new genre, a straight line graph is suicidal. There would be have some sharp peaks placed in story narration to rise the excitement factor. Although a low-key thrill factor is made a part of hiding screenplay, this wasn’t enough for a full length cinema. Climax is yet again a mark of inspirational wisdom in fresh talents of our newly arriving directors. Except a new storyline, thought provoking writing from Krishna Vijay well laced with fine-spun performances from Rohit, Ravi Varma and gripping musical score from Sai Kartheek, the movie fell short in offering a wholesome entertainment.

As the project is piled up in a shoe-string budget, ‘Asura’ can be a commercially well worked venture to keep the makers in safe hands. Adoration from lower class centers is doubtful while classes are likely to acknowledge the efforts of Krishna Vijay and Rohit. 

Cinejosh Verdict of Asura: Promising Plot Errs in Execution.

                                                        Cinejosh Rating: 2.5/5.0

                                                                                    Reviewed by Srivaas

 
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