Behind the Movie Current Theega: Highly energetic Manchu Manoj is joined by the team of director Nageswara Reddy for this film which has Rakul Preet Singh, Sunny Leone as heroines. Let us get into the review part.
In the Movie Current Theega: Story begins with arrest of Shiva Rama Raju (Jagapathi Babu), the most respected person in Parvathipuram on the charges of killing his daughter Kavitha (Rakul Preet Singh) and Raju (Manchu Manoj), when they are on elopement plan.
Into flashback, Raju is leader of a youth gathered VIP Association in village. Raju initially is infatuated by School English Teacher (Sunny Leone) and uses student Kavitha for transporting the love letters. Once Teacher marries an odd personality (Sampoornesh Babu), soon Raju realizes his real love for Kavitha and she too responds in no time falling flat for Raju’s heroism. The only hurdle before both of them is Shiva Rama Raju. When Kavitha’s weeding is fixed with a middle aged guy (Prithviraj), she decides to elope with Raju. Did Shiva Rama Raju really shot Raju and Kavitha? If not what leads to happy ending is climax.
Values of the Movie Current Theega: Except a minor dose of love and family element, there isn’t much of juice in the story to churn out a 2+ hour film. Taking total spirit from original Tamil version, G Nageswara Reddy added our Telugu mark screenplay using the hero image. Although story is wafer thin, movie traveled smoothly without any big hurdles with few shake ups in second half let down the flow. Especially, there is a big dip in entertainment quotient of GNR for the second half. Kishore Thirumala’s dialogues were purely conventional. Camera work of Satish Muthyala is dazzling with well composed, well shot songs and dynamically composed action blocks. Editing by SR Sekkhar was also sleek. Thumbs Up for music of Achchu who repeatedly gives only the best for Manoj and BGM was definitely a spirited work. Production values of Vishnu Manchu and 24 Frames are appreciable.
Coming to performance, Manoj although had a disturbed physique with fat accumulation all over due to health reasons, he delivered the punch on spot. His hard work in dances, fights and comedy episodes is remarkable. Emotions wise too, he was at ease with the father character done by Tanikella. All in all, Manoj was high in confidence needed for this kind of a film. Rakul Preet Singh is ravishingly gorgeous in village belle costumes. She is growing big with each film and ‘Current Theega’ proves her on acting prowess. Chemistry between Rakul, Manoj is best parts of the film. Sunny Leone isn’t that hot and her presence does not find any big importance when Manoj is flowing laminar.
Weakest link in the film is Jagapathi Babu’s role which bought the level of output by one step down. The same actor who was treated as advantage for many films earlier in supporting roles disconcerted the viewers with confusing and abnormal behavior. Climax of ‘Current Theega’ fell flat on nose because of GNR’s ineffectual treatment of JB. Comedy wise Vennela Kishore, Thagubothu Ramesh, Dhanraj, Prithviraj entertained. Supreet, Tanikella and the two antagonists have also done well.
Out of the Movie Current Theega: Manchu Manoj is waiting from a long time to bag big commercial success and ‘Current Theega’ can be approved for that. Although film might work out on commercial front, from view point of critics and reviewers GNR hampered the movie result with incompetent second half. Definitely, entertainment values and crispiness sensed in first half were missing in second half with run of mill episodes rolled one after another. A broad mention is needed for ox rescuing episode used for connecting hero, heroine is well handled. More of such peaks were needed to pull the potency high. Fitting apt to high voltage in title, Manchu Manoj has done a superb job and he stood the main pillar. If the tempo and gear in second half would have matched the first, ‘Current Theega’ would have been a real good film.
All in all, the movie is surely worth watchable ones for Manchu Manoj energy and Rakul Preet Singh beauty.
Cinejosh Verdict of Current Theega: Manchu Manoj Steals The Show.
Cinejosh Rating: 2.75/5
Reviewed by Srivaas