Behind the Movie Super Star Kidnap: Fun films with crime element paid off excessively, off late. Sushanth Reddy picked three young heroes for this flick with main focus on Mahesh Babu. Obviously, it’s the promotional trick gave enough mileage. Let us see, how worthwhile and enthralling is this kidnap?
In the Movie Super Star Kidnap: Story starts introducing three young characters (Nandu, Bhupal and Adarsh Balakrishnan) fighting with their own set of problems. Nandu wants to rejoin with his broke up girl friend Priya (Poonam Kaur). She is currently in lust with Adarsh Balakrishna, who is son of a top film producer making ‘Murari 2’ with Mahesh Babu. On the parallel side, Bhupal is a struggling writer cum director knocking every door in last nine years begging for a chance. All three join hands in a crunchy situation to kidnap Mahesh Babu from his caravan and successfully complete the task. Very soon they realize the mistake. The person kidnapped is not Mahesh Babu but he is comedian Vennela Kishore. How they played the rest of game blackmailing producer for 2 Crores, how story gets locked with Lady Gabbar Singh (Shraddha Das), financially weak don (Fish Venkat) and Politician (Posani) forms rest.
Values of the Movie Super Star Kidnap: Leave aside story, production values and cinematic liberties, if a director succeeds in enticing the audience interest with narration, that’s the success formula. Sushanth Reddy discriminated his film from other crime-comedies by puffing on an interesting story line to kidnap Mahesh Babu. Most of the time, he cashed on Mahesh Babu’s popularity showing the Fan frenzy. In fact, Mahesh Babu’s hoarding plays key role in pre-climax which might be foolish but still acceptable from lower benchers. Script had its own share of gripping and feeble elements. Creating circumstances for three heroes there by evolving a kidnap plan has been well worked out. Direction wise, Sushanth Reddy has done a decent job with the scant resources he had at disposal. Eeshwar’s camera work was plain and elementary at many occasions. Editing wise, Praveen Pudi’s run time was fine. Still, there was a scope for more crispiness to squeeze in. Sai Kartheek’s music rocked initially helping the lift off. Production values of Chandu Penmetsa and Lucky Creations are pretty weak.
On performance front, all three youngsters did a fine job. Adarsh Balakrishna is apt in selfish, negative shades. Nandu’s frustration missing his girlfriend was practical. Bhupal’s never-to-give-up writer/director attitude was witty and funny. Vennela Kishore leaded the entire second half throwing the self-satires. Shraddha Das, Fish Venkat and Posani are justified. Tagubothu Ramesh played his part. Poonam Kaur was hot for a while. Cameos of Nani, Manchu Manoj and Allari Naresh come at right places.
Out of the Movie Super Star Kidnap: Something of a concept like kidnapping a star hero and fun ride there-off with wrong person in bag is never tried before. In that case, Sushanth Reddy's experiment is a clear cut winner. The exciting concept could have presented on screen to leave a kicking experience for viewers. Director gradually fell short of his set standards in the total run. He clamped the first half so tight closing with a victorious kidnap. When the lock is opened with wrong person recognized as bought in, rest should be adventurously confusing, comic drive with stimulating content. Here Sushanth Reddy is noticed as underfed.
Very often, the image of Mahesh Babu or a pseudo personality of Super Star or the clippings from his films are used to hold the narration. If little more of fun content is drove into second half, definitely ‘Super Star Kidnap’ could have been a super product. Yet, this isn’t a disappointing show and can probably throw a smile on every face. Little more of budget was mandatory to bring in some technicalities.
Commercially, the project is wrapped up in a very small budget. With big man hitting the screens in next week, ‘Super Star Kidnap’ can be best seller of this week. Mahesh Babu Fans are quick to connect.
Cinejosh Verdict of Super Star Kidnap: Funny Experiment.
Cinejosh Rating: 2.75/5.0
Reviewed by Srivaas