Acharya Movie Review : Neither here nor there

Acharya Movie Review
Acharya Movie Review

Acharya Movie Review Rating : 1.5/5
Acharya Movie Review : Mega father-son duo’s Acharya movie is finally in theatres. A big reason for Mega fans to celebrate, the coming together of Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan for a movie, has happened with Acharya. As an icing on the cake it is directed by Koratala Siva, who is known for his thought provoking yet mass hits. Naturally the expectations have skyrocketed. Now zoom ahead to find out how Koratala Siva made use of this crazy combination and project.

backdrop and story:

Acharya movie is based in the backdrop of a temple town Dharmasthali. Though there is ‘dharma’ in the name of the place, it is adharma which rules the place in the form of Basava (Sonu Sood). When the misdeeds of Basava are getting unbearable, Acharya (Chiranjeevi) enters the scene. How Acharya encounters Basava and saves righteous people from the demonic Basava is the main plot of the movie. In how many movies didn’t we come across a story like this? Ok, but besides Acharya, there is Siddha (Ram Charan) here, who brings in an additional dimension. Isn’t that enough to make it appealing to the audience? Doesn’t the very idea of Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan appearing together on screen make it a interesting watch?

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Koratala Siva’s style fails to leverage Mega combination:

Yes, the very idea of Megastar Chiranjeevi and his son Ram Charan, who has also turned into one of the top Tollywood stars today, acting together makes for a interesting watch. But there is need for a suitable story for the combination to become a hit combination. Here is where Acharya falters. Chiranjeevi is known for his energetic and mass roles. But Koratala Siva presents his heroes in a subdued manner. But he makes them powerful by backing them with strong content and purpose. But in Acharya movie, Koratala Siva has come with a regular story and moreover tried to mould Chiranjeevi according to his style. This takes energy out of Chiranjeevi’s character and also from the movie.

Though there is Ram Charan, keeping alive the hopes of making proceedings lively, even he falls victim to Koratala’s style. There is no doubt Koratala Siva has given memorable roles for his heroes in message oriented roles. But that works only when story is strong. As the story is weak in Acharya, the characters of both Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan fall flat. Even if Koratala Siva would have come up with a regular mass film, with the sole aim of making the most of Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan combination, it would have become a much better attempt. But, Acharya is neither here nor there.

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Mega stars, technicians and others:

Acharya is a Mega movie. From the beginning, it has been news for Mega combination. Chiranjeevi looks slim and energetic. He deserves praise for maintaining such a dedication and commitment to his work even at this stage. Ram Charan is greeting people after his magnum opus RRR. Audience may feel this as an insignificant one, after seeing him in movies like RRR. However his pairing with his illustrious dad will cheer their fans.

Heroine Pooja Hegde appears in a limited role. She appears as Charan’s love interest. Villainous characters like these are cakewalk for Sonu Sood. Regina appears in an item song after a longtime.

Coming to technicians, Mani Sharma composed songs and background score. Barring songs like ‘Banjara..’ and ‘La he la he’ remaining work is pretty regular. One expects much better job from Mani Sharma. Action scenes by Ram Laxman are fine. Thiru’s cinematography is the best work among the regular stuff.

Acharya’s producers have got a hike on ticket prices by saying it as a super high budget movie. But there is nothing ‘super’ or ‘high’ in its production values or content. The only feature which might make a case for Acharya is the co-starring of Mega heroes Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan.


Overall, Acharya is the weakest outing of director Koratala Siva till date and also one of the forgettable films in Megastar Chiranjeevi’s career. In all aspects, the film utterly fails to live up to the high expectations because of its poorly written screenplay and lackluster narration.

Acharya Movie Review Rating : 1.5/5

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