The Warrior Movie Review Rating: 2/5
Ram Pothineni could find his dream hit with a mass subject like Ismart Shankar. He has started owning Ustad title on screen. But he has a problem of depending on over commercial scripts that either hit or miss. These days such routine scripts aren’t finding audiences. With N. Lingusamy at the helm, can Ram deliver a good film alongside Aadhi Pinisetty? Let’s discuss…
Satya (Ram Pothineni), a young doctor enters Kurnool with his mother (Nadhiya). He stays opposite to the house of RJ Whistle Mahalakshmi (Krithi Shetty). He falls in love with her slowly. On the other hand, Satya treats a patient and Guru (Aadhi Pinisetty) henchmen kill him post opertation. Unable to take this, he reacts. Guru’s henchmen force him to withdraw the case. Later, he again takes on Guru’s men when due to their improportionate medicines kill children. Dean (Jayaprakash) advises him to stop putting himself in trouble but Satya doesn’t care. Guru hits to the pulp and hangs him on the road in front of Kondareddi Buruju. Dean saves him and with his family sends him away. After 2 years, Satya returns to Kurnool as DSP Satya with top ranks in IPS. What happens next? Watch the movie to know more …
The plot is nothing but Sivamani said in another tone. A hero unable to stop himself from going after a local don and due to some issue, he has to leave the town. When he comes back, he takes on the villain with full force. Major elements are taken from this plot and hence, movie feels like we are watching an extended cut of the old film rather than watching a new one from Ram and Aadhi. With two powerhouse performers, Lingusamy kind of a director in his prime, would have delievered at least Vettai/Thadhaka kind of film which is similar to many commercial films yet fresh and slightly different. Here, Lingusamy just depends on cliches to the core.
To the extent that even young kids can predict what happens next. In such films, novelty and fast pacing, fights add to the magic. Ala Vaikuntapurramuloo, Aravindha Sametha, Pushpa The Rise, KGF Chapter 1, 2 and even RRR have plots that have been used before laced with commercial elements. But they engage you with fresh scenes and strong performances. Few scenes in those films work just because of the vision of the directors and convincing performances. But N. Lingusamy writes scenes that are highly cliched.
Aadhi Pinisetty’s villain track starts off with Master Bhavani kind of flashback and then enters into the zone of Nothingness. He is a bad guy for the sake of being bad person. Such generic villains started getting boring on screen. Ram Pothineni needs to understand that commercial scripts might all sound alike but the directors who handle them with fresh vision can only make them work. Going with an old, once proven now struggling director, he needs a new subject like Ismart Shankar. Aadhi Pinisetty kind of actor is wasted but he performed well throughout. All others leave no impact. Devi Sri Prasad needs to take some break from composing to refresh himself. He is getting too generic and repetitive. This is a forgettable routine commercial flick.
- Ram Pothineni
- Aadhi Pinisetty
- Few Scenes
- Routine plot
- Draggy scenes
- Over dependency on Clichés
The Warrior Movie Review Rating: 2/5
Bottom-line: Cliched Commercial Plot!
Watch The Warriorr Theatrical Trailer (Telugu) | Ram Pothineni | Lingusamy | Aadhi | Krithi Shetty | DSP
Cast: Ram Pothineni, Krithi Shetty, Aadhi Pinisetty, Nadhiya, Akshara Gowda, Redin Kingsley, Brahmaji
Writers: N. Lingusamy, Sai Madhav Burra (Telugu), Brinda Sarathy (Tamil)
Editor: Naveen Nooli
Cinematography: Sujith Vaassudev
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Director: N. Lingusamy
Producers: Srinivasa Chitturi