Panjaa Review

Rating: 2.00/5

Critic Rating: (2.00/5)

It is
A film in the vouge of aiming for the openings rather than making something of real quality.

Plot
The supposedly technically sound director made it a point to rope in some of the best technicians of the country, but, how come our makers are least bothered about what these technicians are going to work on. The thing on paper, the screenplay – without which there has never been a good film.

Jai (Pawan Kalyan) is the right hand man of Calcutta’s biggest mobster (Bhagvan played by Jackie Shroff). Jai is ever devoted to his boss for a deed he had done sometime in the past. The character that drives the plot and brings in the conflict is Bhagvan’s son (Munna), an instinctively arrogant and trigger happy fellow. Munna’s unrestrained behavior pushes Jai to turn against his own boss.

The film seems like a mere switch of halves of Pawan’s previous gangster flick (Balu).

What’s good?
PS Vinod’s visuals and Sreekar Prasad’s cuts are the only things that distinguish this from any other Telugu film where everything is plain ordinary.

Why is the film a bore?
Like said already, the film’s got a weak plot line and insufficient scene detailing. Quite a few scenes seem like they are almost left to be poorly improvised by the actors.

Our films have taken the concept of cinematic liberty and pushed its boundaries until it seems like absolute idiotism (seems to work just fine for all those whose only concern is the star on screen). Somehow other films where the hero gets to kill hundreds with his bare hands seemed better than the idea of one man cleaning up hundreds of machine gun equipped goons with his two 9mm’s.

The real bore however are the forced episodes with the girl and the village chapters with the hit and miss humor.

Actors
Pawan gives us his usual act, nothing much changes because of the beard and the blazers.

Two new girls and nothing new to look forward to.

The real downside amongst the cast is Jackie Shroff and the actor playing his son. They do seem like a real father and son, both are equally unbereable.

Verdict
Our industry with its abundant resources at hand can do much better. We just deny to and have come to terms with the abundance of mediocrity. For all those still enjoying the abundance, don’t miss this.

 

Reviewed by Rohit
Email: rohit.cjs@gmail.com

 

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