|Movie Cast||Akkineni Nagarjuna, Myra Sareen, Ajay, Baby Kaavya|
|Director||Ram Gopal Varma|
|Music Director||Ravi Shankar|
|Production Company||Ram Gopal Varma, Sudheer Chandra Padiri|
|Release Date||June 1, 2018|
The film Officer is the latest 2018 Telugu action crime project produced bland directed by Ram Gopal Varma on his R Company production banner. The director has been teaming up with the actor after almost two decades, and this movie marks their fourth-time collaboration. The film stars Nagarjuna Akkineni and Myra Sarin in the lead roles. Ravi Shankar is the music director of the film. The film’s trailer has created a great curiosity among the audiences, and the makers promoted that the sound design of the movie is exceptional. The film has got a lot of positive elements and check out the review of the film here.
The story revolves around the investigation of a fake encounter done by a police officer called Narayan Pasari. Shivaji Rao is appointed as the investigative officer for this fake encounter, and while he starts chasing down the mystery behind the fake encounter, he encounters a lot of problems. What are those? How did Shivaji Rao finally wins over Narayan Pasari? Did Shivaji finish the investigation successfully? Forms the story of the film.
Nagarjuna Akkineni has delivered an excellent performance in the film. As a police officer, he has played his part very well and shows the difference in his performance when compared to those in his previous roles. Every scene involving Nagarjuna has come out well. Myra Sarin, on the other hand, made her debut with this film and had got good marks regarding her performance as well as looks. Baby Kavya is impressive and has done her part very well. The other actors like Shiyaji Shinde, Priyadarshi Pulikonda, Ajay, Feroz, Abbasi are decent in their roles. The actor who played Narayan Pasari is good and tried his best to be the baddie.
Ram Gopal Varma himself has penned the story screenplay and dialogues for the movie. The story has got some uniqueness, but the screenplay has lead down the execution part. The conversations for the film are good, but at times they looked forced and artificial.
Cinematography by Bharath Vyas is neat. The framing is beautiful, and Ram Gopal Varma has used his experience in coming up with some of the best frames in the movie. The lighting has been exceptional too. The editing by Anwar Ali and R Kamal is just okay. Some of the scenes could have been chopped off. The music by Ravi Shankar is good regarding the background score. The background score elevated the action sequences very well. The production values by R Company is luxurious and grand.
The film Officer could have been made as a thriller, but the director has chosen to make it a drama. The film did not have enough story to appeal to the audiences, but the director tried his best in coming up with an exciting cat and rat drama. The storyline is interesting, but as it progresses, there is no scope for further storytelling in the movie. As a result, the second half of the film falls flat and starts testing the patience of the audiences. The first half is much better when compared with the second half. On the whole, the film is nothing but a disappointment for the viewers and Nagarjuna fans who are expecting that this collaboration is going to recreate the magic of Shiva.