Every hero in our Telugu film industry have certain image like mass hero, class hero, etc. Time has changed now and our heroes are trying to come out of their branded image by trying something different to their earlier movies. Manoj Manchu is one hero who is known for his real stunts and action episodes is back now with his class look in the movie “Shourya” directed by Dasaradh, co-starring Regina Cassandra, produced by Malkapuram Siva Kumar (Shivanna) under his Suraksh Entertainments. Let’s see how it works on us!
Shourya (Manchu Manoj) is a cool guy who has individual dreams. While helping his friend to marry her lover he meet Nethra (Regina Cassandra). They both fall in love with each other over the time with Shourya’s good deeds. Nethra gets engaged to Nandu before falling in love. They get caught by the parents of Nethra in Nethra’s house and their parents agree to marry them after Shivaratri festival. But twist in the tale arises when Nethra get murdered and Shourya is framed for the murder. How and why is Nethra murdered?? Who is the real murderer?? forms the rest of the movie.
Cast and Performance
Manchu Manoj as Shourya is super cool. He is seen in a tender role for the first time in his career. He played it quite simple and has tried different in terms of his characterisation. He looks glamorous on screen with his chubby looks and dimple cheeks. Regina Cassandra as Nethra is good. She has played her part well within her given length of role. Obviously she also looks beautiful. Prakash Raj as Krishna Prasad is fantastic as usual. He did superb job as investigator of Nethra’s murder case. Benerjee is good in his limited role. Siva Prasad is fine. Nagineedu as Nethra’s father is nice. He is getting the same roles in all the movies. Ajay is superb. Prabhas Seenu is hilarious. Nandu, Shayaji Shinde are good. Brahmanandam shines in his regular way. Other actors did their part well.
Premise of the story is interesting. Scenes written are regular and old. Screenplay is a big let down to the movie. It fails to engage the audience. Screenplay writer Kishore Gopu should have taken much care. Dialogues are mediocre.
Songs composed by K Veda are just okay. They seem to be heard before. He tried to give his best with background score. But it is also a failure attempt. Cinematography by Malhar Bhatt Joshi is superb. His work in some scenes is worth mentioning. Editing by S R Sekkhar is fine. Art work is good. Production Values are good.
- Manchu Manoj
- Prakash Raj
- Slow Paced Screenplay
- Non-Situational Songs
First half of the movie is quite slow. When the movie enters flashback mode it becomes more slow. Sharpness in the screenplay is missing. Love track between Manchu Manoj and Regina Cassandra is shown in a very regular and formulaic way. Hero is of Lord Rama character type and heroine is of helping nature. Prabhas Seenu tries very hard to generate laughs but fails to some extent. Two non-situational songs which comes in the first 30 mins of the movie acts as speed breaker to the slow flow of the movie. It ends with a twist in the tale. Necessary curiosity is generated among the audience with the interval episode. Second half starts with better screenplay than first half. Brahmanandam makes entry as sports minister and scenes of Manoj playing Tom and Jerry games with Brahmi starts with Raakasi, another non-situational song in the background. Twists in the second half forms the crux of the story. To sum up, Shourya is a slow paced thriller.