Movie : Shankara
Rating : 2/5
Director : Tatineni Satya
Behind the Screens:
Nara Rohit who despite having a good will in the audience as an actor who tries to bring novelty through his films is still waiting for that first big break of his career. After back to back disappointments, the actor is testing his luck once again at the box office with a film, Shankara which was lying in cans for so much of time. Let’s see how it fared with the audience!
Shankar (Nara Rohit) is a common college going student who never tolerates injustice in the society. He is an angry young man type who never takes back to voice against the issues he faces, but then the attitude often leads him to trouble which bothers his brother and mother a lot. One day, Shankar moves to the city for his college and one fine day happens to be a witness to a car accident involves son of a Bangalore-based business tycoon. The Police kill the victim for money and the rest of the story is how Shankar finds himself in the case and what happens further in his life.
Nara Rohit is apt for serious roles. We have seen that in the past and it is once again established in this film. The actor looks slightly better than his recent films as this movie was shot a long ago. Regina Cassandra we all know is a good performer but then she is just confined to songs and a handful of scenes which do not have much of impact. John Vijay performed well in his role but his character is poorly etched. Late actors – MS Narayana and Ahuti Prasad were seen in the film and it is a treat to watch them for one last time. Jaya Prakash Reddy is seen as a doctor and he is wasted we can say.
Tatineni Satya has chosen a decent concept for the film but failed in executing it properly. The screenplay is bad and logic goes for a toss in certain crucial scenes. Such films need to be handled with care maintaining the suspense from the start to the end. The first half has got a slow start but the proceedings pick pace around the interval bang when the story takes a serious turn. But from then the director failed to maintain the tempo and suspense. The racy screenplay is what that is needed but then the director missed both of them.
As we already said the director Tatineni Satya is disappointing in Shankara. Songs composed by Sai Karthik are disappointing and the background score is just about okay. The cinematography is good while the production values are just about okay. The Editing could have been a lot better. Production Values of the film are average.
Yet another disappointment for Nara Rohit
Cast: Nara Rohit, Regina, John Vijay, MS Narayana, Ahuti Prasad and Others
Writing, Direction: Tatineni Satya
Producer: RV Chandramouli Prasad (Kinnu)
Production House: Sree Leela Movies
Music: Sai Karthik
Cinematographer: Surender Reddy
Editing: Kotagiri Venkateshwara Rao
Release Date: 21st October 2016