Movie : Aswathama
Director : Ramana Teja
Behind the Scenes:
Young Hero Naga Shaurya has just completed a hattrick of disasters. For a change, he chose to make a suspense thriller coming out of his comfort space. He also turned Story Writer for this film, Aswathama. Let us see how the movie is received by the audience.
Gana (Naga Shaurya) comes to Vishakapatnam from abroad for his sister’s engagement. While everyone is happy, Gana finds his sister trying to commit suicide. She tells him that she is pregnant but do not know who is the reason for it. Gana gets her aborted but decides to find who is the reason for it. In the process learns she is not alone. Who is behind all this? What happens in the end? Forms the rest.
Naga Shaurya has come up with an intense performance. He managed to put up with an excellent performance as a concerned brother. The confusion and anxiety required for the character is portrayed well. He carried the entire film on his shoulders. Mehreen is okay in a limited role. Jisshusen Gupta is excellent as a class looking Psycho villain. Sargun Kaur plays Naga Shaurya’s sister and she is fine in a little role. Rest of the characters are okay.
Naga Shaurya picked up a good story for his debut as the Story Writer but it looks like inspired by a Tamil Thriller. His writing has a tinge of inexperience. Moreover, he packed it with a lot of violence and gore like in those American Thrillers. Director Ramana Teja does a disappointing job as his amateursishness is clearly seen. The Camera Work is good. Sri Charan Pakala’s songs are okay and the Background score by Ghibran is good at places. Editing could have been better in the Second half. Production Values are Good.
The First Half of the film has got an ordinary start. The proceedings are slow until some 30-40 minutes before the interval. The movie turns interesting from there making the first half decent. However, the proceedings go wayward after a good start in the second half and the climax looks routine. The movie works for those who likes thrillers but common audience may find it difficult especially the violence and gore is a bit too much. There is Zero entertainment as well. Finally, Aswathama is a tedious watch which works here and there.
Aswathama: Too Much of Gore and Bore
Cast and Crew
Director : Ramana Teja
Producers : Usha Mulpuri
Music Director : Sricharan Pakala
Cinematographer : Manojh Reddy
Release Date 31st January 2020