Direction: Narasimha Rao
Behind the Scenes:
A Small Film based on Socio-Fantasy Subject, Sharabha is releasing today. The movie introduces Ashok Kumar Sahadev and is Produced by his father Ashwini Kumar Sahadev. Shankar’s Protege, Narasimha Rao is directing the film which has managed to somehow create a bit of buzz in the audience. Let us see how Sharabha is received by the audience:
Chandrakshudu (Puneeth) is an Evil Force residing in the forest near Sirigiri. He sacrifices 17 Special Girls in 17 years and gears up for another in the eighteenth year to become the King of Universe. Chandrakshudu’s son, Rakthakshudu (Charandeep) is after Divya (Mishti Chakraborty) as she is the chosen one. The rest is all about how Sharabha (Akash Kumar Sahadev), the protagonist of this story stops this madness with the help of the divine power.
Akash Kumar Sahadev who made his film debut with the film failed to impress the audience. He is okay in the action sequences but struggled a lot in acting. His expressions, body language, and dialogue delivery need a lot of improvement. Mishti Chakraborty is okay. Jayapradha who started her second innings as hero’s mother looked dignified and is good. Puneeth Issar and Napolean are good. Nasser, Ponnavan, and Charandeep are okay in the roles they are offered.
Its been a long time since Telugu audience got to see a socio-fantasy subject but then, the director Narasimha Rao failed to impress with it. It is a routine story which we find even in Chandamama Story Books. The Graphic Content which is extremely crucial for such films failed big time. Even the makeup of the characters is not up to the mark. Music is disappointing. The cinematography is fine. Editing could have been better. Production Values are not up to the expectations of a socio-fantasy film.
The first half of the film is more of a Time Pass affair. The scenes between the hero and heroine are dragged and make you feel bored. The actual story begins only in the second half but then with poor makeup and graphics audience do not find the film interesting. The scene of Lord Narasimha killing the evil force in the climax is good. Except for a couple of scenes in the second half, the movie is boring to the core. Moreover, the lead hero is also disappointing. All in all, the film disappoints big time.
Sharabha: Bores to the Core
Cast: Akash Kumar Sahadev, Mishti Chakraborty, and Others
Dialogues: Sai Madhav Burra
Editor: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Producer: Ashwini Kumar Sahadev
Banner: AKS Entertainment
Release Date: 22nd November 2018