Mirapakay review: One for Ravi Teja fans
Thursday 13 January 2011
Harish Shankar S
Ravi Teja, Richa, Deeksha Seth, Prakash Raj, Sunil, Brahmaji, Nagababu, Supreeth, Chandramohan, Kota, Sudha, Ajay
Despite a banal storyline, the film has entertainment value, punch and a decent presentation. The director purely depends on the energy levels of Ravi Teja and the comedy angle. Will these strengths help Mirapakay despite the outdated cop story? Only time will tell.
Rishi (Ravi Teja) is an undercover cop working for the Intelligence wing in New Delhi. His job is to corner dreaded mafia don Kittu Bhai (Prakash Raj).
Rishi descends on Hyderabad and pretends to be a lecturer. His modus operandi is to first catch Shankar Anna (Kota), the agent of Kittu Bhai, and then liquidate the latter's gang.
The upright cop, however, is also a lover of fun and romance: He falls flat whenever he sees a beautiful girl. He meets Vinamra (Richa Gangopadyaya), an orthodox Brahmin girl and instantly falls in love with her.
Soon, another girl, Vaishali (Deeksha Seth) joins the college. She is none other than the daughter of Kittu Bhai. The girl is bowled over by Rishi?s looks.
How the hero uses her love to tackle the mafia forms the crux of the film.
Ravi Teja proves that he can hold the audience purely with his high-energy levels in action, comedy and romance scenes. He is the life and blood of the movie.
Richa Gangopadyaya is cute and extremely impressive as an orthodox Brahmin girl. She is absolutely at ease with her character.
Deeksha has enough oomph to please the frontbenchers. Prakash Raj plays the mafia don - almost routine for him now - and is ably assisted by Ajay and Kota who play his stooges. The comedy of Ali, Brahmaji, Praveen and others work.
The first half is racy, while the second half is just about one revelation after another.
Director Harish Shankar has been obviously influenced by Puri Jagannath's Pokiri and Ravi Teja's earlier Khatarnak, also stories of undercover cops.
The music, songs and background score are good. Cinematography is impressive. Editing is strong. Dialogues and stunts work well.
Verdict: A mass entertainer