Critic's Rating: 3/5
Saturday 06 June 2015
Nara Rohith, Priya Benarjee, Ravi Varma
Nara Rohith is known for acting in unique films. With the release of action thriller Asura he has strengthened his position as a star with a penchant for quality stories. Directed by newcomer Krishna Vijay, Asura is a cop drama packaged differently. It is not a regular cop story.
Dharma (Nara Rohith) is a jailer who knows his job well. His strict and straightforward attitude causes him to be mistaken as a bigheaded subordinate in front of his superiors. Dharma does not listen to anyone and runs the jail his way. Because of this his subordinates like him and are loyal to him.
Charlie (Ravi Varma) is a convict awaiting the death sentence and is transferred to Dharma's jail. Charlie makes desperate attempts to escape from the jail, thereby causing problems to Dharma and the higher authorities.
Charlie continues his attempts and strikes a deal with the help of a fellow convict with some local goons. He promises them 50 high quality diamonds if they get him out of the jail. The goons kidnap Dharma's girlfriend in an attempt of getting Charlie out of the jail. The rest of the story is about what Dharma does to save his girlfriend and solve the other problems.
Nara Rohith delivers a good performance and his dialogue delivery is awesome. He needs to work on his physique though as he looks slightly bulky. Priya Banerjee gives an average performance. Ravi Varma does a superb job in his role. He has performed with elan. Vennela Rama Rao, Madhava and the others have given good support.
The twists in the film are shown in a good manner. Visuals are stylish. The climax is novel and is the best highlight in the film. There are certain drawbacks in the film. At times, the film just leaves you wondering. The love track between Rohith and Priya is not powerful enough. Some more comedy moments would have made the film more entertaining.
Technically the film is fine. Editing is good and cinematography is first-rate. For a first timer Krishna Vijay's direction is excellent. Music by Sai Karthik gels well. Background score is awesome. A couple of scenes could have been avoided.
Overall, Asura is a decent film. Compared to the regular commercial films, this treads an offbeat path.
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