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Sher

Sher

Source: General

By: Telugucinema.com

Critic's Rating: 3/5

Friday 30 October 2015

Movie Title

Sher

Director

Mallikarjun

Star Cast

Kalyan Ram, Sonal Chauhan, Brahmanandam

This movie is best described as a revenge drama. One day a girl captures an image of a man saving the Indian flag. She enters a contest with this image and wins the prize.

The girl (Sonal) who hasn’t seen this man’s face knows that his name is Gautham (Kalyan Ram). The name is tattooed on his hand. She is on the lookout for him and finally she meets him and they fall in love. But there is another man who wants her, the local don (Vikramajeet). He strikes a deal with her father.

If the don gets the girl, her father gets a higher post in the police department. Gautham on the other hand starts eliminating the local don’s henchmen. Who is Gautham? What’s his role here? Watch Sher to get to that…

At a time directors when Tollywood is making movies with bigger ideas, novel story-lines, toying with refreshing themes, there are also directors who are stuck in a time-warp. They are not able to come out from their template of storytelling which was discovered in the late 70's. Sher is one such example. Director Malli has not only picked up the cliched story-line but has also told the movie in a run-of-the-mill way which leaves us bored.

Kalyan Ram had scored a hit with Pataas earlier this year which was high on entertainment quotient. There seems to be an added last minute comedy track to the storythat has further spoiled the narration. The comedy by Brahmanandam, Prudhvi and others is also pretty ordinary.

First half of the movie runs on the romance between hero and heroine and some comedy scenes. Post the interval too this continues till the last 30 minutes where some interesting sequences happen. The flashback episode that occurs towards the end holds some interest but rest of the movie is a bore.

Kalyan Ram is okay in the role of Gautham but his character is not developed properly. He is shown mostly as a jobless guy. Sonal Chauhan has not improved her acting skills even now. She is a typical glam girl.

Rao Ramesh and Rohini are also wasted. Brahmanandam fails to evoke laughs. Ali and Late M S Narayana are also there to serve the comedy part. There is also a scene where the hero makes all members of the villain's gang sing a song much like the scene in Gabbar Singh but this one doesn't work. The villain's gang is not evil enough. Ashish Vidyarthi all through the film plays games on an Ipad! He is paid remuneration for this, whoa!

Of all the technicians, Thaman shines with a song or two. Cinematography by Sarvesh Murari is pretty ordinary too. So are the dialogues by Diamond Rathnam. As a director, Malli has not proven his mettle.

Bottom-line: Sher has a cliched story-line and it is told in the most outdated manner.

Ratings: 2.5

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