Festive seasons serve a great purpose for cinema. As everyone get holidays in this season, movies get best business out of these seasons like Sankranti, Dussehra and some others. Makers release their movies in these seasons in full competitive spirit to get festival advantage. This sankranti season, we have Pawan Kalyan starrer Agnyathavaasi, Bala Krishna starrer Jai Simha, Suriya starrer Gang and Raj Tarun starrer Gang. Today It’s the time for Agnyathavaasi which is directed by Trivikram Sreenivas and produced by Haarika and Hassine creations. The controversies around Pawan Kalyan has given the necessary promotion for the movie and also the impressive teaser and trailer of the movie. Lets see how the movie is.
Vinda (Boman Irani) is a business who built an empire in the name of AB. He has two wives and Abhishikth Bhargav (Pawan Kalyan) is a son from his first wife and Indrani (Kushboo) is his second wife. Although, Indrani is AB’s stepmother, she treats him very well like her own son. Vinda is murdered in business rivalries and it’s time for AB to know the culprits and seek the revenge. He is raised in a distant state due to the reasons Vinda have. Indrani ask him to catch the culprits and to look after the company. He joins as an employee in that company as no one knows him and rest is the story about how he avenge his father’s death and save AB group from rivalries.
Cast and Performance :
Powerstar Pawan Kalyan who played the character of Abhishikth Bhargav did a super job. He is in almost every frame in first half and he is good in emotional sequences and action sequences. Kushboo as Indrani is nice. She has given a nice performance in this role. Boman Irani as Vinda is perfect. Keerthy Suresh and Anu Emmanuel do not have noteworthy characters but they are good in their own way. Rao Ramesh and Murali Sharma are superb. Aadhi Pinisetty has done a fantastic job in his character. Vennela Kishore is humorous. The new villain Parag Tyagi is good. Tanikella Bharani, Srinivasa Reddy and all other actors did their best.
Writing Department :
Story of Agnyathavaasi is simple but it have many back stories. Screenplay is just fine and dialogues by Trivikram Srinivas are good.
Technical Department :
Anirudh Ravichander who is getting into Telugu film industry as a music director has given a nice album. His background score is nice. Cinematography by Manikandhan is superb and the movie has some great visuals. Editing is okay but could have been a lot better. Action sequences are well composed and they surely impress fans of Pawan Kalyan a lot. Art department did nice work and production values are rich.
Powerstar Pawan Kalyan
Songs by Anirudh Ravichander
Some comedy sequences
Agnyathavaasi is a story of a guy who is raised in a distant state as a back up plan to takeover the business after the founder’s death. As media articles are published, Trivikram Srinivas seems to be heavily inspired from the movie “Largo Winch”. Everyone expects a superb comedy and well written dialogues from him, but these elements are missing in this movie. A very flat first half and a second half where Trivikram Srinivas just relied on the mannerisms of Pawan Kalyan. His mannerisms may seem irritating to general audience as they are repetitive . The back stories narrated in the movie do not have necessary emotional impact. This movie might satisfy Pawan Kalyan fans but disappoint Trivikram fans. Just some enjoyable comedy tracks in second half and Pawan Kalyan are savers of the movie. To sum up, Agnyathavaasi fails to reach the sky high expectations with its flat screenplay.