After much speculation on Jr NTRs new look and the aura created around the movie it is very easy to get disappointed, but leaving out all the cheering, fan following and the hype the movie delivers to a certain level.
The backbone of the movie is a corporate espionage drama twined with a twenty-year-old revenge story and of course as the title suggest a father son bonding angle. Jr NTRs carries the entire movie on his shoulders from the 1st scene onwards. Just like all the spicy offerings in earlier movies in this one too he is seen singing, dancing, kicking bad guys butts by defying gravity and of course being ridiculously confident in equally ridiculously impossible situations. The style factor has definitely amped up and the pointed bearded look suits him very well. The efforts made to fit the character is really seen.
This movie is a good afternoon home DVD watch after a leisure Sunday meal with family, the entire setting is London so the not only the songs sequences but the general scenes are pleasing to the eyes. Talking of songs Devi Sri Prasad peppy numbers are energetic foot tapping which again Jr NTR excels in delivering with ease. The leading lady Rakul Preet Singh has not much to do except be impressed by the charming bearded lad, in fact everyone in the movie gets impressed including Jagapati Babu who plays the arch enemy.
Ashish Vidyarthi & Rajendra Prasad could have been utilized more, casting could have included Shayaji Shinde as his absence is felt throughout.
In conclusion the hard work by Jr NTR to reinvent himself is visible, if a slick flick with impossible stunts, fast songs your mug of boost then this movie is the ‘on the rocks’ for you.
Verdict – go for it, take a leap of faith – with subtitles if necessary.