Lion has its share of highs and lows, in fact a plenty of flaws, but what makes it a watchable movie is Balakrishna and his power packed characterization. If you are a huge fan of mass masala flicks and don't give a damn for logic and quality, then here is an out and out action entertainer for you. Go watch Lion.
On the whole, Lion is a complete Balakrishna film right from the word go. His power packed performance is the major asset and will go well with the masses. On the flip side, lack of proper handling of the subject and a predictable second half makes this film just an ok watch. Watch it only for Balayya.
An action entertainer for lovers of conventional cinema with mass elements thrown in. It is intense and given that there are no films to give 'Lion' a competition in its habitat, expect a windfall.
'Lion' is a mass entertainer that will keep fans happy. This is a different attempt from Balakrishna and his efforts are commendable. A superb interval block and high voltage scenes in the second half are assets. However, a poor first half drags the film down. For the average movie lover, this film will seem like an ok watch.
Interval episode is interesting. Second half has many episodes that exhilarate fans. Lion is a film that completely revolves around Balakrishna and depends on his performance. A good screenplay and right buildups (elevating emotions while building up to the key scenes) would have done a world of good to the cinema. On a whole, Lion is NBK’s show!