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Naayak (A)

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Release Date

09 Jan 2013
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Chiranjeevi's son Ram Charan Teja, who has become a superstar in Telugu after Magadheera, has joined hands with popular director VV Vinayak for his latest outing Naayak, which has hit the screens today. The movie does not have an awesome script, but it boasts of wonderful performances by leads actors and rich production elements. Cherry is sure to rock you again after Racha.

Naayak is an action entertainer with all other commercial ingredients. Ram Charan Teja's electrifying performance is the main attraction in the film. SS Thaman's music, Chota K Naidu's camerawork, Vinayak's narration, Brahmanandam-MS Narayan-Rahul Dev's comedy, choreography of action and dance sequences, Kajal-Amala's glamour show, beautiful locations and graphics work are its other highlights. Its one big flaw is that the film turns predictable after interval bang.

VV Vinayak has chosen a script that has hit the screens several times in the past. But his past paced narration makes it an interesting watch. The director has made the first half of the film Naayak very interesting with a right blend of romance, action and comedy. The second half begins with heavy action and voilence, but the movie becomes predictable with the twist revealed at the end of the first half. The director could have ended the movie with more satisfactory climax.

Story: Cherry (Ram Charan Teja) is a software engineer in CgTrix. In bid to save his uncle Jilebi (Brahmanandam), he falls in love with Madhu (Kajal), the sister of local Don Gandipeta Babji's (Rahul Dev). Meanwhile, a series of high profile killings takes place in Hyderabad and Kolkata. When Minister Rawat (Pradeep Rawat) is targeted, a CBI team starts hunting for Cherry, who is suspected to be involved in those cases. This investigation leads to an interesting twist. What happens next will form the crux of the story.

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