Genius is a romantic-action movie and Chinnikrishna's
good story, Paruchuri Brothers' dialogues, Joshua Sridhar's music,
Diwakaran Raghunathan's camera work are its highlights. But poor
direction and sluggish screenplay with lots of illogical sequences
and forcibly placed songs mar the beauty of the wonderful
Debut director Omkar has chosen a brilliant subject revolves
around three important fields like cricket, films and politics. He
aims to highlight too many things on screen, which results in use
of too many illogical sequences. The movie seems to be a
hurry-burry work and it clearly shows that the director has not
done much home work before starting this project. If he had done
it, it could have been a brilliant movie.
Three friends - Nivas (Havish), Yaasir and Koti are big fans of MLA
Nanaji (Pradeep Rawat), cricket player Nizamuddin (Adarsh) and film
star Peddapuram Peda Babu (Ashish Vidyardhi), respectively. They
decide to take revenge upon their role models, when the later
betray their fans for their selfish reasons. What happens next will
form the rest of the story.
Havish, Pradeep Rawat and Adarsh have delivered good
performances in their respective roles. But it is Sarath Kumar and
Brahmanandam, who steal the show with their brief performances. As
Havish's love interest, Sanusha also looks good. Others like Ashish
Vidyardhi, Anita Hassanandani and Scarlett Wislon have done their
job well. But the director seems to have wasted talented actors
like Nagababu, Annapoorna and K Vishwanadh.
Joshua Sridhar's music is the main attraction in the technical
front. But the movie has too many songs and their place is also not
good. Diwakaran's picturiation is commendable and MR Varmaa's
editing is also good, but little more trimming work from him could
have made the film look more beautiful.
Overall, Genius has a wonderful concept, but the
director has failed to execute it on the screens.
Producer: Dasari Kiran Kumar
Cast: Havish, Sanusha
Music: Joshua Sridhar
Release Date: December 28