Srikanth has scored several hits with family entertainers like Pelli Sandhadi, Ahwanam and Taj Mahal. Of late, he has been facing severe setback in his career in recent times and his solo movies have failed to make it big at the Box Office and raise beyond the bar. As usual, the actor is at his best in his latest Lucky, but he once again fails to impress the viewers and this time it is due to his bad selection of the story.
Lucky is a romantic entertainer movie and Srikanth's performance is the main attraction in it. There are a few other stuffs like Sai Karthik's music and Srinivas Reddy's picturiation, which will impress you. But there are lot many things in the film that bore you. The biggest disappointment comes from the distraction from the main story. Silly climax scenes and forced Brahmanandam's comedy track are its drawbacks.
Hari, who has had departments like story, screenplay and direction, has erred a lot. He lacks clarity in the entire film. He sets out on to tell you one thing and he takes a diversion when you are set enjoy the joy ride. The introduction of major characters and few comedy scenes will keep you glued to the screen, but the film soon turns dragging and boring in the first half. The interval scene is interesting, but it does not long last as the second half is completely boring.
Lakshmi Narayana alias Lucky (Srikanth) is a guy from a middle class family, who is working in a travel agency. Lucky dislikes women, but with the help of psychologist Dr Sathya (Geetha), he slowly develops good feelings towards them. The story takes a new twist when some terrorists try to bring about destruction in Hyderabad. What happens next will form the crux of the story.
Srikanth has done brilliant job by carrying the entire responsibility of running the show on his shoulders. As a person, who hates women to the core, he wins your hearts with his superb expressions. He also scores full marks for crooning a song in the movie. Meghana Raj also impresses you with her decent acting and gramour. Tagubothu Ramesh, Roja, Jaya Sudha, Brahmanandam, Raghu Babu, AVS, MS Narayana are also good in their respective roles.
Sai Karthik's music and background score are major attraction in the technical front and they are another saving grace for the film. Srinivas Reddy's cinematography is another plus of the movie. The dialogues and editing are just average. The movie lacks rich production values, which is a big disappointment.
Overall, Srikanth surely rocks with his excellent performance in the movie Lucky, which has everything for you except an interesting story. Director Hari has marred the beauty of the film by distracting from the main plot. Watch it if you are a hardcore fan of Srikanth.
Producer: Raja Rajeswari, Srinivas Reddy
Cast: Srikanth, Meghana Raj, Brahmanandam, Tagubothu Ramesh, Roja, Jaya Sudha, Raghu Babu, AVS, MS Narayana, Dharmavarapu Subrahmanyam, Sana and Ali
Music Director: Sai Karthik