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Mask - Movie review: Not for regular film-goers

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Mask - Movie review
Director Mysskin has brought out some critically acclaimed films like Anjathe in the past. This time he has come out with a film on martial art form Kung Fu. The movie Mask, which is dubbed version of Tamil movie Mugamoodi, is his first commercial flick. With Jeeva, the director surely rocks.

Anand aka Bruce Lee (Jeeva) is a B Sc graduate, but he does not like to do job from 10 am to 5 pm. He falls in love with the daughter (Puja Hegde) of an officer (Nazar), who has been specially appointed to nab a gang of masked robbers. One day, Anand unexpectedly comes across the gang, who is returning after a robbery. He catches one of the gang members and hands him over to the police. Unfortunately, situations lead him to pose like the murderer of his lady love's father. What he does to prove that he is innocent and truly loves her will form the rest of the story.

Performance: Jeeva has played his character with ease as he is originally a student of Kung Fu. He surely rocks the audience in action scenes. Puja looks promising heroine. However, the chemistry between Jeeva and Puja does not work out well. The love track appears to be superficial as the hero comes and tries to meet her in the night. While the villains are said to be striking in nights with masks, why the hero should also wear a mask and come to her in nights is a million dollar question. But Puja has perfectly filled the glamour slot. Narain is good as villain and has done justice to his character. Top class artistes Nazar and Girish Karnad also done a decent job in their respective characters.

Technical: Satya's cinematography is fantastic and he has maintained perfect lighting in night scenes. He has perfectly matched the regular and the VFX shots on the screen. Editing is also okay. There is nothing much to talk about music in this film. However, rerecording by the music director Kay is extraordinary. Though he has failed to portray the love track on the screen in a better way, director Mysskin has used all his experience in the action episodes. However, it is unfortunate that the movement of the story is dead slow and at times the audiences feel bored and leave from their seats. But the action episode that followed it, impresses them and makes them sit on the edge of the seat and watch it by biting their nails.

Remarks: Watch the film Mask for the action scenes and the way the hero makes attempts to invent a new form of Kung Fu. For normal film goers, the entertainment is almost missing in this film and the regular love scenes and duets are also missing in this film. Watch it at your own risk.

Cast: Jeeva, Puja Hegde, Nitisri Bhaskar, Narain, Nazar, Selva, Girish Karnad, Anupama Kumar, Misha Ghoshal, Aditya, Darshan and others

Credits: Cinematography - Satya; Music - Kay; Presents - RB Choudary; Producers - Paras Jain, NV Prasad; Story, screenplay and direction - Mysskin

Banner: Mega Super Good Films

Released on: August 31, 2012

Topics: telugu review, Mugamoodi, jeeva, pooja hegde, mysskin
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