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Shadow Review: A messed up routine revenge drama

Written by: SP Ramana

After making flops like Kantri, Billa and Shakti with NTR and Prabhas, director Meher Ramesh has now experimenting with Venkatesh for the film Shadow. The Telugu audiences, who have already tasted his flops, thought that he would come up with a gripping subject and would resurrect his dwindling career. Unfortunately, he could not give a hit even with Venkatesh and other stars like Srikant, Aditya Pancholi and Sivaji Shinde.

The story of the film is almost routine and has nothing new in it. Rajaram @ Shadow (Venkatesh) is the son of a journalist Raghuram (Nagababu), who wants to come out with a breaking story. In this process, Raghuram makes some efforts and joins the gang of a huge mafia gang run by Nana Bhai (Aditya Pancholi). After entering the gang, Raghuram gathers the evidences and informations one after the other and hands them over to his publisher CP (Sayaji Shinde). This information leaks and Nana goes on a killing spree and eliminates the entire family of Raghuram.

Fortunately, Rajaram skips from the jaws of death and manages to escape from the eyes of Nana and his gang. Later, Rajaram vows that he would take revenge against Nana. Baba (Nazar) brings him up and makes him a full-fledged young man and turns Shadow to kill the members of Nana's gang. Meanwhile, Shadow comes across a powerful police officer named Prathap (Srikant), who is also after Nana's gang and is out to erase the entire mafia gang. He earns the name of an encounter specialist. Though the aim of both Shadow and Prathap are same, the chosen paths are different.

At this juncture, Rajaram @ Shadow comes to know an interesting point that his sister (Madhurima) is still alive and she too escaped from the carnage of Nana gang. Another twist is that she marries Prathap. Now, what Shadow should do? Stop killing Nana gang and help Prathap to officially erase the entire gang or take revenge himself as he vowed in the beginning? How Shadow's sister escaped from the clutches of Nana? Who brought her up? Will Shadow complete his vow and took revenge against Nana's gang? Answers to all these questions have to be seen on screen.

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