Paisa is an action entertainer with a nice blend of romance and high entertainment quotient. Nani's performance is the main highlight in the film. Krishna Vamsi's brand new story, Sai Karthik's music, Santosh Rai's cinematography, Tabar's comedy timing and power-packed dialogues are other big strengths of the movie. A few unnecessary scenes, which bore audience, are its drawbacks.
Krishna Vamsi, who wants to deal with Hawala and money laundering issues in a different way, has chosen wonderful story for Paisa, but he has failed to execute his ideas on screen. He tries to showcase how politicians squander their black money during the election time. Although he has added all the masala elements to it, the director could not hold the attention of the viewers. The reason is that his screenplay lacks interesting twists and turns to engage them.
The movie opens with the title track 'Paisa' and it heads to show how two politicians competing to spend heavily to become MLA. The first half of the film has three beautiful songs, a chase scene and a few comedy moments. The movie runs on same pace and an interesting twist at the interval bang sets a momentum for the narration. However, the second half fails to carry forward this mood and it bores the audience.
Prakash is a desperate guy, who wants to earn money and settle down. He works as a model for an old city Sherwani firm. A Muslim girl named Noor (Catherine Tresa) falls in love with him at first site. But Prakash is after Sweety (Siddhika Sharma) for some financial gains. He lands in a big problem, when he finds Rs 50 crore (Hawala money) in the trunk of his car. Who does money belong to? How the money came in his car? What will Prakash do with it? Will Prakash marry Noor? Answers to all these questions will form the crux of the story.
Nani has given brilliant performance in Paisa. With his matured acting, he impresses you in all kind of scenes like action, romantic and comedy. As Noor, Catherine Tresa looks cute. Siddhika Sharma, who has played second female role manages to impress with her glamour in a brief screen presence. Tabar tries his best to tickle your funny bones. Others like Bharath Reddy, Charan Raj, Raja Ravinder, Duvvasi Mohan and Raju Srivasthav have also done justice to their roles.
Paisa has sound production values and Sai Karthik's soundtracks and brilliant background score are the main attractions in the technical front. Santosh Rai's camera work is another big strength of the film. Thiyagurajan's editing is good, but chopping a few unnecessary scene would have made the film even better watch. Other technical departments have done commendable job.
Overall, Paisa is a good commercial entertainer, but it is not upto the mark of Krishna Vamsi's previous ventures. Nani's performance is the saving grace in the film. You can watch the film, If you are a hardcore fan of Nani or Krishna.
Continue to read Paisa - viewers' review in the slideshow.
Idlebrain jeevi @idlebrainjeevi
One scene I liked in film is nani realising where money is. Superbly conceived, enacted and executed #paisa
Watched #Paisa didn't like it. Ok plot, bad execution and mediocre performances. Heroines are too bad. Catherine is worst. Heroine chetha mukkalu mukkalu chepinchi accent petti matladithe cute ga undadandi, disgusting ga untadi. #Paisa
Sankar Tanguturi @stanguturi
Nani's extra-ordinary performance coupled with KV's direction makes #paisa the biggest hit in @NameisNani s career...
Krishna Vamsi samajam ane varaku elage rod paduthu untadi..As expected disaster #Paisa
2Half is Far Better than 1Half climax, koni good migilindi picha l8 mogudu Kanna parla nijangane andru ane antha cheta ga aithe ldu #Paisa
Ravi kiran @kinnuPSPK
THE END ... Its Over !! Nani Acting bagundi .. A KRISHNA VAMSHI CREATIVITY PAITHYAM #Paisa Very few entertaining moments to mention. 2/5 2nd half 20 mins movie Important calls valla miss avvadam na adhrustam ga bhavisthuna..Tnx to all those who were part of conversation #Paisa
Movie Fiend @fdfsmovie
#paisa firsthalf:heavy bgm for ears, weird camera angles for eyes, overall headache.only 1 hour firsthalf is positive for audience to relax. #RGV got competitor from #Paisa and it's none other than his protege #krishnavamsi. eyesore camera angles with head achingly presentation.
KVP Pradeep @cinema_babu
#Paisa is a B grade flick . Nothing to rave about except @NameisNani 's performance. Production values are very cheap. #Heroine Sidhika Sharma was irritating #Paisa
1st half ipoindi.interval Ani veyakunda 50% over Ani vesi inka 50% undi Ani bhayapettadu KV.#Paisa 2nd half even more worse.ee actor Overaction cheyaledu anakunda chesaru andharu.as we can expect from KV movies.#Paisa
@nameisnani just watched #paisa massive mass entertainer., worth watching 2nd half excellent congrats.
THE 1 WAY @santoshreddyt
2 hrs lo thealsina movie niiii lagaaaaaaaa disiiii 2 hrs 30 min (approx) chesaduuuu entii kv garuu ilaa chesaruu #Paisa
Gopi RTFan @RTFanzz
Finally #Paisa Movie Ayipoindhi.. Phew naa pani ayipoindhi..#Andhra population Tagginchaadaniki #KrishnaVamsi Release chesina #ATOMBOMB idhi
#Paisa #Krishnavamsi direction and taking lo ne ankunna but dialogues kuda kummesadu..climax lo @NameisNani "Service tax" racha...:-)
#Paisa can watch once Production values worest camerawork quailty killed the movie Nani baga chesadu
Done with first half.. So far Nothing now in it. #paisa Nenu baga istapadda directors chala mandi ippudu ila ayyaru..so sad !
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2nd half 50 kotla kosam enquiry tho modalayindi.. Continuation krishnavamsi mark song 'neto edo' modalayindi #paisa
1St Half Em ledu Waste Anukune Time lo Inrerval bang Kummi vadilesadu #KV Endira 1st half intha Worst ga undi anukune Time lo Interval Irragakotadu #Kv #Paisa
#Paisa 2ndHalf Is Good Ur Ticket Is Worth For 2ndHalf
Mother of all deals : Rougue method version 2.0 on latest BigRod O/S with torture unlimited data plan..for a very limited time #Paisa