Prathinidhi is a political thriller with a few commercial ingredients. Nara Rohit's sterling performance is the main highlight in the film. Anand Ravi's interesting story, Prashanth Mandava's arresting narration and dialogues, Sai Karthik's music and Chitti Babu's camera work are other attractions of the film. The lack of entertainment quotient, poor execution of the script and a few illogical scenes are its drawbacks.
Anand Ravi has written an innovative story for Prathinidhi and its concept is quite fresh and unique. The plot is based on a common man's struggle against the corrupt system. Director Prashanth Mandava has done a good screenplay out of this story and he has very good grip on the narration. But he seems to have taken certain things for granted. Especially, he has dealt the scene of kidnapping of the CM very lightly. He should have given it a more realistic touch.
Story: Srinu (Nara Rohith) is a young guy, who is fed up of the corrupt political system. He sets on a mission to end it. With the help of Sreekar (Sree Vishnu), who is the son of a minister (Giribabu), he successfully kidnaps the Chief Minister (Kota Srinivasarao). When the entire country is shocked, the police system gets into action. In a bid to get the CM released, Commissioner (Posani Krishna Murali) manages to talk to Srinu, who reveals a list of strange demands in turn. What happens next will form the crux of the story.
Performance: As Prathinidhi, Nara Rohit has delivered wonderful performance and he is the showman in the film. When looked at his previous movies, he has improved his acting in Prathinidhi. He will impress the viewers with his dialogue diction. Shubra Ayyappa has less scope and she has failed to use the available space to impress the viewers. Kota Srinivasa Rao, Posani, Sri Vishnu, Ravi Prakash and Jayaprakash Reddy have done their job well and their performances are the big assets of the film.
Technical: Prathinidhi has decent production values and Sai Karthik's music is the main attraction in the technical front. His background score elevates several scenes. Chitti Babu's cinematography is another big strength of the film. The dialogues written by Prashanth Mandava are also good and among big assets of the movie. Nandhamuri Hari's editing is commendable.
Verdict: Prathinidhi is a good entertainer with a fresh and interesting concept. The movie suits the present mood of the state, which is gripped over by the election fever. If Prashanth Mandava had done more homework on its screenplay, the movie could have been a master piece. Watch and enjoy it. Especially, Nara Rohit fans should not give it a miss. Continue to read Prathinidhi movie fans' review in the slideshow.