Puri Jagannadh is here again to treat you with his third offering for the year, Loafer, while Varun Tej is venturing out to test the waters as a mass hero. Read the review to know if the duo has succeeded in delivering a promising film.
The story revolves around a mother (Revathi) and a son (Varun Tej), who gets separated because of a greedy and selfish father (Posani) . Due to a poor upbringing, hero grows up to be a loafer, just like his dad, thinking his mother is dead. What happens when he finds out that his mother is alive and know the reality of his father? Will Revathi accept her son, who is now almost like her venal husband? This forms the rest of the story.
Varun Tej though was a little amateur in dances, he excelled in emotional scenes and his great ease in delivering Puri mark one-liners is a surprise. Loafer makes it a show reel for the actor to set up himself as the commercial hero in the industry. Disha Patni makes an impressive début and looked gorgeous throughout the film. Revathi stands out in a Puri mark characterization while Posani felt loud. Saptagiri, Ali and other notable comedians are wasted.
Like all the recent Puri Jagannadh films, Loafer also backs up a major complaint about its poor production values. However, cinematographer P G Vinda appears to have given his best in making the frames colorful. Puri Jagannadh once again proved that he is second to none when designing out of the box characters and penning catchy one-liners. Though the dosage of punch lines is less relatively, unexpected zingers here and there keeps you glued. Background music in some of the key scenes and 'Suvvi Suvvalamma' song by Sunil Kashyap will haunt you. On the down side, unwanted stress on comedy scenes, a couple of uninteresting songs and slow-paced first half and loud histrionics of the actors makes you feel stressful.
We can say it is a 'operation success, patient dead' kind of a product since Varun Tej managed to score well, while Puri Jagannadh disappoints you big time by going for a rush and delivering a poor quality output. READ MORE IN THE SLIDES BELOW.
The film is loud entirely and if you could connect with the sentiment scenes in the second half, you are saved. But if you are a person that cannot handle melodrama, then you are gone for a toss.
The movie starts off on an emotional note with an argument between Revathi and Posani. Hero will be introduced in Jodhpur followed by a song. Movie's run time is of 139 minutes.
Disha Patni makes a decent debut as Paarijatham. She oozes glamour and can act well too, though she felt little raw with her look to the camera and bad lip sync.
Varun and Disha's love track was a bit off the beat and the romantic scenes between the lead pair were conceived well. Jiya Jale song raises the temperature.
Average First Half
With a good interval, Loafer makes it to an average and passable first half. You will surely miss heavy dose of Puri mark dialogues.
Police Station Scene
Second half starts on a serious note, where Varun forces Posani to reveal the fact behind his mother's death. The police station scene that is followed stands out.
The mother sentiment song worked out big time and Varun Tej's matured performance is a shocker.
Loafer makes it a decent watch for people, who like Puri mark films despite poor production values, loud and bold characters.
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