After facing lot of hurdles for four long years, Sai Dharam Tej's supposed debut film, Rey has hit screens today. The title of the film, Rey has been tried to justify by its tagline, 'Shout Out For Success'. Well! let us quickly see if it has got the success it is longing for or not.
Rey is about a shout for success in the pop world. The film is entirely set in a caribbean back drop and all the characters represent the mindset of caribbeans. It is a war between two pop stars hailing from two different countries to be titled as best in the world.
Sai Dharam Tej excelled in showcasing his dancing prowess and he was decent in portraying his acting abilities. Since Rey is technically Sai Dharam Tej's first film, he was presented in a massy way to attract the mass audiences and en-cash the prime potentiality of mega family.
Saiyami Kher was okay but she has failed to create any impact. Shraddha Das has got to play the main antagonist of the film and she has done her job pretty well. Both the ladies have gone out of the box in adding the glamour quotient to the film.
Venu Madhav irritates you at times in the name of comedy. Ali's comedy track as Lungi Baba, managed to share some laughs. Raghu Babu has played his part well in the spoof on three top heroes.
Since the film is shot almost 4 years ago, it lacks the quality. Too many cuts and mutes makes it a bumpy ride. The characters have been designed to be very bold, since caribbean's are touted to be quite straight forward.
The so called bold attitude has gone over the board and tests your patience. Chakri's music is a savior but the song placements are real bane in the 2 hour 48 mins film. Director YVS chowdary's over confidence was evident in the film and he has failed to pull of the film in an interesting way.
Styling of the lead actors and setting of the film lacks the nativity and though there were too many action sequences and heavy dialogues, it falls short of the punch.
Rey has nothing to be talked about except the efforts Sai Dharam Tej has put in. We don't know if Rey is really a shout for success or not, it surely is a Shout for Exit from audience in the theaters.
Sai Dharam Tej
Hero Sai Dharam Tej has been introduced in an interesting way as Rock.
Movie opens up with hero Ram voice over and Shraddha Das has been introduced as Jenna, a top Mexican pop star.
Saiyami Kher plays the role Amrutha and some challenging scenes between Sai Dharam Tej and her came out well.
The first song in the film 'Andam oka attraction' was shot in a stylish and glamorous way.
Sai Dharam Tej impressed with his good energy levels and graceful moves.
Movie heads towards interval with a challenging scene between Sai Dharam Tej and Saiyami Kher.
Shraddha Das And Sai Dharam Tej
Romantic track between Sai Dharam Tej and Shraddha Das failed to leave any impression.
In the remix song 'Golimaar', Chiranjeevi and Sai Dharam Tej were seen shaking a leg together, with the help of graphics.
Y V S Chowdary
Another below par film from Y V S chowdary, both as a producer and a director.