Nara Rohit, who is often appreciated for his choice of scripts,
is back with Tuntari, an official remake of the Tamil film
Maan Karate. While the original got mixed reviews, read
the review to know how Tuntari scored with the Telugu
The story opens up on an interesting note, where four IT
professionals, who are on an outdoor trip meet a Saint that
predicts the future by giving them a leading daily, which is going
to be printed four months later. To their surprise they find their
names in the paper, for supporting a boxer, to win 2 Crores in a
boxing championship after four months.
Though they track down the guy mentioned in the newspaper given
by the Saint, they had to face thedisappointment,since
he is a non-boxer and simple chap, who knows nothing except wooing
his girl friend. But, here is the twist, which can make the news in
the paper, real. You got to watch it in theatres to unfold the rest
of the story.
Nara Rohit though looked too shabby, he did a note-worthy
performance and his dialogue delivery complimented his acts. Latha
Hedge looked presentable, but needs to work on her acting chops.
Kabir Singh, Vennela Kishore, Ali and Shakalaka Shankar did their
Technical Aspects & Analysis:
Director Kumar Nagendra has majorly stuck to its original,
Maan Karate, which has A R Murugudoss' story. Though the
first half of the film was entertaining at parts, it loses the
tempo in the second half and gets too dramatic, making us feel a
sense of deja vu.
As the story unfolds, the film is a typical mass entertainer.
The songs that comes out of nowhere were painful. Uninteresting
love track and clichéd comedy worked against the film. On the
whole, only thing that still makes the film watchable is Nara Rohit
and a few entertaining scenes in the first half. A tight screenplay
would have worked wonders for the film.
Cinematography, production values were okay. Editing could have
been better, since we feel a couple of songs couldhave been
On the whole, the racy first half with a gripping start and some
fun elements makes Tuntari watchable, only if you don't
mind the plodding second half.