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 audience.
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 the disappointment, 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 job well.
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 could have been chopped off.
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.