Challenging star Darshan Tugudeep starrer movie Abhay has hit the screens without much fanfare. Director Mahesh Babu has joined hands with the actor for the first time. Abhay has been produced by Babu Reddy under the banner Niteen Production.
The movie Abhay has a very simple story and screenplay. Telugu writer Janardhan Maharshi has written story, screenplay and dialogues for it. Bindaas, Bombaat Maharshi is known for rehashing successful Telugu movies. Even for the movie Abhay, he seems to have rehashed the story of Telugu movie Aata, featuring Siddharth-Ileana.
Abhay is a love-cum-action thriller with little sentiment. Darhsan"s performance is the main highlight of the movie. V Harikrishna"s music, Om Prakash"s comedy and Ramesh Babu"s camera work contribute very little in making the movie interesting.
Abhay (Darshan) is a courageous youngster. He meets Arati (Aarti Thakur) on a flight to Amsterdam and falls in love with her. When he expresses his love, she reveals that she has already been engaged to a person who is a rapist. She also loves him. In order to get him, she reveals all the secrets of the villain"s gang. What happens next will form the rest of the story.
As usual, Challenging star Darshan comes out as the showman. He rocks the audience in action and fight sequences with his superb acting. Mrs. India World 2006, actress Aarti Thakur looks very descent and she excels in her role. Om Prakash"s comedy is another plus point of the movie.
V Harikrishna, who rose to No 1 position earlier this year, seems to be going down in life with his average music score. His music in the movie has utterly failed to reach the expectations of the audiences. Songs like 'Baanu Kempaadante…" and 'Yammammo Yammammo…" are good to listen. Ramesh Babu"s camera work in the songs like 'Abhay is Crazy…" and Neene Kane is worst. However, choreography is excellent.
Abhay is a complete movie with all masala entertainers, but it seems to be meant for Darshan fans and action lovers.
Producer: Babu Reddy
Director: Mahesh Babu
Cast: Darshan, Aarti Thakur, Pradeep Ravuth, Om Prakash Rao, Salim Baig and Aryaman
Music: V Harikrishna