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Parama Veera Chakra - Review

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The prestigious 150th film of a legendary director like Dasari Narayana Rao, who brought out extremely quality films in his career, has failed to attract the audiences in general and it has completely disappointed Balakrishna fans. The outdated narration of the story, poor taste in the recording and visualisation of songs and nagging screenplay has spoiled Parama Veera Chakra.

Major Jayasimha (Balakrishna) is a great patriot and he is proud of his profession. With the help of a covert, he catches a terrorist Afzhal Ghani and puts him behind bars. A crooked politician gets himself kidnapped and the terrorists demand the release of Ghani from custody. Again Major enters the scene and brings back the politician along with a girl called Razia from the terrorists" base camp. Though, he believes that Razia is the daughter of the politician, she is a member of the terrorists gang. She robs information about Ghani"s movement from Jayasimha"s personal computer and takes him away from the army custody, while he is being shifted from one jail to another.

The Army officials blame Jayasimha for the escape of Ghani. Razia enters the scene and claims that she is Jayasimha"s friend and she shared bed with him. She commits suicide before the army officials. Jayasimha faces court marshal and the government revokes all his medals and keeps him in prison. Ghani threatens to kill all the family members of the Major and the latter escapes from prison with the help of the prison authority to save his family. At this juncture, Jayasimha comes to know that the lives of 200 small kids are in danger. So, he changes his route and saves the children. But, he loses his entire family at home. On the other side of the story, Chakradhar (Balakrishna), a trade union leader. As he is a look alike of Major Jayasimha, a few army officials meet him on the pretext of narrating him a film story. While listening to the story of Major, Chakradhar gets himself into the role of Jayasimha. What happens next should be seen on-screen.

Balakrishna has given an impeccable performance all through the film. However, the signs of catching up age are clearly visible on the screen. Though, there are two heroines Amisha Patel and Sheela in the film , they are just for namesake and none of them had any scope or role for performance. Sheela has filled the glamour slot to some extent but her glamour was also not used to the fullest extent. However, Neha Dhupia is seducing and flashed on the screen with some impressive action scenes. Vijaykumar, Muralimohan, Vijayachander, Jayasudha, Nagineedu Veda aka Archana and Kalyani has done justice to their roles. Ali and Hema is vexing and is purely in bad taste and the audiences were said to have commenting that it is a 'C" grade or cheap comedy. Sreenu Vaitla, Boyapati Sreenu, Kodi Ramakrishna, Jonnaviththula, Singeetham Sreenivasa Rao have played their real life roles in the film.

Almost all the departments has failed miserably in this film. Music by Manisharma is totally outdated and almost all the tunes remind us of 80s music.. Though, the literary values in the songs are great, they can"t appease the present generation youth and mass audiences. The choreography of almost all the songs. The timing of most of the songs is also improper. The cinematography by Ramanaraju is also very poor as he could not conceal the age factor of the hero. It may be mentioned here that most of the senior heroes appreciate the cameraman for helping in showing them most glamorous. Editing is okay. It is Dasari, who has to take the entire blame as he is the captain of the film and he could not make use of any of the departments in his favour. Despite a gripping story, a senior director like Dasari Narayana Rao has failed to pen a perfect screenplay and has given a slow and disappointing narration all through the film. The dialogues are quite feeble and lacked the punch.

Unfortunately, the much-hyped combination of Balakrisha-Dasari has delivered an impressive story. Leave alone the regular audiences, the film could not attract even the hardcore fans of Balakrishna. As a whole, the film could not give any kind of competition to the forthcoming films during this Sankranti.

Cast: Balakrishna, Sheela, Amisha Patel, Neha Dhupia, Veda @ Archana, Kalyani, Jayasudha, Muralimohan, Vijaykumar, Vijayachander, Ravi Kumar, Nagineedu, Ali, Brahmanandam, Hema, Kalyani and others.

Credits: Lyrics – Jonnaviththula, Bhaskarabhatla, Ananth Sree Ram, Sahiti and Dasari, Music – Mani Sharma, Cinematography – Ramana Raju, Editing – Goutam Raju, Producer – C Kalyan, Story, Screenplay, Dialogue, Direction – Dasari Narayana Rao.

Released On: January 12.

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