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Lion Movie Review: Balakrishna Roars

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Did Balakrishna's 'Simha' sentiment work for Lion too? Check out the review to draw a conclusion. 

Lion Story

The story tracks the character of Balakrishna, who has lost his memory in a major injury. While people mistake him as Godse, he goes in search of his past life. What is it that he finds out on his way? If Balakrishna is Godse, then who is Bose that we have seen trailers?

What role does Trisha and Radhika Apte play in Balakrishna's life? You got to catch Lion in theaters to get the answers. 

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Balakrishna takes the entire film on his shoulders, with his unusual screen presence. He really roars like a lion in powerful sequences and has added the credibility and weight to the character he played. He outperformed other actors in the frame with his trade mark dialogues and gestures. 

Trisha and Radhika Apte has got the perfect makeover in the film and they look stunning as ever. But Trisha's role and her supposed to be cute characterization is a major draw back in the film. Her romantic track with Balakrishna gets overdosed and fails to impress, while Radhika Apte has got nothing to do in the film (now you know why she made shocking comments on Tollywood).

Like always, Prakash Raj was outstanding as the villain though he gets to play a villain in every second movie that releases on each Friday, he successfully keeps away the monotony. 

Technical Aspects

Not sure who insists on these larger than life stunts and poor graphics in Balakrishna's flicks, but even the award winning technicians do a mediocre work in his films. 

Debut director Satyadev was good enough to opt a powerful script for Balakrishna, but he somewhere fell flat in dealing a potential blockbuster story. Loopholes in screenplay comes as a bane for the film. However, dialogues were brilliant in the film and completely suits Balakrishna's image.

After watching the film, you want to see more of Manisharma's work in Tollywood. His background score and music takes the film a step higher. 


Lion has its share of highs and lows, in fact a plenty of flaws, but what makes it a watchable movie is Balakrishna and his power packed characterization. If you are a huge fan of mass masala flicks and don't give a damn for logic and quality, then here is an out and out action entertainer for you. Go watch Lion. 

Hero's Introduction

Unsual introduction for Balakrishna. He is seen in a role, Godse in the film.

Balakrishna As Godse

Balakrishna is a on a mission to find out his past, as he loses memory due to a major injury.

Trisha As Maha Lakshmi

Trisha looks absolutely beautiful. She has never looked this pretty in 12 years of her career. She plays a character named Maha Lakshmi.

Flash Back Epsiode

Radhika Apte plays Balakrishna's wife, in the flash back episode.

Interval Block

Pre-interval scene and interval block creates a huge impact on deciding the film's fate. An interesting interval episode is an added advantage.

Balakrishna as Bose

Balakrishna's powerful characterization as CBI officer Bose is another highlight of the movie.

Trisha - Female lead

Trisha and Balakrishna's pair looks odd and the comedy track between them feels pretty awkward.

Lion Songs - Manisharma

Songs and BGM by Manisharma are huge plus points for the films. 'Pilla ni kallakunna' song garners whistles from fans.

Lion - Balakrishna's One Man Show

Lion makes a decent watch. Go give it a try.

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