The first big-ticket movie to scorch the screens this Sankranti season has finally arrived. The hit combination of Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja and Gopichand Malineni is back after Don Seenu and Balupu. The duo is set to complete a hat-trick of hits with Krack. The theatrical trailer has enhanced the buzz and the whole Telugu movie industry is waiting to see how audiences would embrace this movie during this most happening season for cinephiles. While Solo Brathuke So Better has given us a breather, the box office collections of these Sankranti movies will surely decide the economics of the upcoming movies.
This is what Krack is all about
Pothuraju Veera Shankar (Ravi Teja) is a powerful police officer who has a unique style of bringing the baddies to their knees. Allergic to the term ‘background’, he knocks them to the grind when someone boasts about it. On the personal front, he leads a happy life with his wife (Shruti Hassan) and a kid. Kathari Krishna (Samuthirakani) is a local gang leader based out of Ongole. When one of Shankar’s colleagues gets brutally murdered by Kathari Krishna, this leads to a showdown between Krack Shankar and Kathari Krishna. How Shankar explodes against Kathari Krishna and other baddies including Yasin Bhatkal (Chirag Jani) and Reddy (P Ravi Shankar) forms the core plot of Krack.
Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja is on a rampage
After his ferocious act as Vikram Singh Rathod in Rajamouli’s Vikramarkudu, this is probably Raviteja’s yet another best police officer character in his career. His histrionics, dialogue delivery, comedy timing, dances and action episodes are a treat to his fans, and masses. Shruti Hassan was glamorous and her action block needed a special mention. Among the baddies, Samuthirakani gets a meaty role and leads the way. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar as Samuthirakani’s lover played her role to perfection. The Vetapelam batch brought in the dreaded feel to the movie and were brilliant. RGV’s Thriller fame Aspara Rani aka Anketa Maharana sizzles in the item number, Bhoom Baddhal. The best part of Krack is that every character has an importance and they played it to perfection.
Background score, photography, action episodes, direction and dialogues are at it’s best
The major USP of Krack is Thaman’s terrific background score, Vishnu’s enthralling visuals, Ram Laxman’s energetic action episodes, Sai Madhav Burra’s explosive dialogues, and Gopichand’s narrative pattern. Though the story is formulaic, director Gopichand ensured to keep the audience engaged by getting the best out of his technical team. Thaman’s background score provided a perfect elevation to Pothuraju Veera Shankar character and other baddies. Production values are at its best.
WATCH OR NOT
Krack is a sure shot blockbuster mainly catered to fans and the masses. It has all the commercial entertaining elements that any movie lover would crave for. This is indeed a bright beginning to this Sankranti season and shows the way for the other upcoming movies.
Director: Gopichand Malineni
Writer: Sai Madhav Burra
Cast: Ravi Teja, Shruti Haasan, Varalaxmi Sarathkumar, Samuthirakani, Ali, Chirag Jani
Music: Thaman S
Background score: Thaman S
Cinematography: GK Vishnu
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