Written and directed by B Chinni Krishna, Akshara features Nanditha Swetha in the titular role. Billed to be a movie made against the backdrop of the education system, the rest of the cast includes Shakalaka Shankar, Satya, Ajay Ghosh, Madhunandan, Care of Kancharapalem fame Raju and others. The music and background score are composed by Suresh Bobbili and the cinematography is handled by Nagesh Banell. Bankrolled by Suresh Varma Alluri and Ahiteja Bellamkonda under the Cinema Hall Entertainments banner, let us see what is in store for the audience watching Akshara.
The storyline packs a punch
Sanjay Bharagav (Sanjay Swaroop) is the owner of multiple educational institutions run under the name of Vidhya Vidhaan. He leaves no stone unturned to ensure that his students stay ahead of the race in any of the competitive exams. Despite few students succumbing to pressure and committing suicides, he doesn’t care a bit. Akshara (Nandita Swetha) joins as a physics lecturer in one of his colleges. Sri Tej is a colleague of Akshara and develops feelings for her which subsequently leads him to propose to her. The twist in the tale begins with how Akshara responds to his proposal and what is the exact reason for her to join the college.
Nandita Swetha pulls it off well and Harshavardhan is the pick among the rest of the cast
Akshara is a dream role for any actress and Nandita Swetha pulls it off with ease and conviction. She carried the whole movie in her shoulders and delivered a scintillating performance. Among the rest of the cast, Harshavardhan nailed it with his performance. Sanjay Swaroop played the lead antagonist and was apt. Shakalaka Shankar, Madhu, and Satya were able to generate laughter, especially during the first half of the movie.
Chinni Krishna excels in his writing and narrative pattern
The core plot of Akshara was probably never touched before. While we’ve seen movies made on students and the education system, the script of Akshara is predominantly focused on the loopholes of the current education system and this is where Akshara stands out. Suresh Bobbili’s music and background score lift the bar and Nagesh Banell’s visuals are exemplary. While the whole movie is entertaining, the flashback episodes that come in the latter half touches the right chord. The editing by Giduturi Satya is crisp with a runtime of just over 2 hours. The production values by debutante Ahiteja and Srinivas Alluri is promising.
WATCH OR NOT
Akshara is a thought-provoking film on this generation’s corporate educational exploitation. While the comedy episodes might have been better, it has its engaging moments and makes it a decent watch. The message delivered from this movie will keep the parents thinking.
Director: B Chinni Krishna
Writer: B Chinni Krishna
Cast: Nandita Swetha, Shakalaka Shankar, Satya, Ajay Ghosh, Madhunandan
Music: Suresh Bobbili
Background score: Suresh Bobbili
Cinematography: Nagesh Banell
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