Verdict: A commercial pot-boiler with a mix of all the ingredients!
Hyper, starring Ram and Raashi Khanna in the lead roles, is directed by Santosh Srinivas. This is Santosh Srinivas' third flick and he has teamed up with Ram for the second time after his successful debut Kandireega. This film has been produced by 14 Reels Entertainment and this combination has generated good curiosity among the trade circles and audience. Let’s see if they have delivered the right goods for the viewer.
Surya (Ram) is the son of Narayana Murthy (Sathyaraj) and Shanti (Tulasi). Right from his childhood, he is incredibly attached to his dad and he religiously does whatever his dad wants him to. He falls in love with Bhanumati (Raashi Khanna) because his dad wishes to have a daughter-in-law like her. He establishes a close friendship with Gaza (Murali Sharma), after Gaza saves his dad from an accident. Gaza is a local don and is assigned a task from a minister, Rajappa (Rao Ramesh), to get an approval for a 300-crore project that needs Narayana Murthy's signature. What happens when Ram gets to know about this? Why does Narayana Murthy refuse to sign the contract? How Surya takes on the antagonists to save his family forms the core theme of Hyper.
Ram has given an energetic performance throughout the movie. His action is top class and he has excelled in dances and fights. His dialogue delivery in the scene at the interval must be appreciated. Raashi Khanna is glamorous and has given a subtle performance as Bhanumati. Rao Ramesh has delivered a terrific performance and so have Sathyaraj and Murali Sharma. Posani, Sayaji Shinde and Suman have done a decent job with their short but important roles. Tulasi is apt in her character as Ram’s mother. Rest of the artistes have done justice to the roles given to them.
Santosh Srinivas is back in form with “Hyper” after the failure of his flick Rabhasa. He needs to be appreciated for mixing all the flavors of entertainment and coming up with a perfect package with Hyper. Music by Gibran is good and all the songs are catchy. Background score by Mani Sharma is excellent. Cinematography by Sameer Reddy is top class. The entire movie has a backdrop of Vizag and all the frames look rich. Editing by Gautham Raju is crisp. Production values by 14 Reels Entertainment are, as usual, at their best.
Why You Should Watch This Movie:
Hyper is a right blend of commercial elements like emotions, comedy, songs, fights and romance in equal dosages. If you are a fan of commercial Telugu movies, this one is for you. Go book a ticket for Hyper at a theater near you and get entertained for two and half hours.
–By Ajay Mudunuri