Verdict: Routine template movie that worked in parts.
It has been quite a while for Sunil to get the much-needed hit as a hero. Director Vamsi Krishna Akella is yet to get a commercial hit. This time they collaborated with RPA Creations, who recently gave a super hit film – Prema Kadha Chitram. Did this break the jinx for Sunil and Vamsi? Let’s see.
Right from his childhood, Ganesh alias Jakkanna (Sunil) does anything for those who help him. He returns to Vizag in search of Bairagi (Kabir Duhan Singh), who is an "invisible" don in this area. Ganesh falls in love with Sahasra (Mannara Chopra) at first sight. Why is Ganesh in search of Bairagi? What is the relation between Bairagi and Sahasra?
Sunil as Jakkanna gave his best to the character. One can easily relate to the hard work he has been putting in the process of becoming an established commercial hero. His dance movements and comedy timing are fantastic. Mannara Chopra is beautiful and has provided the much-needed glamour quotient to the movie. She is someone to watch out for and has good chances of making it big in Tollywood. Sapthagiri as martial arts guru is completely hilarious and is one of the major highlights of Jakkanna. Prudhvi get up reminds us of Suriya’s Singam and he excelled in making the spoof of Balakrishna. He bought the much needed comic relief in the latter half of the movie. Kabir Duhan Singh as Bairagi played a crucial character where the whole story develops from this character. Nagineedu, Raja Ravindra, Posani Krishna Murali and Raghu Karumanchi did justice to their roles. Rest of the cast suited to the roles they enacted.
Direction by Vamsi Krishna Akella is good but he should have taken care in screenplay and story. There is nothing new in storytelling. But he should be applauded for churning out another clean commercial family entertainer. Music by Dinesh is good and all the songs are catchy melodious. Background score is neat and crispy. Screenplay and editing should have been better. Photography is decent and the visuals in all the songs are good. Production valueby RPA Creations is grand.
Why You Should Watch This Movie:
If you would like to watch a clean commercial entertainer in regular format, then this one is for you. Do not expect anything new and you will not be disappointed. Sunil, Sapthagiri and Prudhvi steal the show with their acting and comic timing. Mannara Chopra makes a grand debut in Tollywood.
— By Ajay Mudunuri