Nakshatram: Film Review – Plight of the Police Department

Verdict: Krishna Vamsi gets his Police act on target.

Nakshatram starring Sundeep Kishan, Regina Cassandra and Pragya Jaiswal in lead roles is directed by Krishna Vamsi and produced by Sajju, K.Srinivasulu and S.Venugopal. It also has Sai Dharam Tej in a crucial role along with Prakash Raj, Tanish, Viva Harsha, Raghu Babu, Sivaji Raja, J.D. Chakravarthy and Brahmaji. Nakshatram is finally hitting theatres today after a few postponements in the release date. Krishna Vamsi is back with Nakshatram after a gap of three years. His last flick Govindudu Andharivaadale was an average grosser and it has been almost a decade that Krishna Vamsi delivered a notable hit in the form of Chandamama. With Nakshatram, let’s see if Krishna Vamsi was able to strike back and bring in his magic back to screens.
Nakshatram - BookMyShowRama Rao (Sundeep Kishan) aspires to become an SI at a tender age. His father was a traffic police and dies when Rama Rao was young. He is brought up by his mother Tulasi, who runs a tea shop. Rama Rao moves closely with the police officers, as he stays in the police quarters with his mother. Being poor in English, he always fails in his SI exams. Prakash Raj is a police officer who heads the DEGA – the masters of dealing with any terrorist activities across the state. Rama Rao finally passes SI exam with the help of Jamuna (Regina), who works with a movie dance director. In spite of passing the exam, will he become an SI? Will Prakash Raj nab the persons behind the bomb blasts? What is the character of Alexander (Sai Dharam Teja)? To find the answers, you have to watch Nakshatram.

Story, screenplay, and direction by Krishna Vamsi remind us of his earlier movies like Khadgam and Samudram. He succeeds in getting the emotions right and shows the Police department in a positive light. Sundeep Kishan is excellent in his acting and his comic timing works well in the initial half. Sai Dharam Tej is seen in the latter half and is extraordinary in the death sequence. His acting has improved a lot. Regina Cassandra and Pragya Jaiswal are ultra glamorous and fit their roles well.

The music and background score went well with the storyline. The cinematography was decent too, but VFX and graphics could have been better. Editing could have been better, as the run time of over 160 minutes seems to be dragging the story. Overall, the production values were decent. 

Why You Should Watch This Movie

If you are a lover of Krishna Vamsi's direction, then this one is for you. Nakshatram has all the ingredients of a commercial pot boiler and also depicts the Police department in an excellent manner.

-By Ajay Mudunuri

Release Date: 2017-08-04
Language: Telugu
Director: Krishna Vamsi
Genre: Action, Drama
Cast & Crew: Sundeep Kishan, Regina Cassandra, Pragya Jaiswal
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