Thikka: Film Review – Hangover Refurbished!

Verdict: Only for a couple of songs.

After consecutive back-to-back hits with Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitham, Subramanyam for Sale and Supreme, comes Thikka from Sai Dharam Tej. This time he joins hands with Sunil Reddy, who directed Om 3D, which was a commercial failure at the box office. It takes guts for a successful hero to give dates to a director who is yet to taste success. 

Thikka starts with Hyderabad being under chaos after several accidents take place across the city that puts the city police under pressure to nab the culprits. The camera moves across Aditya (Sai Dharam Tej) who wakes up from a hangover and the story moves to flashback mode. Aditya falls in love with Anjali (Larissa Bonesi) and wins her over. After a slew of incidents, Anjali decides to leave Aditya. What happens between them? Why does Anjali leave Aditya? Who is responsible for the chaos in the city? These plots form the basic premise to Thikka.

Sai Dharam Tej as Aditya delivers a wonderful performance. He excels in dance and fights sequences. Larissa Bonesi is a delight to watch and she impresses in her debut movie. Her character gives her immense scope and she does complete justice. She looks glamorous and beautiful. Rajendra Prasad as Aditya’s father looks quite different from his usual roles. Ali is able to evoke laughter. Mallala Chopra was projected as the second female lead but her role in the movie is only limited to a few scenes. Ali, Thagubothu Ramesh, Vennela Kishore, Sapthagiri, Posani Krishna Murali, Ajay and Mumaith Khan perform well in their respective roles.

This movie is a litmus test for Sunil Reddy as his debut movie Om 3D was a colossal failure at box-office. It sure is courageous for a director at this point in time to try something new and not to go with a regular, tried and tested format. Sunil Reddy succeeds here and doesn’t succumb to pressure. It could have been better had he put in some efforts getting a tight bound script and powerful screenplay. Thikka falters here and makes it difficult for the viewer to connect with the movie. Music by Thaman is good and all the songs are memorable. Photography by Guhan is excellent and the visuals look great.
Why You Should Watch This Movie: 
You can watch Thikka for its unique story-telling. A couple of songs sung by Dhanush and Simbu are the major highlights of Thikka.

– By Ajay Mudunuri


Release Date: 13 Aug, 2016
Language: Telugu
Director: Sunil Reddy
Genre: Action, Romance
Cast & Crew: Sai Dharam Tej, Mannara Chopra, Larissa Bonesi

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