20 November 2011 | Film-School-Reject
A Jump To Nowhere
Starred by none other than Mahesh Babu and Directed by Srinu Vytla. This flick is expected to be the next big thing in Tollywood.
This movie can be Srinu Vytla's magnum opus. He took at least 3 years to prepare the movie. He polished Gopimohan's story to suit Mahesh Babu and worked nice comedy into it for the best of the movie.
Ajay Kumar (Mahesh Babu) is a sincere, stylish and hardened police officer hell bent on taking down an underworld kingpin, Don Nayar (Soonu Sood). He goes to Istanbul to track down the kingpin, where he accidentally meets Prashanthi (Samantha). He instantly realizes that she is the One. Oops, never expected that! :)
The rest is how he catches the villain and gets the girl. We will know later that he is in for revenge.
As, you can see, the plot never deviates from the formula proved one's. Find anything new in it? I don't :|
Ajay Kumar character is well developed. He is ravishing, witty, quick and can dodge a 100 bullets like they were pop corn. He knows what he wants.
Prashanti, played by Samantha is pure eye candy (congrats, Samantha, way to go!?). Chinmayi lend her voice to breath life into the character, just like in Ye Maaya Chesave.
Nayak (Sonu Sood) is supposed to be the dreaded villain. His screen presence felt kind of funny, taking every trap the hero has set for him.
Srinivasa Rao Kota, Brahmanandam, MS Narayana and other comedians are an asset to this film. But sometimes they tire the audience with their larger-than-life antics.
Shankar Narayana (Prakash Raj), is a good old MLA, loved by everyone in his constituency. His character is enigmatic and plausible in the screen. Proved time and again that Prakash Raj is an excellent actor.
The movie length is careful so as not to make the film boring. It mixes all the stereotype things that are reserved for Tollywood films and presents them nicely.
But eventually wears us out, making us wonder where's that awesome thing we are waiting to happen in the film....
Thaman, the new Music Director from the south, gave a very good score for the movie. Nevertheless, he has plenty of room to improve. But his songs are a hit and sets the peppy mood for the film.
The cinematography by K. V. Guhan, Prasad Murella is just awesome. If nothing else, this is enough to watch movie!! The team went to the extra edge to set high production values for the film.
Straight to the point : The movie is neither DARING enough to try out a new creative plots nor DASHING enough to break free of old weary stereotypes.
But it is to be noted that all the resources of this movie are nicely worked out.
So, instead we get a normal film in a very stylish, star studded 'package'.