10 January 2014 | spruthvi35
No one would expect such a film from Sukumar..
Talking about "1" , It's simply a one man show and the man who dared to make such a film with such a big star of TFI really needs to be applauded.Firstly talking about Mahesh Babu , who as usual , did a really good job in his new kinda character which he never ever essayed before in his career. Gautam Krishna , was cute and made his presence felt. When it come to the story line of the film which is so fragile that Sukumar moulded it into a solid massive 'ONE' with his talent of writing a highly gripping screenplay. Yes , I do admit that the screenplay and story is an inspiration from a 2002 Hollywood blockbuster "The Bourne Identity" , but don't label it to be a copy , no. In the first half , the director did miss a lot of logics and left many lose ends which remain untied , but the pacy and even more gripping second half makes you overlook all those small tweaks and flaws in the screenplay. The length of the second half was a little too long since the director had to incorporate the unwanted commercial elements , simply to attract masses , which should have been taken care about. The best scene of the whole film is the Interval scene. And when it comes to the tech department , the first man to get an applause is the DOP , 'Rathnavelu'. The best visuals were in "Sayonara" and "Your My Love" songs. The fight scenes were taken greatly , the DOP used different colours for different situations. The editor 'Karthika Srinivas' , 'Swamy Ra Ra' fame , did a really good job. Needs to be appreciated. Kriti Sanon was very glamorous and gorgeous and pulled off her character well, Dancing was good and was a nice pick against Mahesh. Overall , this "ONE" does have those so called "Hollywood Standards" and even has an ample dose of family sentiment. Bored of routine family drama or senseless mass flick , grab a ticket for "ONE" which leaves you with a good feeling when you leave the theatre. Really a 150 buck worth flick.