Shakti Movie Review, Songs, Wallpapers 2011
My Rating: 2.25/5
Banner: Vyjayanthi Movies
Music: Mani Sharma
Cinematography: Sameer Reddy
Editing: Marthand K Venkatesh
Art: Anand Sai
Producer: Ashwini Dutt
Story,Screenplay & Direction: Meher Ramesh
Cast: Jr.NTR, Ileana, Manjari Phadnis, Krishna, Vijay Nirmala, Jackie Shroff, Sonu Sood, Prabhu, Nasser, Ali, M S Narayana, Srinivasa Reddy, Krishna Bhagawan, Pooja Bedi, Brahmanam etc
Release Date: 1st April 2011
Final Analysis: A good film with high budgets requires a strong team of technicians and effective execution of the plot. Here, the concept of the Sakti Peethams was appealing but then it takes material to execute the plot in the right way and bring conviction.
The responsibility of the director is to bring depth and feel into such storylines. For instance, the flashback episode dates back only 27 years back which means 1984. How can one expect people to come from Egypt with horses, have sword-fights etc during that year.
Another place where the Sakti Peethams are portrayed through library shots, what was the director thinking of? Saving some money? Well, that looked poor. There are many scenes where dramatism and high voltage of emotions is required but that was missing completely.
Except for one or two scenes, there is not a single scene which strikes a chord. Cinematic liberties are accepted but the director must concentrate on getting the audience to connect with his story first. After that, even if he shows something illogical, the audience won’t mind it. But right from the first scene, things have been stale and lacked any emotion.
At the box office, the openings might be good due to the star power and the hype about the budget but apart from that, the film is sure to fizzle out due to weak content.