In a departure from his previous genre of comedy (his most recent films were Acharya America Yatra and Tenali Ramakrishna BA.BL), director Nageswara Reddy tries his hand at an action film interspersed with comedy.
The introduction is intriguing, but it quickly becomes clear that the director wants to emphasise the rowdy aspect of the storey. He wants to inject comic elements into a rowdy’s storey.
Vasu (Sundeep Kishan) is shown as a young boy being reluctantly groomed as a rowdy by Naidu (Posani), Man Friday of his grandpa (Nagineedu), for family prestige and revenge on a rowdy Bairagi. Sundeep Kishan is unable to play both the roles of a rowdy and an ordinary young man who has fallen in love with Neha Shetty. His rowdiness is only useful in rescuing the heroine and her family.
Sundeep Kishan gets lost in the midst of an ensemble cast. The film is loud, and the attempt to generate laughs is pitiful. Rajendra Prasad is over-the-top, and there isn’t much he can do with his stereotypical demeanour. He plays Venkat Rao, a cop whose property is taken over by the villain. His daughter seeks Vasu’s assistance, and the villain is killed in the process. His son is now enraged, and top cop Raghu Naik (Bobby Simha) is gathering evidence, fully aware that Venkat Rao’s family is involved in the mess. In the final scenes, a crucial reveal turns out to be absurd.
It’s unfortunate that the film’s production is overseen by Kona Venkat. Neither the lead actors’ performances — Neha and Sundeep are adequate, and Vennela Kishore’s comedy falls flat — nor the music or cinematography are noteworthy.
The film is ostensibly an attempt to blend an action film with a rom-com, but nothing works.