maverick director teja, is falling behind as some of his previous films have not performed well at the box office. His latest performance is Hora Hori, which features newcomers Daksha and Dileep as the main couple. After a huge round of promotions, this movie has hit the screens today. let’s see how it is.
basawa(chaswa) is a feared gangster who falls in love with maithili(daksha). he keeps messing up all his marriage proposals and these terrible incidents completely affect Maithili’s health.
To make things better, Maithili’s brother moves her to a small town in Karnataka. there, she falls in love with a small businessman skanda (dileep). The twist in the story comes when Basawa arrives in the same village and finds out about Maithili and her love story.
what will the couple do now? how will they win their love? that forms the rest of the story.
The main selling point of the film is the female lead daksha. she is definitely a find and will go a long way in her career. daksha looks beautiful and carries wonderful emotions throughout the movie. for a rookie, she’s pretty hot and all her scenes with her dileep have turned out well.
Kalyan Koduri’s background score is another plus of the film. it is because of its captivating score that the film rises to a decent level. the production values are good and the fresh visuals look captivating. hero dileep does a good job in his first movie but unfortunately he doesn’t have enough range to act.
The first half has some gripping moments and certain comedy scenes with jabardasth raghava and rakesh elicit decent laughs. both comedians try to save the film with their histrionics. The main villain Chaswa plays him well and has the potential to go all the way.
in some of her recent interviews, teja revealed that hora hori is like a chayam rehash, which is absolutely true. but unfortunately it is a very obsolete attempt that does not have the necessary elements. After so strongly establishing the character of the villain during the beginning, Teja dilutes his role and renders him ineffective.
the film has a roller coaster effect and after every interesting scene, the proceedings take a beating with some routine and boring scenes. Even though the movie has enough thrills, they are not carried through to the end. you’re disappointed with tile’s predictable script and routine storytelling.
The pacing of the film is quite slow, as the proceedings take their own time to unfold. the climax is too fragmented and has nothing new to offer. the story is quite old and doesn’t have anything exciting coming its way.
The camera work is amazing, as the locations and the rain effect have been beautifully displayed. the production values are pretty good as the movie setting is decent. tile’s script is a big disappointment as the movie flops with some old-fashioned and routine scenes.
kalyan koduri’s music is excellent as all the songs have been composed and filmed well. the editing is below par as the movie is a bit too long for a simple plot. teja could have made the proceedings crisp, instead he narrates the movie at his own pace and spoils the gist of the story.
Overall, hora hori has an interesting premise and is good only in bits. Aside from the pleasing visuals and captivating background score, the proceedings are marred by a routine storyline, slow narration, and a very clichéd climax. if you have seen chayam then hori time is exactly on that line but the problem here is that it is very outdated and can be safely ignored this weekend.
123telugu.com rating: 2.25/5 reviewed by 123telugu team
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