Film: Krack Rating: 2.75/5 Banner: Saraswathi Film Division Cast: Ravi Teja, Shruti Haasan, Samuthirakani, Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar, Sudhakar Komakula, vamsee chaganti, et al music: thaman s cinematography: gk vishnu editor: naveen nooli art: as prakash producers: b madhu written and directed: gopichand malineni release date: January 09, 2020
Ravi Teja’s “krack” is the first release of 2021 in theaters. Despite Ravi Teja’s recent poor record at the box office, the film has generated buzz thanks to its clever promotions and aggressive promotions.
Let’s see if the film has managed to impress or not.
Story: Shankar (Ravi Teja) is an upstanding police officer. he leads a happy life with his wife kalyani (shruti haasan) and a child. Shankar gets irritated when someone brags about his ‘background’ and beats them to a pulp.
When one of his colleagues is brutally murdered in Ongole, Shankar’s investigation leads to local gang leader Kathari Krishna (Samuthirakani) and his lover Jayamma (Varalakshmi Sarath Kumar).
the main story is the confrontation between kathari krishna and shankar.
Artist performances: ravi teja is here in his element. playing the role of a grumpy policeman, who is honest in his profession, comes easily to him having played such roles before. After a long time, Ravi Teja has also shown his characteristic “energy” in fierce sequences.
shruti haasan doesn’t have much to do in this movie, but she plays her role well. As for the villains, both Varalaxmi Sarathkumar and Samuthirakani steal the show with their fierce acting skills. but it’s samuthirakani who gets the meatiest role and length.
sudhakar komakula and vamsee chaganti as police officers make their presence felt.
Technical Excellence: At a time when glossy packaging has become the main focus, the director has drawn the best production from cameraman gk vishnu. has given a rich look to the masala sequences.
Two fight scenes in the context of Ongole were shot in style.
burra sai madhav has written dialogue in a style that is required for a massive movie. thaman’s music is a mixed bag.
highlights: ravi teja’s samuthirakani acting style vs. ravi teja’s cinematography of scenes
drawback: predictable plot first half excessive violence boring romantic thread
analysis director gopichand malineni, known for his crowd-oriented artists, has written a story that is fairly predictable. however, he has given more importance to the narration.
The basic story revolves around a police officer trying to catch a local leader, seen in countless movies. but to brilliantly repackage it, the director has told the story with three elements: a mango, a rupee note, and a metal nail.
Each of these elements has changed the lives of three villains when they meet the protagonist. What? this generates interest.
this is how the story unfolds with a terrorist narrating his story and how shankar (ravi teja) had jailed him with a small mistake (50 rs note).
later another little troublemaker gets into trouble and seeks help from kathari krishna (samuthirakani) when he then recounts his fight with the police officer and how a small nail brought down his empire. were it not for this wrapper, the story would have been a simple, formulaic fight between villain and hero.
gopichand’s script and packaging have added some interest to this regular story with this item. while he managed to pique our interest with this, he doesn’t get away with the banal sequences.
The middle part gets us into the process with some amazingly shot fight sequences, like the fight at the bus stop and the action sequences on the beach. but the movie falls back into routine mode after a while. Also, there are too many fights.
shruti haasan and ravi teja’s romantic thread is also lousy.
gopichand has aimed to entertain the b&c center audiences, and its presentation revolves mostly around action stunts, sharp dialogue, and stylish shooting, rather than logic and novelty.
Ongole’s backdrop and ‘kathari krishna’ sequences could have added a novelty, but the villain turns cowardly in a few minutes, thus diluting the entire buildup. shruti’s character twist also seems forced.
is an absolute masala entertainer, and writer and director gopichand malineni sticks to this template. ‘krack’ has a good dose of ravi teja swag, but with quite a bit of routine. It’s a regular masala movie.
end result: massive biryani