Vishal is one of the few Tamil actors who has got a good market in the south. He is now back with his own production in ‘Palnadu’. Suseenthiran, who had earlier made ‘Na Peru Shiva’ with Karthi has directed this flick. This film has hit the screens on the Diwali weekend and lets see how it is.
‘palnadu’ is a land with huge egos and attitudes. everyone in that area fears shankar anna, and one day after his sudden death, his right-hand man, katam ravi, takes over the kingship from him.
During this time, Shiva Kumar(Vishal) opens a mobile shop with his friend Seshu(Vikrant). By nature, Shiva is a coward who minds his own business. but if shiva has any problem, seshu always helps him. one fine day, seshu gets into big trouble with katam ravi and threatens to kill him.
A few days later, an innocent engineer, Nagaraju, is killed by Katam Ravi. This ugly incident makes Shiva’s simple life complicated when he discovers a shocking truth about Nagaraju. even shiva gets angry and decides to kill katam ravi.
what truth does shiva discover? what is the relationship between shiva and nagaraju? shiva manages to kill katam ravi? that he happens to his friend seshu of him? To know all these answers, you need to see this movie on the big screen.
points in favor:-
The action hero Vishal, who always attacks thugs in all his movies, plays an interesting character in Palnadu. he plays the role of him with the greatest sincerity and effort.
the senior manager bharati raja, who plays an important role, does a commendable job. she is very apt for the role of her and does well in all the emotional scenes. lakshmi menon and vikram manage to play their roles well.
Although the first half of the film has decent comedy, the story takes forever to unfold. except for the last 20 minutes, the entire second half is thrown away.
history has been lengthened and is routine. all the twists and turns on display can be easily identified. the songs act as a major roadblock to the movie.
As with all Tamil movies that come close to reality, the Telugu audience will find it difficult to connect with the seriousness. the love track between vishal and lakshmi menon is meaningless and seems jaded.
imman’s music is a big drawback for the film. but the saving grace is its background score, which is top notch. camera work is fine. the editing in the second half lacks focus. some dialogue and funny scenes in the first half have been well designed.
palnadu’s story is based on a simple point which is the climax. director suseenthiran has made a whole movie with the climax in mind. he only manages to connect with the audience during the climax, but fails for the rest of the movie.
In general, panaadu entertains you only in fragments. Vishal’s new avatar, interval block, and climax episode are a few plus points. but a lackluster script and sub-par direction make this movie far from engaging.
123telugu.com rating: 2.5/5
reviewed by raghava
translated by avad m.
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