Akkineni Nagarjuna The Ghost Movie Review

Akkineni Nagarjuna came up with his Action Adventure film, The Ghost for Dusshera. Here's The Movie Review

Akkineni Nagarjuna's The Ghost Movie Review
Akkineni Nagarjuna's The Ghost Movie Review

Cast: Akkineni Nagarjuna, Sonal Chauhan, Gul Panag, Anika Surendran, Manish Chaudhari, Ravi Varma, Srikanth Iyengar

Crew:
Cinematography: Mukesh G.
Editor: Dharmendra Kakarala
Music Composer: Mark K. Robin, Bharatt-Saurabh
Producer: Suniel Narang, Puskur Rammohan Rao, Sharrath Marar
Director: Praveen Sattaru

Rating: 2.5/5

Akkineni Nagarjuna hasn’t been in best of box office form from past four years. His previous release Bangarraju worked out well but he had to share credit with his son, Naga Chaitanya. Nagarjuna has been trying to find best suitable subjects for his age and image. His cameo in Hindi Brahmastra got huge positive response and Nagarjuna with doubled enthusiasm promoted his pure action drama film, The Ghost. Praveen Sattaru wrote and directed the film. Let’s discuss about the film.

Plot::

Interpol Officer Vikram (Akkineni Nagarjuna) leads a life away from his family and has a relationship with co-worker Priya (Sonal Chauhan). During an operation in Dubai, he fails to rescue a young kid who belongs to an Indian diplomat family. He remembers his past as a kid. His mother gets killed at Karol Bagh, Delhi in 1984 riots and a military man adopts him. Military Man’s daughter Anupama (Gul Panag) treats him as her brother. He decides to become a saviour of such kids and goes on a mission to eliminate Underground Mafia that involve in child trafficking, abduction, extortion and drug supply.

Vikram gains the name as Ghost in Mafia and unable to fight him, they plead Mercy. After 5 years, he decides to lead life alone and away from everyone. But his sister Anupama calls him out of the blue and asks his protection. He meets his niece Aditi (Anika Surendran) and disciplines her. She resists at first but then understands his love and responsibiliy towards her. Before she could tell how wrong and arrogant, ignorant she was and apologize to her mother, business rival kills her and attack Aditi, Vikram. Did they survive? How Vikram caught the main person behind all the mess? Did his past as Ghost come into play? Watch the movie to know more…

Analysis::

Akkineni Nagarjuna has best maintained body among senior heroes in Telugu and Indian Cinema. He has aged like fine wine and looked apt in a Katana kind of sword wielding assassin role. In major number of action sequences, he needed to show extreme physical strength, agility and he carried out them very well. In emotional scenes and serious scenes, he showcased Vikram character different from his other portrayals. Sonal Chauhan got a good role and she performed well in her action sequences. Gul Panag and Aditi Surendran looked and acted good. All others also did their parts well.

Director Praveen Sattaru gave a hit film with PSV Garuda Vega and he got the opportunity to direct this film with Nagarjuna. He seemed to have been overwhelmed by the opportunity and decided to over induce action blocks. At times, it gets tiring to witness Nagarjuna go through the bodies of villains – shooting bullets, splicing them with swords. Ome swamp after another, bodies keep flooding and blood keeps pouring on the screen.

The director took heavy inspiration from John Wick and Quentin Tarantino, Ninja movies but again he did not come up with as inventive action sequences as John Wick or as tight screenplay as Quentin Tarantino. His drama portions looked too simple, investigation too convenient as if he is rushing to next action block. Nagarjuna’s effortlessness in action sequences and few blocks make it an easy watch for action lovers. Family audiences, the core strength of Nagarjuna, might find it a little unfriendly.

Positives:

Akkineni Nagarjuna Performance
Sonal Chauhan Look and Performance
Anika and Gul Panag
Action Sequences
Background Score

Negatives::

Too many action blocks
Predictable Second Hour
Emotional scenes lack punch

Bottom line: Nagarjuna Action Adventure!

Read Telugu The Ghost Movie Review here