Spy Cast: Nikhil Siddharth, Ishwarya Menon, Abhinav Gomatham, Makrand Deshpande, Rana Daggubati, Aryan Rajesh
Written by Rajasekhar Reddy, Abburi Ravi
Cinematography by Vamshi Patchipulusu, Mark David
Music by Sricharan Pakala, Vishal Chandrasekhar
Edited and Directed by Garry BH
Produced by Rajasekhar Reddy
Spy Movie Rating: 2/5
Spy is the new movie from Nikhil Siddhartha after Karthikeya 2 and 18 Pages. Ishwarya Menon is acting as leading lady after becoming popular with Thamizh Padam 2. Movie created good buzz after it released trailer talking about a mystery that connects plot to National Hero Subhash Chandra Bose. Spy also marks the debut of editor Garry BH as a director. Producer Rajasekhar Reddy has written the story for this movie, as well. Let’s discuss about Spy movie, now.
Spy deals with RAW Agent Jai(Nikhil)’s life ambition to catch the killers of his brother. His brother Subhash(Aryan Rajesh) kills an international weapon supplier Abdul Khader. But Abdul Khader resurfaces and Subhash is dead. What happened to Subhash? What Jai will find in his search for Kabir Khan? Watch Spy to know details…
Nikhil Siddharth has improved his script selection after facing continuous failures in his career. He became so good that his films have become synonymous for “medium-budget high content and entertainment value movies” in Telugu Cinema. His recent movies though haven’t been up to the standard he has set. Spy movie doesn’t honor his efforts to play a RAW agent role. He did his job well enough. Ishwarya Menon, Abhinav Gomatham, Makarand Deshpande, Aryan Rajesh all just come and go without proper character arc or characterisation. Spy suffers with writing team failing to give a good screenplay for the ideas that the story had.
Agencies do have covert operatives, missions and mixing history to them, also serves well. But an agency works under few principles and practices. Films might have depicted few and enchanced few. Following them blindly doesn’t suit a new film. Spy does that mistake and tries to follow tried and tested path. Rather than telling an agent’s story through a mission, it tries to add everything into a mission. And forgets to make that mission interesting enough. War, Pathaan and Tiger films are more about the agent than the mission they handle. Spy tries some ideas in exploring the character of the main lead but then derails itself into randomness.
Randomly, hero remembers his love story with heroine. She walks out and walks-in into his life, like walking into a shopping mall. It just showcases the lack of understanding on the part of writing team. Garry BH has made a name for himself as an editor. But Spy doesn’t give him the necessary push to become a director. He failed to keep the narrative gripping and sensible. Non-linear are not done for fashion but because they increase the curiousity factor and deliver necessary punch to the story at the right time. Spy fails in execution and at writing level as team did not understand the assignment. And did not execute the mission properly to accomplish desired outcome.
Rana Daggubati Cameo
Execution of ideas
Spy Movie Bottom-line: Amateurish Execution
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