Ravi Teja, Sreenu Vaitla who are going to a tough phase in their career have collaborated for the fourth time for Amar Akbar Anthony. Touted as a stylish entertainer, the film has hit the screens today. Let’s see whether the film gives them the much-needed break or not.
The film opens in New York City in 2003. Being family friends, Amar (Ravi Teja) and Aishwarya (Ileana) father’s start a pharmaceuticals business with a group of friends. In order to take over entire company into hands, four persons from the group kill both family members, leaving Amar and Aishwarya as the only survivors. Amar suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder and decides to take revenge on culprits. How does this medical condition effect Amar? How will he take revenge on culprits? Will he meet again his lost childhood friend Aishwarya? To know this, you have to watch the film in theaters near you?
Sreenu Vaitla, who is struggling to bounce back at any cost has chosen a regular revenge drama set in different premise compared to his earlier films. The opening episodes and first twenty minutes of the film promise an engaging commercial drama but drop down with too many sub-layers and complicated threads which were not showcased effectively. Sreenu Vaitla tried to narrate the revenge drama by inserting his trademark comedy at regular intervals but sadly none of them evoke laughs and instead disturbs the flow. Coming to lead artists performance, Ravi Teja is good in his role as Amar and gave energetic performance throughout. He tried to show decent variations between the three characters. It’s good to see Ileana after a brief gap in Telugu films. Though she looks a bit chubby her screen presence is appealing. Comedian Sunil evokes good laughs in the second half with his funny expressions. Satya-Raghu Babu-Srinivas Reddy’s track is totally boring with routine punches and unimpressive comedy timing. Songs are shot lavishly. Music is not up to mark but background score for a few crucial scenes is good.
Rich production values
Ravi Teja’s variations in three characters
Lacks of proper comedy
Too many subplots
All in all, Amar Akbar Anthony is a regular commercial revenge drama set with a partly intriguing setup. The film takes off on a bright note but loses the steam quickly after a few unnecessary subplots take the center stage. To sum it up, Sreenu Vaitla disappoints again.
Rating : 2.5