Review : iSmart Shankar

Amidst good expectations, Puri Jagannadh and Ram’s rustic entertainer, iSmart Shankar has hit the theaters today. Let’s check how it is.


CBI gang transfers memory of Satyadev to a Hyderabadi guy named Ustaad Shankar (Ram) through a medical surgery. Parallelly, a subplot of Nidhhi Agerwal and her team’s research on Brain memory cells is being showcased. Why did CBI transfer Satyadev’s memory into Shankar’s head? How is Nidhhi’s research interlinked to Shankar’s memory? Is there any connection between the two subplots? To know this, you have to watch the film in the theaters near you.


Puri Jagan, who is going through a bad phase in his career has come up with a script full of mass content. His plotline is decent but surprisingly, Puri’s screenplay is boring and not at all engaging. Looks like Puri will never come out of his routine police-mafia template scenes which are literally irritating the audience.

Coming to artists performance, hero Ram gave full efforts to pull off his mass role with his commendable attitude. It is his screen presence which brings a lot of depth to a few scenes which are otherwise normal on paper.

Both Nidhhi Agerwal and Nabha Natesh provide the required eye candy to the audience with their glamor show. While Nabha is good in the given massy role, Nidhhi did her part decently as a research student. Other supporting roles portrayed by Satyadev and Sayaji Shinde are okay to an extent.

Plus Points:

Ram’s attitude and energetic performance

Songs & BGM

Minus Points:


Boring screenplay

Routine template scenes


All in all, iSmart Shankar is an uneven commercial drama which fails to impress the audience. Though Ram’s makeover and his attitude are good, Puri’s taking and unconvincing storyline stand tall as culprits hence making the film a below-average watch for this weekend.

Rating: 2.5/5

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