Success has been eluding talented actor Gopichand for a few years and after back to back disappointments, the actor has pinned hopes on 'Chanakya'. The film, directed by Thiru, has hit the screens today. Also starring Mehreen Pirzada, Sunil, Rajesh Khattar, Jayaprakash, Nassar Aadarsh Balakrishna among others, the film has been produced under AK Entertainments banner. Read on to know how the film is.
Ibrahim Qureshi (Rajesh Khattar) is a dreaded don, who takes refuge in Pakistan. He is linked to serial bomb blasts in India and the Indian government wants Pakistan to extradite him. So they prepare to put pressure on Pakistan through G8 Summit. Meanwhile, on a tip off, RAW comes to know that one of Qureshi's aide is in Syria and appoints a very intelligent officer Arjun (Gopichand) to nab him and bring him to India. Arjun accomplishes the task and Qureshi and his son Sohail (Upen Patel), known for their notoriety makes Arjun come to Pakistan by kidnapping his friends and they also plan to shame India at the world Summit. How Arjun goes to Pakistan ? What are the challenges he face in that country? Will he manage to bring back his friends alive ? Will Pakistan give in to India's pressure and extradite Qureshi? Watch the film to know
Gopichand has given his best and he looks good in the movie. Mehreen has nothing much to do but she looks beautiful. Zareen Khan, who makes her debut in Telugu with this movie, is just okay. Upen Patel as a stylish villain is good. Rajesh Khattar is there to just look like Dawood Ibrahim. Nassar, Jayaprakash and others fit the bill. Sunil evokes laughs in a couple of scenes.
The camera and art work are decent. Surprisingly, Abburi Ravi's dialogues and Sricharan Pakala's background don't make an impact in this movie. The songs are just average. For a spy thriller, audience expect an engaging narration but the screenplay is not so intriguing except for the pre-climax portions.
A couple of thrilling episodes in second half
Few silly episodes
The character of Rajesh Khattar, Ibrahim Qureshi, is largely inspired by the most wanted underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and the way his character is introduced and when he tells that he will send shivers down the spine of Indian government, audiences expect a thrilling ride and a battle of wits between him and the hero. They expect something out of the box as it's a spy thriller. But that doesn't happen. Though the director is successful to an extent in engaging the audiences in the second half, especially in the pre-climax episodes, the first half and some routine episodes disappoint the audiences. Gopichand has given a sincere performance though. On the whole, the film is a one time watch.