Hero Mahesh Babu’s nephew Ashok Galla’s debut film, Hero has created curiosity with its promotional stuff. Directed by Sriram Aditya, the film has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it fares.
Story: A middle-class guy named Arjun(Ashok Galla) dreams of becoming a film actor. For the same, he gives audition with several directors and crosses paths with Jagapathi Babu’s character. But as an unexpected scenario, Arjun receives a gun through the parcel due to which he goes through ups and downs. What will Arjun do with the gun? Who has sent the gun to Arjun? To know the answer to all the questions, you have to catch the film in the theatres near you.
Performances: Though Hero is Ashok Galla’s debut film, he managed to impress with his dances. He is like a live wire on the screen and performed the action stunts with utmost ease. His acting is okay as a middle-class guy but the young actor should work on his facial expressions in the close-up shots.
Niddhi Agerwal is stunning on the screen and her chemistry with Ashok’s is fine. But her role looks half-baked as Niddhi’s character is completed neglected in the latter half.
Jagapathi Babu is okay with his usual acting. Though Ravi Kishan’s avatar is good, his character looks loud and noisy. Naresh and Archana Ananth are apt as hero parents. Satya, Vennela Kishore and Brahmaji are fine with their comedy timing in a couple of scenes.
Technicalities: The music by Ghibran is good as a couple of songs in the movie are good. The background score is apt for the film’s genre. Editing by Prawin Pudi is adequate.
The cinematography work by Sameer Reddy and Richard Prasad is top-notch as they showcased the entire film on a rich and stylish note. Production values for this limited budget movie are fine.
Analysis: Sriram Aditya directs Hero. He played a safe game by making the film in his own crime-comedy genre. Though Sriram Aditya narrated the proceedings in the first half on a slick note, the latter half proceedings drop the pace eventually.
Though Ravi Kishan’s getup is good, his character looks forcefully incorporated in the second half setup. Adding to it, the crime game between the hero and villain’s gang looks over-the-top at times and dilutes the audience mood.
To summerize, Hero is a tailor-made film designed specially by keeping Ashok Galla’s capabilities in mind. Though the young actor impresses with his dances and acting to an extent, the water-thin storyline and uneven presentation in the second half stand tall as demerits making the film a strictly average fare.
Verdict: Decent debut for Ashok Galla!