Hero Sudheer Babu’s new film, titled, Hunt under the direction of Mahesh Surapaneni has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it fares.
Story: To track the murder mystery of ACP Aryan Dev( Premisthe Bharath), his friend cum ACP Arjun Prasad( Sudheer Babu) starts investigation. Soon after cracking the case Arjun decides to meet Commissioner Mohan( Srikanth). This is the time, Arjun meets with a severe accident and forgets his past. Later, how will Arjun recollect the details of Aryan Dev’s murder. Who is the actual culprit? How will Arjun solve the case, forms crucial crux.
Performances: Sudheer Babu is okay with his usual acting. Looks-wise, Sudheer has no makeover and is just like the same in his previous films. His emotional acting during the climax portions bring depth to the proceedings.
Premisthe Bharath is fine in his key role. Though his role is limited, the entire film revolves around his character. His friendship bonding with Sudheer is showcased decently.
Srikanth gets a meaty role. His is okay with his performance in the police commissioner role. Other padding artists such as Chitra Shukla, Mounica Reddy among others are okay in their respective roles.
Technicalities: The cinematography work by Arul Vincent is impressive as he showcased the entire film on a rich note. His work is major asset for the movie.
Ghibran’s music is okay as the background score works at parts. On the other hand, the editing by Prawin Pudi is adequate.
The production values for this limited budget movie are fine. The production design work is decent.
Analysis: Director Mahesh Surapaneni’s intention behind making an intense cop drama is fine but his narrative lacks engaging moments. The writing work is poor and so is the case with the scene order. His execution misses the required punch in it.
Adding to it, the screenplay lacks gripping moments and has dull texture. To summarize, Hunt is a boring cop drama that has outdated presentation and unengaging narrative.
Verdict: Nothing works!