Tamil hero Sivakarthikeyan’s Telugu-Tamil bilingual project, Prince under the direction of Anudeep KV had a theatrical release today. Let’s see how it fares.
Story: Anand( Sivakarthikeyan) a school teacher falls for his colleague Jessica ( Maria Riaboshapka) a foreigner at the first sight. After repeated trials, Anand impresses Jessica but their love will not get acceptance by Anand’s father Vishwanath( Sathyaraj). Why Vishwanath is against his son’s love? Is there any backstory behind it? How is Anand’s love interlinking with a village problem, forms the crucial crux.
Performances: Sivakarthikeyan who is known as a good actor delivers a good performance yet again in the movie. His comic timing and funny one-liners bring an instant smile on the audience face.
Foreign beauty Maria Riaboshapka is lovable and her chemistry with Sivakarthikeyan adds a fresh vibe to the proceedings. Coming to the facial expressions, Maria should focus on this aspect in further films.
Sathyaraj gets a purposeful role as the hero’s father. His comic timing and entertaining character bring depth to the proceedings to an extent. Premji and Anandraj are okay in their respective roles. Actor Kollywood actor Soori is not utilized properly. Other artists are fine in their respective roles.
Technicalities: Music by Thaman is okay but is definitely not up to his standards. Expect for a couple of songs and impressive background score few scenes, Thaman’s music falls flat.
The cinematography work by Manoj Paramahamsa is superb as presented the entire film on a colourful note. Editing by Praveen KL is okay.
Production values for this star-studded movie are good.
Analysis: Director Anudeep KV who impressed everyone with the last year’s released comedy-caper Jathi Ratnalu failed to repeat the same magic with Prince.
Though Sivakarthikeyan gave his best and tried to elevate a few scenes with his screen presence, the lack of strong emotions and an engaging screenplay dilutes the mood of the audience. To summerize, Prince is a village love drama that has a simple storyline. Even the screenplay and narrative has cliches making the film a disappointing watch.
Verdict: Anudeep disappoints!