Young hero Kiran Abbavaram’s new film, Sebastian P.C. 524 under the direction of Balaji Sayyapureddy had hit the screens today. Let’s analyse it.
Story: Set in Madanapalli backdrop in Chittoor district, Sebastian revolves around the murder mystery of a young lady Neelima( Komalee Prasad). Who kills Neelima? How is a constable with night blindness disorder named Sebastian ( Kiran Abbavaram) interconnected with the death of Neelima? Will Sebastian be able to track the culprits in the murder mystery? To know that, you have to watch the film.
Performances: Kiran Abbavaram is decent in this role as a constable with night blindness disorder. His performance during the crucial episodes in the second half brings depth to the proceedings to an extent.
Actress Komalee Prasad gets a purposeful role as the entire film revolves around her character. The talented artist performed in a convincing way.
Young actress Nuveksha, senior actor Suriya, a new face who played the role of Teja are okay in their respective key roles. Actors such as Srikanth Iyer, Tamada Media fame Ravi Teja are believable in their roles.
Technicalities: Music by Ghibran is loud and fails to register. While a couple of songs are passable on screen, his background score is disappointing.
The cinematography work by Raj K Nalli is nice as he showcased the night mood shots with good framing and lighting setup. Editing by Viplav Nyshadam is okay.
Production values for this limited budget movie are okay. Two stunts that come during the second half of the film are choreographed neatly.
Analysis: Debutant Balaji Sayyapureddy’s basic on the paper idea of narrating the film proceedings with a murder mystery as the key aspect is good but his execution suffers from too many loopholes. While the character establishment scenes of the hero as a constable with the night blindness are not showcased with proper detailing, the entire proceedings interconnected with the murder mystery look rushed up with an unconvincing presentation.
Instead of picking a serious crime drama as the core concept, the team would have opted for a light-hearted comedy-drama based on the hero’s night blindness disorder at the writing stage itself to impress the audience.
To summerize, Sebastian is a constable centric crime drama that lacks proper character establishment scenes and an engaging screenplay. Except for Kiran Abbavaram’s acting, the film has nothing much to mention.
Verdict: Skip it!