Tiger Nageswara Rao is one of the most awaited films as Ravi Teja is playing a thief for the first time in his career. The film directed by Vamsee was released today. Let’s see how it is.
Story: Tiger Nageswara Rao’s(Ravi Teja) story is about a person who went from being a regular villager in Stuartpuram to becoming a famous thief in the 1970s. A police officer named Vishwanath Sastry urgently goes to Delhi, where he is asked about Tiger Nageswara Rao by a government officer named Raghavendra Rajput(Anupam Kher). Once Sastry learns the details, he decides to improve the Prime Minister’s security. The movie reveals the interesting connection between Tiger Nageswara Rao and the Prime Minister of India. It also shows how a guy named Nagi from Stuartpuram, Andhra Pradesh, becomes the mysterious character known as Tiger Nageswara Rao.
Performances: Ravi Teja has always succeeded as an actor, and he gives an outstanding performance in the movie. He really embodied the character of Tiger Nageswara Rao and delivered an amazing performance. Playing a character with both good and bad qualities is challenging, but Ravi Teja did it with great confidence. Nupur Sanon made a striking debut and was impressive in her role. Anupam Kher was okay along with Jishhu Sen Gupta. Renu Desai was also neat in her limited role.
Technical Aspects: The music by GV Prakash Kumar is a bit of a letdown in the film. The songs don’t really leave a strong impression and, in fact, disrupt the flow of the story. The background music also doesn’t do much to elevate the scenes, which might disappoint movie fans. Madhi’s cinematography is good, though not overly impressive, and there is room for improvement in Kotagairi Venkateswara Rao’s editing. The production quality from Abhishek Arts is amazing as every penny spent is visible on screen.
Analysis: The research effort put into this action drama is truly commendable. The attention to detail is quite effective. The film successfully answers questions about what led Tiger Nageswara Rao to a life of crime, how he executed his crimes so skillfully, and why he became a thorn in the side of the entire police force. These aspects are portrayed in a well-organized and clear manner.
Tiger Nageswara Rao brought to life through Vamsee’s storytelling, delves into the life of a notorious 1970s thief named Nageswara Rao, who once struck fear into the heart of Stuartpuram. The film’s goal was to lead Ravi Teja’s character toward villainy, creating a modern-day Robin Hood on the big screen.
The story begins with an exciting and gripping opening, notably Ravi Teja’s introduction scene where he boldly carries out a train heist on the Godavari bridge, leaving the audience spellbound. However, as the story progresses in the initial 30 minutes, it becomes somewhat predictable. Despite some initial intrigue created by a security breach at the Prime Minister’s Office, the movie falls short of delivering the expected excitement.
The first half sets the scene for Stuartpuram Nageswara Rao’s transformation into the infamous Tiger Nageswara Rao. The entire second half is dominated by a relentless portrayal of violence and brutal killings from both sides, with little exploration of the legendary robberies associated with Tiger Nageswara Rao. This approach unintentionally transforms the film into a slow-paced action drama. If the length was altered the output would have been different.
Verdict: On the whole, Tiger Nageswara Rao is an ambitious project made on a massive note. While the story and performances hold your attention, the excess length of the film derails the film a bit. But Ravi Teja makes sure that the film makes for an entertaining watch with his sincere performance. Just lower your expectations and watch the film.
Bottom Line – Lengthy but watchable