Megastar Chiranjeevi and Ravi Teja starrer Waltair Veerayya under the direction of Bobby Kolli have hit the silver screens today. Let’s see how it fares.
Story: Set in Vizag backdrop, the film kick-starts with the establishment scenes of Veerayya ( Chiranjeevi) who stays in Jalaripeta helping needy people. On the other hand, to catch the highly-anticipated drug lord Solomon ( Bobby Simha) from Malaysia a sub-inspector( role played by Rajendra Prasad) approaches Veerayya. How is a drug peddler Kaala( Prakash Raj) interlinking with the story? What is the role of ACP Vikram Sagar ( Ravi Teja)? Will Veerayya be able to track the drug dealer Solomon and his network, forms key aspect.
Performances: Megastar Chiranjeevi mesmerizes with his style and comedy timing. After Khaidi No. 150, Chiranjeevi’s appearance and massy makeover is superb in this film. His comedy timing and simple yet graceful dances are major assets. Chiranjeevi’s emotional acting in a few key scenes in impressive as well.
Coming to Ravi Teja, the mass hero perfectly fitted in the given energetic cop role. His introduction fight sequence is shot well. The scenes between Ravi Teja and Chiranjeevi with funny punch dialogues (resembling their previous dialogues) will be a treat for the fans to watch on the big screen.
Shruti Haasan gets a purposeful role but her screen time is limited. The chemistry between Chiranjeevi and Shruti Haasan in the two songs is good. Catherine Teresa did her extended cameo role quite effectively.
Prakash Raj and Bobby Simha are okay with their usual acting as baddies. Rajendra Prasad is alright as a small-grade cop. Comedy batch Vennela Kishor, and Srinivas Reddy is not utilized properly. Other padding artists like Subbaraju are okay in their respective roles.
Technicalities: The cinematography by Arthur A Wilson is superb. He shot Chiranjeevi’s introduction water episode in a lavish manner. His framing for action blocks is captivating.
Devi Sri Prasad did justification with his music. While all the songs are audible on screen, his background score elevates the mood of the film nicely.
VFX and graphics work is dull. Editing by Niranjan Devaramane is fine. Shekar Master’s choreography work is visible in songs like Boss Party and Sridevi Chiranjeevi. Production values by Mythri Movie Makers are rich.
Analysis: Directed Bobby’s came up with an ages-old revenge story but his presentation works well. The screenplay is gripping and has enough enjoyable moments. Bobby tried to showcase vintage Chiranjeevi by utilizing the star’s strengths like comedy and dancing.
The director made sure to write enough elevation scenes on Chiranjeevi that will be loved by the fans. Though Ravi Teja did an extended cameo role, Bobby presented him with a massy makeover. To summarize, Waltair Veerayya is a film made to watch on the large screen to witness the swag and stylish of Chiranjeevi. Considering the festival season, this mass entertainer can be happily watched one time with family.
Verdict: Mega Mass!