CBFC Rating: UA
Run-Time: 2 Hrs 09 Mins
Release Date: 24-11-2023
Banner: Sithara Entertainments, Fortune Four Cinemas
Cast: Panja Vaisshnav Tej, Sreeleela, Joju George, Sada, Radhika Sarathkumar, Sudharshan, Aparna Das, Suman, Tanikella Bharani and others
Music: GV Prakash Kumar
Editor: Navin Nooli
Produced By: Nagavamsi. S, Sai Soujanya
Written & Directed By: Srikanth N. Reddy
Panja Vaisshnav Tej’s latest film ‘Aadikeshava’ jointly produced by Suryadevara Naga Vamsi and Sai Sowjanya under Sithara Entertainments, Fortunre Four Cinemas banners released today, November 24 in theatres. Srikanth N Reddy has made his debut as a director with this film. Happening heroine Sree Leela paired with Vaisshnav Tej while GV Prakash composed the music. The songs and trailer promised a full-on action entertainer. Let’s get into the review.
Balu (Panja Vaisshnav Tej) is a happy-go-lucky guy who is the son of Excise Inspector Jayaprakash and Radhika Sarathkumar. He joins a cosmetic company owned by Chitra (Sreeleela). Both fall for each other in no time. hen everything sailing smoothly, things take an unexpected turn introducing startling developments in Balu’s life. What is the connection Balu shares with Mahakaleswar Reddy (Suman), Chenga Reddy (Joju George), Vajra (Aparna Das), and his mysterious link to Brahmasamudram and Rudhrakaleshwar Reddy forms the story.
Panja Vaisshnav Tej explored the commercial genre for the first time. He did well in acting, dancing, and action scenes. He fits the bill neatly as an action hero which is unleashed in the second half. He exuded a commendable rugged mass look, showcasing a notable transformation.
Sreeleela looks glamorous in the film. Her on-screen chemistry with Panja Vaisshnav Tej is decent, complemented by her exceptional dancing prowess. She added charm to the narrative.
Joju George, making his debut as the antagonist, did very well bringing the evilness with his menacing act and top-notch screen presence. Aparna Das and Sada, despite limited screen time, effectively portrayed women in distress. Suman, Sudarshan, Radhika, Jayaprakash, and Tanikella Bharani contributed their efforts and played key roles.
Panja Vaisshnav Tej, Sreeleela
Director Srikanth N Reddy, for his first film, came up with a mass masala entertainer. Vaishnav Tej tried for a mass makeover. Though the storyline treads a familiar and formulaic approach, the treatment made the film a decently made commercial potboiler with enjoyable comedy.
The first half goes smoothly with the family and romantic scenes between the lead pair. The interval block takes things to a new turn and shifts towards action mode in the second half. The action part with a couple of high-voltage fights made the film engaging to some extent.
GV Prakash Kumar’s foot-tapping and youthful music, paired with lavish visuals offers a visual treat. Navin Nooli’s editing shines in the first half but could have been better in the second half. Dudely’s cinematography adds richness to the film’s visual appeal. Lavish production values added more quality to the film.
Bottom-line: Enjoyable Action Entertainer