CBFC Rating : UA
Run-Time: 2 Hrs 34 Min
Release Date: 09-01-2021
Banner: Saraswathi Films Division
Cast: Ravi Teja, Shruti Haasan, Samuthirakani, Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar, Sudhakar Komakula, Vamsi Chaganti, and others
Music: Thaman S
Cinematography: GK Vishnu
Editing: Naveen Nooli
Producers: B Madhu
Written and Directed by Gopichand Malineni
‘Krack’ is the third outing in Mass Maharaj Ravi Teja, Commercial Entertainers Director Gopichand Malineni’s combination after Super-hits ‘Don Seenu’ and ‘Balupu’. Shruti Hassan is the heroine. Let’s check-out their hat-trick film.
Veera Shankar (Ravi Teja) is an honest and dynamic police officer who stops at nothing to arrest criminals wherever he gets posting. He is married to Kalyani (Sruthi Hassan), and they have a son. CI Shankar gets transferred to Ongole, where a dreaded goon named Katari Krishna aided by Jayamma (Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar) is ruling the town. Why Shankar locks horns with Katari? How did he manage to end his brutal crimes forms the story of ‘Krack.’
Ravi Teja as CI Veera Shankar is a treat to watch on screen. He lit the screen with his infectious energy and screen presence. He carries the film single-handedly with his power-packed performance. His duals and challenges with the villains are the highlights of the movie. The intensity that he brings to the part is seen to be believed on screen, and it makes CI Shankar and Krack a memorable affair.
Sruthi Hassan looked beautiful and did the role of wife with élan. She shares excellent chemistry with Ravi Teja, which brightens up the screen even when nothing happens. There’s also a small surprise from her in the latter half which will surely impress the audience. Shruti Hassan also has an intense confrontation scene that proves that she can rock the stage when given a chance.
Samuthirakhani as villain gave a terrific performance. The scenes between him and Ravi Teja came out superbly. Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar looks menacing as a sidekick for Katari, and she made her presence felt with her trademark villainous act.
Apart from them, there is a bunch of known faces seen throughout. They are all adequate for the parts they have been chosen.
Gopichand Malineni’s Direction
Gets a bit slow in the second half
Gopichand Malineni has come with an out and out action film in Krack. It is packed with lots of action and elevation scenes. He came up with a story based on ‘True Incidents’ from his native place.
The backdrop and characters are well set for a solid action show. Gopichand Malineni succeeded in developing an intense narrative with fewer deviations. It is a welcome change from Gopichand Malineni who has so far thrived on comedy. However, the family portions look out of place.
The film’s packaging with powerful elements matching Ravi Teja’s energy perfectly and elevating him regularly is the real highlight of the entire movie. Malineni particularly deserves a special mention for building a crazy tempo till the interval, which leads to a terrific interval block. It will give goosebumps to the mass movie lovers.
The second half too starts well with the continued powerful and entertaining confrontations. However, things go a little off the track intermittently slowing down the pace. But, the action sequences and climax makes up for it. It gives the audience a contend feeling of watching an out and out intense action film. If you are a mass movie lovers, then Krack is a must-watch for you this festival season.
S Thaman’s music and background score are some of the main highlights. He elevated the scenes with his rerecording to a whole new level. The cinematography by Vishnu stands out with his fantastic work, especially in fights. Navin Nooly’s editing is slick and crispy and keeps the narrative lights despite so much happening.
‘Krack’ is a commercial cracker made right with all correct ‘commercial’ ingredients. It is a treat for the masses with Energetic Ravi Teja rocking on-screen and terrific fights. Producer B. Madhu deserves a special mention for his uncompromising production values. The film looks stylish with rich technical values.
Bottom-Line: A Cracking Mass Entertainer