CBFC Rating: UA
Run-Time: 2 Hrs 15 Mins
Release Date: 29-06-2023
Banner: ED Entertainment
Cast:Nikhil Siddhartha, Iswarya Menon, Abhinav Gomatam, Aryan Rajesh, Ravi Varma and Sachin Khedekar
Music: Sricharan Pakala
Cinematography: Vamsi Patchipulusu, Mark David
Producers: Rajasekhar Reddy, Charan Tej Uppalapati
Editor & Director: Garry BH
Nikhil Siddhartha who is known for his selection of interesting scripts attained national stardom with Karthikeya 2. He is now coming with an action thriller SPY. The film marks the directorial debut of Editor BH. Garry. SPY garners interest with its interesting teaser and trailers. The film was released today, 29 June 2023. Let us find out how Nikhil thrilled as a SPY.
RAW chief Sastry (Makarand Deshpande) gets information that the international terrorist Khalid (Nitin Mehta) posing a big threat to India. But, RAW Agent Subhash (Aryan Rajesh) kills Khalid, and under mysterious circumstances, Subhash too dies. RAW soon learns that Khalid is alive and plans a mission to eliminate him. Agent Jai (Nikhil) is roped in to nab Khalid and his mission. What reveals next forms the crux of the story.
Nikhil transforms himself into a slick agent and impresses with his performance. Nikhil looks good as a spy agent and is terrific in all the action sequences.
Abhinav Ghomatam gets a full-length role and delivers in his role. Iswarya Menon is good in her role and so too is Sanya Thakur. Aryan Rajesh, Ravi Varma, Nitin Mehta Sachin Khedekar, and Ravi Varma, performed their roles accordingly. Rana Daggubati’s cameo is good and leaves an impact.
Parts Of the First Half
SPY movie has an interesting point about Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, It raises interest about what happened with his disappearance from history. Adding personal motive to the Hero along with unfolding a national secret evokes emotions. The first half is decent with all these interesting elements. Though the narrative goes on a regular note, it is the interesting factor in the story that keeps the curiosity.
The second half came out well with unveiling the facts about Subhash Chandra Bose, and the movie could have been at the next level had the makers focused more on the unexplored side of the freedom fighter. The action part is well-designed and gelled well with the story. Rana Daggubati in his short role explains the prominence of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose is terrific followed by the Azaadi song gives a high in the film.
The background score by Sri Charan Pakala is good and elevates the mood of the film. Azaadi song is good on screen. The cinematography by Vamshi Patchipulusu and Mark David is impressive. The production values by ED. Entertainments are lavish.
Rating: 3 / 5
Bottom line: Nikhil’s One-Man Show In A Partly Engaging Action Thriller