After a promising first half, the film spirals out of control when the jig-saw puzzle falls in place. The biggest problem with the film is a badly written script and lack of proper characterization especially that of Gauri Pandit, Meera Jasmine and Sivaji. The love triangle between Allari Naresh, Gauri Pandit and Meera Jasmine is poorly handled which is more painful to endure, thanks to oodles of cheesiness. Sivaji, who stars as Jai, delivers his lines without an iota of seriousness and the supposed ‘sarcasm’ in his tone is bland! I wonder, what was the ‘inspiration’ behind Venu Madhav’s role in this film? It’s disgusting to even imagine and the embarrassment is accentuated further due to the lame jokes written on the ‘member’! On the whole, ‘Akasha Ramanna’ fails to hit you hard because of poor writing in the latter half of the film.
‘Akasha Ramanna’ is a good example of what would happen if films are just ripped off from another language! You can’t just re-produce the same; the challenge is to adapt the concept to what’s relevant to the culture and sociological circumstances of our society. ‘Akasha Ramanna’ could have been better had it also followed the 90 minutes running time tradition which Hollywood movies generally have. With more than 140 minutes of run time, this film ends up testing your patience and also leaves a bad taste in your mouth. Pun intended! Two thumbs down for ‘Akasha Ramanna’, it probably would have been a better idea to understand why Hollywood thrillers work rather than ripping them off under the pretext of making a ‘different’ cinema in Telugu!