What is Good:
From the moment the titles of the film roll, the visual effects are thrilling, till the end. They are easily the best work that we have seen on Telugu cinema screen so far. Most VFX are based around Lakshmi Manchu’s terrifically etched character - Irendri. The lady makes the best of the opportunity coming up with a stunning and powerful performance. She overcomes her accent barriers to deliver her lines as energetically as her famous dad.
Siddharth, as Yodha, gives honest portrayal whenever situation demands in the movie. You feel bad for him because he has to do all the acrobatic stunts according to the visual effects directors but Lakshmi Manchu takes the cake. Obviously the visuals around her get more attention. Shruti Hassan looks charming and little girl Harshita gives a sweet performance. Ravi Babu as Senapathi and the lady who acted as Irendri’s assistant too deserve a mention.
The movie’s story is simple but names like Anga Rajyam, Agartala, Kakasura, Sarpini, Dhruki etc. take you back to the age where you loved books like Chandamama, Bommarillu etc. Technically too the movie does some terrific job, but more about it later.