What is bad:
After a good beginning, the plot of the film goes haywire in the second half. And Puri inserts a mediocre comedy track featuring Brahmanandam, Ali and Abhinaya Sri to fill the gaps. The story eventually shifts to Bangkok and the film fails to capture the attention despite extended fights and couple of good songs. There are too many fights in the film and the climax desperately needs some trimming on the editing table.
Highlights of the film:
1. Prabhas’ characterization as Chotu.
2. Conversations between Sonu Sood and Brahmaji.
3. Hero’s introduction song, ‘Ek Niranjan’ and couple of other songs, Gundello and Mahamari.
1. Boring Comedy track between Ali and Brahmanandam.
2. Second Half.
Story by Puri Jagannath is alright and it has nothing new to offer. Cinematography by Sham K. Naidu is good especially in the songs and action sequences. Editing by M.R.Varma is adequate, although the movie needs some serious editing in second half. Music by Mani Sharma is good and most of the songs stand out because of its music and lyrics. Puri Jagganath also wrote the story, dialogues and screenplay for the film apart from directing it. He wrote some wonderful dialogues for Sonu Sood, Prabhas and Posani. Direction is really good in the first half. Screenplay could have been better in the second half.
‘Ek Niranjan’ begins with an extremely promising note and the tempo carries on throughtout the first half. Prabhas, Sonu Sood steal the show with their dialogues. However, the story goes haywire in the second half and the comedy track is just average. Also the extended fights throughout the film could have been avoided to some extent. The film could do well with some serious trimming. In the end, it’s a thoroughly enjoyable film which has a Puri Jagannath’s trademark. It’s flamboyant and at times crazy, but isn’t that what we expect from films generally? Thumbs Up for Puri and Prabhas’s ‘Ek Niranjan’, go with low expectations and it won’t disappoint you.