What is bad:
For a film to be good, it needs a strong screenplay, and an equally good execution. Panchakshari doesn’t have either. The screenplay in the first half drags on and on, but not without giving us some hope with actor Ravi Prakash’s scenes. And for all of it, his character is extremely useless. The film could have been made even without his character!
Also Anushka dances to the song ‘Ne Lookesthe Luckele’ in a temple. One thought that such a song could go in as an item number. In the same song Anushka takes her coat off. The step is part of dance, that can be understood; but how can one justify that dance for a ‘Bonalu’ celebration, that too in a temple is beyond logic.
In the recent times the cinematography of Telugu films has been moving for the better. With Panchakshari, we will feel the other way.
It is obvious with the presence of an aghora, that ‘Arundhati’ is a huge inspiration. The computer graphics formed a core part of ‘Arundhati’s narration and in Panchakshari they are there at the most useless scenes!
While the entire movie runs around Honey and Panchakshari characters, the climax, suddenly inspired by ‘Ammoru’, doesn’t raise the character graph of either Honey or Panchakshari. Instead it makes these characters fall flat on the ground. In the end, the climax is unconvincing, and the aghora character is completely left out for its own good!