|Release date : April 18, 2014|
|123telugu.com Rating : 2.25/5|
|Director : Kodi Ramakrishna|
|Producer :M Yugandhar Reddy|
|Music Director : Ghantadi Krishna|
|Starring : Bhanupriya, Radhika, Rishi|
Veteran director Kodi Rama Krishna, has been associated with super hit films like Ammoru, Devi, Devullu and Arundhati in the past. After a long gap, he is now back with newcomers in a film titled Avataram. Produced by Yugendhar Reddy, Avataram has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it is.
The Akkamma Goddess (Bhanu Priya) stays on eight hills, and all her powers are guarded by the certain evil powers called ‘Gharula Kota Shakthulu’.
To free Akkamma from these evil powers, any one who is born in ‘Simha Rasi’ is needed to sacrifice themselves. A group of four sisters, who grow up under Akkamma Goddess, sacrifice themselves and make the goddess free from these evil powers.
As the sisters help the goddess, to get out of from trouble, Akkamma accepts them as her sisters and all the five start protecting the village. During this time in the same village, a lady named Rajeshwari (Radhika) prays to these five sisters.
At the same time a dreaded monster, Karkotakudu (Sathya Prakash) lands on earth. He decides to damage and seize the earth but comes to know that he would die in the hands of Rajeshwari who is born in ‘Simha Rashi’.
How will he plan to kill Rajeshwari ? Will the powerful goddess save Rajeshwari from Karkotakudu ? To know all the answers, you need to watch the film on silver screen…
First ten minutes of the film are highly entertaining. The way evil forces have been showcased, needs a special mention. At the same time, the last ten minutes which are based on Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy are also pretty interesting.
Yet another major plus point of the film is the female lead Radhika. Even though she is a new comer, she has done exceptionally well in the film. Radhika is pretty good in all the sentiment and emotional scenes. Graphics in the first five minutes of the film are decent.
Films like these need extensive graphics and visual effects. Except for the first five minutes, graphics in the entire film are horrible. As the film runs on complete graphics and has pretty ordinary visual effects, one would be deeply irritated with the outcome.
Even the concept of the film is quite old and stale. Kodi Rama Krishna has cleverly picked some important points from his previous films and made out a story for Avataram.
Climax of the film is also spoofed from Kodi’s previous film Devullu. Villain’s role does not look menacing enough and Rishi’s lead role also does not have much justification.
Second half of the film is quite long. A number of scenes could have been easily chopped off to make this film crisp.
None of the technical aspects are worth mention. Camera work is pretty bad and so are the visual effects. As said above editing is horrible and a number of scenes could have been easily chopped off.
Only saving grace in this department is the background score by Chinna. Kodi Ramakrishna’s direction leave a lot to be desired. The way he picked up some good points from his previous films, and tried to execute in this film has not worked out at all.
On the whole, Avataram is one film which is a crazy combination of Kodi Ramakrishna’s previous films. Except for Radhika’s decent performance, this film has absolutely nothing new to offer.
123telugu Rating – 2.25/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team