Release date : August 13, 2016
123telugu.com Rating : 2.25/5
Director : Sunil Reddy
Producer : Dr. Rohin Reddy
Music Director : S. Thaman
Starring : Sai Dharam Tej, Larissa Bonesi, Mannara
Mega hero, Sai Dharam Tej is going great guns in his career. After the super success of Supreme, he is now back with a crazy breakup story called Thikka. Directed by Sunil Reddy, this film has hit the screens today. Let’s see whether Tej scores yet another hit or not.
Aditya(Sai Dharam Tej) is a happy go lucky employee who falls in love with Anjali(Larissa Bonessi). The twist in the tale arises when complications erupt between the couple and they break up with each other.
Depressed with this, Aditya calls for a breakup party with his friends. A freaky incident during the party changes the course of Aditya’s life. New characters like a dreaded don, a prostitute and heroine’s father create even more confusion in the proceedings. Rest of the story is as to how Aditya manages to come out of this crazy situation and gets back on track.
Sai Dharam Tej stays true to his character and does his best to save the film. The young hero performs well in all the drunken scenes and showcases good comedy timing. Comedian Satya’s role has been written well and he too gets his act right with some good punches.
The confusion comedy showcased during the last half an hour evokes some laughs. Larissa Bonesi looks good but does not have much to do in the film. The second half is slightly better when compared to the horrible first part. Ajay and Fish Venkat are good in few scenes.
One might have easily guessed the situation from the lackluster trailers that were released initially. The writing and execution are so bad that the proceedings can give you an instant headache. The first impression that one gets while watching this film is how in the world did Sai Dharam Tej and a senior actor like Rajendra Prasad agree to such a script.
Right after the first ten minutes, everything goes wrong. Two songs come back to back and ignite the irritating in you. The story has absolutely no emotions and whatever shown are also over the top. The film is so loud at times that you feel like walking away from the theaters at once.
The logic goes for a toss and none of the characters are in the sink. There is absolutely no chemistry between the lead pair. Mannara Chopra looks outright silly in her stupid role and is wasted completely. The entire first half of the film has no meaning and goes for a toss completely.
Production values of the film are okay. Music by Thaman is dreadful as none of the songs manage to register. Camera work is just about okay and so were the dialogues. The screenplay is a huge let down as too many characters keep making an entry into the proceedings and bog down the film.
Coming to the director Sunil Reddy, he has spoiled the film to no extent with his terrible direction. He might have got the basic point of confusion comedy right on paper, but his narration and the way he has dealt with emotions leaves a lot to be desired. He messes up things so badly that none of the roles or any episode in the film manage to impress you whatsoever.
Overall, Thikka is one film which Sai Dharam Tej should immediately erase from his memory. He should stay away from scripts like these which can spoil his career big time. Except for his sincere performance, this film has absolutely nothing to offer in any which way possible. Stay away from this one otherwise, you can end up losing your mind.
123telugu.com Rating : 2.25/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team
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