Release date: 26 January, 2011
123Telugu.com Rating : 2.75/5
Director : BVS Ravi
Music Director : Chakri
Producer : Anand Prasad
Starring : Gopichand,Deeksha Seth , Chandra Mohan, Jayasudha, Prakash Raj, Bramanandam and others
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Gopichand has stuck to his genre of movies and has managed to carve a niche for himself as an action hero. His equation with his female costars has earned him some fan following amongst girls too. It will be interesting to see if he has tried anything different with Wanted, his first movie this year. 123telugu.com takes a look.

 Wanted What’s it about: Rambabu (Gopichand) is a happy go lucky chap who does nothing for career, and doesn’t mind a ‘fight’ for the heck of it. Inspite of this, his parents love him completely because they think they have earned enough for him. Rambabu comes across Nandini (Deeksha Seth), a house surgeon. When the girl saves his mom’s life, Rambabu falls for her and chases her. After almost following her everywhere, saving her from goons few times, Rambabu gets frustrated and asks her what she wants him to do to prove his love for her. The girl asks him to kill Basava Raju (Prakash Raj) and company, as a revenge for killing her honest cop father (Nazar) and her entire family. Rambabu goes after the goons and kills them one by one.

What is Good: The first half of the movie has some interesting elements of narrative style. The director chooses to tell the story showing three different characters – Rambabu, Nandini and Basava Raju, and joins them all towards the end of first half. Gopichand is good in action scenes, though he has to get his comedy timing right. Deeksha Seth has a lengthy role compared to her two previous films and she looks cute in mostly traditional dresses. Prakash Raj, Nazar, Subba Raju, Ahutri Prasad, RK etc. do what they do in most other films too.

Brahmanandam generates few laughs, and so does Ali in a short stint. The movie is interlaced with some laughable comedy situations which come from Jayasudha and Chandramohan. They bring all their experience to make some extremely cinematic situations truly laughable. Otherwise the story is a typical revenge saga, which starts off differently, focuses on the love story and then leads to action sequences.

What is bad: Cliche works to an extent. Almost every story we see has already been told, but it is the presentation that gives it a different feel. This is exactly where the second half of Wanted fails. Even though the writer wanted to add depth to Deeksha’s character by showing her at strange places with stranger men, we never know what she was doing there with them! The flashback episode, which was used to reason her character, focuses more on gore than on some originally done content! As a result we have a family killed in most inventive ways possible minus the emotions that such a loss can bring. Once we know the flashback anything after it becomes lengthy and the movie still takes few songs and fight sequences to come to an end.

Technical Departments : Cinematography is just about good, though the songs have been shot decently well. Chakri’s music for the songs is good too, but he should do something more to accentuate emotional scenes in a movie. Dialogues are funny when required, but end up being too loud in ‘drama’ situations and too contrived sometimes. Editing is too sloppy and the actions sequences are too long to be digestible.

Final Point: Wanted is a predictable revenge saga, that doesn’t have anything really exciting. It is only for Gopichand’s fans. Others watch it at your own risk.


123Telugu.com Rating : 2.75 /5

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