Release Date : April 28, 2023
123telugu.com Rating : 2.5/5
Starring: Akhil Akkineni , Mammootty, Dino Morea, Sakshi Vaidya
Director: Surender Reddy
Producer: Ramabrahmam Sunkara
Music Director: Hip Hop Thamizha
Cinematography: Rasool Ellore
Editor: Naveen Nooli
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Akhil Akkineni’s much-awaited spy thriller, Agent, laced with action and romance, generated massive buzz with its promotional material. Amid high expectations, the film hit screens today. Check out our review to know how it is.
P. Ramakrishna aka Rickey (Akhil Akkineni) is a hyperactive youngster who wishes to be a spy but is rejected three times by the RAW. So, he hacks RAW chief Mahadev aka The Devil’s (Mammootty) system to get noticed by him. Finally, The Devil secretly appoints him on a mission to find the action plan of God (Dino Morea) who planned something big to destroy India. Who is God? What is his relationship with The Devil? Did Vicky find him and stop his mission? What happened next? The movie has all the answers.
Akhil Akkineni gets a wonderful role to perform. His character arc is designed well by director Surender Reddy, which is completely different from Akhil’s previous roles. His performance, especially in action sequences, is so good to watch on the big screen. It is a feast for fans to see Akhil in this kind of different role. Surender Reddy also unleashes the terrific dancer in Akhil. Akhil’s efforts and transformation for the role are praiseworthy.
Malayalam Megastar Mammootty gets a decent role. His character creates confusion among the audience to decide whether he is a RAW chief or a bad man. The star hero also dubs for his role which is nice.
Sakshi Vaidya looks so adorable and her scenes with Akhil are very less, but they are good enough to watch.
The first half is a feast for fans of Akhil, as his character is unpredictable. He is crazy and his actions are enjoyable throughout the first half. His interaction with Minister Jayadev (Sampath Raj), and the fight sequence before the interval are whistle worthy.
The story is a bit predictable. Vakkantam Vamsi should have taken proper care in writing the story at least in an engaging manner in the second hour. The screenplay, which is nice in the first half, runs on a slow note in the second half. This will make one feel boredom.
The second half is a big letdown for the movie as it is not much engaging as the first half. The climax portion looks so silly. The emotional part didn’t work well in the second half.
The villain character played by Dino Morea is good but the director should have shown a better reason to say why he is against India.
Also, many characters have nothing to do with the movie. For instance, there is no need of Varalaxmi Sarathkumar in this film. Murali Sharma, Anish Kuruvilla, and others are just limited to only a few scenes.
The action sequences are designed well but the VFX is so poor and to be honest, many mid-budget films have had better VFX. Also, the songs’ placement is bad. They become a hurdle.
Director Surender Reddy succeeded in utilising the full potential of Akhil. He showcased him so well and unleashed the mass angle of the actor. However, he failed to narrate the story well in the second half, which needs to be quite engaging after a good first half.
The cinematography by Rasool Ellore is okay and so is the music by Hiphop Tamizha. The editing could have been better and Naveen Nooli should have trimmed off many unnecessary scenes in the second half. The production values are good.
On the whole, Akhil starrer Agent is a mediocre spy thriller. Akhil’s performance and a few action sequences are a boon to the film. The poor screenplay in the second half, some over-the-top scenes, and a silly climax portion make one feel boredom. If you are an action-movie lover, you can give this film a watch this weekend.
123telugu.com Rating: 2.5/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team
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