Release date : January 19, 2018
123telugu.com Rating : 2.25/5
Starring : Aashish Raj Bidkikar, Diksha Panth, Simran Sharma, Kyra Dutt
Director : RV Subrahmanyam
Producers : K R Vijay Karan, K R Kaushal Karan, K R Anil Karan
Music Director : Sai Kartheek
Cinematographer : Prasad GK
Editor : Shiva Y Prasad
Continuing the trend of low budget films, yet another movie which has hit the screens today is Ego. Let’s see how this film turns out to be.
Gopi(Aashish Raj) is a happy go lucky youth in Amalapuram who hates Indu(Simran). He keeps teasing her all the time and Indu too, hates Gopi to death. After facing a certain insult from Gopi, Indu decides to get married to a doctor. Upset with this, Gopi leaves Amalapuram and comes to Hyderabad in search of a girl better than Indu. The twist in the tale arises when both Indu and Gopi fall in love. Well, how do these two fall in love when they hate each other so much? To find out this twist, you need to watch the film on the big screen.
Prudhvi’s comedy in the first half is okay and evokes fun here and there. Certain jokes executed on the hero and Prudhvi gang work well during the first half. Heroine Simran looks good and does well in her village girl role. Deeksha Seth gets a decent role in the film.
Looks wise, hero Aashish Raj is decent but needs to get his diction right. Rao Ramesh’s role in the last fifteen minutes of the film is good. This is also the time when a slight suspense is generated and the film makes some sense.
One of the biggest drawbacks of the film is that it is not set in one genre. It initially starts with village drama, then turns into a love story and surprisingly heads to become a murder mystery. The film has so many sub plots which are dragged most of the time.
The film is filled with illogical and stupid scenes to no extent. Comedy characters keep coming in at regular intervals and sidetrack the film. The way the lead pair falls in love looks silly to the core. The director never shows the love between them and one wonders as to how two young people who hate each fall in love all of a sudden.
Production values of the film are just about okay. Too much money is spent on actor remunerations who are absolutely not needed for the film. Music is decent as a couple of songs sound and look well on screen. The camerawork is okay as the village visuals have been shot well. Dialogues are quite quirky and have been written with a lot of wits.
Coming to the director Subramanyam, he has done a disappointing job with the film. His story idea is good but the way he narrated the film with lack of any gripping elements like drama, basic romance, and emotions kill the film completely.
On the whole, Ego is a disappointing romantic drama which does not have any depth in the proceedings. Too many subplots sidetrack the film most of the time. Except for the last ten minutes during the climax and some comedy by Prudhvi, this film has absolutely nothing to offer and can be left alone this week.
123telugu.com Rating : 2.25/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team