Review : HER Chapter 1 – Routine investigative thriller
Published on Jul 22, 2023 3:01 am IST
HER Telugu Movie Review

Release Date : July 21, 2023 Rating : 2.5/5

Starring: Ruhani Sharma, Vikas Vashista, Sanjay Swaroop, Pradeep Rudra, Vinod Varma, Jeevan, Ravi Varma

Director: Sreedhar Swaraghav

Producers: RaghuSankuratri and Deepa Sankuratri

Music Director: Pavan

Cinematographer: Vishnu Besi

Editor: Chanakya Reddy Toorupu

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HER Chapter 1, starring Ruhani Sharma in the lead role, is an investigative thriller directed by Sreedhar Swaraghav. The movie has hit the screens today, and let’s see how it is.


Near the outskirts of Hyderabad, the Police find the dead bodies of Vishal Pasupuleti and Swathi. Archana Prasad (Ruhani Sharma), who is back from her six-month suspension, is given the responsibility of cracking the case. Very soon, Archana finds out that Vishal and Swathi are engaged in an extramarital affair. Also, the weapon used for the murders of Swathi and Vishal has a personal connection with Archana. What is it? Who killed Vishal and Swathi? Did Archana solve the murder mystery? This forms part of the crux of the story.

Plus Points:

It was good to see Ruhani Sharma in an author-backed role, and the actress gave her cent percent effort to the film. Her looks, body language, and expressions were spot on. The young actress performed with aplomb in all the scenes, and with HER, Ruhani proved that she could pull off any role.

Jeevan’s comedy timing was good, and he evoked laughs in a few scenes. Especially a small comedy track featuring him and Chitram Seenu came out well. Compared to the first half, the second half has a few engaging moments.

The interval block is designed nicely, and it raises curiosity as to what happens next. The movie is just about 100 minutes, and the editing is crisp. Sanjay Swaroop, Pradeep Rudra, Vinod Varma, and Ravi Varma pass muster.

Minus Points:

HER is just another regular investigative thriller that fails to offer anything new. It lacks the essential thrilling elements that are expected of an ideal crime thriller. The investigative portions are routine and bland, failing to create excitement. Though the second half has a few decent portions, they are again short-lived.

The very reason why the murders are committed disappoints immensely. Also, the manner in which it is revealed is not good. The movie doesn’t have proper emotions too. The love track featuring Ruhani and Vikas Vashista is not good. A better depiction of the romantic track could have given the required emotional depth to the film.

The movie has a sequel, too, but the first part doesn’t create enough interest to wait for the second installment. Very little is shown about the antagonist in HER Chapter 1. The ending is bad and doesn’t have a strong hook point.

Technical Aspects:

Pavan’s background score is okay. Vishnu Besi’s cinematography is neat, and especially the action block that happens in the Karnataka region is shot well. The editing is good. The production values are fine.

Coming to the director, Sreedhar Swaraghav, he handled the second half slightly better than the first hour. The interval block was decent, but the first half was not that great. It seemed he reserved more content for the sequel. Better investigative portions could have enhanced the film’s range. Sreedhar extracted solid performance from Ruhani Sharma, though.


On the whole, HER Chapter 1 is a regular investigative thriller that has some decent moments here and there. A few portions of the second half raise interest, but the main twist is a bit predictable. Also, the film lacks emotional depth. HER only succeeds in showing the other side of Ruhani Sharma, but it doesn’t offer anything new. Rating: 2.5/5

Reviewed by 123telugu Team

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