Release Date : October 05, 2022
123telugu.com Rating : 2.75/5
Starring: Akkineni Nagarjuna, Sonal Chauhan, Gul panag, Anikha Surendran,Manish Chaudhari, Ravi Varma, Shrikanth Iyyangar, Bilal Hossein
Director: Praveen Sattaru
Producers: Suniel Narang, Puskur Ram Mohan Rao, Sharrath Marar
Music Director : Mark k Robin
Cinematography : Mukesh G
Editor : Dharmendra Kakarala
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King Nagarjuna is best known for his experimental and unique kind of films. He has always given his best when it comes to bringing new genre films to Tollywood. This time, he has joined hands with the stylish filmmaker Praveen Sattaru for an action thriller, The Ghost. The film hit the screens today on the eve of Dussehra. Let’s see how it is.
Vikram (Nagarjuna) is an Interpol officer who works along with his love interest Priya (Sonal Chauhan) in Dubai. While everything is going fine in his professional life, one incident disturbs Vikram mentally and he leaves Priya. One fine day, he receives a call from Anu (Gul Panag) stating a concern over her daughter Aditi’s life and she asks Vikram to solve the problem. Who is this Anu? Why did she seek the help of Vikram? Who is causing a threat to Anu and Aditi? Watch the film to know the answers.
Nagarjuna is one of the very few actors who doesn’t shy away from doing different kinds of roles. He has proved this multiple times in his career. With The Ghost, the actor has once again shown his stamina. His performance as Vikram is one of the biggest assets of the film and the veteran actor carried the film on his shoulders from start to end.
The action sequences composed in this film are one of the best in recent times and definitely they deserve a special mention. They look stylish and give us goosebump moments. Also kudos to Nagarjuna for doing such risky stunts convincingly. The film is completely filled with many such terrific action scenes and this makes us glued to the screens.
Sonal Chauhan isn’t just restricted to the glamour element but her role has a good scope. Her efforts are visible in the action part and the actress did a fine job and impresses. The rest of the cast like Anika Surendran, Gul Panag, Ravi Varma, and Srikanth Iyengar did their part well.
While the film is just so brilliant with the action part, the drama and the story isn’t that great and brings down the staggering impact created by fights. The emotional angle looks artificial and a bit forced and this does not connect us with the film that well.
The villain’s characterization is pretty weak in The Ghost. A solid villain was very much needed especially when the protagonist is going all guns blazing. Sadly, that doesn’t happen here. So we would get a feeling that the hero’s job is being done without much struggle.
The story gets predictable after a point in the latter hour and the screenplay from thereon doesn’t get any better to make the proceedings interesting. There are some mind-boggling scenes in between but the way they are placed doesn’t add much value.
Bharatt-Saurabh’s music is decent in songs but when it comes to the background score by Mark K Robin, he did a fantastic job. The BGM in a few action blocks raises the curiosity and adds value. The cinematography by Mukesh G is extraordinary. Few frames are on the lines of Hollywood films and his work added huge depth to this action thriller.
The production values are staggering and the makers spent highly on the film to make it look elegant. As mentioned earlier, the action choreographers are the major assets and add the required depth besides giving adrenaline rush moments.
Coming to director Praveen Sattaru, he partly succeeded with The Ghost. While he was superb at handling the fight scenes, the core emotional part took a back seat. Had he taken more care on this part, things would have been a lot better. Also, his narrative isn’t that gripping in the latter hour which takes the film down.
On the whole, The Ghost is a partly engaging action thriller. Nagarjuna’s scintillating performance backed up by some world-class fight scenes are its strength. On the flip side, the lack of proper emotional scenes, weak antagonist, and predictable storyline make it a passable watch this weekend. If you love watching action flicks, give this film a shot but lower your expectations.
123telugu.com Rating: 2.75/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team
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