Masala Review | Masala Telugu Movie Review | Venkatesh-Ram Movie Masala Review
Movie Name : Masala
Banner : Sri Sravanthi Movies and Suresh Productions
Cast : Venkatesh, Ram, Anjali, Shazahn Padamsee and Others
Editor : MR Verma
Director of Photography : Andrew
Music : Thaman SS
Producer : Sravanthi Ravi Kishore and Suresh Babu
Director : Vijaya Bhaskar
It is Energetic Hero Ram on one side who is reeling under the pressure of heavy flops and Victory Venkatesh on the other side who wants to extend his career by doing Multistarers. Both of them have relied up on the remake of Bol Bachchan to be back on track. Here is how it actually shaped up!
Rehman (Ram) and his sister, Sania (Anjali) lose their ancestral property in a legal battle and comes to Bhimarajapuram on the promise of their uncle (MS Narayana) about a possible employment at the local landlord, Balaram (Venkatesh). In a difficult situation, Rehman introduces himself as Ram and his sister Sania as Saritha to Balaram. Later they keep continue telling lies to cover up. Also, Rehman falls for Balaram’s sister, Meenakshi (Shazahn Padamsee) and Balaram falls for Sania. How and why is interestingly narrated.
Venkatesh’s performance capabilities require no credentials. But off late he looked out of his best comedy touch. That Venky is back with a bang in this movie and it stands him at high. He slimmed down a bit and his energy levels in his performance are tremendously high. His comedy and one liners are the major highlights of the film.
Ram is as usually energetic and carried both the roles very well. It takes a lot to act in the gay role especially in Andhra Pradesh but he did it without an Ego. Shazahn Padamsee did not looked like the cute girl in Orange. She is badly out of the shape and her acting is equally bad. Anjali gets a very little role and she is okay.
Jayaprakash is excellent as supporting comedian. Ali, Kovai Sarala are equally good in their roles. Posani entertains in a little negative role with his Trademark dialogue “I LOVE YOU RAJA” dialogue.
Ever since, Trivikram and Vijaya Bhaskar parted their ways, the director is finding it to tough to impress audience. This movie is no different. There is nothing great in the movie with respect to direction. He almost mimicked the Hindi version. The biggest asset to the movie is the dialogues penned by Anil Ravipudi.
Thaman’s album is pretty ordinary and back ground score is just okay. Andrew’s camera work lacks lustre. Editing by MR Verma is okay. Graphics part is aweful. Some of the patches in the fights were directly copy-pasted from the original. Production values are very very low.
Plus Points :
1. Venkatesh’s Performance
2. Comedy and dialogues
Minus Points :
1. Poor direction
2. Bad Music
3. Poor Production Values
The first half is good and second half of the movie with predictable story, but the comedy saves it from stinking. Overall the movie is okay stuff (for those who did not watch the Original). Venkatesh fans will enjoy it for sure.
Bottom Line : Entertaining in Parts.