Asura - Movie Review

Friday, June 5, 2015 - 19:45

Film: Asura
Cast: Nara Rohith, Priya Benarjee, Ravi Varma
Music: Sai Karthik
Directed by: Krishna Vijay
Released Date: June 5, 2015

Nara Rohith is known for acting in unique films. Now with the release of action thriller ‘Asura’ he has strengthened his position as a star with penchant for quality stories. Directed by newcomer Krishna Vijay, 'Asura' is a cop drama packaged in somewhat different way. For sure, it is not a regular cop story.

Dharma (Nara Rohith) is a jailer who knows his job well. His strict and straightforward attitude, displays him as a bigheaded subordinate in front of his superiors. Dharma does not listen to anyone and runs his jail as per his wish. For this his subordinates like him and are loyal to him. Charlie (Ravi Varma) is a convict awaiting death sentence and is transferred to Dharma’s jail. Charlie makes desperate attempts to run from the jail, thereby causing problems to Dharma and the higher authorities.

Charlie continues his endeavors and strikes a deal with the help of a fellow convict with some local goons. He promises them 50 high quality diamonds if they get him out of the jail.  The goons kidnap Dharma’s girlfriend in an attempt of getting Charlie out of the jail. Rest of the story is about what Dharma does? How he saves his girlfriend and solves other problems.

Nara Rohith delivers good performance and his dialogue delivery is awesome. He looks slightly bulky; Nara Rohith must work on his physique. Priya Banerjeegives an okay performance. Ravi Varma does a superb job in his role. He has performed with élan. Vennela Rama Rao, Madhava and others have given good support. Twists in the film are shown in a good manner. Visuals are stylish. The climax is novel and is the best highlight in the film.

There are certain drawbacks in the film. At times the film just leaves you wondering. The love track between Rohith and Priya is not powerful enough. Some more comedy moments would have made the film more entertaining.

Technically the film is fine. Editing is good and cinematography is first-rate. For a first timer Krishna Vijay’s direction is excellent. Music by Sai Karthik gels well. Background score is awesome. Couple of scenes could have been avoided. Overall, Asura is a decent film. Compared to the regular commercial films, this treads slightly offbeat way.

Rating: 3/5