Supreme: Movie Review

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 13:45
Supreme (20160
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Film: Supreme
Sai Dharam Tej, Raashi Khanna, Rajendra Prasad, Ravi Kishan, Sai Kumar, Posani Krishna Murali, Srinivas Reddy, Murali Mohan, Raghu Babu, Jayaprakash Reddy, Vennela Kishore and others
Script associate: S Krishna
Music: Sai Kartheek
Cinematography: Sai Sriram
Editor: M R Varma
Art: A S Prakash
Action: Venkat
Producer: Sirish
Presented by: Dil Raju
Banner: Sri Venkateshwara Creations
Story and directed by: Anil Ravipudi
Release Date: May 5, 2016
CBFC Rating: UA
Runtime: 142 Mins

What's it about!
In Ananthapur, a good-hearted man (Sai Kumar) runs a charitable trust in a big bungalow. The trust owns acres of lands that originally belong to a royal family. A corporate guy (Kabir) with the connections in the government tries to occupy the acres of land. A court gives one month time to the trust to prove that the lands belong to the royal family or it would go to the corporate guy. He comes to Hyderabad searching for the members of Royal family.

In Hyderabad, we meet a taxi-driver Balu (Sai Dharam Tej) and his father (Rajendra Prasad) who are leading a modest life in a middle-class house. Balu’s father turns alcoholic as he lost all his money long back. Balu loses his heart to Bellam Sridevi (Raashi Khanna) who gets job of SI as her family bribed the upper officers. While he is trying to win her love, he meets a young kid Rajan who has no father and mother. On the other hand, the corporate guy sends some rowdies to finish off the heir apparent of the royal family. How Balu and the kid Rajan are dragged in this battle forms the story.

Like in his debut movie ‘Pataas’, director Anil Ravipudi has written the script of “Supreme” with mass elements. The director like he did in the first film has focused more on entertainment and elements that appeal to the front benchers. The script is very regular with dose of kid sentiment reminding us the megastar Chiranjeevi’s ‘Pasivadi Pranam’ (1987).

The film’s story has no novelty but the director is clear of his intent right from the first movie - to entertain the audiences. He has packaged the movie with all the right ingredients to make a good time-pass entertainer. The first half of the film is highly entertaining. The teasing sequences between Sai Dharam Tej and Raashi Khanna with Vennela Kishore playing the sidekick and the kid sentiment scenes are the highlights.

The comedy done by Prudhvi and Prabhas with the catch phrase - ‘Amazing Zing Zing’ is funny. It has worked out well.

The second half drags on as the story is wafer thin. But he has used “Don’t Sound Horn” element effectively in a chase sequence in the second half. The long car chase sequence in Orissa (as per the story) is shot superbly. Such episodes have worked in the second half.

There are many unnecessary scenes like Posani and Srinivas Reddy’s episodes. The fight involving physical challenged persons is too lengthy. The film is plain mass entertainer with more focus on entertainment. Has many issues in the second half, lacks novelty, still it turns out to be a time-pass movie for its packaging.

Sai Dharam Tej has proved his acting skills in ‘Pilla Nuvvu Leni Jeevitham’ and ‘Subramanyam For Sale’ but he has improved so much in this film. He has shown much ease in doing comedy too. He is excellent in dance steps especially in “Andam Hindolam” remix song he mesmerizes. Though he is good at dances and has decent acting skills, he needs to take care of dresses and overall styling.

Raashi Khanna is perfect in the role of Bellam Sridevi, a character that has to tease and maintain dignity. She has shared right chemistry with Sai Dharam Tej.

But the real show stealer is the kid. Mikail Gandhi, the kid who played the role of Rajan, is outstanding with cute expressions and endearing performance. Vennela Kishore again comes up with good comedy. Then Prabhas Seenu and Prudhvi have done a good job. Rajendra Prasad, Kabir Singh, Ravi Kishan and Sai Kumar are okay. Raghu Babu also brings out good laughs.

Director Anil Ravipudi has once again shown that he has knack for comedy. He has shown his grip before the interval and bringing out good sentiment sequences.

Bottom-line: ‘Supreme’ is time-pass action drama with entertaining first half, and some good kid sentiment scenes. Despite not so engaging second half, and length issues, it still turns out to be an okay movie. Watch it for the kid, and entertainment.

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