Tuntari - Movie Review

Friday, March 11, 2016 - 14:15
Tuntari (2016)
Cast & Crew: 

Film: Tuntari
Cast: Nara Rohit, Latha Hegde, Vennela Kishore, Sudarshan, Ali, Kabir Duhan Singh, and others
Story: A R Murugadoss
Music: Sai Karthik
Camera: Palani Kumaar
Editor: Thammi Raju
Art: Murali Kondeti
Stunts: Venkat
Choreography: Baba Bhaskar
Producers: Ashok Baba, Nagarjuna
Screenplay and directed by: Kumar Nagendra
Release Date: 11 March 2016

The film is remake of “Maan Karate”, a Tamil movie written and produced by A.R.Murugadoss and directed by Thirukumaran starring Sivakarthikeyan and Hansika Motwani. The story is mix of fantasy, romance and boxing. Though the story is somewhat good on paper, the screenplay is not in the same league. But some portions of the movie are entertaining. The track when Kishore and his gang try hard to ready up Nara Rohit for boxing championship is funny. The jokes have worked out here in the first half.

So far Nara Rohith has done serious roles but for the first time director Kumar Nagendra has put him in a role that requires him to crack jokes. Nagendra who directed a highly appreciated ‘Gundello Godari’ has remained faithful to the original story of Murugadoss except changing some scenes. He has done neat job.

While the first half of the movie is focused on the romance and comedy track, the second half turns sentimental and seriousness. While the comedy is intermittently good, the romance part is weak. A better looking heroine should have been taken for this role. She is neither stunning beauty nor she has acting skills.

Nara Rohith is okay in the role of a clueless guy about sports. He has shown his performance skills in the last part of the movie. Shakalaka Shankar as his friend is good. Villain Kabir Singh is fitted to the T in the role of boxing champion ‘Killer Raju’. Vennela Kishore and his gang have done good job.

On technical front the movie has decent cinematography but the music is a letdown. The songs are not pleasant, they come and hinder the progress of the story. Boxing stunts were choreographed well. Production values are decent.

As said, director Kumar Nagendra has done his job well in the first half with comedy part.

Bottom-line: ‘Tuntari’ is faithful remake of ‘Maan Karate’ with some good laughs in the first half. It has many flaws and weak second half, but it turns out okay movie on the whole.