Director : Hanu Raghavapudi
Producer : Ram Achanta, Gopi Achanta, Anil Sunkara
Banner : 14 Reels Entertainment
Music : Mani Sharma
Cast : Nithin, Megha Akash, Arjun
Release Date : 11th August 2017
Rate : 2/5
Nithiin's highly anticipated thriller drama Lie , directed by Hanu Raghavapudi, has hit the screens today on 11th August 2017. Let’s see the story line.
Story: Satyam (Nithiin) is the son of a widowed mother and he fantasizes to marry an American girl. At National Investigation Agency, a frustrated officer (Ravi Kishan) is desperate to nab an elusive villain, Padmanabham (Action King Arjun Sarja), who has escaped the long arm of the law for 19 years and who is now suspected to be residing in the US. The team tries a lot to trace Padmanabham but it ends up with Nithiin unexpectedly. Here comes a big twist to the film. What will happen next, forms the crux of the story.
Performances: Nithiin has given his career best performance and looks handsome in the film. He carried off the role with ease. Megha Akash did a fine job. She looks cute. One of the biggest and major assets of the film is action king Arjun. He is the soul of the movie. Audience can't imagine anyone else in the role of Padmanabham after watching Lie. Confrontation scenes between Nithin and Arjun Sarja are the major highlights. Madhu got a meaty role and he tickles the funny bone with his comic timing. Rest of the cast performed accordingly.
Technical: All the Technicians have put in their heart and soul for 'Lie'. Though Songs of Mani Sharma are decent, BGM stood as an asset. Cinematography by J. Yuvaraj is splendid. The beautiful visuals captured by the camera, are mind-blowing and the major asset of the movie. The nature locations are highlighted that show the creative value of the movie. Stunts are choreographed well. Dialogues were well-written. Producers Ram Achanta, Gopichand Achanta and Anil Sunkara haven't compromised on Production Values. Hanu Raghavapudi was given enough freedom to bring his vision on the big screen. Editing is crisp although the second half needs a bit of trimming. Art department did a fine job. Mind games between the hero and villain are executed well.
Analysis: Overall Lie is a typical spy thriller drama. One of the biggest minus points of the film is the lack of entertainment. The way comedian Madhu comes into the plot, heroine going to the US with Nithin, the plots look silly. The cat and mouse game between Nithiin and Arjun are highlighted. Hanu Raghavapudi has summed up whole premise of the film into the title Love Intelligence and Enmity. The movie starts off as a love story and moves forward with the intelligent game between the hero and villain, and finally moves towards the end which tells us the enmity between them.