Movie : Paisa Vasool
Director : Puri Jagannadh
Producer : V Anand Prasad
Production Company: Bhavya Creations
Music : Anup Rubens
Cast : Nandamuri Balakrishna, Shriya Saran
Release Date : 1st September 2017
Rate : 2 /5
The Creative and talented film maker Puri Jagannadh is facing tough time both personally and professionally. Recently he was interrogated in the connection with Tollywood drug case and his past few movies like Loafer, ISM and Rouge have failed miserably at the box office. His latest film “Paisa Vasool” starring Nandamuri Balakrishna, Shriya Saran, Kyra Dutt and Musakan Sethi has hit the theaters today on 1st September. Interestingly, Nandamuri Balakrishna has cronned song with his own voice for the first time. Let’s see the storyline
Story:Theda Singh (Nandamuri Balakrishna), a cab driver in Portugal, who is no less than a rogue. He comes to the neighbourhood of Harika (Musskan Sethi) occupying the house of advocate Prudhvi (Prudhvi Raj) in Hyderabad. Harika is in the search of her sister Sarika (Shriya Saran) who goes on her work in Portugal and goes missing. Theda Singh follows Harika. He is also on a secret mission by ACP Kiranmai (Kyra Dutt) to end a dreaded mafia don Bob Marley and his gang. To nab Theda Singh, Bob Marley kidnaps Harika as Theda singh loves her where Harika shoots him. Why did she shoot him? What is the reality of Theda Singh? To get these answers, one should watch the movie on silver screen.
Performance: Balakrishna has given an energetic performance, which is the highlight of Paisa Vasool. He wows with his trademark humour and over-the-top action and car stunts. He steals the show. Puri not only brings change in his appearance but also in his body language and performance. Shriya Saran got very limited screen space and did not get chance to prove her performance skill but her glamour and chemistry with Balakrishna impresses. She is good as Sarika. Kyra Dutt is nice as ACP Kiranmai. Musskan Sethi justifies with her role as Harika. Vikramjeet Virk as Bob Marley has done good job. Kabir Bedi, Alok Jain, Prudhviraj and others performed accordingly.
Technical: Anup Ruben’s music is good. Mama Ek Peg La and Paisa Vasool title track are superb. The background score is also nice. The cinematography by Mukesh is very effective. But the screenplay is not up to the mark and is not interesting. Editing by Junaid Siddiqui is alright. Production values are rich. Visually the film is super rich. Action sequences are superbly choreographed. The dialogues are whistle worthy.
Analysis: The plot was good, but the execution was pretty lame. There are no major twist and turn. Like most of his recent films, Puri Jagannadh’s Paisa Vasool is violent and loud. The entire first half has nothing much in terms of story but it is driven by Balakrishna’s attitude and his mannerisms. Second half goes into flashback mode and it has some interesting elements. Puri’s fascination for mafia continues in Paisa Vasool, and the whole story is about the invisible character called Bob Marley, a dreaded mafia don. The villain’s track is so poor that there is nothing else to look forward as the film moves on some silly and loud scenes most of the time. Puri's fans will love the hero's characterization and dialogues. Balayya’s unmatchable energy levels is one of the biggest asset for the film.