Movie Review: A1 Express
Director: Dennis Jeevan Kanukolanu
Producers: Abhishek Agarwal, T.G.Vishwa Prasad, Sundeep Kishan, Daya Pannen
Banner: People Media Factory, Abhishek Agarwal Arts, Venkatadri Talkies
Music director: Hiphop Tamizha
Starring: Sundeep Kishan, Lavanya Tripathi
Release Date: 5th March 2021
A1 Express Movie Review: Sundeep Kishan and Lavanya Tripathi are coming together with an upcoming sport based movie A1 Express, which is the actors’ most ambitious project till date. Recently released trailer of the film have already received several million views on YouTube. Let’s see the story of A1 Express.
Story: The film is set in Yanam. In Yanam, a Minister Ramesh (Rao Ramesh) inaugurates a hockey stadium named after P Chitti Babu, a local legend of the early decades of Independence, who had once played the match of hockey to save the day against French. Coach Murali (Murli Sharma) is an ex army officer who has big dreams for his players, including Lavanya Rao (Lavanya Tripathi). Sundeep Naidu (Sundeep Kishan) comes to Yanam from Vizag and tries to woo Lavanya. While trying to woo her Sundeep gets a chance to accidentally showcase his Hockey skills. What happens next, form rest of the story of A1 Express.
- Murali Sharma
- Flashback episode
- Interval episode
- Routine story
Performance: Sundeep Kishan has given his best in the role of Sundeep Naidu and he fits the bill perfectly. He steals the show in the emotional scenes. Lavanya Tripathi as lavanya Rao is good and she looks cute in the role of a hockey player. Murali Sharma is excellent in the role of a coach. A1 Express solely banks on the star value of Murali Sharma, who carries it on his shoulders. Rest of the star cast including Rahul Ramakrishna and Priyadarshi do well within their limitations.
Technical: The cinematography work is pretty good. The background score, composed by Hip Hop Thamiza is one of the major highlights. The background score uplifts the hockey match portions to keep the audiences glued to the screen. The dialogues are good. Every frame is rich and fabulous. The Production values are rich. Coming to the work of director Dennis, he has done a good job with the film A1 Express. There are a few predictable scenes in this film and the storyline is simple.
Analysis: The way politics affects the lives of hockey players were realistically shown, but the lack of logic and writing strictly makes this a one-time watchable film. Overall, A1 Express is an engaging drama.