Movie Review: Chanakya
Producer: Rama Brahmam Sunkara
Banner: AK Entertainments
Music Director: Vishal Chandrasekhar
Starring: Gopichand, Zareen Khan, Mehreen Kaur Pirzada
Release Date: 5th October 2019
Chanakya Movie Review: Chanakya is a spy thriller drama, directed by Tamil filmmaker Thiru, which has Tollywood hot Chunk Gopichand, Mehreen Kaur Pirzada and Zareen Khan in the lead roles. The movie Chanakya has hit the theaters today. The team is very confident in the content of this film. It is bankrolled by AK Entertainments and it has the music by Vishal Chandrasekhar.
Story: RAW appoints a dare and devil officer Arjun (Gopichand) to nab a dreaded terrorist named Qureshi (Rajesh Khattar) and his son Sohail (Upen Patel). How does Arjun nab terrorist Qureshi and Sohail? What are the roles of Mehreen Kaur and Zareen Khan in this set up? To know this, one should watch the movie on silver screen.
· Performance of Gopichand
· Presence of Nassar
· Pre-climax scenes
Performance: Gopichand carries the entire movie on his shoulder. He has done a commendable job in the film. His body language is different for this movie. He looks terrific in the action sequences. Nasser is perfect as the RAW chief and brought depth to the film. Bollywood actress Zareen Khan as the RAW secret is ok. Mehreen Kaur Pirzada is fine in her role. Sunil and Ali get limited screen space and became successful to impress the viewers. Upen Patel is the surprise package of Chanakya and he is good in the role of villain. The rest of the cast performed accordingly.
Technical: The dialogues are fine. The music of Vishal Chandrasekhar and SriCharan Pakala are just ok. The placement of three songs in the movie looks like a speed breaker. The background score are impressive. The art direction is good. Editing of Marthand K Venkatesh could have been better. The best part about Chanakya is well-designed action sequences. The production values are good.
Analysis: Chanakya falls somewhere in between, neither keeping the viewers on the edge-of-the-seat nor entertaining them. Screenplay and narration are the biggest drawbacks. Of course, there are few good moments in Chanakya that keep the viewers engaged but the director Thiru failed to maintain the same standards throughout the movie.