Director : VV Vinayak
Producer : C Kalyan
Banner: CK Entertainments
Music: S. Thaman
Star Cast : Sai Dharam Tej, Lavanya Tripathi
Release Date:9th February 2018
VV Vinayak’s Inttelligent starring Sai Dharam Tej and Lavanya Tripathi, is apparently inspired by the real-life incidents that took place in Hyderabad in 2014. Sai Dharam Tej is pinning lot of hopes on his new film, which has hit the theaters today. Let’s see the storyline.
Story: Teja (Sai Dharam Tej) is a software engineer who is very loyal to his company and its MD Nanda Kishore (Nasser). As time passes by, a criminal gang lands in Hyderabad and tries to overtake the company. In this process, Nanda Kishore commits suicide. Vicky Bhai (Rahul Dev) takes charge of Nanda Kishore’s company forcibly and now Tej enters the scene. He assumes a pseudonym name Dharma ‘bhai’ and begins to steal ill-gotten money from the benami bank accounts of corrupt and powerful people. He also takes revenge on those, who killed his godfather Nanda Kishore. To find out the twists and turns, enjoy Inttelligent on silver screen.
Sai Dharam Tej’s Performance
Lavanya Tripathi’s glamour
Performance: Sai Dharam Tej steals the show with his wonderful performance. He tried to impress the audiences with his comedy, action, emotion, expression and dialogues. The way SDT transforms himself in the second half and carries the film on his shoulders looks interesting. Lavanya Tripathi did not get much scope to prove his performance skills but she grabbed the attention of audiences with her glamour especially in songs. The main antagonist Rahul Dev is ok. The comedy of Brahmanandam, Prudhvi Raj, Vidyullekha Raman Posani, Jai Prakash Reddy, Saptagiri, Fish Venkat and others worked only to a limited extent. Most of the comedy scenes are routine with no freshness. Shayaji Shindey, Ashish Vidyarthi, Venu, Rahul Ramakrishna and others justified with their roles.
Technical: The story and dialogues are penned by Siva Akula. Some of the dialogues are good but a few are a mismatch for certain situations of the movie. The production Values are good. The visuals look quite outdated. The music by SS Thaman is good. The choreography for the Chammaku Chammku looks odd as Lavanya Tripathi struggles hard to match steps with Sai Dharam Tej. Coming to the director Vinayak’s work, he has done a very disappointing job with the film. The thing that works in favour of the film is its runtime, which is 2 hours 10 minutes and the performance of Sai Dharam Tej. Vishweswar’s cinematography is average. Gautam Raju’s editing is below par as there are many drags in the film which tested the patience of the viewers.
Analysis: When V V Vinayak teamed up with Sai Dharam Tej, expectations increased as VV Vinayak helmed Mega Star Chiranjeevi’s comeback film Khaidi No 150, which was blockbuster at the box office. People thought that he will pull Sai Dharam Tej from the string of flops. Overall Inttelligent is an average entertaining movie. The major drawback of the film is its routine story, predictable narration and lack of twists.