U Turn Review :
Movie: U Turn
Director : Pawan Kumar
Producer: Srinivasa Chitturi, Rambabu Bandaru
Production Company: BR8 Creations, V. Y. Combines, Srinivasa Silver Screen
Music: Poorna Chandra Tejaswi
Cast: Samantha, Aadhi Pinisetty, Rahul Ravindran, Bhumika Chawla
Release Date: 13th September 2018
After delivering three successful movies- Rangasthalam, Mahanati and Abhimanyudu, Samantha Akkineni is coming up with woman centric mystery thriller drama U Turn, which has hit the theaters today on the occasion of Vinayak Chavithi. The bilingual Tamil and Telugu U Turn is remake of 2016 Kannada movie of the same name, in which Shraddha Srinath played the lead role. Srinivasa Chitturi and Rambabu Bandaru are bankrolling it under the banners of BR8 Creations, VY Combines and Srinivasa Silver Screen. Let’s see the storyline.
Story: Rachana (Samantha Akkineni) is a journalist who is working on an article on the incidents at RK Puram flyover. She collects the information about people who neglect traffic rules and take a quick U-Turn to avoid the traffic on the flyover. In this process, she falls in a big risk. A homeless man sitting on the flyover notes down the vehicle numbers of commuters who violate the rule and take the U Turn and gives them to Rachana. Rachana decides to meet the first person on the list but he commits suicide. Police takes Rachana into custody as a suspect. SI Nayak (Aadhi Pinisetty) believes that Rachana is innocent and decides to help her during the investigation. What happens next? Will Rachana and SI Nayak become successful to solve the case? Are the deaths connected to each other and to the flyover? To get these answers, one should watch the movie on silver screen.
- Samantha’s performance
- Aadhi Pinisetty
- Interval episode
- Samantha’s dubbing
Performance: Once again Samantha Akkineni has proved with her performance that she is a versatile actress. She is good as a journalist. Samantha steals the show and she carries the entire movie on her shoulder but her dubbing disappoints the audience. Bhumika Chawla, who appears in a cameo, too essays her bit with fealty. Aadhi Pinisetty’s performance also needs lot of applause. Rest of the cast performed accordingly.
Technical: The story of U Turn is very interesting. Pawan Kumar handled the story and scenes very well. The dialogues are superb and the screenplay of the film is interesting. Background score is noteworthy. Cinematography by Niketh Bommireddy is superb and the movie has some fantastic visuals. The Editing by Suresh Armugam is good but some scenes in the second half could have been trimmed. Art department has done a superb job. The production values are good. The U Turn is at his best in technical department. One of major drawback of the film is Samantha’s dubbing.
Analysis: There is a supernatural element to the story and Pawan Kumar gives the hints right from the first frame as to how things will pan out. In the first half, the director keeps the audience hooked to the screen and the heart sinks when the climax is revealed. U Turn is a film that you can enjoy for its pure entertainment and thrill.