Narakasura Movie Review

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Film: Narakasura
Release Date : Novemzer 03, 2023
Starring: Rakshit Atluri, Aparna Janardanan, Sangeerthana Vipin, Shatru, Nasser, Charan Raj, Sriman, Tej Charanraj, and others
Director: Sebastian Noah Acosta Junior
Producers: Dr Ajja Sreenivas and Karumuru Raghu
Music Director: AIS Nawfal Raja
Cinematographers: Nani Chamidisetty
Editor: Ch Vamshee Krishna
www.moviemanthra.com rating: 3/5

Rakshit Atluri, renowned for his stellar performance in ‘Palasa 1978,’ once again shines in the action-packed drama ‘Narakasura,’ which has just hit the screens. Let’s delve into our review to discover the film’s highlights.

Plot:
Set in a village straddling the Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu border, the story revolves around Shiva (Rakshit Atluri), a lorry driver working in coffee and black peppercorn fields, and his unwavering loyalty to MLA Nagama Naidu (Charan Raj). However, a series of events unfolds, leading Shiva on a quest to confront MLA’s son, Aadhi Naidu (Tej Charan Raj). The film unveils the secrets behind their clash and the connection between Shiva and Keshava (Shatru). As the story progresses, we witness the actions taken by the MLA in response to these developments.

Performances:
Rakshit Atluri, who left a lasting impression with his performance in ‘Palasa 1978,’ delivers a polished and commendable portrayal, particularly in the emotional and action sequences. Actresses Aparna Janardhan and Sangeerthana Vipin bring authenticity to their roles, effectively capturing the essence of their characters. Shatru’s distinctive role, although limited in screen time, stands out and leaves an impact. The film boasts expertly captured visuals, and the action sequences, especially in the climax, are skillfully choreographed.

Technical Aspects:
Director Sebastian Noah Acosta Jr. could have crafted a more engaging story with a gripping screenplay to elevate ‘Narakasura’ to a compelling action drama. The film features enjoyable songs that inject vibrancy onto the screen, courtesy of the composer AIS Nawfal Raja. Trimming down the excess of cheesy comedy scenes and unnecessary segments in the first half would enhance the film’s conciseness. Cinematographer Nani Chamidisetty impresses with visually appealing shots, reflecting the substantial investment made by the producers in creating a visually rich film.

Plus Points:
Performances
Music
Dialogues
Production Values
Direction

Minus Points:
Some boring scenes

Verdict:
In summary, ‘Narakasura’ is a passable action drama, although it doesn’t offer anything groundbreaking regarding its storyline. Although Aparna Janardhan, the female lead, adds beauty to the film, her character is somewhat limited in scope. The emotional connection between Rakshit Atluri and Sangeerthana Vipin could have been explored more deeply to resonate with the audience. Rakshit Atluri’s performance and the well-choreographed action sequences are highlights, but the lackluster screenplay hinders the film’s overall impact. Additionally, the action scenes may not resonate with every viewer.

Punch Line: Intriguing Action Drama