154 minutes Action Drama 09-01-2021
Starring – Ravitaja, Shruti Haasan, Samutirakani, Varalaksmi
Director – Gopichand Malineni
Producer – B. Madhu
Banner – Saraswati Film Department
Music – Taman S.
Krack is a film aimed at the tables with Gopichand Malineni, who tries his best to pack every element that can excite the mass audience. The first portion from Hollywood to fans of the movie for entertainment is the mass beer.
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Shankar (Ravi Thea) looks like a regular cop, but can become extremely dangerous to bad men when rubbed on the wrong side. Katari Srinu (Samutirakani) does just that, and Krak is all about how the bad guy realizes his biggest mistake.
The game of a powerful cop is nothing new to Ravi Thea, who played Vikram Rathod, one of the most powerful cops ever seen on the Telugu screen. In Krack there is a combination of entertainment, in addition to demonstrating the ferocity of a cop. Ravi Thea has gone through the heyday of his powers, but there are some glimpses of his old self that will delight the masses. Shruti Haasan looks artificial from the beginning and this turns out to be a deliberate trick to make a certain scene work. Samutirakani plays an ordinary villain in Telugu cinema and he is fine. Ravi Shankar plays a bad guy, but he̵
Gopichand Malineni’s work looks clumsy at first. In fact, the whole first half looks like a collage of random scenes. He improved towards the interval and fortunately he did not try to deviate from the main point after the intermission. Gopichand Malineni is good at handling masala films, but he shows a new side to him in Krack, especially in the presentation of breathtaking episodes.
Taman’s background music is sometimes irritating and loud, but his songs are energetic and in tune with the masala that the film is loaded with. The cinematography is fantastic. Martial artists should be praised for composing some of the brilliant action sequences. The duration may be short as it becomes lethargic in the second half. The production values are very good.
The performance of Ravi Thea
A few action scenes
Pointless first half
Krack is a film aimed at the masses from the word go. The first shot at a raw mango, a nail, and a note of fifty rupees seems involuntarily amusing, and the whole film revolves around these three objects. These three random things play a big role in the lives of three bad boys who face a similar fate in the hands of a sincere cop. The director tries too hard at first to add fun to the procedure, but most of these scenes will make the audience shrink.
Ravi Thea is certainly not at his best, especially in comedy scenes. Therefore, these so-called comedy scenes were useful only as fillers. Things start to get interesting after a police officer is brutally killed. The intermission scene is routine, but will excite the masses with Taman’s pulsating background and Ram Lakshman’s action choreography that elevates him.
Gopichand is not trying to insert a strong comedy after this point. He never tries to switch to entertainment mode in the second half and simply focuses on the confrontations between the hero and the villain. Not every scene is clicked, but some scenes will certainly work with the masses, and some may find them downright stupid. Things get too dragged towards the end with so many unnecessary battles and powerful scenes in the name of raising the hero.
This is a film aimed at the festival tables with some really well-choreographed battles, energetic songs and some good rising scenes. This is an outside and outside commercial thing where logic and sensitivity give way. This would be just another masala potboiler in the pre-Covid era, but maybe enough for a masala-hungry audience that is patient enough to wait all day to watch a movie in theaters.
In the end: Trade package!
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