Movie: A1 Express Review Rating
Rating : 3.25/5
Starring : Sundeep Kishan, Lavanya Tripathi
Director : Dennis Jeevan Kanukolanu
Producer : T. G. Vishwa Prasad, Abhishek Agarwal, Sundeep Kishan, Daya Pannem
Music Director : Hiphop Tamizha
Cinematography : Kavin Raj D.F. Tech
Editor : Chota. K. Prasad
Hero Sundeep Kishan’s silver jubilee film, A1 Express has impressed everyone with its promos. Amid a decent buzz, the film has hit the screens today. Let’s analyse it.
A happy-go-lucky guy named Sundeep Naidu aka Sanju ( Sundeep Kishan) will be having the only ambition to settle well in life. To achieve it, Sanju moves to Yanam a place in Andhra region and there he comes across Lavanya Rao ( Lavanya Tripathi) a hockey player and falls in love with her. In one of the incidents, when local rowdies try to occupy the hockey ground, Sanju enters the scene and rescue the place and win the hockey coach Roa Ramesh’s trust. Who is Sanju? What is his main intention behind landing in Yanam? Forms the rest of the proceedings.
Different kind of emotions and how they are interlinked based on a play ground are executed decently.
How hockey game is incorporated in the main proceedings is convincing. Hero Sundeep Kishan did his part perfectly in the given energetic role. His makeover with a six-pack abs body and screen presence is added advantage for this sports drama.
Roa Ramesh as a hockey coach is apt in the given purposeful strong role. His dialogues on the politics in the sports industry are uttering nicely in a satirical way.
Heroine Lavanya Tripathi is superb in her active and fun role as a hockey player. Star actors Priyadarshi and Rahul Ramakrishna did their emotional roles.
As the film takes its own sweet time to entire into the main plot, the first forty minutes of the film runs on a regular template as nothing much happens during this time.
Once after the movie peaks up the pace, it will run on a high level till pre-climax but suddenly the space drops during the crucial climax portions.
One of the major highlights of the film is its music composed by Hip Hop Thamiza. Be it songs or background score during key portions, Thamiza’s music literally lifts the soul of the movie.
As the film is a remake, director Dennis Jeevan Kanukolanu has nothing much to do but did his part perfectly.
The cinematography work is good as all the frames in the movie are showcased in a rich manner. So is the case with the editing work by Chota K Prasad which is done on a decent note.
Production values by the joint venture by Venkatadri Takies, TG Viswaprasad and Abhishek Agarwal are rich and top-notch.
In an overview, A1 Express is a decent emotional drama that has hockey sport as the key sub plot. Though the first forty minutes of the film runs on a regular note, the pace picks up in the pre-interval and keeps the audience hooked till pre-climax. If you ignore the simple climax, A1 Express ends up as a easy one-time watch during the weekend.