Acharya Movie Review & Rating : 2.5/5
Starring: Chiranjeevi, Ram Charan Teja, Pooja Hegde, Sonu Sood, Jisshu Sengupta, Vennela Kishore, Tanikella Bharani
Director: Koratala Siva
Producers: Ram Charan Teja, Niranjan Reddy, Anvesh Reddy
Music Director: Mani Sharma
Acharya Review: Amidst huge hype and expectations among the mega fans, Megastar Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan’s social drama, Acharya directed by Koratala Siva has hit the silver screens today. Let’s analyse it.
Acharya Review Story:
Acharya revolves around the life story of people from a place Sidhhavanam who live nearby temple town Dharmasthali. To question the illegal activities being done by a local politician Basava( Sonu Sood) and his brother ( role played by Jisshu Sen Gupta), Chiranjeevi’s character enters Dharmasthali.
Why is Acharya aka Chiranjeevi after Basava and his men? How is he connected with the Dharmasthali? What is the backstory? How will he meet Siddha( Charan) an aggressive natured guy from Siddhavanam? What is the flashback portion between Acharya and Siddha? To know that, you have to catch the film on the silver screen.
Acharya Positive Points:
Megastar Chiranjeevi’s screen presence is good but his age factor comes as a spoiler for the film. While the star’s typical trademark mannerisms, dialogue delivery and simple yet graceful dance movements will be loved by his hard-core fans, his poorly written outdated characterization fails to connect with this generation audience.
Ram Charan did a 45 minutes character in the movie and his active performance brings some energy to the screen. In one word, he is the show-stealer. The love portions between Pooja Hegde and Ram Charan provide some relief to the audience in this serious drama. Pooja is adorable on-screen in half sarees.
Sonu Sood and Jisshu Sen Gupta are okay in their negative roles. Supporting artists like Tanikella Bharani did their job decently.
Although the combination of episodes between Chiranjeevi and Charan in the flashback portions lacks a solid approach, it will be a treat for the fans to watch the father-son duo in a single frame.
The theme picked by director Koratala Siva is outdated as it resembles the typical Telugu films made in the 80s and 90s time period. Adding to it, the dull and sleepy proceedings without any high or engaging moments in the narrative dilutes the audience’s interest completely.
The flashback portions and the scene connection episodes between Chiranjeevi and Charan characters looks pathetic with some non-sync presentation. Might be Koratala’s blender or a collective decision to execute the film in the way it is done but test the audience’s patience to the core. All together, Acharya is the weakest and not expected approach from Koratala who has a decent track record.
Music by Mani Sharma which was much hyped remains to be just okay. On the other hand, the cinematography by Thiru is the best part of the technical works. The songs composed by Mani Sharma are decent but lack a spark to attract the contemporary generation. Thiru has presented the entire Dharmasthali set in a colourful manner and takes away the major credits.
Editing work by Naveen Nooli is just okay as he would have chopped a couple of first-half scenes to make things appealing. Production design and the values are lavish for this high budget film. The artwork is superb as the Dharmasthali set and other minor sets are erected nicely.
All in all, Acharya is a routine template social drama that has star power in the form of Chiranjeevi and Charan but the director failed completely to use the father-son duo in a clever manner. The film has a few moments for Mega fans but is a huge disappointment for the general audience. Skip it!