Watch it for time pass...!

Reviews 11-Feb-2013 10:43 AM IST Top 10 Cinema Comments

During the Golden era of what Telugu film industry addressed itself, there was a sudden rush of family oriented films made it wayon the screens. Apparently, over the course of time, it got diminished by the commercial action entertainers. We could witness such family entertainers picked patently by Venkatesh that captured the interests of universal audiences. However now, it has become a casual choice by the young league of actors like Bunny (Allu Arjun), Junior NTR, Mahesh Babu and Prabhas.

A noteworthy fact is that one of Prabhas' previous films 'Mr Perfect' had some similarities to strike with his recent release Mirchi. The film marks the debut directorial of Koratala Siva with Anushka Shetty and Richa Gangopadhyay starring opposite Prabhas in the female lead roles.

There are lots of highlighting factors about this film including the star-cast like Tamil actor Sathyaraj playing the role of Prabhas'father. Not to miss the fact that both the lead ladies Anushka and Richa have bagged a meaty role. Getting on with the technical aspect, cinematographer Mathi has done a fabulous job offering a super-cool greenish ambience over the screens.

Everything in the world can be conquered through peace and love - Jai (Prabhas) leads a life with this philosophy, which indeed makes him a lovable boy. In Italy, he comes across a beautiful girl Manasa (Richa Gangopadhyay) and falls in love with her. Being revealed by Manasa that she belongs to a family of roughnecks in Andhra village. Here he decides to win their hearts by turning them into peace-loving persons.

First things first - Prabhas is the show-stopper throughout the entire film. He keeps himself cool with a simple and natural bodylanguage that gets deep under the skin of his characterization. Of course, even the punch dialogues are uttered in his own panache sans loud and corrosive voice.

It is a difficult task to maintain a proper balance between family sentiments and mass oriented quotients. Debutante Koratala Sivaexcels in his agenda of making the film in an appealing manner. Yes, there is an equal mix of fun, humor, emotions, action and glamour. What else does a film need to become a hit? The first half is laced with more entertainment elements that transits into adifferent arena by second hour that holds some crucial scenes. Richa Gangopadhyay appears a sweet cherubic Missy carries awayour senses with beautiful looks and bubbly performance. But it is Anushka, who steals our attention throughout the second half. She has realized the need to utilize the character she has obtained and etches it with a good approach.

Technically, as mentioned earlier the top-notch cinematography by Mathi is scintillating. Be it action sequence or the songs, theyhave been carved in a beautiful manner. Devi Sri Prasad has to make sure of giving some good music. Although a couple of songs are commendable, he loses his momentum in the background score.

On the whole, Mirchi doesn't boast of newfangled story and narration. We have already seen many films based on this genre and it's worth a watch once to kill your time.

Verdict: Watch it for time pass...

Review by Richard Mahesh

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