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« on: February 07, 2014, 02:57:53 PM »
Review : Paisa – No Paisa Vasool

Release date : 07 February 2014 Rating : 2.5/5
Director : Krishna Vamshi
Producer : Ramesh Puppala
Music Director : Sai Karthik
Starring : NaniCatherine Tresa
Hero Nani and Krishna Vamsi teamed up for the commercial entertainer ‘Paisa’. The movie has released today after a long delay. Ramesh Puppala has produced the movie and Sai Karthik has composed the music. Catherine Tresa is the heroine. Let us check out the film now and see how it is.

Story :
Prakash (Nani) is an old city sherwani model who is desperate to get rich. He likes a Muslim girl named Noor (Catherine Tresa), who lives in the neighbourhood. One day, Prakash comes across the rich and beautiful Sweety (Siddhika Sharma)and a good friendshipstarts. Prakash comes to know that Sweety is the daughter of a rich and powerful minister (Charan Raj) and decides to get rich by befriending her.
Meanwhile, Noor’s family is neck deep in financial troubles and she reluctantly agrees to marry an old Dubai Sheikh in order to save the family. Prakash comes to know about this and realises that he is in love with Noor. He gatecrashes the marriage and escapes with Noor in a black Innova that happens to be close by.
That one incident changes his life forever. In the trunk of that black innova lies a booty of 50 Crores – Hawala money belonging to Minister Charan Raj. All hell breaks loose after Nani realises this.
It is now a triangular fight between Nani,Charan Raj’s gang members and other goons for the 50 Crores. Who bags the booty? What happens to Noor and Sweety? That is essentially the story of ‘Paisa’.

Plus Points :
Nani is quite energetic as Prakash. He has tried to adopt the rough look of an Old City youth and he has succeeded in getting it right.His reactions when he discovers the 50 Crores in the car are quite realistic.
Catherine Tresa looks good but she is a little raw. Siddhika Sharma has good oomph value. There are some good scenes in the film, like the interval episode and the scenes in the second half where people search for the missing havala money. A few songs have been shot well.

Minus Points :
There are over the top scenes, in typical Krishna Vamsi style. Direction is not up to the mark and screenplay is quite weak in most parts. Logical loopholes and unexplained gaps in the story are very visible.
The movie does not have the grand technical values normally associated with Krishna Vamsi. VFX background shots of Charminar look quite shaky and unreal.
There are needlessly complex camera angles and effects. Perhaps, Krishna Vamsi was trying too hard to prove a point. Emotions are not in sync and audience will get quite bored in the first half.
Krishna Vamsi makes a mockery out of the pre-climax scenes. Charan Raj’s character is quite irritating. Entertainment levels in the film are very poor.

Technical Aspects :
Cinematography is very weak. Perhaps, there was no money for DI work. Editing is very bad, with too many inconsistent shots and jump cuts. Dialogues do not have any special qualities.
Sai Karthik’s background music is good and songs are ok. Krishna Vamsi urgently needs to control his fascination for hyper emotional scenes and over the top shot conception. Audiences are not reacting favourably to such scenes any more.

Verdict :
‘Paisa’ is a movie that will not give you a paisa vasool experience at the Box Office. Despite some good efforts from Nani, this movie will face huge challenges at the Box Office. Poor technical values, lack of an engaging screenplay and low entertainment value will hurt the film. Rating – 2.5/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team

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« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 03:00:12 PM »
Title :: Paisa (2014)
Cast :: Nani, Catherine Tresa, Siddhika Sharma
Director :: Krishna Vamshi
Producer :: Ramesh Puppala
Music :: Sai Karthik
Censor Rating :: 'A'
Run Time :: 2 hr 23 min

Paisa (2014) Movie Rating - 2.25/5

After so many postponements 'Paisa' finally hitting the screens today. Nani teamed up with his favourite director krishna vamshi for this movie. Catherine tresa and Siddhika Sharma are playing in female leads. No Big releases are there for this week, it's an advantage for this movie. Audience are waiting for this movie from long time and there are some expectations because of movie related to present Political Scenario in the country. let's see how good it is....
Prakash (Nani), who is working as a model for an old city sherwani firm. He is very greedy person about money, His only aim is to earn money and get rich. Noor (Catherine) is poor Muslim girl in the old city, Prakash decides that getting into the good books of the minister's daughter is the easiest way to earn money. on one day, suddenly he gets big amount of cash, at the same time political group and police are also searching of same cash, so troubles begin for Prakash, what happens the next is rest of the story.
Nani did a good job through out the movie. his dialogue delivery was good as usual, but in few scenes his over action makes people irritating. on the whole, he fits perfectly in the role. Catherine played as a poor muslim girl, Siddhika played as a rich one. they didn't have enough roles to show performance.they were used for glamour quotient. Charan Raj was played another important role in the movie. he did a fine job. so many unfamiliar faces in the rest of crew.
Creative Director Krishna Vamshi took an interesting story. but, failed to show it on the screen. except that nani realizing scene, he didn't show his mark. his screenplay was worst and it makes audience bore. Music by Sai Karthik is just an average. but, background music is good. coming to cinematography, He used rogue metod. it didn't worked well on the screen. infact, it's a bad cinematography. Editing in the 1st half is not good. Production Values are okay.

Plus Points :-

Money Chasing Scene
Neetho Edho song

Minus Points :-


Final Word :-

'Paisa' is strictly below average. not a worth watchable movie.

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« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2014, 03:01:39 PM »
Paisa, the Crime entertainer from Krishna Vamsi is finally out after a long delay due to financial issues. Has Nani and KV been able to deliver the goods?. Read on.
Story :
The story of an average Young Man lusting for Money. He unexpectedly discovers some Big bucks. But There are as many as 3 gangs on the prowl aiming for the same and so he is on the run. How he eliminates the risks and finds a peaceful end forms the rest.
Nani did a fine job in the film. You are only as good as your Director choose to be. Despite his hard work you will still end up sighing heavily about the film. Charan Raj&RK play other key roles and are adequate. The leading ladies are rather poor but enough for the glam quotient.
Technical Departments
Music: Sai Kartheek`s Music is strictly average and doesn`t excite you either on screen. The Paisa BGM Track is good and is one of plus points for the film.
Cinematography: Okay.
Editing: Average, too many over the top angles and shots.
Stunts: Adequate.
Story,Screenplay&Direction :
Story is an interesting one once it is revealed on screen. The main problem lies with Screenplay&Characterisations. Right from the start the narration is an irritating one. It is unnecessarily over the top and botched up job. The Crime Comedy angle explored by the Director is good but it been has spoiled with screenplay. The film`s 2nd half is a little bit better than 1st half thanks to few interesting scenes&chases. But once you have been through that poor initial Hour it doesn`t actually matter in the end. It is definitely not a film let down by story or performances it is completely let down by the style of narration the Director choose to.
Good Scenes&Moments
First Half
1. Interval `Running Away`
Second half
1.Discovering The `Money`
1. BGM
2. Story
1. Screenplay
2. Characterisations
3. Poorly `Matched up` Visuals
4. Direction
Rating: 2.5 / 5( Not Recommended )
Box-office Verdict
The film has been released after a lot of Discussions and pleadings due to financial issues. It looks like the bad times will continue even after release for the Producer. And we sincerely hope thats not going to be the case.
Bottom Line: Botched up Crime Comedy

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« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2014, 03:02:16 PM »
Paisa Movie Review

Behind the Movie Paisa: Quite a long delay happened with the release of ‘Paisa’ due to several unnecessary issues. Finally, the Krishna Vamsi directorial with Nani, Catherine Tresa in leads has hit the screens today with morning show. Let us see, what KV is preaching here in his own format.

In the Movie Paisa: Story sets in the backdrop of Hyderabad Old City introducing Sherwani Model Prakash (Nani)’s urge to earn more money. Instead of following the narrow or illegal short cut routes, Prakash dreams for procuring huge Cash with simple tricks. There is innocent muslim girl Noor (Catherine Tresa) working in same Sherwani shop loves Prakash madly. Twist comes in the form of Political Minister Sanyasi Raju (Charanraj)’s Hawala money of Rs.50 Crores reaches Hyderabad to fulfill his desire of becoming CM. Around the same time, Noor’s marriage with an old Dubai Sheikh is spoiled by Prakash and his friends with the help of Sanyasi Raju’s daughter Sweety (Siddhika Sharma).

To escape from Dubai Shekh’s goons, Prakash and friends breakout with the same SUV in which Rs.50 Crores are hidden. With Police (Raja Ravindra) on one side, Dubai Sheikh’s Goon (RK) on one side, Sanyasi Raju’s group on other side, cat and mouse chase game traverses to an interesting and exciting climax.

Values of the Movie Paisa: Coming straight to point, Krishna Vamsi’s concept of showing everything in this world revolves only around money is realistic and the same is presented with a cinematic expression. Lot of homework done with screenplay was evidential in many portions showing the trademark of KV in treatment. The irregular tint used in Santosh Rai’s cinematography was little straining and did not elevate the opulence. Editor Thyagaraj has done a neat work in second half, though there were some jerks here and there. Sai Kathik’s background score hypnotized the strength in scenes. Especially, in chasing and on the run episodes, his work was delightful. Nevertheless, Sirivennela and Ananth Sreeram’s lyrical value cannot be underscored in songs. Writing team has also done a tremendous job with pure old city slang incorporated in dialogues. Finally, production values of Ramesh Puppala and Yellow Flowers banner are measurable.

Performance wise, Nani breathed superb energy into the character. He was affluent throughout in delivering the dialogues, performing the stunts or in key emotional sequences. One shot of Nani finding Rs.50 Crores money packed in black covers in back of car was shot awesome showing the true acting prowess in Nani. Heroine Catherine Tresa is beautiful and did not have any strong characterization. Siddhika Sharma served a hot dose of bikini glamour. Of the rest Charanraj, Raja Ravindra, Duvvasi Mohan, RK, Bharath Reddy as young politician did a fair job. A special mentioning is also needed for Nani’s Taxi and Bike driver friends.

Out of the Movie Paisa: To sum up the positives, this is truly a Krishna Vamsi brand film after a long time. Beyond comparisons with his earlier super hit films, ‘Paisa’ is a decent project from him in recent times. There is a clean and witty amalgamation of strong message, sweet romance, cruel politics, hot glamour and lot of action too. Apparently, first half was dragged unnecessarily showing a flat graph in narration. Dialogues failed to blast in few crucial times. However, all the wrong-dos go for a hit as we begin second half on high pitch and pace never dropped then on. Like past films of Money, Anaganagaa Oka Roju from RGV camp, all the characters and sub threads converge in climax to heighten the excitement. The real thrill was admittedly felt in last half an hour.

Commercially, ‘Paisa’ might be a safe venture for Yellow Flowers if proper promotions are planned. As audience considered the product stale, strong positive mouth talk can only lift the business. Watch ‘Paisa’ with least or no expectations, it’s sure you can feel the right KV kick.

Cinejosh Verdict of Paisa: A ‘Paisa Vasool’ Entertainer.

Cinejosh Rating: 3

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« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2014, 03:29:29 PM »
క్రియేటివ్ డైరెక్టర్ కృష్ణ వంశీ, 'ఈగ' చిత్రం విజయం తర్వాత నాని కాంబినేషన్ లో రూపొందిన చిత్రం 'పైసా'. ఆరంభంలో 'పైసా' చిత్రంపై మంచి అంచనాలే ఉన్నాయి. అయితే అనేక సమస్యలతో విడుదల బాగా ఆలస్యమైన ఈ చిత్రం ఎట్టకేలకూ శుక్రవారం ఫిబ్రవరి 7వ తేదీన ప్రేక్షకుల ముందుకు వచ్చింది. అనేక అడ్డంకులను ఎదుర్కొని ప్రేక్షకుల ముందుకు వచ్చిన 'పైసా' చిత్రం కథేంటో చూద్దాం!
డబ్బులంటే విపరీతమైన పిచ్చి ఉండే ప్రకాశ్ (నాని) హైదరాబాద్ పాతబస్తీలో ఓ మోడల్. జీవితంలో కోటి రూపాయలు సంపాదించి సెటిలైపోవాలనుకుంటాడు. పాతబస్తీలో ఉండే నూర్ (కేథెరీనా థెరిసా) అంటే ప్రకాశ్ కు ఇష్టం. అలాగే ప్రకాశ్ అంటే నూర్ కు చెప్పలేనంత ప్రేమ. పైసా అంటే పడిచచ్చే ప్రకాశ్ కు అనుకోకుండా యాభై కోట్ల రూపాయలు చేతికి చిక్కుతాయి. ప్రకాశ్ కు చిక్కిన యాభై కోట్లు ఎక్కడివి? యాభై కోట్ల రూపాయలు దక్కించుకోవడానికి ప్రకాశ్ ఎన్ని ఇబ్బందులు పడ్డాడు? భారీ మొత్తంలో చిక్కిన సొమ్ము చివరికి ఏమైంది? ఈ ప్రశ్నలన్నింటికీ సమాధానమే 'పైసా' చిత్రం.
ప్రస్తుత తరం హీరోల్లో నాని ఈగ చిత్రంతో మంచి నటుడిగా గుర్తింపు తెచ్చుకున్నాడు. అయితే కొన్ని కారణాల వల్ల ఆ సినిమా తర్వాత  చాలా గ్యాప్ వచ్చిన నానికి ఈ చిత్రంలోని ప్రకాశ్ పాత్ర టైలర్ మేడ్ క్యారెక్టర్. నటుడిగా నిరూపించుకోవడానికి లభించిన ప్రకాశ్ పాత్రను నాని చక్కగా ఉపయోగించుకున్నాడు. మాస్ ఎలిమెంట్స్ ఉన్న ఈ పాత్రలో తనదైన స్టైల్ తో ఆకట్టుకున్నాడు. ఫైట్స్, పాటలతో ఆలరించిన నాని కీలక సన్నివేశాల్లో ఎమోషన్స్ ను చక్కగా పలికించాడు. పైసా చిత్రంలోని ప్రకాష్ పాత్రకు నాని వంద శాతం న్యాయం చేకూర్చాడని చెప్పవచ్చు.
'ఇద్దరు అమ్మాయిలు' చిత్రం తర్వాత కేథరిన్ థెరిసాకు మంచి పాత్రే లభించింది. తనకు వచ్చిన అవకాశాన్ని వినియోగించుకుని.. పర్వాలేదనిపించింది. గ్లామర్ తో పాటు, పెర్మార్మెన్స్ తో కూడా కేథరిన్ ఆకట్టుకుంది. ఎమ్మెల్యే కూతురుగా స్వీటీ పాత్రలో కనిపించిన సిద్దికా శర్మ అందాల ఆరబోతకే పరిమితమైంది. నాని ఫ్రెండ్ గా డ్రైవర్ పాత్రలో నటించిన వ్యక్తి గుర్తుండిపోయే పాత్రను పోషించాడు. విలన్ పాత్రలో చరణ్ రాజ్, సిద్దార్థ్ రెడ్డి, ఆర్ కే, రాజా రవీంద్ర, దువ్వాసి మోహన్ సినిమాకు సపోర్టింగ్ గా నిలిచారు.
ప్రస్తుత రాజకీయ వాతావరణంలో నెలకొన్న పరిస్థితులను సెంటర్ పాయింట్ గా చేసుకుని, దానికి ప్రేమ కథను జోడించి క్రియేటివ్ దర్శకుడు కృష్ణవంశీ పైసా చిత్రాన్ని రూపొందించారు. చిత్రమంతా పాతబస్తీలోని చార్మినార్ నేపథ్యంగా సాగుతుంది. పాతబస్తీలో ఉండే పరిస్థితులను కృష్ణవంశీ చక్కగా చిత్రీకరించారు. ఈ చిత్రంలో పతంగి సన్నివేశాన్ని తెరకెక్కించిన తీరు కృష్ణవంశీ క్రియేటివిటీకి అద్దం పడుతుంది.  చార్నినార్ వద్ద నాని తో చేయించిన ఓ లెంగ్తీ సీన్, హోలీ సీన్ లు బ్రహ్మండంగా ఉన్నాయి. ఈ చిత్ర ఫస్టాఫ్ ను పర్వాలేదనిపించే రితీలో తెరకెక్కించిన కృష్ణవంశీ.. సెకండాఫ్ లో కొంత గందరగోళమే సృష్టించాడు. కథకు ఉండే పరిమితుల వల్ల కథనంలో గందరగోళం తప్పలేదు. చేజారిన డబ్బును దక్కించుకోవడానికి కొన్ని బ్యాచ్ లు, అనుకోకుండా చేజిక్కిన డబ్బును కాపాడుకోవడానికి నాని వేసే ఎత్తులతో సెకండాఫ్ చేజింగ్ కొంత రొటిన్ గా అనిపించింది. పెద్దగా పేరున్న ఆర్టిస్టులు విలన్ పాత్రల్లో కనిపించకపోవడం ఈ చిత్రానికి మైనస్. సెకండరీ గ్రేడ్ విలన్ పాత్రలు అంతగా ప్రభావం చూపలేకపోయాయి. అయితే సెకండాఫ్ చేజింగ్ కథనం ప్రేక్షకుడ్ని ఆకట్టుకుంటుందా అనేది సందేహమే. ఈ చిత్రంలో కొన్ని సన్నివేశాల్లో ఎమోషన్స్ ను పలికించడంలో తనదైన మార్క్ ను కృష్ణవంశీ చూపించాడని చెప్పవచ్చు. గత కొద్దికాలంగా టాలీవుడ్ కు దూరమయ్యారనే ఫీలింగ్ కలిగించిన కృష్ణవంశీ ప్రస్తుత ట్రెండ్ ను మిస్ అవుతున్నాడా అనే ప్రశ్నను రేకెత్తించారు.
ఇక టెక్నికల్ విషయానికి వస్తే.. పైసాలో చిత్రంలో టెంపోను కొనసాగించడానికి రీరికార్డింగ్ బాగా ఉపయోగపడింది. పాటల్లో 'నీతో ఏదో' పిక్చరైజేషన్ బాగుంది. 'జోగి జోగి రాసుకుంటే బూడిద రాలిందన్నటు నాకు క్యాష్ కావాలి', 'పైసా ఎవర్నైనా పాగల్ (పిచ్చి) వాణ్ని చేస్తుంది' లాంటి డైలాగ్స్ అక్కడక్కడ ఆకట్టుకున్నాయి. పాతబస్తీ పరిస్థితులను సంతోష్ రాయ్ చక్కగా తెరకెక్కించారు.
క్రియెటివ్ డైరెక్టర్ కృష్ణవంశీ అందించిన ఈ చిత్రం నిర్మాతలకు 'పైసా' వసూలు చేస్తుందో లేదో తెలుసుకోవాలంటే కొద్ది రోజులు ఆగాల్సిందే.


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