Cast: Ram Charan,Kajal Agarwal,Amala Paul,Brahmanandam, Pradeep Rawat, Aashish Vidyarthi, Rahul Dev, MS Narayana and others
Direction: VV Vinayak
Producer: D V V Danayya
Music: SS Thaman
Cinematographer: Chota K Naidu
Editor: Gautham Raju
Banner: Universal Media
Release date: 09/01/2013
Charan aka Cherry (Ram Charan) is a guy with cool attitude and doesn’t fear anyone. He can tackle any situation with intelligence.He has an uncle named Jilebi (Brahmanandam), who unexpectedly runs into trouble and angers the local Don Gandipeta Babji (Rahul Dev). Cherry hatches a plan to save Jilebi from Babji and falls for Babji’s sister Madhu (Kajal) in the process.Meanwhile, a series of killings will rock Hyderabad and the CBI starts suspecting Cherry. When CBI(led by Ashish Vidhyardhi) traps Charan(Siddu) at Haridwar,here comes a twist to the tale. What is it? We now get to know that there is another angle to the story, involving Amala (Amala Paul). How does Cherry escape from the CBI’s clutches? Can he prove his innocence? What is the Kolkata angle? That forms the rest of the story.
Ram Charan did a great job in this movie. His voice modulation is very good now. His fluid dances and solid action sequences adds to the film.His dances and comedy dialogues are amazing and we get to see the rock star Ram Charan in the movie. He improved a lot in comedy department and his dialogue delivery is commendable. He has a strong screen presence and he shoulders the film effortlessly.
Kajal as usual looks gorgeous and has a very limited role to play.
Amala Paul is plump and scorches the screen in couple of songs with Ram Charan. Amala pual has little to do as far as performance goes and does a good job of upping the glam quotient.
Jayaprakash Reddy stands out in the comedy department. His serious comedy in a frustrated role is hilarious.
Posani Krishna Murali is highly effective as a Kolkata criminal and his ‘chocolate scenes’ in the second half will leave you in splits of laughter.
MS Narayana as a Drunken CBI lip reading specialist Handled the Complete Entertainment part in 2nd half.Charmi is fine in the rocking item song.Rajeev Kanakala, Pradeep Rawat, Dev Gill are decent. Others are OK.
Director VV Vinayak who is capable of delivering potential mass entertainers is back in the league with ‘Nayak’. He has taken utmost care on the script and successfully used Ram Charan’s mass image to the hit. Though the story is old, the narration has made it look fresh and gripping.Director Vinayak made sure that the film has everything to lure the masses and common audience. Critics may cringe a bit about the logical errors and larger than life story, but the much needed entertainment for common audience has been provided.
Comedy is the main highlight in Naayak. More than anything comedy clicks and how? Comedy scenes have clicked so well that audience will remember only those scenes after they leave the theaters.
The first half of ‘Nayak’ is laced with ample comedy tracks and wonderful dance movements. Precisely, it is a gripping first half with hilarious episodes between Ram Charan, Brahmanandam. MS Narayana and Jaya Prakash Reddy too joins the bandwagon and makes it more humorous. The movie goes at a fast pace and the interval bang gets interesting with a fantastic twist which will make the fans of Ram Charan frenzy.
Second half is the heart of the movie where the real story unfolds. However the pace slows down a bit at one point and Vinayak comes back with a superb comedy scene which gets things back on track. Serious action film turns into a comic entertainer with a simple twist in the tale.That made the difference for Naayak to become a better commercial film as the comedy clicked right before the super catchy Hey Naayak song. The scene where Charan’s men bashes the goons and offers them a chocolate is the highlight of the second half. All the songs are visually good onscreen and precisely, the three songs, Subhaleka Rasukunna, Yevvaramante, Hey Nayak that comes in the second half deserves special mention.Climax could have been better. The biggest plus points of the movie is it never bores you and runs at a very good pace throughout. It has all the stuff to be a winner in this pongal season.
Cinematography of Chota K Naidu is excellent and his efforts are visible onscreen especially in songs. Editing by Gautam Raju is good. Choreography is amazing.Songs are already big hit on audio. They are well shot too. Laila O Laila & Hey Naayak stands out with mind blowing dance moves of Ram Charan. Subhaleka song is a visual treat. Background score is good.Dialogues written by Akula Shiva are witty. His dialogue in comedy scenes worked out very well.
Overall, ‘Nayak’ is perfect film laced with comedy, power packed action, amazing dance movements and beautifully shot songs. It has all the ingredients of a commercial movie and is likely to set box office on fire.The movie has already opened to superb mouth talk all over.On the whole, Naayak is a perfect Sankranthi entertainer that has the potential to rake in lots of money at the Box Office.