Onto the final release of the weekend and it is a commercial potboiler that has premiered on the Aha app after its theatrical release a month ago. And so I have just finished watching the Telugu mass masala entertainer Krack. With Ravi Teja in the lead, is this a perfect end to a rather dull weekend, stay tuned.
Story & Screenplay
Krack follows the story of Shankar, a hot headed cop pitted against a powerful crime lord. Yeah, typical story, nothing novel but then the massy entertainers are not really known for their stories right? With zero novelty in the story, the screenplay writing needed to be sharp. And that was a ‘krack’er of a screenplay! It had all the ingredients for a commercial potboiler and it is true to its nature. The proceedings are entertaining will never a dull moment. Right from scene one, the ball is set rolling and with its share of twists and turns(some of them unpredictable as well) and a ‘krack’ling finale this was highly enjoyable. Notice the stark differences between the massy entertainers of down South and Bollywood. Back home in recent times, it is only Rohit Shetty that has been able to nail these mass entertainers. Down South, even though the action are proceedings are far fetched, there is something happening all throughout unlike the ones in Bollywood that tend to digress or over-indulge.
Dialogues, Music & Direction
The dialogues are truely clap worthy and totally plays into the hands of its superstar lead. The music is good though it stems the flow of the drama with songs appearing randomly. Director Gopichand Malineni has done a terrific job with a not so novel subject. His direction is outstanding.
The performances also play to the galleries. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar as Jayamma has done a fabulous job. Samuthirakani as Katari Krishna is your typical antagonist here and he has done a good job. Shruti Haasan as Kalyani literally teases the audience with her cameo. While at the very beginning you feel yeah just another female lead in an otherwise Alpha Male Universe, then towards the end she springs up a surprise. I’ll let that be a little surprise but she was excellent in those scenes. The show though belonged to Ravi Teja who excels as Shankar. His body language, his swag, his dialogue delivery and his acting, all combined together makes him a complete package. Truely outstanding.
Krack is a paisa vasool ‘krack’ling entertainer. I can totally imagine this being remade in Bollywood, maybe by Rohit Shetty. With Sooryavanshi finally at its release(in April), the cop universe may have found another superhero. Available on Aha.