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Extra Ordinary Man Review: Mixed Bag Of Spoofs And Obsolete Comedy

Extra Ordinary Man Review: Mixed Bag Of Spoofs And Obsolete Comedy

Movie: Extra - Ordinary Man
Rating: 2.25/5
Sreshth Movies
Cast: Nithiin, Sreeleela, Dr. Rajasekhar, Sudhev Nair, Rao Ramesh, Rohini, Sampath Raj,  Brahmaji, Harsha Vardhan, Pavitra Naresh, Ravi Varma, Hyper Aadhi, and others
Music: Harris Jayaraj
DOP: Arthur A. Wilson ISC, Yuvraj J,  Sai Sriram
Editor: Prawin Pudi
Production Designer: Sahi Suresh
Producers: N. Sudhakar Reddy, Nikitha Reddy
Written and Directed by: Vakkantham Vamshi
Release Date: Dec 08, 2023

The trailer for “Extra Ordinary Man” was entertaining. That trailer was enough to create a lot of buzz and interest in this Nithin starrer.

Let’s find out whether the film lives up to the promise shown in the trailer.

Abhinay (Nithiin) is a junior artiste who has appeared in a few films. When he falls in love with a rich woman Lithika (Sreeleela), he abandons his acting ambitions to work for her company.

Suddenly, a young director approaches him and tells him about a script he wrote based on real events that occurred near the Andhra-Orissa border.

According to the filmmaker, Abhi looks the part of the cop he imagined. In another twist, the director deceives him and gives the offer to someone else.

However, events in Abhi's life begin to unfold as portrayed in the screenplay, and he is forced to travel to the border village to put things right.

Artistes’ Performances:
Nithiin is hilarious. His interpretation of his character gives many interesting and humorous moments. He has two distinct versions of his character, and adds fun in both of them.

Sreeleela looks glamorous but she doesn't get much screen time. Their dancing steps and chemistry, however, adds masala to the film.

Dr. Rajasekhar, in his first 'special role,' makes an appearance in the final portion of the film. His brief appearance works well in the proceedings.

Rao Ramesh is given a role that allows him to showcase his acting abilities. He performs comedy in the role of the hero's father. Sudhev Nair as the main antagonist is the right choice.

Rohini, Sampath and Brahmaji stand out among the other actors.

Technical Excellence:
The music of Harris Jayaraj is adequate. Two songs in particular work well on film. "Danger Pilla" is a good romantic number, while "Ole Ole Paapaayi" is a mass beat that shows off Sreeleela's amazing dancing abilities.

The cinematography and production qualities are excellent. Editing needed more sharpness especially in the second half of the film.

Comedy portions
Nithiin’s coming timing

Non-serious approach
Background score
Second half

The trailer for "Extraordinary Man" received a highly positive response from everyone due to its entertaining nature. It doesn't take long for us to realize that the film, like the trailer, is packed with comedic (?) moments. But the tracks look obsolete and with no novelty in writing. 

The most commendable aspect of director Vakkantham Vamsi's script is casting the protagonist as a junior artiste (extra), providing ample opportunities to work on comedic portions. 

The opening part of the film is filled with so-called comedic scenes and spoofs, including Nithin's dance routines, references to Nandamuri Balakrishna's fan thrashing habit, Rashmika and Vijay Deverakonda's dating, and Naresh and Pavitra Lokesh's marriage. This part may be entertaining if seen as a seperate spoof but not in the flow of the film. 

There are also several humorous exchanges between Nithin and Rao Ramesh, who plays Nithin's father. The interval bang is attempted be bring some intrigue about how a junior artiste can become a hero to a village.

Though the logic can be set aside for humor or comedy, the lack of coherence cannot be excused. How can a junior artist suddenly become a financial expert and speak on behalf of a company with Income Tax officials? How can a junior artist act as an SHO of a police station, making everyone in the system appear foolish? The villain who enters with a serious demeanor ends up as spoof material, dancing and engaging in mindless antics. As the characters in the film express, the narrative is 'Full of Confusion.'

While the core concept of an actor doing what is written in the script is acceptible, the second half of the film stumbles. The jokes become routine, and though the scenes between Sudhev Nair, the villain, and Nithiin are designed to be funny, this episode is overly long and fails to get the desired response.

The appearance of Rajasekhar in the film creates some excitement, although the last hour is not as compelling as the first hour. Sreeleela's character is mainly used for the purpose of songs.

Overall, "Extraordinary Man" is made to be a commercial entertainer. It's not entirely engaging, but the comedy works in parts. If you're an audience with big heart to appreciate anything, this film may work in parts. However, if you're looking for a more interesting narration mixed with comedy, "Extraordinary Man" falls short.

Bottom line: Ordinary

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