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'Heart Attack' Review: Just A Mild Stroke

'Heart Attack' Review: Just A Mild Stroke

Film: Heart Attack
Rating: 2.5/5
Banner:
Puri Jagannadh Touring Talkies
Cast: Nithiin, Adah Sharma, Kesha Kambhati, Ali, Brahmanandam, Vikramjeet, Ajay, Teju, Eijaz Khan, Prakash Raj and others
Music: Anup Rubens
Cinematographer: Amol Rathod
Editor: S R Sekhar
Story, screenplay, dialogues, direction: Puri Jagannadh
Producer: Puri Jagannadh
Release date: 31/01/2014

Hero Nithiin who is on the verge of hat trick has teamed up with director Puri Jagannadh who is in desperate need of a hit. Has this combination worked? Let us see

Story
Varun (Nithiin) is a hippie who travels around and in that he reaches Spain. He doesn’t believe in relationships and relations. 

His heart skips a beat when he sees Hayati (Adah Sharma) and all he wants is a kiss from her. For that, he starts wooing Hayati and though she hates him at first, some of his gestures make her like him and fall in love with him. 

Finally, Hayati agrees to give Varun that kiss but she also puts a clause along with it. Whether Varun sticks to that clause or not forms the rest of the tale.

Performances
Nithiin looked stylish and he carried out his role with sincerity. He has shown improvement in the emotional sequences and thankfully didn’t use much of Pawan Kalyan references here.

Adah Sharma is a drawback. Nothing wrong with her expressions and performance but barring her eyes, she didn’t really have the attraction quotient or appeal that audience would like.

Vikramjeet did his villainy as required, Kesha Kambhati was sexy, Teju was cute and chirpy, Ali brought few smiles, Brahmi was okay, Prakash Raj was there for a minute, Eijaz Khan was apt. Ajay was standard.

Highlights:

  • Production values
  • Cinematography

Drawbacks:

  • Stale storyline
  • Poor emotional quotient

Analysis
Love stories in films are as old as dinosaurs so it is imperative that any director dealing with it has to pack it with good juice of emotions, feelings and a certain range of intensity. It must be combined with a balanced level of comedy for the audience to get excited and entertained. 

However, all those elements were not considered in this. The good thing is, the backdrop of the film being Spain brought some richness but apart from that, the logic behind the hero’s desire from heroine or the point of realization for the hero was not handled well.

The film suffers primarily due to a lack of proper plot. When that is not there, the focus should be on having tight screenplay so that the energy and feel is maintained. 

Unfortunately, that was seen in very few places. The humor aspect was also missing. Barring the sequence where Brahmi explains the real reason behind watching ‘Titanic’, his conversations with Lord Krishna....the other parts are not that engaging.

The trademark punch dialogues which always formed the backbone for Puri films should have been in higher quantity. But on a critical note, the big minus for the film is heroine, she was a misfit to the sensibilities of majority Telugu audience. 

The film takes off with a colorful backdrop and the fun factor is there for a while but after twenty minutes the energy and pace slows down.

The interval bang was alright so second half was crucial. However, due to lack of emotional peaks and wrong placement of songs, the momentum got affected. 

Overall, the film had positives to catch in bits and pieces, and it can be a time pass treat. 

Bottomline: Not Painless, But Less Pain 

(Venkat can be reached at venkat@greatandhra.com or https://twitter.com/greatandhranews)

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