Banner: CK Entertainments Ltd
Cast: Sai Dharam Tej, Lavanya Tripathi, Nasser, Brahmanandam, Posani Kirishna Murali, Asish Vidyardhi, Shayaji Shinde, Rahul Dev, Dev Gill and others
Story, dialogues: Akula Siva
Cinematography: S V Vishweshwar
Music: Thaman S S
Editing: Gowtham Raj
Art: Brahma Kadali
Producer: C Kalyan
Screenplay and direction: V V Vinayak
Release date: Feb 09, 2018
Sai Dharam Tej has given series of flops in recent times. Of late, director V V Vinayak is not in great form. So, this combination did not excite the film lovers much. Dampening the enthusiasm the trailer induced yawn.
Now the movie is here, let’s find out whether this movie is any good.
When his company owner Nanda Kishore (Nasser) commits suicide, software engineer Dharma Teju (Sai Dharam Tej) sets out to find out the truth. He vows to bring the men down who forced Nanda Kishore to sell off the company before his death. He comes to know Vicky bhai (Rahul Dev) was behind Nanda Kishore's death.
How Teju becomes Dharma bhai and takes on Vicky bhai forms rest of the drama.
Sai Dharam Tej has done neat job but he hardly looks like a software guy. He has looked well in other shade of his character -- Dharma bhai, a guy who seeks to know what caused the death of his owner. He has pulled it off neatly though.
As a rich girl, Lavanya is okay. She has done some skin show in songs, an essential aspect of a ‘masala movie’ heroine.
Rahul Dev as Vicky Bhai has done what he has been doing from a long time. Among other actors, comedians Rahul Ramakrishna and Sapatagiri impress. Rest of the actors have clown characterisations.
Cinematography, music, art work and production values are at template standard. None of the technicians have given any good output given the content they have on hand. The editing and writing (dialogues) are also mediocre.
Worst direction and narration
Director Vinayak established himself as a top director with series of hits like "Aadhi", "Tagore" etc and acquired the image that he can package a mass movie well. But his heyday as director seems to have come to an end.
Critics declared that "Akhil" was his worst movie. Now he has come up with "Inttelligent" that makes us to think that "Akhil" was far better than this crap. Is he trying to outdo himself in dishing out bad movies?
Before talking about further, sample some scenes to understand the silliness of the movie: 1) a rival software company sends a mafia don to take over the company 2) a drone is sent to divert an international flight 3) hero creates an app called Poor Man Service to alleviate all the problems in the world 4) a romantic sequence between 50-year old Fish Venkat and 20-ish Vidyu Raman 5) villain gets confused with the entry of a municipal labourer (Brahmanandam) who has same name of hero Dharma Bhai.
These are random sequences we cited here, the film is full of such clichéd and head-ache inducing scenes. Even before the movie reaches intermission, the story turns into a mess. The second half is even messier.
One thing is clear: nobody in the team from director to actors to technicians seems to have a clue what they are doing. Whatever random scenes writer Akula has cooked up, Vinayak seems to have shot.
In the entire first half, one comedy scene (mostly outdate comic situations) after the other comes without getting to the plot. By end of the interval, the story is revealed. Post interval, again inane scenes keep coming.
As the film veers towards the end, the viewer would definitely curse himself or herself for stepping into the theatre.
Any actor or director with brains would turn down this idiotic plot at the story session itself. The writer Akula Siva keeps appearing in the film as one of the villain's gang and mouths most foolish dialogues. This is additional torture to the actual muddle the film has turned.
Vinayak has made many bad movies earlier but this one is the worst of them all. Though some comedy dialogues mouthed by Saptagiri evokes laughs, we don't find much relief other than this.
From start to finish, it is quite boring. Nowhere do we get any respite from the proceedings. Overall, "Inttelligent" is a mess, silly and headache inducing movie.
Bottom-line: Dumb and Dumbest!