By Prakash Babu, Showbiz Bites Staff Writer
Producer: Rudrapati Ramana Rao
Cast: Balakrishna, Trisha, Radhika Apte and Prakash Raj
Music: Mani Sharna
Rating: [usr 1.5]
Well, Lion has hit the screens and the fans of Balakrishna takes a sigh of relief as they were waiting for the release with anxious eyes. The Telugu film is now out to entertain you. But now the question is that whether it entertains or not. Let’s analyze the movie.
The film is all about Godse (Balakrishna) who wakes up from coma and learns that he has lost his memory and then what happens next is what Lion is all about.
Balakrishna’s acting skills are adored and acknowledged a lot in Telugu film industry. He has big fan following who keeps waiting for his movies. Lion too was being awaited high. Balakrishna is the one actor who thoroughly understands the script and then enacts his part. He is not only an actor, but also a director as well, since he injects himself into his role completely as a director’s perspective. His action is simply loved. Thus, his fans would not be disappointed as Lion too carries a good dose of action.
Well, coming back to Balakrishna’s Lion Movie Review , the film tells the story of Godse (Balakrishna) who was in a coma and when he wakes up in the hospital, he comes to know that he knows nothing and has lost his memory. He then stumbles upon an elderly couple who claims to be his parents. He then arrives in Hyderabad to search his true identity, where he meets Mahalakshmi (Trisha) who he considers his girlfriend. But when she tells him that he is mistaken, he gets shattered. What happens next is what forms the rest of the story.
There is nothing new in the story at all – you have watched many movies on this subject in the past. The script carries many flaws. You start getting bored soon. The action goes over the top. You see Bala getting airlifted and then you find him suddenly landing on the ground without any scratches on his body. The direction is poor and it is called the real culprit of this film’s failure. Other hiccups include the injection of a number of flashbacks coming again and again disturbing and making you confused completely.
The film carries huge star cast and all are seen barely on screen except the one man called Balakrishna, who is all the way in this film. Editing is poor. Cinematography is average. Music is below average. Action is mundane.
Balakrishna does a fine job, but at times you start getting bored seeing his over the top acting. Prakash Raj is worthwhile, but his role is limited. Trisha is okay. Rest of the cast is poor in their acting skills (well, how can they show their skills when they do not get a meaty role to play?).
On the whole, Balakrishna’s Lion is a lackluster and a waste of time.