Jiiva deserves kudos. Script selection was par excellence. He needs guts to accept a movie like this and go against the grain.
Most of the credit goes to the director. Most importantly,
screenplay was excellent, except for the speed which varied a lot.
If I have to nitpick, I can say cinematography was boring at some places. I liked that he used the entire 1st half for character development for each and every major character. As usual నాకు కళ్ళల్లో "ఆనంద పరవశమప్పా!" Dialogues need special mention - asalu rowdy gang
lo konnallu undi research chesademo annantha bagunnai. Tamil dialogues were very well written and send chills up your spine sometimes. Telugu dubbing as usual has a few mishaps here and there and leaves something to be desired. Fights were mind blowing. Peter Hein effects lekunda Rajamouli emotion teeskochesadu.
Tamil/telugu audiences ki saripoyinattu two possible endings unnai.
Kani story weaving entha bagundi ante, almost ending lo two climaxes
ochina feeling ochindi. If I hadn't found the alternate ending video on
YT, I wouldn't have guessed.
After many days, an action movie
that I truly liked and place almost on the level of The Usual Suspects
/The Departed. Adi kooda after continuously watching movie after movie -
brain numb aipoyaka ichina review idi. Certainly would have given a standing ovation
for the sheer brainpower behind the screenplay although I felt that it was a pure ripoff from Ratchagan/Rakshakudu in the first 40 minutes.
Idi ra screenplay
ante, idi ra direction ante, idi ra action ante - ani kontha mandi
telugu directors ni Dookudu scene lo substitute cheyyali anipinchindi