Amigos Review: Three times underwhelming

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Kalyan Ram is an actor who always tries to come up with different and interesting concepts which will entertain the audience. After his big hit with Bimbisara last year, the actor is now back with Amigos, his latest movie, which has been released today. Let us see how the film has turned out to be.

Story:

Siddhu is a family guy living in Hyderabad who gets to know about a website where you can meet your doppelgangers, through his friend. He reaches out to two of his doppelgangers, Manju from Bangalore and Michael from Kolkata. The three of them meet up and have a blast. Everything looks fun and easy in the beginning, but very soon, things change for the worst when one of the doppelgangers is revealed to be evil. This puts the other two in danger. What is the problem that the other two face and how they come out of it forms the rest of the story.

On-Screen Performances:

Kalyan Ram has undoubtedly stolen the show with his performance. The actor pulled off his three characters very well, and was very careful with each character’s mannerisms, bringing them out perfectly. He was especially wonderful to watch as Siddhu and Manju.

While Kalyan Ram’s performance as Michael is also quite good, his voice modulation could have been a tad bit better. On the whole, though, Kalyan Ram has done a fantastic job in all three characters.

Leading lady Ashika Ranganath, who made her debut with the film, looks good on the screen but doesn’t have a lot to do.

Brahmaji and Saptagiri are adequate in their roles. The rest of the supporting cast are alright as well.

Off-Screen Talents:

Director Rajendra Reddy came up with an interesting concept, as in, he didn’t get the three leading characters to be related, like in many other films. He came up with a few interesting scenes and setups, but couldn’t make good use of them. The first half of the film drags a lot and the second half is also not incredible, to be able to save the movie. The placement of songs is not right in the film, and the overall execution of the concept felt lackluster in the end. The director could have made his screenplay more interesting and racy, which would have made the film a lot better.

The background music is not up to the mark either, with certain tunes remaining underwhelming. The cinematography is great and stands out throughout the film.

The production design of the film is good, but the editing could have been so much better.

Plus Points:

  • Kalyan Ram Performance
  • Cinematography

Minus Points:

  • Poor execution of the plot
  • Underwhelming background music
  • Weak first half

Verdict: Amigos is a film that had a lot of scope to explore. Kalyan Ram’s performance is good, but even three versions of him are not enough to be able to save this movie, which remains underwhelming at best.

Telugubulletin.com Rating: 2.25/5

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Amigos is an Action Crime Drama Movie, directed by Rajendra Reddy and produced by Mythri Movie Makers. Nandamuri Kalyanram and Ashika Ranganath are the lead cast of the movie. The film score and soundtrack are composed by Ghibran.

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6:15 PM – Movie starts with Saptagiri explaining Doppelgänger concept to Kalyan Ram and his friends

6:30 PM – Siddhu(KalyanRam), finds his look alikes on doppleganger website. Other look alikes are Manju Hedge from Banglore and Michael from Kolkata. They all decide to meet in Goa.

7:00 PM – Michael is on NIA’s watch list. Michael and Manju come to Hyderabad to help Siddu get in love with Ishika(Ashika).NIA arrests Manju thinking that he is Michael

First Half Report: Amigos 1st half is about introducing the three characters with very thin storyline and has some twist just before the interval. Okay narration so far, fate of the movie really depends on the second half. One may feel BGM is too loud at times.

Final report : Amigos is a thriller genre movie based on doppleganger concept that fails to live upto the expectations..eventhough kalyan ram gave good performance, director falls short of creating an impact on audience by not packaging it well..watch this space for detailed review

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