Ravi Teja’s Krack was initially slated to hit the screens last summer but the onset of Covid-19 pandemic resulted in indefinite postponement of release. The film finally hit the big screens today after clearing the financial hurdles which caused a few last-minute problems to the makers. Here is our review of the action thriller.
Veerashankar Potharaju (Ravi Teja) is a straightforward police officer who revolts against those who exhibit anti-social traits. He doesn’t care about the background and the social stature of the opposite person and takes stern action if he/she is found guilty. Incidentally, Shankar is transferred to Kadapa to nab a criminal and in the process, Kondareddy(Ravi Shankar) a small-time criminal in the area gets to know about Veerashankar’s powerful past through Kataari Sreenu(Samuthirakani), who previously came face to face with the menacing cop. The rest of the story unveils what really happened between Veerashankar and Katari Sreenu, and who finally won the battle against each other.
What about on-screen performances?
Ravi Teja finally provides full meals to his fans as he plays a full-on mass role after a long time. He excels in the role of a menacing police officer and nails the massy dialogue delivery and body language. However, one might feel that the character could have been established in a better manner. Shruti Hassan gets a meaty role and she makes delivers a fine performance and does particularly well in penultimate scenes. Samuthirakani is seen as the antagonist in the film and he is just okayish. He often underplays and that dampens the intensity of the proceedings. Varalaxmi Sarathkumar plays a typical lady baddie and there is nothing new about her role. She had played similar roles multiple times in the past. The rest of the star cast deliver what is expected of them.
What about off-screen talents?
GK Vishnu’s cinematography is one of the main assets of the film. He does follow a commercial template in some sequences but also tries out new camera angles and shots in certain action scenes in the film, which give a new experience to the viewers. These visuals are complemented with Thaman’s background score as he does a decent job with the soundtrack. But his background music is unnecessarily loud in some scenes. Sai Madhav Burra’s dialogues are very impressive and they enthrall the masses.
The director, Gopichand Malineni does not try anything new when it comes to the story and the narrative. A straightforward cop locking horns with antagonist and a rivalry brewing between them. This plot has been in usage for quite a while now and Gopichand picks the very same set-up. The character establishment is not up to the mark as the way the protagonist role is portrayed does not abide by the narrative. More often than not, one might feel that the mannerisms and mindset of the male lead do not back up his actions. The screenplay is way too predictable and even a kid can guess what happens next in the film. The film is projected as a proper commercial potboiler but it barely lives up to the hype given to it by the unit.
Ravi Teja’s mass and energetic performance
Sudhakar murder episode
Busstand and climax action sequence
Hero – Villain confrontational episodes
Subdued performance of antagonist
Lack of Ravi Teja-mark entertainment
Krack was promoted as a mass masala entertainer which will have vintage Ravi Teja’s energetic performance as its cornerstone but it doesn’t do complete justice to all the hype. The film has a routine story and predictable screenplay. A few dialogues which are aimed at the masses are good. Ravi Teja’s wait for a solid commercial hit continues.
Watch or Not? A strictly average film with very little entertainment. Ravi Teja Had delivered better films in past.
TeluguBulletin.com Rating: 2.5/5
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Krack is an action entertainer based on real incidents, Ravi Teja plays a tough police officer who doesn’t think twice before bashing up anyone. Loaded with deadly goons, high-octane action, chase sequences and captivating dialogues, Krack promises to be a full-blown entertainer.
Krack Movie Release was originally slated for Jan 9th and first show was supposed to be started at 8:45 AM, however the shows are delayed due to financial issues. TeluguBulletin exclusively reported the delays
Final Report : Tad better than first half with with some high notes sprinkled here and there, still a routine revenge drama in 2nd half. Stay tuned to this page, Full review coming shortly…
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10:00 pm: Mass Maharaj Ravi Teja Krack started with 154 mins run time and U/A certificate. Special thanks card to Venkatesh in Titles.
10:10 PM : Movie starts with Venkatesh voice over. Most wanted criminal Saleeem Batkali interview from Tihar jail and then movie goes to flashback in Mumbai.
10:15 PM : Saleem settles in Kurnool as a goon. Ravi Teja introduction scene with Shruthi Haasan and his son brings laughter.
10:20 PM : Ravi Teja as CI in Kurnool two town. Emotional scene in police station is good
10:25 PM : Shruti Hassan love story started (flashback) followed by first song “Bhalega tagilave bangaram” song. Song picturized in a comic way and Shruti looked cute in the song
10:30 PM : Love story ends with the flash back Song and Crime investigation scenes are on now with first action episode with Saleem. Saleem goes to jail followed by Raviteja (Veera Shankar Poturaju) moving from Kurnool to Cuddapa as CI
10:40 PM : Ravi Shankar introduced as Cuddapa goon Konda Reddy. 40 minutes into the movie and nothing special until now..It is strictly OK..
10:48 PM : Konda Reddy is afraid of Ravi teja and goes to Rajamundry (to know more about him) jail to meet Katari (Samudra Khani). Ongole Flashback on Katari starts followed by a song on Katari showcasing how Katari became a criminal. Shot in a Graphic fashion..
11:05 PM : Veera Shankar entry as Ongole CI (in flashback) with a good comedy scene followed by some scenes with kids which brings some laughter to the audience. Now time for a breezy romantic montage song. Shruti looks gorgeous in the song..
11:10 PM : Life is beautiful fame Sudhakar introduced as constable Kiran in Shankar’s station. Katari gang planning to kill him as he is in love with Katari’s daughter..
11:24 PM : Constable kiran killing episode is good and pictured in a very intense way..followed by Shankar’s investigation scenes on Kiran’s killing…
11:30 PM : Investigation scenes are good and Veera Shankar finds a lead from an old case and meets Katari. Interval with an action episode where Shankar puts Katari in Jail..
First half report: Barring couple of comedy bits and scenes, Ravi Teja Krack has nothing much to offer in the first half (below average).. Need to wait for the second half to see if it has any potential to compensate the bland first half..
12:05 AM : 2nd half starts with Katari getting released from Jail and Shankar finding a clue in Kiran’s murder with a small twist. Shankar wants to catch Katari red handed and an item song (Bhumi baddalu) is now on as part of the plan..
12:18 AM : Action episode where Katari’s goons attacking Shankar at Ongole bus stand is shot very well followed by Shankar going to Katari’s house to give warning is good too..
12:29 AM : Emotional scenes with a small twist are now on between Katari and his right hand Jayamma (Varalakshi Sharath Kumar) followed by scenes where Shankar losing his Job and Katari taking revenge on Shankar
12:40 AM : Some emotional scenes between Shruti Hassan and Ravi teja are on now (as he lost his Job) and Shankar solves his gun miss fire case with the help of Shruti.. followed by attack on Shruti hassan and her son where the action episode is good..
12:50 AM : Time for Biryani song and Shruti hassan’s mass steps will work in mass centers for sure.. followed by Shankar back in cop duty and cleaning Katari’s gang
01:00 AM : Climax episode picturized in a beach and it is good with Shankar putting an end to Katari and his gang..Please watch/refresh this space for a detailed Krack movie review in couple of hours..