Radha( Eesha Rebba), Krish( Nithya Menen), Siva( Srinivas Avasarala) and Meera(Regina) are people with different mindsets who are held up with their own tensions in life.In between all this, Kali(Kajal Aggarwal) enters the scene with her own set of problems. All these people are connected through an interesting storyline which is only revealed during the climax. Well, how all this is showcased through an interesting screenplay forms the rest of the story.
It would be only fair to say that Awe offers a shocking experience to the viewers. This movie boasts of an ensemble star cast who bring a unique vibe to the movie. The lead actors carry the movie on their shoulders and do complete justice to their roles.
The opening shots in the movie are outstanding and give goosebumps to the audience. Nithya Menen is at her usual best with her subtle performance. Eesha Rebba does a fine job and portrays natural emotions really well.
Avasarala Srinivas and Murli Sharma get meaty roles and excelled in their own way. Priyadarshi adds comedy touch to the movie as he looks natural and entertains thoroughly. Right from the title cards to the ending credits, everything about this movie looks fresh and intriguing.
Minus Points:A few patchy scenes in the first half slow down the tempo of the movie. A few unwanted scenes involving Murli Sharma lead to a slow pre-interval block.
Awe is an out and out experimental movie which doesn’t go by any regular norms and this can affect the run of the movie in B and C centers. The movie runs on a complex storyline which may leave a few people confused about the actual plot.
Music from Mark K Robin is outstanding. He took a few scenes to the next level with his elevating background score. The song that plays during the opening cards is too good and compliments the vibrant approach of the film. Camera department succeeded in keeping the audience glued to the screen by showcasing the realistic scenes quite well.
Rich production values are an asset for the movie. Every penny spent on the movie is clearly visible, thanks to the production team. Coming to the director Prashanth, he deserves a special applause for his breathtaking narration. The way he handles key episodes in the movie proves he’s an excellent storyteller and the one exciting talent to watch out for.
Release date : February 16, 2018
Rating : 3.25/5
Starring : Kajal Aggarwal, Nithya Menen, Regina Cassandra, Eesha Rebba, Srinivas Avasarala, Murali Sharma
Director : Prasanth Varma
Producer : Nani, Prashanti Tipirneni
Music Director : Mark K. Robin
Cinematographer : Karthik Ghattamaneni
Editor : Goutham Nerusu