Vishnu Manchu's latest outing "Dynamite", which was released in theatres around the world on 4 September, has garnered mixed reviews from film critics, who have all praises for the hero-cum-producer.
Directed by Deva Katta, "Dynamite" is the official remake of hit Tamil action thriller "Arima Nambi". The movie is about a car salesman, who falls in love with a modern girl. On her request, he visits her apartment for a party, but she is kidnapped. What happens next will form the crux of the story.
The critics are impressed with the performances of Vishnu Manchu, Pranitha Subhash and JD Chakravarthy. The team of technicians also earned praises. But critics are not happy with the direction and narration of Deva Katta.
"Dynamite" has been given an average of 2.5 out of 5 stars. We bring you some the critics' ratings and verdict on the film.
In action thrillers, an aspect as critical as the pulse quickening narrative is that delicate balance of story and stunts delivered with a panache that bridges reality and commercial liberties in an exclusive space. The template itself needn't stretch beyond the good versus evil motif. Dynamite too, has its basic focus set on being pacy, with a lack of any substantial emotion or a novel story. It's another thing that it doesn't scale anywhere close to its aspirations.
Vishnu packs a punch with his acting and so does Pranitha with her innocence. But the film belongs to the director.
Vishnu Manchu is selecting different scripts and experimenting within the commercial scope of Telugu cinema. Anukshanam and Rowdy were examples about his intention to do different movies. Tamil film Arima Nambi is different and is also a commercially viable script. Plus points of the film are basic plot, mind play and Manchu Vishnu's performance. On the flip side, superlative action orientation and lagging screenplay should have been taken care of.
Dynamite is gritty action thriller which showcases Vishnu in a new light. Gripping screenplay, racy first half and some high octane fight sequences are bound to impress the audience. This is not a film where you can expect popcorn entertainment. But who cares, Dynamite moves on a single point agenda and entertains you with some edge of the seat thrills. Go for it.
Deva Katta's screenplay is so good. He could have avoided songs that come as speed breakers. Last half an hour is the major highlight in the film. You cannot take your eyes off the screen after JD Chakravarthy enters the commissioner's office. Vishnu's performance and the action scenes are more than your money's worth. And there is much more in offer in this Dynamite. Watch it.
Arima Nambi is a 2014 Tamil Action Thriller from Anand Shankar that is often ranked as one of the decent thrillers. Telugu version of the film is presented in far more serious than what it is worth. If a goal of a filmmakers is to improve upon the original, it becomes clear that any film being remade is in significant trouble from the start, which is very evident in Dynamite from initial scenes. Deva Katta, who known for his good films in the past, but that doesn't give him the license to make a cheap film like Dynamite. He hits the new low with this remake. On the whole, if you really wanna see a decent thriller check out the original, Arima Nambi. Dynamite is one of those films that falls in the category of a worst remakes.