Director A Mahadev's movie Jaguar featuring newbies Nikhil Gowda and Deepti Sati in the lead roles has received mixed reviews and average ratings from Telugu critics and viewers.
Jaguar had created a huge buzz for various reasons. The film marks the debut of Nikhil Gowda, who is the grandson of former Indian Prime Minister Deve Gowda. The action entertainer, which has some big names associated with it, hit the screens today, October 6.
The film features Krishna (Nikhil) as a medical college student, who, disguised as Jaguar, targets and kills high-profile businessmen from the medical field. A CBI officer (Jagapathi Babu) is assigned with the job of nabbing Krishna. What happens next forms the crux of the story.
Vijendra Prasad has written the script for Jaguar, which is a routine revenge drama. The first half of the movie is engaging and entertaining, but the second half drags at a slow pace. Bankrolled by Anitha Kumaraswamy, the movie has rich production values. Music, picturisation and choreography of action and dance sequences are the attractions on the technical front, say critics and viewers.
Nikhil Gowda, who has made his acting debut with the film, has delivered a good performance, which is the highlight of the film. He has impressed the audience in the dance and fight sequences. Sampath, Jagapathi Babu, Adarsh Balakrishna, Ramya Krishna and Rao Ramesh have also done justice to their roles.
Here is the verdict given by some Telugu critics and viewers on Twitter. See the reactions in the Jaguar movie review round-up below:
123 Telugu Ratings: 2.75
On the whole, Jaguar has a very interesting plot which has been let down by the lack luster second half. Superb production values and some decent thrills are basic assets of this pakka commerical formula film. Now that there is heavy competition for Dussera, it would be really interesting to see how this below average action entertainer fares at the box office.
Looks like Jaguar tried to once again reassert the fact thatan old wine can be poured into an expensive new glass any number of times! You can avail the special offer of revisiting so many old commercial hits on a single ticket (only if you wish/risk to) – that's all your honour!
Good first half. Regular story supported with lavish visuals, bgm and engaging screenplay.Lead pair is minus #Jaguar #Jaguar attacking audience in 2nd half Routine revenge drama with a couple of well executed action sequences. Below average #Jaguar
Hemanth Kumar CR @crhemanth
#Jaguar is the kind of film which makes you want to meditate for an hour to calm yourself down. Criminal waste of money.. review in a bit
Jalapathy Gudelli @JalapathyG
#Jaguar As Jaded as Brahmanandam's comedy is. Seems Bengal Tiger's story has been copied for this !
ॐ Deepak @DeepakKodela
#Jaguar halfway through, not much to talk about apart from lavish production values. #Jaguar #OkLeaveIt
Telugu Critic @southfdfsbb
3.5/5*#Jaguar #JaguarMovie is very very grand. Excellent performance by Nikhil Gowda! Slow at times but will score huge in Kannada for sure. #JaguarMovie might not be appealing to Telugu audience as they are very familiar to these revenge drama subjects. But visually stunning #JaguarMovie has its elements. It will surely score huge in Kannada. Predicting lifetime around 40-50 crores!
Cinema Mania @cinemafreak143
#Jaguar FIRST HALF...Story Bgm are Plus. Some scenes in medical College and Songs are Boring. Overall Good FIRST HalF. #Jaguar Action Scenes are Well Made and Still the Suspense is Not Revealed Why He is Killing #Jaguar Worst Second half Makes The Movie Below Average #Flop Only Plus is Action Sequences..Story is Good But Failed in Execution..Flop My rating 2.5/5 #Jaguar
Vikas kanna @Vikaskanna23
Completed #jaguar 1st half below avg as of now Concept nd murderscenes gud Jagapathibabu scenes r nice Hero entertained with his cmdy acting. Completed #jaguar nothing new expected scenes expected flash back expected climax. Finally expected flop Story credit goes to #bengaltiger
ֆαrkαr ☯ @SarkarTweetz
#Jaguar routine commercial movie, may work for masses