Director Pawan Kumar's bilingual movie U Turn starring Samantha Akkineni has struck a chord with both the Tamil and Telugu film critics, who have given it a positive verdict and good ratings.
Rachana (Samantha Akkineni) is an intern journalist who decides to write an article on the history of people taking a U-turn on a city flyover and dying under mysterious circumstances. But she lands herself in a big problem. How she works with SI Nayak (Aadhi Pinisetty) to unravel the mystery forms the crux of the story.
U Turn is not a regular suspense thriller movie and Pawan Kumar has nice blended the supernatural angle with a beautiful message to the audience. The movie is engaging and entertaining right from the beginning till the end. It is an edge of the seat thriller that will make you glued to the screen, say the Tamil and Telugu critics.
Samantha Akkineni has essayed the most challenging role of her career and she has done justice to it. Her intense performance is another highlight of U Turn after the arresting script. Aadhi Pinisetty impresses you with his mannerisms and physique. Rahul Ravindran and Bhumika Chawla have also done a good job and their performances are also among the attractions of the film, say the critics.
Technically, U Turn is also strong and brilliant and its background score and picturisation are of sublime quality and help in bringing an edge-of-the-seat experience to the viewers, add the critics, who have rated it an average of 3 out 5 stars. Continue to see their verdict and ratings for the movie.
The Times of India Rating: 3
The film, unlike regular whodunit thrillers, is different – there isn't any cat-and-mouse game, yet it holds your attention. With a subtle message and some emotions, the climax, too, isn't the same as the suspense-filled mystery you often come across in Tamil. It, however, could have been more convincing. The film, a bilingual, and has nativity issues in some scenes.
123telugu Rating: 3.25
U-Turn is a suspense thriller that mainly banks on the performances of the lead cast and boy did they bring this movie to life. The likes of Samantha, Aadhi, and Rahul have shown a lot of dedication and that elevates the suspense drama even higher. However, a few unconvincing episodes towards the end are dealt on a weaker note. Even though the movie does not cater to a section of the audience who prefer mass masala entertainers, U-Turn can easily be given a shot if all you need is a well-etched thriller.
Tollywood Rating: 3
There is a supernatural element to the story and Pawan Kumar gives the hints right from the first frame as to how things will pan out. In the first half, the director keeps the audience hooked to the screen and the heart sinks when the climax is revealed. U Turn is a film that you can enjoy for its pure entertainment and thrill.
AP Herald Rating: 3
U turn is gripping and engaging, keeping the audience glued to the seats. Technically too U turn is top class, with stunning visuals by Niketh and terrific BGM by Poornachandra, and with crisp editing by Suresh, U turn is perfectly timed at just 2 hours. Samantha lifts the movie on her able shoulders beautifully with her realistic and convincing performance as the intern entangled in a murder mystery, and the support cast including Aadhi Pinisetty and Bhumika power U turn to success.