Hyper - Movie Review

Friday, September 30, 2016 - 14:30
Hyper (2016)
Cast & Crew: 

Film: Hyper
Cast:
Ram, Rashi Khanna, Sathya Raj, Rao Ramesh, Tulasi, Hema, Prabhas Seenu, Murali Sharma, Naresh Priya, Posani Krishna Murali and others
Dialogues: Abburi Ravi
Music: Ghibran
Cinematography: Sameer Reddy
Editing: Gowtham Raju
Art: Avinash Kolla
Presented by: Venkat Boyinapally
Production company: 14 Reels Entertainments Pvt Ltd
Producers:  Ram Achanta, Gopichand Achanta and Anil Sunkara
Script, screenplay, directed by: Santosh Srinivas
Release Date:  September 130,  2016
CBFC Rating: UA

What’s it about!

A Hyper active guy Surya (Ram) has more love towards his father than his mother. His father is his hero. His father Narayana Murthy (Sathya Raj) is an honest officer in Vishakapatnam's municipal corporation and he doesn't give permission to develop a property belonging to minister Rajappa (Rao Ramesh) that leads to friction between them. Rajappa uses all kinds of methods to make Narayana Murthy comply but in vain. The politician hires a local don Gaja (Murali Sharma) to use physical violence on Murthy. The don is Surya’s friend. When Surya comes to know that his friend Gaja is going to harm his father due to this politician, he takes on Rajappa.

Analysis:

First half of the 'Hyper' progresses in a jiffy and entertains well. The director establishes the character of Ram that loves his father to the extreme in rather funny way. When Ram's father Sathya Raj says that the beautiful Rashi Khanna would bring lakshmi to her in-laws' house and whoever marries her would be lucky, Ram sees her walking past him. He doesn't see her face but only her back. Still he starts loving her because his father liked her and said that she would make an ideal daughter-in-law. These scenes are entertaining. The interaction between Rashi Khanna and Ram are similar to that of Allu Arjun and Ileana’s episodes in 'Julayi' but are entertaining nevertheless.

The film thus moves forward in a funny way till the interval. It is the later portions of the movie that falter. Although the emotional conflict between father and son (Sathya Raj and Ram) is established in a  interesting way, the subsequent sequences have lacked strength. The final scenes are straight out of 'Racegurram' minus Brahmanandam.

While the film has routines scenes in the second half, it also has entertainment and some nice episodes that make an okay mass drama.

Ram has played the role of a youngster who can do anything for his father. His does more antics for the fans than performing. He does well in the character. Rashi Khanna has looked beautiful; she has done justice to her character. Sathya Raj is dignified in his role; his performance is very effective in the confrontational scene with Rao Ramesh. Rao Ramesh as a wily politician steals the show once again. He has played the main villain’s role in superb manner. Murali Sharma is okay. Shayaji Shinde in his brief role is good.

Abburi Ravi's pen showcases its worth in some scenes. The father-son sentiment scenes have come out well thanks to the dialogues which are quite good. Of Ghibran's songs "Naalo Nenene..Naato Nennunna" is a good melody. "Ompula Daniya" and “Baby Doll” are okay numbers that are aimed for mass audiences. Cinematography by Sameer Reddy is an asset to the movie as it gives rich look. Production values are top class.

Cinematographer turned director Santosh Srinivas who debuted with Ram starrer 'Kandireega' once again proves that he has grip on mass moments. His direction despite clichéd script is okayish.

Bottom-line: 'Hyper' as the title suggests is a hyper-mass movie with dose of masala entertaining scenes, glamour, and sentiment scenes. If only the second half is as entertaining as the first one, it would have been better. On the whole, it is a typical masala entertainer.

Reviewed by: 
J
Rating: 
3/5