Sher - Movie Review

Friday, October 30, 2015 - 15:00
Sher (2015)
Cast & Crew: 

Movie: Sher
Kalyan Ram, Sonal Chauhan, Brahmanandam, Rao Ramesh, Rohini, Shayaji Shinde, Vikramjeet Virk, Mukesh Rishi, Ali, M S Narayana, Fish Venkat, Prudhvi and others
Story, dialogues: Diamond Ratnam
Music: S S Thaman
Cinematography:  Sarvesh Murari
Editor: Kotagiri Venkateshwara Rao
Art: Satya Srinivas
Fights: Ram Lakshman
Presented by: Sai Niharika, Sharat Chand
Producers: Komara Venkatesh
Screenplay and Direction: Mallikarjun
Release Date: October 30, 2015
CBFC Rating: U/A

What's it about?

Coming to the story part, it is all about a guy taking revenge. One day girl captures a moment of a man saving the Indian flag. She enters a contest with this image and wins the prize. The girl (Sonal) who hasn’t seen this man’s face knows that his name is Gautham (Kalyan Ram). The name is tattooed on his hand. She is on the lookout for him and finally she meets him one day. They fall in love. But there is another man who wants her, the local don (Vikramajeet). He strikes a deal with her father. If the don gets the girl, her father gets a higher post in the police department. Gautham on the other hand starts eliminating the local don’s henchmen. Who is Gautham? What’s his role here? Watch Sher to get to that…


At a time directors in Tollywood are making movies with bigger ideas, novel storylines, toying with refreshing themes, there are also directors who are stuck in time-warp. They are not able to come out from their template of storytelling which is discovered in late 70's by then directors. Sher is one such example. Director Malli has not only picked up clichéd storyline he also told the movie in run-of-the-mill way which leaves us in boredom.

Kalyan Ram who scored a hit with Pataas earlier this year that was high on entertainment quotient, there seems to be added last minute comedy track to the storyline that has further spoiled the narration. The comedy done by Brahmanandam, Prudhvi and others is also pretty ordinary.

First half of the movie runs on romance between hero and heroine and some comedy scenes. Post the interval too this continues till the last 30 minutes where some interesting sequences happen. The flashback episode that occurs towards the end of the holds some interest but rest of the movie is quite bore.

Kalyan Ram is okay in the role of Gautham but his character is not developed properly. He is shown mostly as a jobless guy. Sonal Chauhan has not improved her acting skills even now. She is a typical glam girl. Rao Ramesh and Rohini are also wasted. Brahmanandam fails to evoke laughs. Ali and Late M S Narayana are also there to serve the comedy part. There is also a scene where hero makes all members of villain gang to sing a song much like the scene in Gabbar Singh movie but this one doesn't work. The villain gang lacks evilness. Ashish Vidyarthi all through the film plays games on Ipad! He is paid remuneration for this, whoa!

Of all the technicians, Thaman has shined with his a song or two. Cinematography by Sarvesh Murari is pretty ordinary too. So are the dialogues by Diamond Rathnam. As a director, Malli has not proven his mettle.

Bottom-line: Sher has clichéd storyline and it is told in most outdated manner.