Paisa Vasool movie is a telugu film which is touted as an action comedy hit cinema screens today. The film stars Nandamuri Balakrishna in the lead and has been directed by Puri Jagannadh, who has also written the story, screenplay and dialogues for this mass entertainer. The film also stars Shriya Saran, Vikramjeet Virk, Kyra Dutt and Musskan Sethi among others. Paisa Vasool is produced by V.Anand Pradad under the banner of Bhavya Creations. One look at the trailer and songs that were released before the film hit theaters and it is not rocket science to guess what Puri Jagannadh is aiming at with this film. It aims at being a masala action comedy meant for pure entertainment targeting the lead actor Balakrishna’s fanbase and the director sets out to achieve that right from the word go. Even the title of the film doesn’t pretend otherwise.
The plot of the film revolves around Theda Singh (Balakrishna), a criminal who has just got out of Tihar Jail after serving his sentence. Meanwhile, a ruthless and brutal mafia don named Bob Marley (Vikramjeet Virk) is creating havoc in the outside world and in order to give him a taste of his own medicine and bring him down, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), inducts Theda Singh for this task at hand. On a parallel track, Sarika (Shriya Saran) a journalist who was keeping a close eye on Bob Marley’s movements and activities through a sting operation, goes missing and her sister files a complaint with the investigation authorities to track her down. The revelations that follow and the relationship between Theda Singh and Sarika that unfolds, form the crux of the storyline.
The film relies heavily on Balakrishna and his antics. He is given ample witty one liners and is showcased as the mass hero, his fanbase wishes to see him as. The audience is served what they expect with not much creativity at display. Puri Jagannadh delivers the commercial potboiler, for which he was roped in. The action sequences are repetitive and jarring at some places, but the first half of the film still manages to remain entertaining. Though, it is all downhill post interval. The element of surprise is missing from the script.
Balakrishna on his part plays his role to perfection and seems to genuinely have a good time bringing his character to life in the film. His energy on screen is infectious and lifts many scenes just because of that. The other actor have performed decently well. But the film fails to connect on an emotional level with the audiences.
This one’s surely just catering to the established fanbase of Balakrishna with no intention what so ever to offer anything new with this project.