|Cast:||Nagarjuna Akkineni, Myra Sareen|
|Directed by:||Ram Gopal Varma|
|Produced by:||Ram Gopal Varma, Sudheer Chandra|
|Music by:||Ravi Shankar|
|Release Date:||1 June, 2018|
Officer - Story
After a series of encounters by ruthless Mumbai officer Narayan Pasari, court orders a special investigation to fact finding. A Hyderabad cadre IPS officer Shivaji Rao (Nagarjuna) assigned to investigate the allegations on Narayan Pasari. Narayan Pasari is a dubious officer. On one hand he is solely responsible for eradication of Mumbai Mafia, on other hand he encourages contract killings under the guise of encounters. Shivaji Rao takes on Narayan Pasari, rest of the film is how they try to outsmart each other.
Officer - Star Performance
Nagarjuna is at his best, and though it is the role of a tough cop, emotes perfectly in the flashback sequences featuring his wife, and in the daughter bonding scenes, while also fitting the role of an action cop with his stunning physique and body language with ease. Narayan Pasari as the antagonist is adequate, though his characterization is cliched, Ajay delivers a neat supporting act, while Myra Sareen, does not impress, as her lip sync could have been worked on.
Officer - Technical Team
Background score by Ravisankar is jarring and loud, while of his songs, the Navve Nuvvu impresses, while the item number is an unwanted addition. Cinematography by Bharat Vyas is top notch, capturing the chase and high octane stunts in Mumbai to perfection. Ram Gopal Varma, once a classy maverick maker, is no more the director he was in his prime and has been desperately in need of a hit. It has been almost 5-6 years since he delivered a genuine movie liked and accepted by the audience, the last being Rakth Charitra.
Officer - Analysis
When news came out Nagarjuna, Ram Gopal varma are re-uniting after 25 years, obviously expectations went high for ‘Officer ‘film. However, after the teaser was released, the same expectations are earthed. The first half of the film is somewhat okay. It offers some variety in terms of story. Though the subject, as typical of RGV films, deals with mafia & police, this time departmental investigation on a bad cop brings in some interest aspect initially. However, soon it evaporates with pointless story and direction in second half. Too much violence at times, weird sound design, and weird camera angles test patience. Officer is another disappointing film from Ram Gopal Varma. He couldn’t utilize the comeback opportunity provided by Nagarjuna. With an average first half and poor second half, the officer movie is a disappointing one
Officer - Trailer