|Cast:||Nara Rohit, Priya Benerjee
|Directed by:||Krishna Vijay
|Produced by:||Shyam Devabhaktuni,Krishna Vijay
|Music by:||Krishna Vijay
Dharma Teja(Nara Rohit) is a duty minded and shrewd jailer who always abides by the law. One fine day, a dreaded convict named Charlie(Ravi Varma) is brought to the jail to undergo his death sentence.Twist in the tale arises when Charlie plans something big and decides to escape his hanging. How does Charlie go about it ? and Whether Dharma manages to stop him from escaping his sentence forms the rest of the story.
There are few real cases convincing spattered around in Asura that makes you believe that director Vijay Krishna holds promise as a film maker. For his directorial debut Vijay has chosen a story that could not even be called conventional. It's more than a formula in that it throws together two very different rudiments of action films that we have become wonted to over the years in Hollywood. The story tracks the journey of savvy convict who wanna flee from a central prison which is headed by most powerful jailer.
The plot line looks arresting but the movie falls real weak on the suspense element in that the man behind the acts is disclosed quite early on. The rest of the story is essentially a rough-and-tumble between two men, and the script looks for excuses to draw up one face-off event after another. The ultimate aim is to pump up all that androgen but the punch is very rarely delivered. The revelation in the climax should have been propped up. But here it looks half-baked and quite flimsy.
To be fair, you expect the film to work on certain degrees and it often does. But unfortunately those levels aren't much that would make an edge of the seat thriller. Romance seems to be wedged into the narrative in away in which there seems to be no way out. And as much as I am not opposed to romance, I was distraught by the fact it was tardily but surely crushing the real thrills that ought to have been there instead.
The film has been glibly shot, and SV Visweswar makes sure that visually the film retains a freshness throughout. But very rarely do the visuals help a film rise above a very middling script. And Asura is no exception. The music by Sai Karthik is nicely composed, but the songs come as speed breakers to the narration. The background score match the mood of the film. The action choreography does leave a mark as well. Dialogues of the film are one of the major assets of the film. Editing by Dharmendra Kakarala should have been crispier. The 2-hour runtime of the film feel too long. Production Values of Deva media & Entertainment, Kushal Cinema, Aran Media works are fine.