|Cast:||Vishal, Samantha Akkineni, Arjun Sarja|
|Directed by:||PS Mithran|
|Music by:||Yuvan Shankar Raja|
|Release Date:||1 June, 2018|
Abhimanyudu - Story
Karunakar(Vishal) is an army major who wants to get his sister married into a rich household. In order to do so, he forges documents and gets his loan approved. But to his shock, the entire loan amount vanishes from his account in a flash. Upset with this, he starts investigating the case himself. To his shock, he finds out that a notorious cybercriminal(Arjun) is behind this and is looting the entire nation in similar cases. Rest of the story is as to how Karunakar finds the man behind all this and puts him behind bars.
Abhimanyudu - Star Performance
Vishal has been given a role that suits him like a T, and the tall actor performs very well. as the army officer lacking anger control. and in the sequences where he has to express his social anger. and has to speak hardhitting dialogues, Vishal excels sans overacting. Coming on par with him is Action King Arjun with his mighty persona, and as the evil White Devil who has a different and popular identity for the outside world, while he lives the life of a powerful , intelligent and deadly criminal inside, he impresses. Samantha gets to play a character that helps the proceedings rather than being a typical eye candy, and the gorgeous actress just eases through the role with her act. Veteran Delhi Ganesh offers an interesting supporting performance, and his scenes with Vishal are a treat to watch. The rest of cast is just adequate.
Abhimanyudu - Technical Team
Yuvan Shankar Raja delivers an impressive BGM for the film, that happens to be his 125th film, and his songs are appealing. Cinematography by George C Williams is top notch as he has captured the beautiful visuals of the songs, as well as the action-packed episodes. Ruben's editing could have been taut, as several sequences are dragged. The director has proved himself to be a talented maker, as he has cleverly weaved a concept based screenplay that , at an outset will be seen definitely as something against the government.
Abhimanyudu - Analysis
On the whole, Abhimanyudu is a new age thriller which works well in the second half. The interesting narration and manner in which cybercrime is done by high-fi criminals holds your attention completely. But in order to enjoy this, you need to sit through the first half which is slow. If you are okay with this and are the one who loves crime thriller, you will end up liking this film but for others, this film ends up as just an okay watch which can be given a shot this weekend.
Abhimanyudu - Trailer