Ananya Nagalla, Vijay Dharan Datla-Simran Gupta feature in today’s theatrical release Anveshi. The film has opened to mixed reviews from all quarters. Directed by VJ Khanna, the mystery thriller is laced with drama. Here is our review:
Story: Dr. Anu (Ananya Nagalla) sets up a hospital to serve the local community as per the desire of her idealistic father. Tragically, disaster strikes when a fire engulfs the hospital, claiming the lives of Anu and her father. Serial killings in the hospital’s vicinity only make matters worse. Vikram (Vijay Charan Datta), who is destined to solve the mystery, starts investigating the case to discover some inconvenient and unpredictable truths. Does the mystery unravel before it is too late?
Performances: Vijay Dharan Datla and Simran Gupta are good. Their chemistry is healthy. Ananya Nagalla of Mallesham and Vakeel Saab fame delivers a commendable performance. Ajay Ghosh, seen in recent months in a number of films, steals the spotlight with his realistic portrayal. He is a standout performer supported by good writing. The film boasts a bunch of comedians, including Racha Ravi, in its cast. They all fit the bill.
Analysis: Elements such as redemption, poetic justice, and a race against time have been taken care of by Anveshi. The film takes off on a lighter note, with many scenes in the first half reminding us of a number of village-based love stories. The comedy is devoid of vulgarity. As the story advances, suspenseful elements start flitting in. They count for the viewer’s experience. Throughout, we are treated to what must be called as a thorough mystery that hasn’t been diluted anywhere.
- Mystery element.
- Production values.
- Convenient plot points here and there.
Verdict: Watch Anveshi for its concept and lead performances! The screenplay comes with enough smarts.
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