Hidimbha Movie Review
Star Cast : Ashwin Babu, Nanditha Swetha Director Aneel Kanneganti
Producer: Sreedhar Gangapatnam
Music: Vikas Badisa
Run Time: 2h 16m
Release: 20 Jul, 2023
Ashwin Babu’s Hidimbha is set for grand theatrical release on July 20, 2023. Here’s the review of Hidimbha.
Plot: The city of Hyderabad is terrorised as many women go missing. A special officer named Aadya (Nandita Swetha) Kerala inspector, will come to Hyderabad to investigate the case of the missing girls.
Aadya comes to help Abhay (Ashwin Babu) in investigating the case. Abhay doubts local gangsters for serial kidnappings, the mafia will kidnap the women who wear red colour dresses.
The second half of the film deals with the investigation, solving the mystery. Why do they kidnap? Who kidnaps, why they only kidnap red colour women’s crux of the story.
Performance: Ashwin Babu does a decent job. He is tall and handsome. Nandita Swetha looks average, but sexy. Her character doesn’t have much potential to delve into the story and she is a mere attraction.
Raghu Kunche and Sanjay Swarup did a good job as cops. Shubaleka Sudakar and Srinivasa Reddy deliver neat performances.
Aneel Kanneganti of Asadhyudu, Mr Nookayya, and Run fame directs Hidimba. It is a serial killer investigative thriller with over-the-top action blocks in between.
The last 25 minutes would have been enough to salvage the film had the performances been impressive. But this film has no core strengths.
The first half is absolutely cliched and haphazard. A loud score and artificial performances drag down the viewer’s experience. Weak action scenes only make matters worse.
- Some twists in the second half
- Weak narration
- Illogical investigation scenes
- The absence of a crime angle in the message.
Verdict: Overall, Hidimbha is a thriller ticking all the genre clichés with a unique and gory backdrop. However, it is poorly executed, with few workable parts. Try it for the core mystery if you like the genre but have the least expectations.
Chitraseema Rating: 2/5
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