Ravi Teja Eagle Movie Review: Good Execution But Slow Narrative

February 9, 2024



  • Cast : Ravi Teja, Anupamma Parameshwaran, Kavya Thapar, Vinay Rai, Navdeep, Srinivas Avasarala, Madhoo, Ajay Ghosh, Praneetha Patnaik
  • Director : Karthik Gattamneni
  • Producer : T.G Vishwa Prasad
  • Banner : People Media Factory
  • Music : Davzand

2 / 5

Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja has recently released his much-awaited action thriller film titled Eagle. The movie has gained a lot of attention and hype lately. The film was directed by renowned cinematographer Karthik Ghattamaneni. Now, everyone is curious to see if the movie has met the audience’s expectations or not.

Story: Set in the backdrop of Talakona, ‘Eagle’ follows the story of Sahadev Varma (Ravi Teja), a cultivator of a rare wild cotton. When journalist Nalini (Anupama Parameswaran) discovers the lucrative market for Sahadev’s unique business in Europe and writes an article about him, he lands in trouble. She gets to know that Sahadev is the most wanted person for RAW, naxal, and terrorists. Who is this Sahadev? why are these groups after him? What is he doing in Talakona? The film has the answers.

Plus Points:

  • Ravi Teja’s portrayal of Sahadev in ‘Eagle’ marks a departure from his usual roles, showcasing his versatility and ability to adapt.
  • The actors including his get-up, body language, and screen presence receive a lot of praise for their subtlety and effectiveness.
  • The film addresses a relevant global issue which seamlessly integrates the love story narrative adding depth to the plot.
  • Ajay Ghosh’s comedy adds a decent touch of humor to the storyline balancing serious moments with lighter moments.
  • The movie boasts spectacular action sequences that will delight fans of the genre.
  • The production values and camera work during combat scenes are particularly noteworthy, enhancing the visual experience for viewers.
  • Supporting cast members, including Vinay Rai, Anupama, and Srinivas Avasarala, deliver commendable performances, contributing to the overall quality of the film.

Minus Points:

  • The first half of ‘Eagle’ The first half of “Eagle” is criticized for its pacing and execution, with the movie primarily focusing on elevations rather than developing the plot effectively.
  • While the movie begins on an interesting note, it becomes repetitive and somewhat boring as it progresses, especially in its attempt to unravel the mystery surrounding the protagonist’s character.
  • The pacing in the first half is slow, and the main story only gains momentum after the interval, leaving audiences waiting for substantial developments.
  • The dialogues in the film, although attempting something different, are deemed as irritating and difficult to understand, potentially affecting the overall viewing experience.
  • The director’s inspiration from various films is evident in many scenes, indicating a lack of originality or innovative storytelling.
  • Rather than concluding the story effectively, the film ends with the announcement of a sequel which is perceived as a drawback that diminishes the impact of the narrative.

Technical Analysis: Eagle is considered to be one of the finest films to have come out of Telugu cinema from a technical standpoint. Often, people complain about technical standards in Telugu cinema, but Eagle is a solid movie in that regard. The cinematography and action sequences in particular are remarkable leaving a lasting impression. Director Karthik Ghattamaneni navigates the narrative with finesse, although with slight shortcomings. While the first half falls short of expectations, the second half compensates with a compelling blend of style and substance. Ghattamaneni showcases Ravi Teja in a refreshing light, although a greater emphasis on refining the first half and dialogues would have bolstered the overall impact.

Verdict: On the whole, eagle addresses a global issue, offering an engaging second half that holds viewers’ attention. Ravi Teja’s portrayal in a novel avatar, coupled with his nuanced performance and remarkable action sequences, stands as the film’s highlights. The director’s attempt to create a modern action movie is praiseworthy, but the film occasionally goes overboard with irritating dialogue and drawn-out scenes. Additionally, the first half could have been executed much better. If you’re able to overlook these flaws, it may be worth giving the movie a chance.

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