THE GHOST REVIEW
Director: Praveen Sattaru
Producers: Suniel Narang, Puskur Ram Mohan Rao, Sharrath Marar
Music Director: Mark k Robin
Cinematography: Mukesh G
Editor : Dharmendra Kakarala
King Nagarjuna is most known for his innovative unique and experimental film styles. When it comes to introducing fresh genre movies to Tollywood, he has always given his best efforts.
This time, he collaborated on the slick action thriller The Ghost with director Praveen Sattaru. On the eve of Dussehra, the movie opened in theatres today. Let’s check it out.
The Ghost (Story):
Vikram (Nagarjuna) is an Interpol officer who works along with his love interest Priya (Sonal Chauhan) in Dubai. While everything is going fine in his professional life, one incident disturbs Vikram mentally and he leaves Priya.
One fine day, he receives a call from Anu (Gul Panag) stating concern over her daughter Aditi’s life and she asks Vikram to solve the problem. Who is this Anu? Why did she seek the help of Vikram?
Who is causing a threat to Anu and Aditi? Watch the film to know the answers.
Nagarjuna is one of the few actors who does not shy away from playing a variety of roles. He has demonstrated this numerous times throughout his career. The actor has once again proven his endurance with The Ghost.
His performance as Vikram is one of the film’s most valuable assets, and the veteran actor carried the film from beginning to end. The action sequences in this film are among the best in recent memory, and they deserve special mention.
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They are fashionable and give us goosebumps. Also, kudos to Nagarjuna for pulling off such daring stunts so convincingly. The film is jam-packed with fantastic action scenes that keep us glued to our screens.
Sonal Chauhan’s role isn’t just about the glamour, but it also has a lot of potentials. Her efforts are visible in the action scene, and the actress performed admirably. The rest of the cast, including Anika Surendran, Gul Panag, Ravi Varma, and Srikanth Iyengar, performed admirably.
While the action in the film is fantastic, the drama and story aren’t as strong, which lessens the staggering impact of the fights. The emotional angle appears artificial and forced, and this disconnects us from the film.
In The Ghost, the villain’s characterization is lacking. A strong antagonist was desperately needed, especially when the protagonist is going all guns blazing.
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Unfortunately, that is not the case here. As a result, we get the impression that the hero’s task is being completed without much difficulty.
After about an hour, the story becomes predictable, and the screenplay doesn’t get any better to keep things interesting. There are some mind-boggling scenes in between, but their placement isn’t particularly effective.
Bharatt-Saurabh’s music is adequate in the songs, but Mark K Robin’s background score is outstanding. The BGM in a few action blocks piques the audience’s interest and adds value. Mukesh G’s cinematography is outstanding.
Few frames are styled after Hollywood films, and his work added a lot of depth to this action thriller. The production values are astounding, and the filmmakers spent a lot of money to make the film look elegant.
As previously stated, the action choreographers are major assets who add the necessary depth while also providing adrenaline rush moments. Praveen Sattaru, the director, was only partially successful with The Ghost.
While he was excellent at handling the fight scenes, the core emotional aspect suffered. Things would have been much better if he had paid more attention to this detail. Also, his narrative isn’t particularly compelling in the final hour, which drags the film down.
Overall, The Ghost is a partially entertaining action thriller. Its strength is Nagarjuna’s scintillating performance, which is backed up by some world-class fight scenes.
On the other hand, the lack of proper emotional scenes, a weak antagonist, and a predictable storyline make it a passable weekend watch. If you enjoy action movies, give this one a chance, but keep your expectations low