Nayak Premiere Show Review
Cast: Ram Charan, Kajal Agarwal, Amala Paul, Pradeep Rawat, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Brahmanandam, Jaya Prakash Reddy, MS Narayana, Asish Vidyardhi, Rahul Dev, Rajiv Kanakala, Satyam Rajesh, Raghu Babu, Duvvasi Mohan, Raghu Karumanchi, Venu Madhav, Surekha Vani, Sudha etc
Music: SS Thaman
Cinematography: Chota K Naidu
Editing: Gowtam Raju
Story – dialogues: Akula Siva
Screenplay – direction: VV Vinayak
Producer: DVV Danayya
Release date: 9 January 2013
naayakCharan (RamCharan) is an youngster in Hyderabad who works in a software company of his bachelor uncle (Brahmanandam). Siddharth Naayak (Ram Charan) is an inspiring young leader in Kolkata who fights against an evil man (Pradeep Rawat). The paths of Charan and Naayak cross in an interesting scenario. Rest of the story is all about how Charan helps Naayak in eradicating the bad men in Kolkata.
Ram Charan: Ram Charan is slowly getting into the shoes of Chiranjeevi. His body language is very similar to that of Chiranjeevi in this movie. Charan character is lighter-veined one and Nayak character is a serious one. He has come up with tremendous steps in all songs – be it a melody or a fast number. However, there are no variations in these two characters as he need to confuse villains in the later part of the movie.
Other actors: Kajal Agarwal and Amala Paul share screen presence with Ram Charan in the first half and second half respectively. Charmme who is looking slimmer has sizzled in ‘Nellore’ item song and she is pretty good. Jaya Prakash Reddy entertains with his typical rayalaseema accent. Posani Krishna Murali is hilarious in the second half as a rowdy who goes through reformation. Brahmanandam is very good as Jilebi, an old bachelor whose attempted match-fixing leads to the story in the first half. Pradeep Rawat is strictly average as main villain. Rahul Dev starts off as a villain and ends up as a comedian. Kota Srinivasa Rao is under-utilized. Rajiv Kanakala plays a small yet vital role. MS Narayana did his typical role of drunkard CBI officer.
Naayak is a film that is tailor-made for Ram Charan by incorporating commercial payoffs and entertainment. This film is made with the sole aim of making a hit. Hence you see lot of compromises on logics, aesthetics and finesse. The plus points are Ram Charan and entertainment (Jaya Prakash Reddy, Posani and Brahmanandam). On the flipside, the film lacks freshness and violence is a bit high. But who cares as long as it entertains? On a whole, Naayak is a film that is packed with all ingredients to become a hit and it flags off new year with success!