Starring: Venkatesh, Tapsee, Srikanth, Madhurima, Nasser, Naga Babu and others
Direction: Meher Ramesh
Production: Parchuri Prasad
Mafia Don, Nana Bhai (Aditya Pancholi) kills an investigative journalist, Raghu Ram (Naga Babu) and his family for preparing a report ‘Shadow’ on his illegal activities. Raghu Ram’s son , Raja Ram (Venkatesh) survives from the attack and grows up with the help of Nasser. He vows to take revenge on Nana. How he brings down Nana’s mafia to zero forms the core of the story.
Venkatesh had donned different get ups in the movie. The bearded look is the look of Shadow which was not conceived well. His normal getup, Raja Ram is good and he looked a lot younger than in Seethamma Vakitlo Sirimalle Chettu. And the other character, Chanti, a memory loss patient is horrendous.
Tapsee looked glamourous as Madhu Bala but has very little scope for acting. Srikanth gets an insignificant role as Police cop, Pratap and Madhurima plays his wife. MS Narayana as Psycho Srinivas, a Post Mortem specialist and JP as Home minister managed few laughs here and there. There are several other notable stars like Suman, Nasser, Shiyaji Shinde, Vennela Kishore, Thagubothu Ramesh who are not used to their potential,
Meher Ramesh seem to be not interested in learning from his past. He never pays attention in controlling the budget and even with the help of experience writers like Kona Venkat and Gopi Mohan, the movie story is absolutely trash. You got to see the same revenge formula from several years and it is the same with some costly treatment added. Screenplay is totally senseless.
Thaman’s music album is par below average. The title song of the movie is decently picturized and the last song, Naughty girl on Tapsee is good. The back ground score is good as well.Prasad Murella’s camera work is okay. The grading work is good. He seem to have concentrated on arial shots in Malaysia which are totally waste. The editing work by a senior like Marthand K. Venkatesh is totally inexcusable and ridiculous. Action sequences are well composed.
the best efforts of Victory Venkatesh at ripe age and producer’s full freedom, Meher Ramesh delivers a substandard product. Its high time he realizes that story is the hero of any movie other than concentrating on foreign schedule, chopper shots and calling it stylish picturization. Finally, Shadow is a forgettable movie for Venkatesh and his fans. Do watch it only if you are destined to waste your precious time.