Cast and crew:
Cast: Sai Dharam Tej and Lavanya Tripathi
Director: VV Vinayak
Producer: C Kalyan
Music Director: SS Thaman
Cinematographer: SV Vishweshwar
Editor: Gowtham Raju
It is a well-known fact that Sai Dharam Tej is in a bad phase of his life. Almost all of his recent films failed to impress the audience and now he has all his eyes on his recent movie Intelligent. The movie has released today and let’s see whether it managed to steal the show or not.
Tej (Sai Dharam Tej) works as a software engineer in a company which owned by Nassar. When he is leading a happy life, a criminal tries to take power on this company and in that process, Nassar gets killed. Then Dharma Bhai enters the scene, the rest of the story is, how Tej turns into Dharma Bhai and who kills Nassar?
Sai Dharam Tej has quite impressed the audience as a software engineer and completely transformed himself into Dharma Bhai. He steals the show with his subtle performance. Lavanya Tripati’s role is just there for glamour and songs. Comedy scenes between Posani and Jayaprakash Reddy tickle the funny bones of the audience. The interval bang where Dharma Bhai is revealed looks good. Brahmanandam did a great job. The weak storyline is one of the biggest drawbacks in this film. There are many logicless scenes in the film and the indecent placement of scenes will deviate your attention. Vinayak took an old story which is predictable but presented in n interesting way.
Production values of the film are top notch and the music composed by SS Thaman needs special mention. The cinematography is good but failed to recreate the magic of Chammaku Chammku song. Story and dialogues by Akula Shiva are silly and stuck in the 90’s era. VV Vinayak’s direction is interesting but disappoints the audience a bit more. There is no basic emotion in the film and the screenplay by Vinayak does not help matters much. The star director has failed to connect the audience in even a single aspect and stretched the film, making things difficult for the audience.
Overall, VV Vinayak’s Intelligent is all about old wine in new bottle. Sai Dharam Tej’s performance is the biggest asset to this movie. The director might have focused much on the story instead of other elements in this film.