ISmart Shankar Review:
Ram Pothineni’s extraordinary energy meets the vision of Puri Jagannadh’s mass film.
iSmart Shankar is a Telugu Film directed Puri Jagannadh, The lead cast of this movie are Ram Pothineni, Nabha Natesh, Nidhhi Agerwal and Satyadev. Even though Puri’s is based on mass concepts always. This time he brings a bit scientific fiction into the movie.
Ram Plays a street contract killer, His acting and energy are top notch in the movie. As the movie progresses Ram understand that he has been trapped in a major conspiracy. Now it is up to him to unravel the mystery behind why he was asked to kill a politician.
In the beginning we Sarah who is played Nidhhi Agarwal on a podium explaining about partial memory transfer from one brain to another by inserting a chip in the head. Around the same time, We see Arun played by Satyadev a CBI officer, unveils the news of a small time criminal Shankar played by Ram Pothineni who has escaped from prison.
The story progresses further more when Shankar and Chandini played by Nabha Natesh. The highlight of this movie is their conversations in Telangana slang.
The real story begins when Shankar gets a dual sim in this words. Technically it’s the memory transfer chip. There are portions where he switches between being Shankar and someone else.
Ram switches between these characters effortlessly. Satyadev stand sout for his performance. The last hour of the movie is a bit dull, The climax is a bit loud where almost all the characters in the movie meet in one frame.
Puri Jagannadh does a wonderful job here in handling the relationship between Shankar and the actresses. We should give him credit to him for using the sci-fi as a foundation of the film.
The music directed by Mani Sharma is also another plus point of the movie. The background score is compelling and gives a sense of connection in Shankar’s journey.
In the end all we can is Puri Jagannadh is back with another mass movie, It may not be his best movie. But it can be certainly watched. Even though iSmart Shankar movie may look like a bit of Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind.
But it is Puri Jagannadh again who brings his own touch and combines the scientific fiction elements with an Mass Character.
You can watch iSmart Shankar movie on Zee 5. Our rating is 3.5/5. Even though its contains mass elements at time. iSmart Shankar strikes a chord largely due to its difference in the story and Puri Jagannadh’s vision. Mani Sharma’s music and background score and Ram Pothineni’s energetic performance has made the movie worth a watch.
Cast and Crew
Ram Pothineni as Shankar/Arun.
Nidhhi Agerwal as Dr. Sarah.
Nabha Natesh as Chandni
Satyadev as Arun.
Puneet Issar as Kashi Viswanath.
Ashsih Vidyarthi as Ramamoorthy
Sayaji Shinde as Chandrakanth
GetUp Srinu played a supporting role.
Puri Jagannadh Director, Producer and Writer.
Charmy Kaur Producer.
Mani Sharma Music Director.
Raj Thota Cinematographer.
Junaid Siddiqui Editor.
Upcoming movies of Ram Pothineni
Red(2020) produced by Sravanthi Ravi Kishore, Directed by Krishore Tirumala. This movie is the remake of Thadam. The movie stars Ram Pothineni, Nivetha Pethuraj, Malvika Sharma and Amritha Aiyer. The music is composed by Mani Sharma, The movie will be edited by Junaid Siddiqui.
Upcoming movies of Nidhhi Agerwal
Nidhhi Agerwal upcoming movies are Bhoomi which is a Tamil movie and one is Ashok Galla Film, The title is yet to be decided. It is a Telugu movie.
Upcoming movies of Nabha Natesh
Nabha Natesh next movies are Solo Bartuke So Better Directed By Subbu. This movie is a romantic entertainer produced by BVSN Prasad. The movie cast includes Sai Dharam Tej and Nabha Natesh as lead roles. S.S.Thaman is the music director.
Upcoming movies of Puri Jagannadh
The mass director’s upcoming movie is Fighter untitled movie. It is a romantic action entertainer produced by Charmee Kaur and Puri Connects banner. The movie cast includes Vijay Devarakonda and Ananya Pandey in the lead role.