Lion Movie Review -2.5/5
Starring: Balakrishna, Trisha, Radhika Apte and Prakash Raj
Producer: Rudrapati Ramana Rao
Music: Mani Sharma
Balayya’s Lion was released today among huge expectations. After delivering blockbuster hits in the form of Simha and Legend, Balayya is coming up with action entertainer Lion. Trisha and Radhika Apte played female leads. Please go through the review to know its content and chances to perform at the box-office.
Balakrishna is in coma for almost 18 years. Then one fine day, he comes to life. Although around him say that you are Godse, he does not believe and claims himself as Bose due to memory loss. All the film about how he gets back all his memory and able to find the villains to end their lives. Where Trisha and Radhika Apte come and how their roles in this action entertainer should be watched on the big screen.
Balakrishna did tremendous in dual roles. Although his two roles are not apt for him, he was able to manage and elevate the film to reach the expectations of his fans. Trisha and Radhika Apte are fine. Prakash Raj’s character is not so unique and he did it with ease. Jayasudha and Chandra Mohan performed well as parents to Balakrishna. Jayasudha is not suitable for this character but okay.
Director has taken the script which is not up to the mark. Balakrishna’s fans always want their star to be seen with more emotional which involved in family drama. But, Lion does not have its substance at any stage in the film. There are certain twists and turns but there are many scenes misfired and not engrossed. All the elements are included in this film but audiences do not find wow factor. Watchable but not up to the mark.
One thing for Lion movie to be admired is music by Mani Sharma. Both songs and BGM are ultimate. Of course, songs canned by director should be appreciable. Cinematography and editing are okay. Direction is neat but Lion does not have required stuff to create wonders at the box-office. Production values are rich.
Balakrishna’s fans enjoy Lion but general audiences should think