Starring : Vishwak Sen,Saloni Mishra,Uttej
Director : Vishwak Sen
Producers : Karate Raju
Music Director : Vivek Sagar
Cinematographer : Vidya Sagar
Editor : Ravi Teja
Falaknuma Das is a film which has made a decent buzz with its trailers. The rustic drama has hit the screens today and let’s see how the film turns out to be.
Das(Viswak Sen) is a happy go lucky youth in the area of Falaknuma. He and his gang are always into fights with others and get into trouble all the time. One fine day, they decide to settle down in life and start meat selling business. But because of Das and his hot-blooded nature, the gang gets into trouble and Das is booked in a police case. Rest of the story is as to how Das being a low-class guy comes out of all his troubles and settles down in life.
Viswak Sen made an impressive debut with Ee Nagariniki Emanidi but he is a tad too good in this film. His body language, dialogue delivery and the mass aura that he showcased in the film are top notch. His carefree attitude and the manner in which he showcases his emotions are raw and will connect with the masses.
After a long time, senior actor, Uttej gets a meaty role in Falaknuma Das. He is funny, naive and very impressive in the role of Pandu. The film gets a major push because of his supporting role. Rest of the new star cast who did major roles were very impressive. The two guys who played the main villains were top notch.
The surprise package was director Tharun Bhaskar who played the role of a cop. He was quite good and has a good screen presence. The interval bang of the film is the biggest highlight and has been narrated on a superb note by the director Viswak Sen. The thrills that come during this time, the fist fights, action choreography everything looks top notch. The crime setup and how lads in the old city get aggressive for silly things have been showcased well.
This film is for sheer single screens and the youth. There is nothing to look forward to the families as it has a lot of abuse and violence in many scenes. The climax of the film is shot well technically but a more convincing ending could have made matters even better.
After a gripping first half, the tempo in the film slows down. The proceedings become routine and emotional. Not that the scenes were bad but the kick in the narration is missing during this time. The love track in both the halves is bad and boring and upon that, actresses chosen, do not create any impact.
One of the biggest assets of the film is the manner in which it is adapted in Telugu. It has been set beautifully in the old city and every scene looks realistic and raw. Camerawork needs a special mention as the rustic locales of Hyderabad have been showcased in an amazing manner. Music is good and even better was the background score. Dialogues were full of fun and will connect with the masses completely. Every character has been styled naturally. The production design was superb and so was the editing. Two songs should been avoided.
Coming to the director Viswak Sen, he makes a decent debut as a director. Viswak’s shot-making has style, creativity, and a realistic feel. He has put his heart and soul in the film and showcased all his real-life experiences quite well. If he had made the second half even crispier the effect would have been even better.
On the whole, Falaknuma Das is an intense and realistic crime drama which has a decent first half. The setup, earthy characters, performances, and realistic narration are big assets. But the second half is a let down as the film is clearly made for the masses and will only appeal to them. But all those who look for something different and classy, this film is too hard to digest as it filled with violence and routine story.