If you want no spoilers at all, watch this video review I made minutes after coming out of the theater. I saw the very first show in Chicago — one of the first in the US. I liked the film, even if it’s not perfect. It’s not my favorite Mahesh Babu film, that would be Pokiri or Athadu maybe, but I left satisfied. AR Murugadoss, who made one of my favorites, Ghajini, has a compelling script.
The backstory of the villain is especially creepy. It’s a story I’ve certainly never seen before. The romance track with Rakul Preet Singh is not the emphasis of the film, but I enjoyed the sweetness of their relationship.
Good dance numbers, but the background score is notably good, and kept the tension going in this enjoyable thriller.
I will be writing and recording another review with spoilers – coming soon.