Nakshatram Review: Storyline Evokes A Sense Of Déjà Vu, Krishna Vamsi Offers Nothing New
Cast: Sundeep Kishan, Sai Dharma Tej, Regina Cassandra, Pragya Jaiswal, Prakash Raj,
Director: Krishna Vamsi
Music Directors: Bheems Ceciroloe, Bharat Madhusudhan, Hari Gowra and Manisharma
Nakshatram is the story of a young boy who is made to realize that police is the back-bone of the society, and every policeman is a protector, like Lord Hanuman. Most of Krishna Vamsi’s films have a social message amalgamated with the entertainment factor, and this film offers the same thing.
Rama Rao a.k.a Sundeep Kishan is a bloke who wants to one day become an SI and serve the society. After a bomb blast rocks the city and claims several innocent lives, Parabrahmam a.k.a Prakash Raj, who is the honest police commissioner of Hyderabad, forms a team to crack down on the culprits and free the city from terror activities. His team is led by dynamic cop Alexander a.k.a Sai Dharma Tej.
In the meanwhile, Rama Rao gets into a brawl with Parabrahmam’s son Rahul a.k.a Tanish. And the story that follows answers several questions – What affect will the fight have on Rama’s aspirations of joining the force? Will he realize his ambition or get bogged down by the prevalent circumstances? Does he get connected to Alexander’s investigation process? And is Parabrahmam really an honest cop like he pretends be?
As Rama Rao, Kishan’s performance is above average. There are a couple of scenes where his acting is praiseworthy, especially in the scene where he turns up late for his selection, and requests the guard to allow him inside. As Alexander, Sai Dharma Tej is a stylish yet dedicate and sincere cop. Regina plays Rama’s love interest and Pragya Jaiswal has substance in the offing apart from her good looks. Tanish in a negative role leaves a mark, and Prakash Raj, as always, plays his character with much ease.
While the film is clearly like a tribute to the men in khaki, it also at the same time evokes a sense of déjà vu. The colors in the film are over the top and the dialogues fail to impress. It’s one of the most pointless film made in the recent times.
Filmievents gives Nakshatram 2.75/5.