Forged: Naga Chaitanya , Raashi Khanna, Malavika Nair, Avika Gor, Sai Sushanth Reddy
Director: Vikram Okay Kumar
I noticed Thank You. It starred Akkineni Naga Chaitanya, Malavika Nair, Raashi Khanna, and some different actors. The primary character is Abhiram. Naga Chaitanya performs that character. He involves the US for a job. He creates a health-related app. He falls in love with Priya. Rashi Khanna performs that character. However Abhiram turns into smug. Priya virtually leaves him. He then goes and says ‘Thank You’ to all of the individuals who helped him. He and Priya get again collectively. The top.
Learn these sentences once more. That’s how blandly the movie Thank You unfolds. Sooner or later, my jaw dropped questioning if this was actually Vikram Kumar’s movie – provided that he managed to delve into the intricacies of time journey in 24, and he gave most likely probably the most family-friendly sci-film since Aditya 369 in Manam.
Each couple of years there appears to come back a movie that desires to inform the story of males reflecting upon their numerous phases of life – college life, school life, and dealing life – to change into higher males. Whether or not it was Naa Autograph, Premam, Glad Days, and even Maharshi in its personal uninteresting however “massive hero” method, and Thank You is the most recent and blandest addition to that checklist.
There are hints of one thing recent. Pokiri has simply been launched and younger followers are going delirious. Abhiram and Sharva (Sai Sushanth) are school rivals and they’re competing with one another on who can unfurl the largest Mahesh Babu cut-out. Sharva thinks he’s gained this spherical however there may be some intelligent undoing of what’s anticipated leading to a real masala second for each Mahesh Babu followers and Naga Chaitanya. There’s even an incredible name again to it within the second half the place Sharva – now a profitable politician – nonetheless fears the identical humiliation that he suffered by the hands of Abhiram practically twenty years in the past.
This sequence felt probably the most authentic and resulted in me feeling one thing. That’s how low the bar is as soon as the movie begins. Make me really feel one thing. The remainder of Thank You feels just like the showreel of must-have scenes from different movies. A few of it feels much like Chaitanya’s personal Premam and Majili. Among the actor’s physique language is simply too much like his earlier movies. It’s far too by-product. PC Sreeram tries some fascinating angles in the course of the “school” section of Abhiram’s life however at its core, the story is so generic that irrespective of the place he locations the digital camera and the way lengthy a take is, we’re barely ever invested in it.
I believed the protagonist being named Abhiram was a hat tip to Nagarjuna’s Manmadhudu the place one other smug man learns humility and romance the exhausting method. There, too, he has a tragic previous from his youthful days. And since it’s Vikram Kumar who helms the movie, I anticipated one thing greater and deeper and positively extra formidable. As a substitute what we get isn’t solely his blandest movie however his least formidable movie.