Here is LIE movie review :
LIE, romantic thriller features actor Nithiin and Megha Akash in lead roles while senior actor Arjun Sarja plays the antagonist. This movie is directed by Hanu Raghavapudi and is produced by Ram Achanta, Gopichand Achanta and Anil Sunkara under their 14 Reels Entertainment. This is a high budget movie in which Nithiin is seen in a completely new, uber macho avatar. LIE: Love, Intelligence and Enmity, hit the theaters on the 11th of August 2017.
Nithiin’s new macho look with the beard is one of the main reasons for LIE to get a positive response even before release. Arjun Sarja is a versatile actor and him being in the villain role is a driving factor. These two elements, more than anything else made audience all the more curious as to what could be in the movie. LIE did complete justice to the anticipation of audience.
The story of LIE revolves around a guy named A. Satyam who mixes it up and tells it as Asatyam, which translates to lie. He falls in love with a girl who falls for him for all the lies he says. However, his life becomes Topsy-turvy when he encounters a don (Arjun.) It is the story of how he manages both love and his enmity with intelligence. The movie kick starts with Arjun’s introduction scene in which he is escaping from the cops.
After the introduction of every character, all of them head to US for their own reasons. While the track between the lead pair is going on, we can see Arjun’s growing obsession with a bag that contains something very important to him. This gives leads to the Indian Police and they end up pursuing him. Nithiin and Megha reach Vegas and their chemistry looks just perfect. Due to some incidents, Nithiin and Arjun cross paths and the LIE game begins. Though we see that Arjun is going after something petty, the story hints that it will turn out to be something very big.
The scene then shifts to Chicago. While romance in building between Nithiin and Megha, Arjun is trying hard to get the elusive object that is under the possession of CIA agents, Nithiin and Sreeram. After this, the cat and mouse game begins between Nithiin and Arjun. This part has a very nail biting plot as both of them are trying to outsmart the other. The suspense stays on till the climax scene and the story remains interesting throughout.
Director Hanu did a very good job with this new genre of films. This is a fast paced thriller with multiple exciting action elements. Most of the scenes were shot in US in some lavish locations implying high production values. Mani Sharma did a very good job with music in the film, especially when they set mass songs in the lavish US backdrop. The chemistry between lead actors worked out really well. The highlight of the movie however, is Arjun Sarja who did an amazing job as the villain. The first half of LIE has a gripping suspense and revolves mostly around Arjun.
The suspense in the film is maintained throughout enabling the audience to sit on the corner of their seats. However, the movie does not have too many commercial elements and might not reach to a larger audience base because it is a mind game and a crime thriller. Comedy elements are also limited in the movie and it is a completely different genre. Commercial audience might not enjoy the film. All in all, LIE is a good movie with an intriguing plot and nail biting suspense. All the actors did an amazing job while director Hanu should be appreciated for his different script.
Arjun Sarja as the villain
Chemistry between actors
Mind game in the movie
Hanu’s different script
Limited commercial elements
Not a very convincing ending
Limited comedy elements
LIE is definitely worth watching at the theaters. Don’t miss out!