Though the macho man of Tollywood, Gopichand has been doing good movies like Jil, Soukhyam and Goutham Nanda, the actor hasn’t had enough commercial success after 2014 super hit film Loukyam. After 2004 film Yagnam, the actor has come up with another message oriented commercial film Pantham. Directed by debutant Chakravarthy, the movie has carried all positive vibes since the release of the first look. Pantham starring Mehreen Pirzada as the female lead, is out in theaters today. Here is our take on Gopichand’s Pantham.
Vikranth(Gopichand) is a conman who keeps committing huge robberies along with his friend Satti and conning corrupt people(politicians) of their money. While he uses the looted money for the betterment of people and the society by duping his uncle who has a habit of using everyone around him, he soon has the police and the corrupt leaders hunting for him. At the same time, he falls for a girl(Mehreen) who he thinks is married but actually isn’t and is looking for him. Among this confusion and commotion, certain facts about Vikranth are revealed which take the story to new heights. Who is Vikranth actually? Why is he committing the robberies? What is his target?
Gopichand has delivered his best performance with Pantham. One can see Gopichand’s ardor to claim a hit. Especially Gopichand excelled in the comedy, action and emotional scenes. The court scenes and the dialogues will be remembered for a long time.
Mehreen has done a good job this time, considering her commercial movies in the past. The actress has got a meaty role and Mehreen looks grabbing the opportunity.
Comedian 30 years industry Prudhviraj has been a laugh riot in the movie.
Srinivasa Reddy has done a fitting job with his comedy timing.
Sampath Raj as the main antagonist has done a decent job.
Pavitra Lokesh, Tanikella Bharani, Sayaji Shinde and the rest have been fair in their roles.
– Cinematography by Prasad Murella is of top class and elevates the scenes.
– Music by Gopi Sundar is different compared to his style. The songs are fine but he had done the magic with a stunning background music
– Screenplay by Bobby and Ramesh Reddy is appreciable.
– Dialogues stand tall in the movie, especially the emotional dialogues and the climax court scene dialogues
– Editing could have been a bit better in the second half of the movie.
– Production values are of top-notch, as every frame looks quite rich.
– Gopichand’s dynamic performance
– Mehreen glamour appeals to the masses
– Dialogues are gripping and hard hitting
– Comedy scenes in the first half
– Racy screenplay
– Strong political message
– Few drags in the second half
– Few parts get predictable in the second half
The first half offers good fun with Gopichand, Prudhviraj and Srinivasa Reddy comedy, while the second half gets gripping and emotional. Since the movie is a commercial entertainer with an in-depth message, once the twist in the tale gets revealed, the movie goes a bit predictable at times in the latter half. Gopichand’s career-best Performance, especially in the court scene makes the movie a must watch. Despite being debut director, Chakravarthy has handled things very well and promises to mark his place in the industry. The movie could be a feast for the masses, with the entertainment and emotions. Though the songs are just okayish, Gopi Sundar scores with the bgm. The cinematography is commendable, while editing could have been a bit better in the second half. Dialogues are gritty and Gopichand has excelled in delivering these powerful dialogues.
Pantham is a film that everyone could enjoy watching. The commercial entertainer offers both fun and emotions, at the right quotients. The movie could be a feast for the fans of Gopichand and action – comedy entertainers. With Pantham, Gopichand gets the success he has been waiting for a while. It can be said that this is what audience have been waiting to see from Gopichand. The movie could do very well at the box-office. Enjoy this paisa vasool entertainer with your family this weekend.
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