Nanditha Swetha made her entry into Telugu Cine Industry with her role in Ekkadaki Pothavu Chinnavada, a romantic comedy (2016) and was last seen in Asuravadham (2018) an action thriller. Swetha is now back with another crime thriller Akshara directed by B. Chinni Krishna, and bankrolled by Ahiteja Bellamkonda and Suresh Varma Alluri. Suresh Bobbili composed the music for the film.
With many themes being experimented within the movie industry, educational crime thrillers come as a fresh aura to the audience. Akshara is a strong themed social drama based on the education mafia, followed by their effects on the students.
The plot involves Sanjay Bhargav (Sanjay Swaroop) who runs an educational institute by the name of Vidya Vidhaan. Sanjay has an ulterior motive to make his college as a center to produce students who top competitive exams. Educational institutions in India use the number of students who top state board examinations as a measure of success. The more the number of rank holders, the more market value goes up for these institutions. Inorder to stay on the top, Sanjay stops at nothing to retain the top spot. He goes to any extreme to make his students reach his goal, despite the students being emotionally drained. At this point, Akshara enters as lecturer. Sri Teja, a colleague of Akshara, expresses his feelings to her and ends up getting turned down by Akshara. From there onwards, the story unveils about Akshara’s intentions in joining the institution and the reason why she kills Sri Teja.
Nanditha Swetha’s role is quite challenging and she was able to pull off the role of a teacher with a secret mission with ease. The comedy scenes featuring Shakalaka Shankar, Madhu and Satya were fine. Sanjay Swaroop gave his best and made himself look like a powerful antagonist.
Akshara has a strong theme and is able to bring attention to the evils of educational institutions which only focus on results and in the process ignores the plight of students. The way director Chinni Krishna connects Akshara’s motives in eliminating Sri Teja by introducing a flashback would resonate with the audiences.
If powerful female centric roles and a good thriller is your cup of tea, then head over to the theaters to watch Akshara over the weekend.