Khatarnak

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A pair of sexy legs, street-smart dialogs, and some pitiable comedy doesn't make a movie worth watching. Add another pretty bomb to the equation. Does anything change? Nothing. Khatarnak fails miserably. It will definitely attract some crowd as Raviteja is an established mass hero and Illeana is the current heartthrob with two mega hits to her credit: Devadasu and Pokiri. But the fact is that Khatarnak is a big dud. Neither Ankita's item song nor Raviteja's over action help.

People with a very low IQ, may enjoy the movie for the dumb jokes that form the major part of the first half. There is no need to dissect the movie into halves and analyze it. The movie in total is a big let down and whichever part or scene of the movie you take in isolation it does not deserve any appreciation.

As each scene rolls Amma Rajsekhar reminds relentlessly that you are watching a drama about nothing. Venumadhav, Dharmavarapu, Ali, and Brahmanandam are present in the movie. But the director takes credit for making their roles utterly lifeless.

As far as originality is concerned, the parts of the movie where the villain does a manic dance after each killing, is lifted from an English movie, including the music. The story is very vague, the villain character unquestionably boring, and the songs lack the power to move a single finger.

Raviteja over does his street-smart acting. Illeana bares (not completely of course) herself at the drop of a hat. Photography in some scenes is pathetic. Not a single character is carved with proper imagination.

Before the tirade against the moviemakers end we express our sympathies for people who had to go to the theatres at 4 AM to book their tickets to watch an insipid drama. The only consolation for them was: the sizzling Illeana.

Time for some joke before we go: Dass (Raviteja) is a street-smart guy whose father is in jail. He is picked up by Biju Menon to join the police force to act as an informer to the villain Suman Setty. So Dass joins 10th class (yes you read it right, Raviteja goes to school) and eventually the police force. From informer he becomes a transformer (whatever that means, ask the director). Instead of helping the villain in his nefarious activities he opposes and finally eliminates the villain.

Director: Amma Rajasekhar
Producer: BVN Prasad
Cast: Ravi Teja, Ileana, Biju Menon. Kota, Prakash Raj, Venu Madhav, Ali, Dharmavarapu, MS Narayana, Suman Setty
Music: Kiravani
Cinematography:Santosh Srinivas
Editing:Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Screenplay:M Raja
Story/Writer:Amma Rajasekhar