Release Date: 13th Jul 2006
Director: Surender Reddy
Producer: Valluripally Ramesh
Music Director: Mani Sharma
Starring: Jr.NTR, Sameera Reddy, Prakash Raj, Sonu Sood
Banner: Maharshi Cinema
Ashok (2006) Full Movie Review:
Ashok (2006) in this movie Ashok role is played by Young Tiger NTR. He is a bike mechanic who stays away from his family as he nurses a strained relation with his father. He falls in love with Anjali (Sameera Reddy). KK (Sonu Sood) is a big gangster who sets his eyes on Anjali. Ashok wins Anjali through love and KK wants to force her into a marriage. The rest of the story is all about how Ashok eliminates the baddies.
Jr.NTR modified his vogue during this film. His dialogue delivery mellowed down very little and histrionics area unit little refined. NTR’s wardrobe is sweet during this film. Young Tiger NTR reasonably dances area unit there in 2 mass songs (3rd – Gola Gola & sixth – Nuvvesukunna dress) to entertain the plenty. His performance in hospital once Rajiv Kanakala dies is incredibly sensible. Sameera Reddy is adequate as heroine. Prakash rule is pretty sensible in a very important role. Sonu Sood is ideal because the main villain. Jeeva steals the show as a comic book baddy. Supreet (Chatrapati fame) is sweet as villain’s brother. Raghu adult male is neat. Rajiv Kanakala has a crucial role.
Story of the Ashok (2006) film is adequate with good quota of three major elements – Family orientation, love thread and mass conflict. What makes the story more interesting is the screenplay and narration technique. Director Surender Reddy used ‘quick flashback technique’ one time in Athanokkade film where last scene of an episode is shown first and then the film is rewound to show the entire episode in detail. In this film, he used that technique in 6-7 episodes in an efficient manner. If those scenes were narrated in regular format, it would have been very routine. Director also had pretty good expertise in shot-making and conceiving of action episodes. However, Surender Reddy should seriously consider toning down the usage of optics and jazzy narrative techniques for unimportant scenes. These optics should be used selectively to derive the maximum output. The latter part of the second half reminds us of Ram Gopal Varma’s James (heroine reaching the edge of cliff and climax rain fight). Director could able to narrate the film effectively without revealing the main conflict point in the first half. But once the main conflict point is out, the film moves on predictable mode. The director could not balance the content in the film as 70% of the film revolves around heavy duty action episodes.
Music by Mani Sharma is good. Three songs (1, 3 and 6) are good on screen. Dialogues are adequate. Editing by Gowtam Raju is good. Stunts by Stun Siva are impressive. Lyrics by Chandrabose are good in ‘Jabiliki’ song. The production values of this film are grand. This is probably one of the very few films that are made with such a grand production values in the recent years.
Review Credits: idelbrain