Jaguar Movie Review And Rating
Cast and Crew
Directed by : Mahadev
Produced by : Anitha Kumaraswamy and H D Kumaraswamy
Screenplay by : Mahadev
Story by : K. V. Vijayendra Prasad
Starring : Nikhil Gowda, Deepti Sati and others
Music by : S.S. Thaman
Cinematography : Manoj Paramahamsa
Edited by : Ruben
Production Company : Channambika Films
Release date : 6 October 2016
Country : India
Language : Telugu
Budget : ₹75 crores
Censor : U/A
Runtime : 153 Minutes
SS Krishna (Nikhil Kumar) is an MBBS Student. He falls for a girl (Deepti Sati) in the same college. All of a sudden, Krishna wears a mask and attempts some unique and different murders in the city. All his murders are telecasted live on Television which becomes a mystery for the police officials. CBI Officer JB (Jagapathi Babu) was assigned the task to chase the mystery. On the other side, a final year student Arya (Adarsh Balakrishna) leads a strike in the college. After a series of events, it is found that there is a connection between the college strike and the sudden deaths.
What is the connection between both?
Why is SS Krishna killing people?
What was the intention of SS Krishna?
reveals the entire plot of the film.
It’s a good debut for Nikhil Kumar Gowda. He could not have asked for more than this. But, at the same time he need to work more on his performance. He was able to perform well in dances and fights but he should get his emotions right. The female lead Deepthi looks cute and Chinmayi’s dubbing added well for her role but she has nothing to do in the film which is a major drawback in the film. Jagapathi Babu, Sampath Raj, Aditya Menon are good in their roles. Rao Ramesh and Ramya Krishna were looked great in their specific roles. Adarsh Balakrishna has got an impressive role which he used it perfectly. Rest of the actors made their presence felt.
The technical values and production values of the film are amazing. The fights choreography has been done in a stylish manner. The cinematography of the film is very good as there are too good visuals. Camera work is decent and the music scored by Thaman is just okay but he did well with the impressive background score. The story is routine but the screenplay is good. The director has did his best in executing the film with an interesting strategy. The editing was good.
Jaguar is a film that was made with an outdated and routine concept but the way it was presented is contemporary. With super technical values and amazing production quality, the film is sure to impress the audiences. The director has followed a strict commercial formula for the film and he has never got deviated from what he planned. Vijayendra Prasad’s story might be outdated but the screenplay that was added to it is good. The film irritates us in parts with ups and downs but with some relief we get here and there takes us to the end. Debut wise, this is some dream and grand debut for Nikhil Kumar as he could not have asked for any better one than this.
The film has some interesting message that has been targeted on the flaws that are existing in the society. The film raises few interesting questions to the society but they are not elevated properly till the end. The fights were choreographed in a stylish manner and even the dances came out very well. The film starts on a very good and interesting point but it immediately shifts to the college. Few scenes at college are boring and the comedy track over there could have been chopped off. The first half of the film has some curiosity to continue and the director maintained it perfectly well. But the second half of the film falls flat completely. At a point, the flash back gets predictable completely.
The director should be appreciable as he has hidden the suspense till the second half. The energy of Nikhil Kumar is really very good. It would have been nice if some one else has dubbed for his role. On a whole, Jaguar has everything that a commercial film comes with but the routine story and treatment is a drawback. The film has the potential to work well in B and C centers.