Talented actor Satyadev who has been testing his luck with digital releases lately like 47 Days, Umamaheswara Ugraroopasya, Guvva Gorinka, and Pitta Kathalu, finally appeared on the silver screen with 'Thimmarusu: Assignment Vali'. After getting delayed for a long time, the film finally made it to the theatres becoming the first film to hit screens after the second lockdown. Sharan Koppisetty of 'Kirrak Party' fame is helming this project. Priyanka Jawalkar who marked her debut with Vijay Devarakonda's 'Taxiwaala' is romancing Satyadev in the film which got released today on July 30th, 2021. Let's check out the review of it.
When a cab driver was found murdered, police officer Bhupati Raju (Ajay) frames an innocent bar employee as the murderer. However, lawyer Rama Chandra (Satya Dev) opens this case after 8 years to bring out the real culprit in the murder. Did Rama Chandra win the case? What are the obstacles he faced? What happened in the end? forms the film's story.
Satyadev who is known for coming up with some solid roles did an amazing performance in this film. His outstanding performance can be considered as the solid backbone of the movie. Priyanka Jawalkar looked glamorous, delivered a fabulous performance, and evoked emotions in a good way. Ajay and Ankith Koyya delivered decent performances in their respective roles. Aadarsh Balakrishna appeared on the silver screens after quite some time and has impressed with his performance. Needless to mention that Brahmaji will grab the attention with his acting skills. Harsha Chemudu did a wonderful job. Other actors like Praveen, Jhansi, Sandhya Janak, Ravi Babu, Chaitanya Rao, etc impressed with their performances.
Story, Screenplay & Dialogues:
Sharan Koppisetty already proved his mettle by remaking the super hit Kannada film Kirik Party in Telugu as Kirrak Party. This is his second film and he chose another Kannada film. The adaptation to the Telugu nativity is decent. Veda Vyas penned the film's dialogues. The conversations are good and never appeared lengthy. The story has very good potential. In the original, the makers thrilled the audiences with interesting twists. But when it comes to the Telugu version, the film has more dramatic elements than thrilling elements. The film begins at a slow pace. However, it picks up pace once the actual story begins. The sub-plots needed more polishing. The second half is more gripping than the first half.
Director Sharan Koppisetty came up with an interesting storyline for the film and succeeded in preparing the screenplay in an endearing manner. His racy narration is worth appreciating and the directors succeeded in making the film nicely balanced. He came up with a contemporary theme and blended it well with the emotions. Production values by Mahesh S Koneru are good. Music by Sricharan Pakala can be considered as one of the biggest plus points for this film. Cinematographer Appu Prabhakar has delivered some beautiful visuals for the film. Editing by Bikkina Thammiraju is decent.
The film has a quite interesting concept and the audience will know where the film is heading from the first half itself. The director, Sharan has succeeded in coming up with an engaging screenplay that will make the audience stick to the chairs. The entire first half is good with a racy screenplay and outstanding performances. The second half is also carried out well and the director has succeeded in blending the story with a few emotions and some light-hearted comedy which worked out really well for the film. Satyadev's performance, Brahmaji's humor, gripping story, and interesting twists add value to this thriller. Overall, 'Thimmarusu' is a worth-watching film with an interesting legal backdrop.