Awe Review & Rating|
Awe has been the talk of the town for the last few days with its promise of highly unconventional cinematic experience for Telugu audience. Hero Nani, who has been in great form recently with 8 consecutive hits, produced this film. It is said that after listening to the story of this film, Nani promised this young director Prasanth Varma to get this film produced. Awe has a highly talented ensemble cast: Nithya Menen, Kajal Aggarwal, Regina Cassandra, Eesha Rebba, Srinivas Avasarala, Priyadarshi Pulikonda, and not to mention the voiceover work of Nani himself and Mass Maharaj Ravi Teja.
All these names, highly impressive first look releases and a trailer that guarantees out of the box story for this film made the film Awe surrounded by an unprecedented hype for a new filmmaker. Whether the hype and promise are misplaced or genuine, we can see with Awe movie review.
The story of this film is spun around few individuals and how they are connected to one another. Sounds familiar? Yes. On a first glance Awe may look like Chandamama Kathalu or other similar movies where seemingly unrelated storylines connect at some point. But the comparisons end there. The story of this movie Awe revolves around a wannabe couple, a chef, a drug addict, a woman and a hopeful time traveller, and a magician. Kajal Aggarwal played Kali a woman on the verge of suicide. The film starts with her. Priyadarshi Pulikonda played the chef character. Srinivas Avasarala played the character of an eccentric scientist. What is the connection between all of them, what are their motives and aims, and whether they fulfill their wishes form the crux of this interesting film.
Awe is not a simple film. Not at all. The film delivers on the promise its trailer and first looks. Right from the titles at the beginning to the end, Awe is an awesome experience. Conditions apply. Awe is not a movie for everyone. It is not a film for B and C centres. Well, it’s not for everyone of the multiplex audience. But those who can go with gut-spinning movie experience, those who are accustomed to world cinema, Awe is a first rate experience.
Coming to cast performance, everyone is awesome (pun intended). Kajal Aggarwal rocked in the character which has little screen presence. Her makeover is entirely different from what we know of her. Nithya Menen delivered a gem of performance. Eesha Rebba is excellent. Special mention should be given to Regina Cassandra. She did an outstanding job in the character of a drug addict. During the lead up to the release of Awe, her looks remained talking point of both the audience and critics alike. Both her characterization and performance delivered on promise and some more. Srinivas Avasarala did a decent job in a serious role. Priyadarshi did a fantastic job in his role which is unlike anything he had performed in the past.
Now coming to the elephant in the room, (in a positive way), the voiceover performances of Nani and Ravi Teja, brilliant and entertaining is the only way to describe. Nani as a fish and Ravi Teja as a bonsai tree, did their reputations no harm with this film. Known for his typical punchy dialogue delivery, Ravi Teja excelled in the voice performance. The way he explains the importance of trees, and on a whole environment, shows how great an addition he is for the film. Nani did a similar fabulous job.
Coming to technical departments of Awe, it is a tour de force. First things first, the production values are great. Every frame of the movie is a proof of how good the production is. Cinematography by Karthik Ghattamaneni is first rate. Music by Mark K. Robin is mesmerizing. It complemented and elevated every scene of the movie.
Prasanth Varma chose a story that is never dealt with in Telugu Cinema. Taboo subjects, and unknown topics are dealt with in this film. Imagination ran wild and the way he tackled direction of the film is mature. Screenplay has lags at certain places, and the story is not everyone’s cup of tea. The whole first half of the film is used to set the characters up. This may not go well with audience who are already experiencing an unknown territory. The interval bang is handled well. It makes the audience (those who are able to follow various characters and their motives). The second half has few good shocks in store, and the climax is terrific.
On a whole, Awe movie is for an audience who wonder watching world cinema why Telugu filmmakers could not make such a film. Awe is an unchartered territory. The film is different. It’s good and it’s bad. Perspectives differ. As said above, Awe is not for mass audience. And not even a film for every one of the class audience. It’s a niche film which caters to those who follow world cinema and developed a taste for it. Well, is it a well-made film? Yes. Is it a good film? Not exactly.
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Actually I always Didn't Connect to this type of pieces Stories..But This movie Screenplay and Actors Performances are Really Cool.Hope Everyone Will like it.
Awe directed by Prasanth Varma completed its premiere. The public talk from those who watched it is very positive. Actor Nani produced this film along with Prashanti Tipirneni on Wall Poster Cinema banner. The star cast includes Kajal Agarwal, Nithya Menen, Regina Cassandra, Eesha Rebba, Srinivas Avasarala, Priyadarshi. The Celebrities who watched the movie are bowled over by it. Let's check Awe public talk.
Awe is getting unanimous acclaim from Tollywood celebrities and critics. The uniqueness of the film and the cast is praised. Special words are reserved for the climax of the film.
Early morning shows roll out and the talk continues that the film is unique. Production values, cinematography are getting unanimous acclaim. People are talking about the climax. Yes. The climax is being specially mentioned. Awe is a truly out of the box film
Some of the Twitterati says that just go and experience the film. A mind-bending climax is on offer with Awe. Performance of the cast is getting positive feedback
Awe may not be a film for B & C centres. It is a truly multiplex movie. The movie may or may not be liked by everyone. But the film is really out of the box.
Morning shows completed and the matinees are underway, but no stopping Awe. The critic reviews are out and the general sentiment is this film is not for everybody. But Awe is just a fantastic movie experience. Everything from cast to direction to cinematography to music got high acclaim.
What is Awe about?
Awe is an Indian Telugu language film directed by Prasanth Varma. This film is produced by Telugu movie star Nani and Prashanti Tipirneni on Wall Poster Cinema banner. Awe has a star studded ensemble cast. Top actresses like Kajal Agarwal, Nithya Menen, and Regina Cassandra played the lead roles. Eesha Rebba, and actor cum director Srinivas Avasarala played other lead roles. Priyadarshi, Murali Sharma, Rohini, Hari Teja, and Devadarshini played other important roles. In one of the highlight points of this film, Nani is the narrator of the film. He’s giving voiceover for Fish, and Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja is also acting as a narrator for this film and giving voice over to a Bonsai Tree. Awe is going to release on 16 February 2018.
What to expect in Awe?
- Nani’s production
It is said that the director of this film, Awe, narrated the story to Nani. Mesmerised by the narration and the story, Nani promised the director to find a producer for the film. He loved the film so much so that, Nani decided to produce the movie himself and joined hands with Prashanti Tipirneni who was contemplating to make a film under her production company Wall Poster Cinema. If a story impressed Nani so much that he decided to produce it, it must have a stunning point. As witnessed from the trailer and the first looks of the actors, Awe is certainly going to be a different film, not a regular commercial masala flick that we get every week. We can expect first-rate storytelling with the film, Awe.
- Top class ensemble cast
All of them are part of the top actresses of the generation and they are all part of the film by playing the lead roles. Kajal Agarwal is in superb form with success of Nene Raju Nene Mantri and for the first time, she is playing a role in a film without a specific lead actor. Nithya Menen is known for her choicest selection of scripts and performance orientation of characters she plays. Regina Cassandra proved herself to be a capable actress with her roles in previous films and attained commercial success. This threesome of Kajal, Nithya Menen, and Regina Cassandra in an author-backed character in a different film is enough to make Awe a must watch film.
- The narrators
No need for an introduction for Ravi Teja. Called by fans Mass Maharaja, Ravi Teja is one of the biggest box-office draws for the last decade. He is roped in to act as the voiceover narrator of this film, featuring as the voice of a Bonsai Tree. Producer of this film Nani is the other narrator of the film giving voiceover to a Fish. Seems interesting? Yes.
Awe is to be bookmarked as a film to watch this weekend.