Cast: Sundeep Kishan, Regina and Others
Director: Lokesh Kanagaraj
Producer: Ashwani Kumar Sahadev
Music: Javed Riaz
Cinematographer: Selvakumar SK
Editor: Philomin Raj
Banner: AKS Entertainments
Release date: February 24th, 2017
Nagaram is the story of three parallel tracks which gets connected to one Kidnap. In the first track, Sundeep Kishan is a reckless and unemployed youth who is madly in love with Regina. But then she do not care for him and one day, he gets into a tussle with a gang for her. In the second track, there is Sree who does a job which he is not interested but is doing that for his girl friend. The third track is about a Chota Gang while the fourth is about a middle class father who runs taxi to fund his son’s surgery. Rest is all about the most happening 48 hours of their lives so far.
The good thing about Nagaram is that there are no heroes or heroines with dominating screen space. All the characters have decent width. Sundeep Kishan is seen as a careless youth and Sree in the role of as an upcoming Techie are good. Regina is not about glamour in this film and the Kidnap Gang is worth a mention. Rest all are okay.
The movie is set in Chennai. It initially takes the time to establish the characters and goes slow in almost every episode. The screenplay is very interesting even then, the first half ends up as an average. The second half, however, breathes life into the film with different tracks crisscrossing each other and finally ends well. The suspense elements in the second half worked big time. Director Lokesh did a decent job with the direction and excellent work with the screenplay.
The music composed by Javed Riaz is ordinary but the background score is good. The Camera work by Selvakumar is adequate while the editing should have been better in the second half. The Tamil nativity will be disturbing for the Telugu audience. Production Values are okay.
Suspense in the Second Half
Average First Half
Lag now and then
Nagaram is a decent product which may work with the Tamil Audience. Telugu audience may have nativity issues but the film is still watchable with good screenplay and suspense elements.
TollywoodAndhra Rating: 3.25/5