Officer Review : RGV disappoints yet again !

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Nagarjuna Officer Movie Review

Telugu360 Rating : 2.5/5

After a series of encounters by ruthless Mumbai officer Narayan Pasari, court orders a special investigation to fact finding. A Hyderabad cadre IPS officer Shivaji Rao (Nagarjuna) assigned to investigate the allegations on Narayan Pasari. Narayan Pasari is a dubious officer. On one hand he is solely responsible for eradication of Mumbai Mafia, on other hand he encourages contract killings under the guise of encounters.

Shivaji Rao takes on Narayan Pasari, rest of the film is how they try to outsmart each other.

Performances:

Nagarjuna as an IPS Officer shivajirao is good. Even at his age, looked physically so much fit in the role. Performance wise also he has done good job. Myra Sareen who acted as a lady officer played a glamorous role, she is okay. The girl who acted as Nag’s daughter, Baby Kaavya, is cute and acted well. The actor who played Narayan Pasari performed very good.

Analysis:

When news came out Nagarjuna, Ram Gopal varma are re-uniting after 25 years, obviously expectations went high for ‘Officer ‘film. However, after the teaser was released, the same expectations are earthed. The first half of the film is somewhat okay. It offers some variety in terms of story. Though the subject, as typical of RGV films, deals with mafia & police, this time departmental investigation on a bad cop brings in some interest aspect initially. However, soon it evaporates with pointless story and direction in second half. Too much violence at times, weird sound design, and weird camera angles test patience.

While Narayana Pasari characterization is interesting in first half, director could not explain the rationale behind his extreme behaviour. Once pasari released scot free in departmental inquiry, he running a mafia gang doesn’t make any sense. Then onwards, the special investigative squad formed by him operates as a mafia gang and chase Nagarjuna’s police squad. Here the story turns very routine crime drama. The smart writing which used to be in Ram Gopal Varma films is a bigtime missing. There is ample scope to insert brilliant scenes as double agents, cross intelligence etc. are involved in story. But he failed to do so. Because of poor production values, the cinematic experience is missing especially with its 1 hour 55 minutes short duration. There are two songs, both are situationally good enough.

Rahul penumatsa cinematography is weird with its crazy angles at times. Biswas’s sound design is good.

Positives:

  • Nagarajuna Role
  • A different story line in first half

Negatives:

  • Poor characterizations
  • Low production values
  • Boring second half
  • Excessive violence

Verdict:

Officer is another disappointing film from Ram Gopal Varma. He couldn’t utilize the comeback opportunity provided by Nagarjuna. With an average first half and poor second half, the officer movie is a disappointing one

Telugu360 Rating : 2.5/5

Release Date : 1st June, 2018
Director : Ram Gopal Varma
Music Director : Ravi Shankar
Choreography : Bharat Vyas N.
Producers : Sudheer Chandra and Ram Gopal Varma
Starring : Akkineni Nagarjuna, Myra sareen

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