Raghavendra ★★

suresh krishna applies the baashha template (non-violent man is challenged and resists violence until breaking point, flashback reveals his troubled past, return to present and cathartic revenge) with a very young prabhas. the problem isn't so much that prabhas, a charming and natural performer, fails to hold the screen so much as this kind of double role really either a brilliant structural sense from the filmmaker (see vikramarkudu or king) or a star that brings a rich layer of auteurism to the material, as rajini and kamal had done for suresh krishna in the past.

suresh krishna himself seems somewhat bored - after a promising opening it just sort of crumbles, and despite a handful of small highlights it simply misses the two or three decent to great set-pieces needed to really make this at all successful.