Super Over review – Short, slick and racy

Title: Super Over
Rating: 3/5
Reviewed By: Sai Nikhil
Cast: Naveen Chandra, Chandini Chowdary, Rakendu Mouli, Ajay, Praveen
Director: Praveen Varma
Streaming on: Aha
Language: Telugu

Story: Kasi (Naveen Chandra) is in urgent need of money to repay his parents’ debts. He wins 1 crore 70 lakh rupees through cricket betting. Kasi and his friends set out to collect the money. What surprises and twists awaited them from there on forms the rest of the story.

Performances: Naveen Chandra has done his role neatly and conveyed anger, fear and helplessness perfectly. Rakendu Mouli and Chandini Chowdary supported him well. Ajay and Praveen were good in their respective roles. The story revolves mostly around these five characters.

Technicalities: Camerawork is good and the aerial night shots of Hyderabad and Durgam Cheruvu bridge created the perfect tone to the film. Background music by Sunny MR is very good and helped the film in a lot of thrilling moments. Editing is good and neatly connected the screenplay which keeps moving back and forth. Dialogues involve lot of cuss words but they suit the mood and situation of the characters.

Analysis: This film is written and directed by Praveen Varma, an associate of stylish director Sudheer Varma. Sadly, Praveen Varma has passed away recently in a road accident but his quality work in this film will be remembered. His making style has lot of similarities to that of Sudheer Varma. The screenplay style and the stylish touch remind us of Sudheer’s films. The story taken here is very simple and Praveen has developed a tight and interesting screenplay with twists and turns. The movie’s runtime is just 83 minutes and so it is mostly engaging and never gets a chance to drag or bore us. With a limited budget, limited set of characters and restrictions in shooting, Praveen Varma and team have definitely delivered a quality and worthy product.

On a whole: Super Over is a simple and racy thriller and is worth your time.

Rating: 3/5

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