Y review – Good twists ruined amidst ineffective execution

Title: Y
Rating: 2.5/5
Reviewed By: Sai Nikhil
Cast: Srikanth, Rahul Ramakrishna, Akshaya Chander, Gemini Suresh, TNR, Deviyani Sher
Director: Baalu Adusumilli
Streaming on: Aha
Language: Telugu

Story: Raghu Ram (Srikanth) is a film director and his new release bombs at the box office. So, he hires a young writer for his next film. Just then an unexpected event takes place followed by several twists and turns.

Performances: Srikanth gets a good role after a while and he did justice to it. Rahul Ramakrishna is very good in the role of a writer. For a change, he appears in a serious role rather than a usual badly written comic role. Gemini Suresh and Akshaya Chander are good. Casting could have been better for some of the other supporting roles. Due to this, some important scenes have been ruined with mediocre acting.

Technicalities: Camerawork and music are appropriate for the film. Editing is good. Dialogues are cringe worthy in some scenes and required better work. The runtime is just 90 minutes which helps the film. There is a single fight sequence in the film and it is good.

Analysis: The story is very simple but made to look a bit complicated by tying several knots. The knots are removed at regular intervals in the form of twists. The twists are good but they don’t deliver any big surprise or impact because of the mediocre execution and writing. All the characters are weakly written and so we never care much about who is good and who should win. The final climax twist is good. All the good twists and turns are wasted amidst the mediocre writing and execution. Director should have focused more on the depth in characterizations and overall execution rather than banking on the twists alone. Despite all it’s flaws, the movie is engaging to an extent due to the short runtime and the regular twists and turns.

On a whole: Y had scope to be a decent thriller but misfires. It is recommendable for timepass viewing but not if you are expecting something impressive or thrilling.

Rating: 2.5/5


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