Naga Shaurya's Lakshya Movie Review & Rating
After coming with Varudu Kavalenu in the last week of October, Naga Shaurya took only six weeks to come up with his next venture Lakshya. Directed by Santhossh Jagarlapudi, this sports drama had hit the screens today. Here is the review of it.
Parthu (Naga Shaurya) is a young archer who becomes a national champion right in his debut year. Highly impressed by his game, Indian Olympic Association asks Parthu to prepare for the qualifiers. However, ex-national champion Rahul, who was beaten by Parthu, traps the latter into sedative addiction. He also attacks Parthu and breaks his right palm. Thus, Parthu's dream of becoming a world champion gets unfulfilled. But circumstances lead him to make a comeback after a few years. How did he perform after his comeback forms the main crux of the film.
Naga Shaurya is the major highlight of the film. His transformation is phenomenal and he looks like a greek-god with sculpted abs. His performance was good too and he has put his heart and soul into the movie. Heroine Ketika Sharma, who made her debut with Romantic, has impressed with her acting skills in this movie. She was good in the emotional scenes as well. Jagapathi Babu and Sachin Khedekar got meaty roles and they have performed well. Rest of the cast performed within their character limitations.
Director Santhossh's storyline is good but the execution is poor. Except for the point of taking archery as its core, there is nothing new to offer in the story. The writing is very cliche and stereotypical. The music by Kaala Bhairavaa is okay. He scored brownie points with the background score. The cinematography is very good. The production values are excellent. But the editing could have been better.
We have seen many sports dramas about rise-fall-rise in the past. Lakshya also falls in the same category. There is nothing new to offer in the film, barring the fact that it is set in the backdrop of archery, which is not seen in Telugu films before. The first half is okay with a few engaging sports scenes. But things witness a downfall in the second half. The emotions didn't work out well and the climax sequences are a bit over the top. Too much cinematic liberty spoils the core point of the sport. On the whole, Lakshya remains a dull affair and fails to attract audiences.