DRAMA THRILLER COMEDY
13 Sep 2019 02:35:00
Gang Leader is a Telugu movie starring Nani, Karthikeya and Anish Kuruvilla in prominent roles. It is a drama directed by Vikram Kumar, with Anirudh Ravichander as musician, forming part of the crew.
A bank robbery is planned by Six people, after successfully stealing 300crs in 20 minutes, the Sixth person (Driver) kills the other five and escapes from police. After 12 months, 4 helpless women and a small girl who are the family members of these 5 people killed gang up with Pencil Parthasarathy, the famous revenge writer to avenge their death. Who is the third person? how did fraud writer like Pencil help these women to take their revenge is rest of the story.
Nani: Nani gave an entertaining performance as shameless fraud writer who copies from Hollywood films straight from their subtitles. His timing, expressions are hilarious in comedy scenes, watch out for his first scene with Lakshmi and Saranya. His Flirting scenes with Priyanka Mohan are cute and he excels in these scenes. Although, he does not look convincing in action episodes.
• Nani’s Comedy timing
• Anirudh’s Background Score
• Couple of fun moments in the first half.
• Interval Card
• Lengthy Second Half
• Mediocre Direction
• Predictable and thin story line
• Flat narration
• Abrupt ending
• No emotional connect
Genre is the first word, that came to my mind after watching this film. We have comedy films, action films, thrillers, family drama and heist films. Gang Leader is one such film which tries to be every one of these genres and ends up neither. Film starts on a promising note with well picturized heist sequence with terrific background score. Then it turns in to an emotional film with 5 Women whooping their family members death. And then we have a comedy film with Nani’s entry and his entertaining conversations with two older women.
Overall, Gang Leader is an aimless film which has some entertaining moments but ends up as a Flat Revenge Drama with no soul. It is a simple film without much brains, which itself is a downer for a Vikram Kumar film, who has great potential. Strictly Average.