Updated: August 10, 2020 08:59 IST
Rating : 3/5
Uma Maheshwara Rao aka Mahesh (Satyadev) is a photographer, who unexpectedly gets beaten up by a stranger when he tries to solve an issue among his fellow villagers. After gets humiliated by the stranger, Mahesh sets on a mission to take revenge on him, after the incident. What did Mahesh do? How did he take revenge? What happens in the end? Forms the story of the movie.
Satyadev has purely imitated Fahadh Faasil from the original Maheshinte Prateekaram, in most of the scenes. Satyadev has his own style in performance usually in all the films but somehow, he changed his formula for the current film. Satyadev, although, did not fail to create an impact and kept the audiences engaged to the screen. Sr Naresh is good in his role and has given his best. The leading ladies hardly made any impact on their performance. Hari Chandana and Roopa Kodavayur are just okay in the film. A lot of new actors are seen in the movie and they just come and pass and could not make any presence felt. Performances wise, the makers could have picked a few noted actors for a better impact.
Appu Prabhakar is the cinematographer of the movie. The camera work of the film is brilliant. The locations of Araku are showcased nicely in the film. The music by Bijibal could not impress too. The first song of the movie is pleasant but is in the similar lines of the original song Idukki and fails to impress. The background score of the film is just okay. Ravi Teja Girijala is the editor of the movie who came up with his best work. Mahayana Motion Pictures and Arka Media Works produced the film. They maintained good production values.
Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya is a sweet and simple movie that tells a tale of an innocent and calm person who sets out to take revenge. The film runs on a single emotion, which is revenge but it gets revealed only at the middle point of the film. The first half just explores the characters of the movie, especially the lead's role. The love track of the movie fails to impress but the revenge track does entertain the audiences. The film runs at a slow pace which is the only major drawback. Uma Maheswara Ugra Roopasya is a faithful remake of the original Maheshinte Prateekaram that we can watch it happily during the lockdown.