Pratinidhi Movie Review – 3.25/5

Posted : April 26, 2014 at 3:36 am IST by ManaTelugu


Rating: 3.25/5

Cast: Nara Rohit , Sri Vishnu , Kota Sreenivasa Rao , Shubra Aiyyappa

Directed by : Prashanth Mandava

Produced by : J Samba Siva Rao

Banner :Sudha cinemas

Music by : Sai Karthik

Release Date : 2014-04-25

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Pratinidhi Movie Review


Srinu ( Nara Rohith) is a man with a mission. Fed up with political corruption and other issues, he decides to kidnap the CM (Kota Srinivasarao) to make a statement. To achieve this, he uses Sreekar (Sree Vishnu),who is the son of a minister (Giribabu).

Srinu cleverly comes up with a plan and finally manages to kidnap the CM. The entire country is shocked and Commissioner Posani Krishna Murali handles the communication. Srinu makes some strange demands in order to free the CM.

He wants the Government to cancel 500 and 1000 rupee notes and print fresh currency devoid of current template. He also wants small change from transactions to be transferred to CM relief fund, for benefit of society.

People and media make Srinu a hero but the police uncover some secrets. Is the person really Srinu or is he a Ghost? What is Sreekar’s role in the kidnap?

Star Performance:

Casting of the film is fine with each of the actor giving their hearts out to refine their characters.

Nara Rohit is good in his role, but looked little fat in this film. His voice is improved a lot and he dominated in all departments. He should work a bit on his mannerisms.

Shubra Aiyappa is not a heroine material and she is limited in her role.

Kota Srinivasa Rao is apt for the role. He provided some punch lines in the second half.

Jaya Prakash Home Minister provided a lil fun with his dialect in the first half.

Vishnuvardhan (Prema Ishq Kaadal fame) is like a second hero in the film and done well despite of a dumb characterization.

Posani Krishna Murali has wonderful quality of getting his scenes work despite of his directors ability to extract the comedy angle.

Rest of the characters supported the lead cast in a decent way.

Techinical Team:

The story has similarities to Tagore in the first half but the story has different complexion in the second half.

Director Prashanth Mandava dealt the first half with concept and dragging love episodes. In the second half Prashanth Mandava maintained a decent grip over concept and threaded through scenes that are unnecessarily inserted to showcase the black money and fake currency issues. Direction of the film is average. You will find this film interesting not only for its decent concepts, but also for the dialogues.

Dialogues by Anand Ravi deserve a special appreciation for his quotes and lines on the society. “Swardaparululanu paripalinchali ante valakanna parama swardaparude kavali” is the best of the few lines.

Music by Sai Karthik is middling. Background music is apt and lifted few scenes with his music.

Editing in the film is sharp though the love scenes sounded a little lagging.

Production values of the film are poor. A poor quality of filming is visible in every scene.

What Is Good:

  • Interesting Story.
  • Nara Rohit Performance
  • Dialogues
  • Run Time

What Is Not Good:

  • Editing cuts average
  • Needless flashback
  • Screenplay was little bit poor


In a political season after disastrous Pratighatna, Prabhanjanam, Tollywood is back to finer political movie with Pratinidhi. A movie talks about issues with facade of sense, Dialogue writer Anand Ravi and his actor Nara Rohit complement each other with some decent performances in their departments, creating a less common experience of a movie that really lives up to the hype surrounding.

On the whole, Prathinidhi is a good attempt by debut Director with nice concept.