Balakrishna’s Lion Released Today: Balakrishna’s Lion Movie Review
Lion, the much awaited action entertainer of Bala Krishna after a very successful film Legend hit the silver screens today. Balakrishna played dual roles in the movie and Trisha and Radhika Apte are the heroines. The movie is directed by Satya Dev and produced by Rudrapati Ramana Rao. There were huge expectations on this movie and let us now see if the movie reached the expectations of the audience or not.
Vijayawada: The movie begins with Godse, played by Bala Krishna who thought to be dead regaining consciousness. Jayasudha and Chandramohan claim that he is their son Godse. But he says, he is not Godse but Bose. To find out if he is Godse or Bose, he leaves for Hyderabad and meets his parents but they refuse to recognize him. Bose is very confused.
Bose was a CBI officer who was given the responsibility of solving the case of Chief Minister Vijay Kumar’s death. Who is Bose and who is Godse? What is the mystery behind chief minister’s death? The movie Lion starts on a very interesting note and the director succeeded in involving the audience in the first five minutes itself.
The movie Lion has a big star cast. This is an out and out Bala Krishna’s movie. His performance is a big help to the movie. His intense performance as Godse will be liked by his fans. He also performed well as the sincere police officer. Trisha is limited to few scenes and songs and is very glamorous. Radhika Apte also impressed with her performance and glamour. Indraja played a key role. Flashback episode in second half is very crucial for the film.
The first twenty minutes of Lion moves fast and from there the narration becomes very slow. The sub tracks are also not very interesting. There is nothing new as far as story is concerned. The comedy track and Ali and MS Narayana is also not very interesting.
For Satya Dev, Lion is the first directorial venture. Though the story is old, this is a screenplay based movie. Mani Sharma’s music is average. Venkat Prasad’s cinematography is decent. Major highlights of the movie are the action episodes composed by Ram and Lakshman. Over all this is a treat for Balayya’s fans.