Starring : Akhil, Sayesha Saigal, Bramhanandam, Vennela Kishore
Akhil Movie Rating : 3.25/5
Akhil(Akhil Akkineni) is a happy go lucky guy who falls in love with Divya(Sayesha Saigal).
He keeps chasing her and when the couple starts getting close to each other, Divya is suddenly kidnapped by some African nationals who are also in search of a scientific ball called Jua.
What will Akhil do now ? How is Divya connected to these dreaded criminals ? What is this Jua all about ? To know answers to these questions, you need to watch the film on the big screen.
One of the biggest assets of the film is Akhil himself. The young hero makes a striking debut and is surely set to carry the Akkineni legacy forward. Akhil is exceptional with his dances and has performed his action sequences also quite well. Expressions wise, he needs to get better but his dialogue delivery and body language are fine.
Sayesha Saigal looks pretty and is definitely a find for Tollywood. She has amazing screen presence and is set to become a top star in the future. Being a trained dancer, she impresses big time in all the songs. Credit should also go to the way songs have been lavishly shot and choreographed.
Akhil’s introduction fight and the first song have been executed quite creatively. First half of the film is racy and moves at a brisk pace. Concept of the film is decent and the first fifteen minutes are impressive.
On the whole, Akhil is a decent launch pad for the Akkineni scion. He is exceptional with his dances and gives an all round performance in his debut film.
Interesting premise and some good songs are basic assets. But a below par narration, outdated second half and over the top graphics spoil the mood and makes this film just an average affair. Watch it only for Akhil Akkineni’s impressive show.