Cast: Kalyan Ram, Aditi Arya, Jagapathi Babu and others
Music: Anup Rubens
Producer: Nandamuri Kalyan Ram
Director: Puri Jagannadh
Puri Jagannath and Kalyan Ram teamed up for an action entertainer which is titled as ISM. Kalyan Ram’s makeover is really note-worthy and Puri Jagannath has changed Kalyan Ram’s look completely for this movie. Aditi Arya is the female lead and it was released today. Let’s check the content and performance of the cast.
Javed Ibrahim (Jagapathi Babu) runs a bank and lives with his daughter Alia Khan (Aditi Arya). Sultan (Kalyan Ram), is a fighter by profession and he teases Alia to love him but she won’t accept his proposal.
One fine day, Sultan meets Javed and tells about his love story. He takes his advice to woo her and it works out well. Later Javed comes to know that Sultan falls in love with his daughter. He also finds that he is not only in love with daughter but also he comes to catch him as he is a journalist and not a fighter. How Sultan wins over Javed is the rest of the story.
A lot of difference is seen in Kalyan Ram’s look and performance in this movie. He is superb in his character and impressive.
Aditi Arya is just okay in her role and Jagapathi Babu is also not up to the mark as his character does not have such a powerful and commendable on the big screen due to lack of substance in his character.
Tanikella Bharani and Gollapudi did their best. Vennala Kishore’s presence is wasted completely and he does not offer laughs.
Puri is capable of delivering smash hits at the box-office. Although people did not expect a hit like Pokiri from him this time, hopes on this movie are high but he has disappointed once again.
ISM is his style of film but it lacks required elements to elevate the movie to grab the attention of audiences.
In fact, Puri is good at filming romantic scenes between main lead but unfortunately, it could not work out in this movie. The scenes are abortive.
After the interval bang, the movie moves into serious mode and he reveals the main plot of the film. A journalist designs a group of hackers to expose all the crimes done by politicians. It is one of the best scenes in this movie. The main plot is interesting but Puri failed to present on the big screen.
The cinematography is awesome and he captured every frame with time and care. The way picturised songs are praise-worthy. Detection is fine but it does need more care to grab the attention of audiences. Music is okay and production values are adequate.
ISM is one-time watcher