Supreme Review, What’s Behind: Mega camp’s young hero Sai Dharam Tej moving forward with decent films has come this time with ‘Supreme’ in the direction of Anil Ravipudi, produced by Sirish and Dil Raju. After good pre release promotions, ‘Supreme’ has hit the screens today. Has the film stood up to its title, let’s see in the review.
Supreme Story: Jagruthi Trust located somewhere in Anantapuram district provides livelihood for 15,000 families cultivating Trust lands. Vikram Sarkar (Kabir Duhan Singh) encroaches into these lands with fake documents and Court gives one month of time for trustee Narayana Rao (Sai Kumar) to submit the original documents from real heir. Thus comes in ‘Supreme’ taxi driver Balu (Sai Dharam Tej) who has the habit of helping those in need. On one side, Balu has a drunkard father (Rajendra Prasad) and lady love in local SI Bellam Sreedevi (Rashi Khanna). One day Balu comes across orphan Rajan (Master Mikhail Gandhi) and offers him shelter. In turn the kid brings change in their lives. Meanwhile, a goon Biku (Ravi Kishan) hired by Vikram Sarkar kidnaps Rajan and hides him in Orissa. How is Rajan linked to Jagruthi Trust? How Balu and Bellam Sreedevi take on Vikram Sarkar and Biku rescuing Rajan and the Trust lands is rest.
Supreme Artists and Technicians: Commercial cinema got an age old definition in Tollywood. Supreme tried to follow it and succeeded only to a certain extent. Anil Ravipudi’s story is bygone, minus and beaten. Anil went extreme to keep treatment engaging enough to make narration entertaining with a witty treatment. Screenplay isn’t breathtaking but predictable and simple to keep audience glued to screens. Anil Ravipudi mastered the skill of catering his entertainment from top to lowest sector of patrons as we have seen in ‘Pataas’ and now he repeated to some extent in ‘Supreme.’ Direction wise, Ravipudi executed the script with flaws by integrating slapstick fun, feeble romance, forced sentiment, weak emotion, lengthy drama and of course action. Sai Karthik gave a decent album and ‘Andam Hindolam’ stands out. Re-recording is just fine. Sai Sreeram’s cinematography is a setback because visuals aren’t sharp and tacit. MR Varma’s editing is conventional and second half needs a bit of trimming to increase the overall effect. Production standards from Sirish and Dil Raju have been rich and good enough to work-out on Sai Dharam potential.
On to performances, Sai Dharam Tej improved a lot. His mannerisms and energy will be a treat for Mega Fans. He was effortless in dances, comic touch or imitating both his Mavayyalu viz. Chiru, Pawan. Child artist Mikhail Gandhi was also fine. He is cute, tender and performed naturally. Rashi Khanna is in correct figure looking hot in police costumes. She enjoyed enough screen time in first half with bubbly characterization involving some slapstick comedy. Vennela Kishore played her sidekick. Kabir Duhan Singh villainy failed to connect. Ravi Kishen is over and misused. Rajendra Prasad is acceptable in drawing the sentiment. Sai Kumar got a meaningful role. Sathyam Rajesh, Raghu Babu, Shivannarayana, Surekha Vani, Rajitha and others tried to evoke laughter. Prudhvi and Prabhas Srinu weren’t amazing. Ali is in a miss and go role. Posani and Srinivas Reddy aren’t at their best. Rest is just ok.
Supreme Rating Analysis: Supreme suffers primarily with a delicate and rotten story line. Anil had the space to accommodate comedy to a needed extent but he failed to show the same expertise as that of his last hit ‘Patas.’ When emotions fail to connect, narration goes haywire and everything looks artificial and forced. With entire story pivoted on kid Rajan, the whole thread written on him was never emphathizing. This kid’s flashback comes so late and viewers are already blown away.
After a frail takeoff introducing us to the central plot and hero character, Anil wasn’t fluent in taking us on the fun ride. Now and then, there are few laugh-out-loud dialogues to relieve the pressure. Rajendra Prasad’s transformation still needed depth. Bringing the kid into story and tying him with hero is run-of-the-mill. Towards interval, villain kidnapping the kid isn’t again so exciting. In the second half, the conflict between hero and villain is open. How hero reaches the villain is a routine route. Episodes written for this content are neither new nor engrossing. Towards the climax, physically handicapped action scene was a trademark Anil treatment. Climax is again regular.
Commercially, ‘Supreme’ might pay off in lower order centers where commercial entertainment is always welcomed. For hardcore critics, this is a regular and average stuff. So, CineDhol rates ‘Supreme’ with 2.5 stars for entertaining in bits and pieces.
Supreme CineDhol Verdict: Not Completely Amazing… Zing Zing.
Supreme CineDhol Rating: 2.5/5.0
Reviewed by Srivaas