Pachchis – Gulte movie review
Throw away : Raamz, Swetaa Varma, Jay Chandra, Ravi Varma
Director: Sri Krishna, Rama Sai
Producer: Kaushik Kumar Kathuri, Rama Sai
Music director: Samaran Sai
Cinematography: Kartik Parmar
Editor: Rana Prathap
Many films are released direct to streaming platforms during the lockdown, and “Pachchis” is a movie that had a direct release on Amazon Prime Video. The film was released on Saturday and it contains a lot of interesting elements. Raamz, Swetaa Varma, Ravi Varma and others played the lead roles. The Sri Krishna and Rama Sai duo directed the film.
What is it about?
Abhiram (Raamz) is a carefree personality who is completely engrossed in gambling. To earn quick cash to pay off debts, he falls into a situation where he becomes the most wanted by local casino owner RK (Ravi Varma) . While escaping from RK, Abhiram steals an opportunity to plunder a lot of money by taking advantage of the political rivalry between Maganti Gopinath (Subhalekha Sudhakar) and Basava Raju (Vishwender Reddy). However, things are not working in his favor and his life is in danger. What did Abhiram do then? How did he escape this situation? Has he paid his debts? Form the Pachchis knot.
Raamz plays the lead role as Abhiram, and he suited the character very well. Without going overboard, the actor displays a subtle performance. Sometimes he seems to be mysterious, but he managed to perform well within limits. Swetaa Varma, on the other hand, caught a serious character in the film. The young heroine earlier played sparkling characters, but this one asked her for seriousness. She did a decent performance. Ravi Varma as a casino owner is usual. Subhalekha Sudhakar, Vishwender Reddy and all the other actors are good at their roles and made their presence felt. Every character that appears on the screen has a purpose and all of the cast have done a decent job.
Kartik Parmar’s cinematography is exceptional. The tone of the film suits the mood of the characters. The production design is excellent. The film unit ensured that the audience was absorbed by the environment where the story takes place. There are no songs in the movie, and the background music hardly makes an impression. As for the writing part, there is a great opportunity to explore an exciting subject, but the film went awry in the execution. The storyline sometimes confuses audiences and deploys different threads that viewers have difficulty connecting to.
Pachchis has a good plot that the directors could have turned into an engaging thriller. However, the directors opted for a particular script technique that only annoyed audiences in the first half. The film opens with a very interesting sequence, but the directors could not immediately hold the audience’s curiosity. The film looks sleek, dark, and technically sound.
The impressive aspect of the film is that the directors gave clear motivations to all of the characters. Everyone has a motive, and there is an emotional thread running through it. The best example is the character of Swetha Varma. Yet, sadly, the director failed to convert interesting situations into engaging scenes rather than spoil them with unnecessary conversations that seem stretched. As a result, people hardly think about what happens in the next scene, which is a major downside to the movie. For any crime drama or crime thriller, audiences should keep guessing, but that rarely happens with Pachchis.
Pachchis is good at technical details. The film carries the mysterious tone perfectly while also dealing with the underlying theme of the undercover cop. The film turns us on when we hear it as a story, but it lacks the elements necessary to keep us hooked while watching it on screen.
The best parts of the film are the sleek workmanship, the slick action sequences, the down-to-earth attitude of the characters, and the directors who drive the story without any deviation. Pachchis is a film that generates great interest at the beginning, but it falls short of expectations towards the end.
Bottom line: Good in some parts
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