iSmart Shankar Movie Review: This Puri Jagannath's highly obnoxious film is watchable only for Ram and his Telangana dialect.Modified On: 18 July 2019 | Reviewed By: Saurabh S Nair
This film is badly written over-the-top masala potboiler which doesn't have anything new to offer.
Cast: Ram Pothineni, Nidhhi Agerwal, Nabha Natesh
Directed By: Puri Jagannath
It's the mother of all coincidence that this film released today. Elon Musk reveals a concept through his start-up Neuralink revealed about tiny brain "threads" in a chip which is long-lasting, usable at home and has the potential to replace cumbersome devices currently used as brain-machine interfaces.
The technology has a module that sits outside the head and wirelessly receives information from "threads" embedded in the brain.
You might think that director Puri Jagannath is a genius but wait, its not the case with the film.
The plot has the same concept as Neuralink but when high-end concept meets a mass commercial movie it's dumb-witted.
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The movie starts with a neuroscientist Sarah (Nidhhi Agerwal) explains how it’s possible to do a partial memory transfer, from one brain to another, through a chip implant.
Around the same time Sarah's boyfriend Arun (Satyadev), a CBI officer, breaks the news of a small-time criminal Shankar (Ram Pothineni) having escaped from prison. The plot goes bizarre when iSmart Shankar (Ram Pothineni) escapes from jail to avenge his girlfriend Chandini (Nabha Natesh). But, he ends up with a chip in the head that replaces his memories with that of a CBI agent Arun (Satyadev Kancharana) and Sarah is assigned to remove the chip from iSmart's head.
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When Arun’s boss asks a grieving Sandhya to remove the memories from the head of her deceased finance and install it in the head of the criminal iSmart, she agrees to do it without batting an eye. It's so simple right, everything can happen in Puri's world.
Puri Jagannadh decodes scientific terms and declares that Shankar is like a phone with double sim card, Ambani will be offended.
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The film is loud, crass and highly misogynist like the scene which is also shown in the trailer where Shankar sneaks into Chandini's house and tries to grab her.
The film is bearable because of Ram, his confidence, energy, and effortless Telangana dialect will entertain you.
The actresses are only for the glamour quotient and to embrace the mass hero.
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iSmart Shankar is another film that exposes Puri Jagannadh’s inability to reinvent himself as a filmmaker-writer.
At the end of the film, you will realize that you need a chip implant in your head to erase this film from your mind. Elon Musk save us!
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