James Movie Review
ORE AST REW
- Kishore Pathikonda
- Puneeth, Shiva, and Raghavendra’s screen presence
- Puneeth’s dance and action sequences are fantastic
- BGM and visuals are good
- A few loopholes
James is an action thriller film scripted and directed by Chethan Kumar. Kishore Pathikonda produced the film. Puneeth Rajkumar, Priya Anand, Anu Prabhakar, Sarathkumar, Meka Srikanth, Hareesh Peradi, Tilak Shekar, “Avinash,” Mukesh Rishi, Aditya Menon, Rangayana Rahu, Sadhu Kokila, Suchendra Prasad, “Chikkanna,” Ketan Karande, Shine Shetty, Vajragiri and Prasanna Bagina. Shiva Rajkumar and Raghavendra Rajkumar made their cameo appearances. Shiva Rajkumar dubbed his voice for Puneeth. “Swamy J Gowda” cranked the camera and editing is by “Deepu S Kumar.” The music is composed by Charan Raj. It is a posthumous release for Puneeth.
Santosh James Kumar quits his army job and manages a private security agency, J Wings. He comes to know about the grey market and gets in touch with some businessmen and power brokers involved in the crime syndicate. What is the reason behind his quitting? What is his action against the power brokers and underworld business people? The answers form the rest of the film.
Puneeth excelled in action, performance, and dance. Priya Anand, his “Raajakumara” heroine, joined him once again. She has nothing significant to do, yet she did what was asked. Sarathkumar, Srikanth, and the rest of the cast acted as directed. Shiva Rajkumar’s dubbing for Puneeth is quite decent. Yet, the audience could find it hard to digest that Puneeth is no more.
The film has come with a complete action story featuring the Power Star. The screenplay is quick, and the execution is okayish. The songs and the BGM are pretty decent. The action sequences are choreographed well. The cameo of Shiva Rajkumar and Raghavendra Rajkumar is good, yet Shiva’s voice makes a difference while dubbing for Puneeth. Puneeth’s dance moves are impressive. The twist at the end of the first half is remarkable. The cinematography and editing are pretty decent.
What’s Not There?
Although there are a few loopholes in the film, the audiences are excited to watch Puneeth on screen for one final time. The film is watch-worthy for Puneeth’s performance and Chethan’s screenplay and execution!