Playback Movie Review

  • By: nettv4u.com
  • Review for the film: "Playback"
  • Runtime: 2 Hours 18 Minutes
  • Certificate: UA
  • Released: 05-03-2021
  • Genre: Thriller, Sci Fi
2.25 / 5.0

Hari Prasad Jakka directed the film Playback. Dinesh Tej, Arjun Kalyan, Ananya Nagalla and Spandana played the lead roles. Prasad Rao Peddineni produced the film. Kamran composed the music. K Bujji cranked the camera and Bonthala Nageswara Reddy edited the film.

Plot

Karthik is a crime reporter. Seeking a new house for rent, he and his friend get a house. The house has a landline phone that attracts Karthik. It is an old model phone. Karthik receives a call to the landline phone and a lady named Sujatha speaks with him. Soon, Karthik gets frequent calls from Sujatha. Why does she call Karthik frequently? Is there any plan behind her calls? What is Karthik’s connection to the phone and Sujatha? The rest of the story deals with these.

Star Performance

Ananya’s natural performance impresses the audience. Dinesh Tej has given a decent performance.

Analysis

The film travels to two different time periods and the telephone plays an important role. The telephone conversation scenes are quite different and interesting. The narration is good in the first half and sluggish in the second half. Some of the flashback scenes are not explained well. As the movie frequently juggles between the two time periods, the audience gets confused. The screenplay should have been designed better for a quick understanding. The cinematography is quite decent, but the BGM is average.

What’s There?

  • The story is different and it is a good try
  • Performances of the stars are impressive

What’s Not There?

  • Frequent jumps to other period confuse the audience
  • Technical values should have been better

Verdict

With the telephone conversation, the movie takes us back to a couple of decades. For the performance of the artists, we can watch the movie once!

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