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Ism Movie Review

Ism Movie Review Telugu Movie Review
Review for the film " Ism"
Runtime: 2 Hours 12 Minutes
Certificate: UA
Released: 21-10-2016
Genre: Action, Romance
3 / 5.0

Ism is a production venture of the young hero Nandamuri Kalyan Ram under his banner NTR Arts. After Pataas, which is a blockbuster of Kalyan Ram, let’s see whether this film also give him the much-needed hit.


Kalyan Ram is a carefree youth living in Europe. He is attracted towards Aditi Arya who happens to be the offspring of an evil don Jagapthi Babu. Kalyan Ram, after trying his best to win the love of Aditi, finally manages to get the consent of the father and daughter. But here arises the twist in the story. Kalyan Ram doesn’t live up to his word and goes to India. Why did he do so? What is Kalyan Ram’s connection with Jagapathi Babu? Watch the movie to unravel these questions.

Star Performances

Kalyan Ram has had a good image make-over. He has a good physique and stuns us with his stunning performance. The director has shown him in a totally new dimension. Jagapathi Babu does a good job and the sequences between Kalyan Ram and him are showcased nicely. The movie introduces Nandamuri Shourya Ram, the son of Nandamuri Kalyan Ram. This is a nice debut for this child artist. Aditi Arya, the female lead, is a research analyst and a model. She looks nice in the movie.


Director Puri Jagannadh, who is known for his distinct style of execution, has directed Ism. The movie is an outright commercial entertainer with a social message attached to it.

What’s there?

  • The dialogues of Puri Jagannadh, are as usual, good.
  • The visuals are a treat to the eyes.
  • Editing and artwork are commendable.
  • Anup Reuben’s music is quite appealing but his BGM is outstanding.

What’s not there?

  • There could have more emotional intensity in the movie.
  • Some scenes are exaggerated and there is death of logic in some scenes.
  • Jagapathi Babu’s character could have been etched well.
  • Comedy element could have been better.


The movie has a lofty intention and that should be applauded. It makes a one-time watch.