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Ashok lets down NTR Junior

NTR Junior has chosen yet another film with an insipid plot for his comeback bid.

india Updated: Aug 08, 2006 15:39 IST

Cast: NTR Junior, Sameera Reddy, Prakash Raj, Sonu Sood, Rajiv Kanakala, Vadivukarasu and Venu Madhav

Director: Surendra Reddy

Producer: Valluripalli Ramesh

Music: Mani Sharma

Even after duds like Naa Alludu and Narasimhudu, NTR Junior chose yet another film with an insipid plot for his comeback bid. But director Surendra Reddy does manage to make Ashok moderately entertaining.

The character of NTR Junior is patterned along Sunny Deol's character in Ziddi. Impressive in dance and action sequences, NTR Junior still needs the right script to regain his stardom.

For glamour girl Sameera Reddy, too, this flick follows two flops - Narasimhudu and Jai Chiranjeeva. Timid dubbing by Sunitha makes her role less appealing. But Sameera's dancing skills do deserve some applause.

Bollywood actor Sonu Sood is adequate as a gangster, while Prakash Raj yet again displays class. Comedians Venu Madhav and Rajiv do their bit with élan.

Producer Valluripalli Ramesh, known for making romantic films like Valliddaru Ishtapaddaru, moves to star-centric films with Ashok.

The USP of this action flick consists in cinematographer Senthil Kumar's innovative angles and breathtaking lighting.

However, composer Mani Sharma fails to come up with any musical hits this time.