Cast:Chiranjeevi, Ram Charan, Pooja Hegde, Sonu Sood
Banner:Konidela Production Company, Matinee Entertainment
Producer:Niranjan Reddy, Anvesh Reddy
Release Dt :Apr, 29 2022
Acharya is the story of Siddha (Ram Charan) who is the son of a Naxalite leader who gets martyred. He will be raised in Padhaghattam, a small tribal village that is adjacent to Dharmasthali. Siddha is a Gurukul student and he turns the saviour of the temple town and the people. Basava (Sonu Sood) is a cold-blooded criminal who takes the hold of Dharmasthali. Then comes Acharya (Chiranjeevi) and the rest of the film is all about how he brings back the honesty in the temple town. The relation between Siddha and Acharya is kept under wraps. Watch the film to know about the rest.
Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan
Koratala Siva's work
Music and Background score
Acharya starts on a dull note as there would be nothing exciting and interesting happening. The narration is slow paced and things change slowly as the story is narrated. The action episodes in the first half are well framed and shot. Chiranjeevi shines in his role and the lavish visuals make the film colorful. The interval block is just outstanding. On the whole, the first half of Acharya is decent.
The second half of Acharya is a huge misfire as the film misses the needed clarity. The basic plot is sidelined and Koratala brings up too many sub-plots that leave the audience confused. The climax is shot well and the rest of the film will not appeal to the audience. The episodes of Ram Charan and Chiranjeevi together are not up to the mark. However, the action episodes are well shot. The last song Bhale Banjara too will not impress the fans big time. The second half of Acharya should have been better by miles.
Megastar Chiranjeevi tried to deliver his best but he missed the needed grace in the film. His screen presence was unnatural truly though he worked hard to impress the audience. Ram Charan is the major highlight of the film and he is subtle, emotional and powerful throughout the film. Pooja Hegde looked good as Neelambari and Sonu Sood was ruthless. Jisshu Sengupta as Rathod did his part well. Ajay, Vennela Kishore, Nassar, Banerjee, Satyadev are good in their roles. Sangeetha and Regina made no impact in the songs.
Acharya has too many mistakes with the script. The entire screenplay in the second half is a misfire. The major plot was ignored. The dialogues of Koratala Siva too failed to make an impact. The songs and the background score are the other major disappointments of the film. The cinematography work is good and a massive temple town set is constructed which was decent. The production values are grand. Koratala Siva fails badly for the first time with Acharya.
Acharya Final Word
Acharya is a misfire because of the bland narration and poor script. Mega heroes Chiranjeevi and Ram Charan together could not save this boring action drama.