The film is more interesting in the last half hour, as it reaches the climax.
In the first half the protagonist is only pursuing the lead actress with typical
words of Puri Jagan like ‘eme’, ‘osey’ and ‘pove’. The director touches the core
point only in the second half when the journalist reveals the names of black-marketers
through his ‘GrandLeaks’. May be this is the first time a director has come up with a
film based on the famous WikiLeaks.
But the screenplay is not up to the mark and is not interesting.
When it comes to performance, Kalyan Ram steals the show. He has undergone a complete
makeover and has worked hard. He is at his best in the climax scene.
Jagapathi as the don Javed Ibrahim is not really effective. Aditi Arya’s debut is just
ok and she has to work on her emotions.
Anups’ music is good. The cinematography is very affective and one sees some great shots of the island.
The dialogues are good only in the climax scenes where Kalyan Ram explains about black
money, farmers and touches upon other issues.
On the whole, Ism is not up to the mark as though Puri Jagannath has come up with a new subject,
he hasn’t been able to pull it off properly. It’s a typical Puri kind of films.
Tags: jagapathi babu, ism, puri jagannadh, kalyan ram
Location: India, Telangana, Hyderabad