Tiger Nageswara Rao Telugu Movie Review

Tiger Nageswara Rao Movie Rating: 3/5

Tiger Nageswara Rao Movie Review :

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Plot Summary:

“Tiger Nageswara Rao” draws inspiration from the real-life story of a renowned thief from the 1980s, set against the backdrop of Stuartpuram. The film, however, delves deeper into TNR’s personal life rather than emphasizing his thrilling robberies, daring escapades, and the cat-and-mouse game with law enforcement—a departure from the core essence of the story.


Ravi Teja, portraying Tiger Nageswara Rao, delivers a convincing performance. His success lies in his altered appearance and departure from his usual hyper-energetic roles. Ravi Teja’s sincere portrayal adds depth to the character, marking a departure from his typical filmography. Heroines Nupur Sanon and Gayatri Bharadwaj handle their typical roles competently, though nothing outstanding sets them apart. Renu Desai’s character lacks impact, despite decent screen time, contributing to the film’s overall dullness.


Directed by Vamsee, “Tiger Nageswara Rao” opens with a gripping train robbery, establishing an engaging narrative. The introduction of Nageswara Rao through a flashback and the period setting add to the initial captivation. However, the film falters as the narrative shifts to a tedious love track, diluting the film’s tone. The transition from intense robberies to romance weakens the plot’s momentum.

The second half deviates from the thrilling heist narrative, focusing on depicting TNR as a Robin Hood figure. Absence of thrilling robbery episodes, slow-paced drama, and a one-sided love track contribute to the film’s dwindling energy. The 80s period setting gradually diminishes, visually exhausting the audience. The film loses its essence, becoming generic and lacking the mastermind thief allure it initially promised.

Performances by Others Actors:

Anupam Kher’s character lacks depth, not utilizing his acting prowess effectively. Other actors like Murali Sharma, Nassar, and Jisshu Sengupta fulfill their roles adequately but without standout moments.

Music and Other Departments:

The songs by GV Prakash lack memorability, failing to complement the visuals or evoke emotions. The background score, initially impactful, weakens over time. The film’s excessive length and mediocre editing hinder its pacing. The cinematography by Madhie is adequate but does not explore the period setting extensively. The writing works partially, but the focus on drama in the second half fails to engage the audience effectively.


  • Gripping Opening Train Robbery
  • First 30 Minutes
  • Action Block in the Second Half
  • Core Theme


  • Lengthy Runtime
  • Dragging Second Half
  • Dull Drama
  • Unremarkable Songs/Love Tracks
  • Lack of Highs or Thrills


“Tiger Nageswara Rao” starts strong with an engaging premise but loses its way in the second half. While Ravi Teja delivers a sincere performance, the film’s lack of thrilling moments, dull drama, and unimpressive music weaken its impact. Despite its promising start, the film fails to maintain its momentum, leaving the audience wanting for the exhilarating heist narrative it initially teased. Unfortunately, “Tiger Nageswara Rao” falls short of expectations, resulting in a less enjoyable cinematic experience

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