HIT review: Edge-of-the seat thriller

Release Date
February 28, 2020

Direction: Sailesh Kolanu
Cast: Vishwak Sen, Ruhani Sharma, Brahmaji, Hari Teja, Murli Sharma
Producers : Nani, Prashanti Tipirneni
Music Director : Vivek Sagar
Cinematographer : S.Manikandan
Editor: Garry BH

Sailesh Kolanu’s HIT starring Vishwak Sen and Ruhani Sharma has hit the screens today. The film produced by Prasanthi Trippiraneni on the wall poster banner of Hero Nani. Did Nani as a producer scored another HIT? Did director Shailesh  crime story weaved the magic on the screen? To what extent was Vishwak Sena has done his job as a cop. Let’s find out in our movie review.


The Homicide Investigation Team (HIT) is a division of the Crime Investigation Department. Vishwa (Bhanuchander) Head for the hit. Vikram (Vishwak Sen), Abhilash (Srinath Maganti) and Rohit (Chaitanya Sagiraju) are the most senior and talented officers in the Vishwa team. Every crime case is easily solved. Neha (Rouhani Sharma) and Vikram work in the Forensic Department. In the process, a girl named Preity is kidnapped in the city. And then a few days later Neha is kidnapped by unidentified people. Vishwa entrusts Vikram with the responsibility of investigating the case. However, all the lanes are closed to the case. All those who are prosecuted as part of the case appear to be suspects. But why do Sheila (Hariteja), Shinde (Brahmaji) and E Brahim (Murali Sharma) enter this case? Did Vikram finally solve the case? What happened to Preethi and Neha? Who kidnapped them? Two kidnappers committed one or two? What was that strange disease that the original Vikram had? You have to watch the movie.


HIT carries realistic look.  Ruhani Sharma is neat in her role but she did not get to do much. Her chemistry with Vishwak Sen is good. The investigation scenes have been showcased with a lot of detail and they look good in the first half. Murali Sharma is good in his brief role. Hari Teja did well in her tense role. The interval bang is good and the way each of the key factors in the story are linked looks good. The BGM needs a special mention as it elevates things quite well. It was good to see Bhanu Chandar after a long time on screen.

Last but not the least, Vishwak Sen is the life and soul of the film. He had a difficult role to play but the talented actor carried the tense tempo through the end and proved that he is a versatile actor. Vishwak was very good in all the investigation scenes.   The dialogues and production design look neat. A lot of detailing has gone into the film and this shows on screen in all the investigation scenes Coming to the director Sailesh, he has done an okay job with the film. His detailing is good and the way he unleashes all the key factors in the case is good. But if you see them cinematically, there are not many crazy twists or edge of the seat moments created by the director.


Not a regular commercial flick with songs, jokes. Worth a watch

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