Starring: Naga Shaurya, Jagapathi Babu, Ketika Sharma, Sachin Khedekar
Director: Dheerendra Santhossh Jagarlapudi
Producers: Narayan Das Narang, Puskur Ram Mohan Rao, Sharrath Marar
Music Director: Kaala Bhairava
Cinematography : Raam
Editor: Junaid Siddiqui
Release Date : December 10,2021
Naga Shourya has worked hard on his body for his new film Lakshya. The film is out and, read our review to find out if the film has any juice in it or not.
Pardhu(Naga Shourya) is a top-class archery player. He gets enrolled into the best archery academy and makes his grandfather proud by winning the state championship. But all the good times change as Pardhu’s grandfather(Sachin Khdekar) passes away. Due to this setback, Pardhu loses his way and even leaves the sport. How the character of Jagapathi Babu comes into his life and brings him back on track is the crux.
There are limited characters in this film and the one who is the most over the top is Jagapathi. He as the half-blind coach of Shourya is nosy and irritates you continuously. Ketika Sharma is the best of the lot and emotes wonderfully. She is pure talent and will surely impress in the days to come.
Naga Shourya has changed his game with this film and gives a very notable performance. The manner in which gets down in life is showcased nicely by the actor. Mostly during the drub abuse face, Shourya does well. Sachin Khedekar did his best to impress. Shatru as the main villain was just okay.
For any sports film to click, there should be back-to-back adrenaline-pumping moments. But sadly, Lakshya misses all that in a big way. The game of archery showcased does not get you involved much and bores you otherwise.
Also, the manner in which Shourya has emotional connections with his grandfather and heroine looks fake. There is no string emotional bond in between any one them and this is where the film falters.
If this was not enough, the boring songs and BGM take things down. The first half has some moments like Shourya getting into drugs. But in the second half, the game or archery is made a joke and is shown in a silly way.
In all this, Naga Shourya is the one who keeps you hooked with his performance. Barring that Lakshya misses the target by a mile.
Bottom Line – Misses the traget