Cast: Varun Tej, Aditi Rao Hydari, Lavanya Tripathi, and others
Director: Sankalp Reddy
Music by: Prashanth Vihari
Production company: First Frame Entertainments
Release Date: 21 Dec 2018
After attempting a never before tried concept with ‘Ghazi’ – the story of a submarine, director Sankalp comes with another novel concept ‘Anthariksham’ and this time he attempts a story related to the spaceship. Varun Tej, who is in the best phase of his career with two back to back blockbusters comes out with an experimental flick. The movie has created decent buzz and this is the highly anticipated movie this week despite several other movies are hitting the screens today along with ‘Anthariksham’. Let’s see whether the movie can live up to the hype or not.
Dev (Varun Tej) is given a chance to complete the mission which ended up abruptly a few years ago. He has the challenge to fix the issue of the satellite failing which might cause the global communication shutdown. Can Dev and his team succeed in fixing the issue and what are the challenges he and his team faced during the process is the movie all about.
Varun Tej needs special praise for attempting a never tried genre in Telugu cinema and his research and conviction are the biggest assets for the film. Varun Tej, Aditi Rao Hydari, and others have done justice to their respective roles. However, the poor writing and execution makes the movie an average flick and doesn’t excite as expected.
New concept and Sankalp’s research work
VFX is okay to an extent
Too many loopholes in the script
Lack of engaging drama
No commercial elements
On the whole, though ‘Antharkisham’ is a good attempt, it may not appeal to all section of audience due to loopholes in the script makes it an average movie.