Movie Review: Angel

RATING: 2.75/5

OVERVIEW: During the course of an excavation work for the construction of a new capital at Amaravati in AP, the workers get an antique idol of a young woman. A smuggler strikes a fancy deal to smuggle the statue abroad, but first the idol has to be transported to Hyderabad. Nani (Nag Anvesh) who is a small time smuggler, is very close to his friend Giri (Saptagiri). Nani comes in the contact on Nakshatra (Heebah Patel), who requests him to drop her somewhere on the highway and hops on the vehicle. On the way Nakshatra tells Nani and Giri that she actually is the antique idol and has taken a human form. Nani is confused but she is happy with Nakshtra. As the time passes Nani and Nakshatra fall in love. On the other-side, Nakshatra’s father sends a person (Kabir Duhan Singh) to bring her back to their fantasy world. Now what will Nakshatra do? Will Nakshatra come back to heaven? To get these answers, one should watch the movie on silver screen.

REVIEW: Naga Anvesh has done an excellent job while comparing with his debut film. By his performance, we could conclude that the actor has worked out a lot for the movie. Heeba has done her part well. Similarly, Pradeep and Sayaji Shinde had done justice to their roles. Kabir played the antagonist and had done a decent job. Saptagiri’s comedy has worked out well.

Hebah Patel is pretty good and the mainstay of the film. Her performance as the Angel has helped the film to an extent. Supporting actors Shayaji Shinde and Pradeep Rawat do their roles convincingly.Kabir Singh is also impressive as the bad guy. Production values of the film are quite rich and especially the socio-fantasy elements have been executed by Ethnic Creative Studios Hyderabad superbly.

The story line of the movie is very simple and predictable but it has executed well. Cinematography work is superb. Music by Bheems Cecerelio is below average. Background score is just ok. Coming to the director Palani, he chose a very old storyline of an Angel who comes from Heaven to the Earth and starts to spend time with humans like an ordinary person. The love track between the lead pair Naga Anvesh and Heebah Patel does not add any weight to the film. But the way, Palani presents the comedy, fantasy and emotions, is really appreciable.

Final verdict of the film is Angel is just an okay socio-fantasy entertainer which has some moments here and there.
–panchajanya