PSV Garuda Vega Review: Rajasekhar Is Back!

Film: PSV Garuda Vega 126.18 M

Rating: 3/5

Director: Praveen Sattaru

Cast:  Rajasekhar, Pooja Kumar

Producer: M Koteshwara Raju

Release Date: November 3, 2017

Director Praveen Sattaru, who is known for dealing with versatile stories in his career, is coming up with spy thriller movie, PSV Garuda Vega 126.18 M. This movie also plays a very important role in Rajasekhar’s career. Lets see how this movie had turned out.

Plot:

Chandrasekhar (Rajasekhar), a National Investigation Agency (NIA) officer, gets assigned a task to investigate a murder case on his last day at work. This case eventually leads him to a hacker named Niranjan (Adith Arun), who is about to sell highly classified government information for Rs 10 crore to a gang. Niranjan has confidential information about a scam on nuclear fuel that deals with mines of Plutonium and Thorium reserves in Andhra Pradesh.

How Chandrasekhar exposes this multibillion scam, in which many politicians and higher officers are involved, with the help of Niranjan forms the rest of the story.

What’s Good:

First Half

Screenplay

Production Values

What’s Bad:

Second Half

Ridiculous Comedy Scenes

Runtime

Review:

Struggling actor Rajasekhar, who had been making futile attempts to come back as the lead actor, had been failing consistently because of his flop movies. He even missed super hit film “Nene Raju Nene Mantri” at the last minute due to the creative differences with director Teja. Finally, when he announced that he is ready to act even as an character artist, Director Praveen Sattaru went to him with the bound script of PSV Garuda Vega.

Even though shooting of the film started immediately, the budget went up and the producer backed out after two schedules which forced Rajasekhar to open up his purse to complete the remaining part of shooting.

The movie starts in Darjeeling location with montage shots where a hacker named Niranjan (Aadith), is shown with the possession of confidential data, tries to escape from two bikers. Soon, the story moves to Hyderabad, where NIA offcier Chandrasekhar (Rajasekhar) is at a marriage counseling session with his wife Swathi (Pooja Kumar), who is fed up with Chandrasekhar disregarding her and his son in the name of secret missions.

On the last day of his job, Chandrasekhar is given a new mission to uncover the murder mystery through which he comes across biggest conspiracy that could startle the whole country. Shekar takes help of his colleagues Yadav (Ravi Varma), Venkat (Charandeep) and Nassar (NIA head), Hacker Niranjan and reporter Malini (Shradda Das) to uncover the secrets behind plutonium scam, in which both center and state top politicians are involved.

The director who raised the expectations in first half could not carry forward that momentum in second half and he simply used commercial elements such as Adith Arun’s accident, brothel setup and Sunny Leone item song to fill the gaps, which made the film into routine commercial film.

Rajasekhar had aptly suited in the role of the NIA officer. He did not go overboard and delivered subtle performance. Aadith got an important role as hacker and he brought believability to that character. Kishore as main villain has very less screen time. Pooja Kumar has nothing much to offer in this film and had been annoying in some places. Naazar as NIA head, Posani Krsihna Murali as politician and Sayaji Shinde are at their regular best. Shraddha Das as reporter appears in a guest role. Pruthvi Raj’s comedy was silly and does not bring any laughs.

In Summary, PSV Garuda Vega has a thrilling first half and weak second half. The money spent is clearly visible in terms of grand production values. Rajasekhar is lucky to get this film, which clearly pumped oxygen into his ailing career. Praveen had delivered a decent action thriller movie that can be watched over the weekend.

 Result: Rajasekhar Is Back!