Paisa Vasool Review: Theda Movie

Film: Paisa Vasool

Rating: 2/5

Director: Puri Jagannadh

Cast:  Nandamuri Balakrishna, Shriya Saran

Producer: Ananda Prasad V

Release Date: September 01, 2017 

Puri Jagannadh’s career is going through steep slump after delivering consistent disasters lately. When he announced that he is making a film with Nandamuri Balakrishna, it raised lot of expectations and generated hype among the audience. Lets see whether this 'Paisa Vasool' is actually value for money.


Theda Singh (Balakrishna), a self-confessed criminal from Tihar jail, is given a task by police department to eliminate dangerous mafia don Bob Marley (Vikramjith), who operates from Portugal. His neighbor Harika (Musskan Sethi) comes to know that Theda Singh had murdered her sister, Saarika (Shriya), who went missing in Portugal.

Meanwhile Police also comes to know that Theda Singh is not criminal and had never spent any time in jail. Rest of the story is about, who exactly is this Theda Singh and why did he kill Saarika.

What’s Good:

Balakrishna's Getup

What’s Bad:



Second Half

Monotonous Story


“Paisa Vasool” once again proved that Puri Jagannadh’s had completely run out of his creative juice. This movie is neither new nor interesting. Its just rehash of all the gangster movies, which he had directed till date. Only god knows, when Puri will come out of this routine storyline of Hero in disguise going on a mission to capture Villain.

Although Nandamuri Balakrishna efforts are clearly visible in the role of Theda Singh, lack of support from story and screenplay department had completely played spoilsport. The heroines in the movie, Kyra Dutt and Muskan Sethi, are another big letdown in acting department. They just look like item girls rather than main leads.

First half has nothing new to offer other than Balakrishna consuming alcohol, uttering some stupid punch less dialogues, fighting with baddies and dancing with heroines. Second half completely goes downhill with Balakrishna/Shriya scenes, boring twist in the actual identity of Theda Singh and predictable climax.

In summary, Puri had again proved everyone that it is crime to expect a hit movie from him. As he said in the interval title cards “Fans and family only, outers are not allowed”. Paisa Vasool is only for fans and family of Balakrishna, outsiders please don’t dare to enter theaters.

Result: Theda Movie