Prathinidhi ends up as an average. The film suffers due to the inexperience of a debut director lest it should be a super hit. The movie may sell well in the political heat of the state provided the publicity is good.
Manchodu Srinu (Nara Rohit) is a commoner who is vexed with the flawed political system. He decides to repair it and kidnaps the AP Chief Minister with the help of a minister's son. Unlike normal kidnappers, Srinu makes peculiar demands which expose the flaws in the system. He tries to make amends to those flaws with his demands. There occurs a twist towards the end of the film and it has to be watched on screen.
The role is a tailor made character for Nara Rohit like the one in his debut movie, Baanam. He pulled it off well and his dialogue delivery is too good. The only area of concern is his growing body size. Heroine Shubra Aiyappa is a draw back to the film with out any screen presence. Kota Srinivasa Rao,Posani and Jaya Prakash Reddy are good as usual. Sri Vishnu is good as well.
Prashant Mandava has mixed results for his directorial debut. The subject of the film is too good and he handled some part of the film very well and mishandled some parts completely. Cinematography is just about OK. Editor has done an average job. Dialogues and Sai Karthik's BGM deserve special mention.
Finally, Prathinidhi ends up as an average. The film suffers due to the inexperience of a debut director lest it should be a super hit. The movie may sell well in the political heat of the state provided the publicity is good.
3 out of 5 (Good)
WHAT THE RATINGS MEAN:
0.0 - 1.4 : Poor
1.5 - 1.7: Poor, A Few Good Parts
1.8 - 2.3: Average
2.4 - 2.9: Fairly Good
3.0 - 3.4: Good
3.5 - 5.0: Very Good