Style Telugu Movie Review

Feature Film
Jan 6, 2006 By B. Anuradha

Style", the much-hyped creation of choreographer-turned-director Lawrence, can be watched for electrifying dance numbers. But the self-pitying protagonist, played by Lawrence himself, makes it a cliche-ridden melodrama.

Unnecessary sub-plots like Prabhu Deva's career, Charmi's love track and the overdone 'mother' sentiment combine to make it an even more stretched-out affair.

Lawrence arrived with a bang as a director with "Mass", setting cash counters ringing. His second venture, a stale fare, may reduce him to a one-hit wonder.

Dancing sensation Prabhu Deva is wasted in the guest role of a top dancer who loses both his legs and grooms the passionate dancer in Lawrence. The director manages to tap Deva's dancing talent in only one number.

Glamorous Charmi and Raja of "Anand" fame are lost in insignificant roles. Award-winning Kamilinee plays a dim-witted girl in love with Lawrence.

Superstar Chiranjeevi, who introduced Lawrence as a choreographer, appears in the film as a chief guest for a dance competition and bashes up a few thugs. Nagarjuna, who presented Lawrence as a director, does a stunt sequence.

The comedy of Dharmavarapu and Kovai Sarala evokes a few laughs.

Producer Lagadapati Sridhar of Lanco Group made a winner of the dud "Evadi Gola Vadithi" with huge publicity. "Style" definitely needs his promotional skills.

B. Anuradha