Hunt Movie Review


Language: Telugu

Genre: Drama

Release Date: 26 Jan 2023





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Hunt : Movie Review - Less Hunting, More Uninteresting

Actor Sudheer Babu has come up with a brand new film, Hunt, directed by Mahesh Surapaneni. The film was released today, among decent expectations.

Xappie Desk

Updated: January 26, 2023 21:02 IST

Rating : 2.5/5

Hunt Review - Story

Arjun is a police officer who is investigating the murder case of his friend Aryan, who is also a police officer. Things turn on their head when Arjun meets with an accident and loses his memory. Arjun is instructed by the Commissioner, Mohan Bhargav, to continue to the investigation without anyone knowing about his memory loss. This leads Arjun down an unknown path that slowly reveals the reason behind Aryan's murder. Who killed Aryan and does Arjun regain his memory forms the rest of the story.

Hunt Review - Analysis

Director Mahesh's concept of a police officer losing his memory midway through an investigation is an intriguing idea. He managed to execute that idea well to a certain point, after which he seems to have lost direction. He came up with an engaging first half, but things got really bad in the second half where everything is predictable and quite boring. Many sequences even feel stretched out beyond necessity, boring the audience a lot. Had he been more careful with the second half, the film could have probably worked at the box office. While the climax is quite good, it is not going to be able to make the film appeal any more to the audience.

When it comes to the casting, the director has been very careful. Sudheer Babu's performance and body language as a policeman are quite believable. The actor has also improved greatly when it comes ot his performance, giving his recent best performance in the film. The director seems to have excelled in getting the best out of Sudheer Babu. While Sudheer Babu is commendable in his role, the film cannot be salvaged with his performance.
'Premiste' Bharat is back in Telugu after a really long time, as Aryan, and the actor is given a good role in the film. The emotion of his character is carried throughout the movie, and whenever the actor is on the screen, he gives his best, proving why he is one of the most underrated actors ever. The scenes between Bharat and Sudheer Babu have also come out quite well.
Srikanth played the role of the commissioner in the film. The actor brings with him all the finesse and experience of having worked in the industry for as long as he has. Every scene that he is in, Srikanth doesn't bat an eyelid and gives a good gravitas to the proceedings of the movie.
Mounika Reddy is seen in a key role, and while she's not seen much in the movie, the few scenes that she's seen in are good enough. Chitra Shukla doesn't have a lot to do in the film, and is only seen here and there.
The background score by Ghibran is the main asset to the film, as it salvages many scenes, which would have been a lost cause without his tense music. The film also doesn't have any unnecessary song sequences, which is another good factor that works in the iflm's favour.
The cinematography and production design of the film are quite good, but it is the editing department that seriously seems to be lagging. Many sequences in the second half could have been trimmed by a lot, which would have made the film feel better.

Hunt Review - Verdict

On the whole, there's nothing much interesting about hunt except a few sequences. The movie has some decent performances, but can easily be skipped in the theatres.

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