Review: Agnyaathavaasi
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Producer: S. Radha Krishna

Director: Trivikram Srinivas

Music: Anirudh Ravichander

Casting: Pawan Kalyan, Keerthy Suresh, Anu Emmanuel, Aadi Pinisetty, Boman Irani, Kushboo, Parag Tyagi, Rao Ramesh, Sampath Raj, Murali Sharma, Vennela Kishore, Ajay and others

Rating: 2.0/5.0


When AB group of companies founder CEO Vinda (Boman Irani) is brutally murdered, the company is left without a heir and fight for the next CEO heats up. Indrani (Kushboo) tries to save the company from going into the hands of the rivals and here comes Prince in Exile Abhijit Bhargav (Pawan Kalyan).

To find out how he narrows down the suspects list that includes Varma (Rao Ramesh), Sharma (Murali Sharma) and reaches Seetaram (Aadi Pinisetty) and at the same time enjoying with beautiful Sukumari (Keerthy Suresh) and Suryakantam (Anu Emmanuel),enjoy Agnyaathavaasi on silver screen.


Pawan Kalyan slipped into the role and carried the film on his shoulders. Despite the shortcomings in his characterization, he performed with great intensity. His body language, mannerisms, dialogue delivery, expressions and emotions are excellent. He performed well as a caring son, responsible heir and romantic youngster. However many felt that his role lacked the dynamism, high voltage humour and ferocity expected from Pawan Kalyan. Even his trademark feminine mannerisms tested the patience of the viewers irritating them to the core.

Kushboo performed well in emotional scenes and carried herself with lot of grace. The scenes involving Pawan Kalyan and Kushboo highlighted the strong emotional bonding between the step mother and step son. But one wonder why Trivikram preferred Khushboo when there are many talented actresses in Tollywood for the role.

Keerthy Suresh and Anu Emmanuel attracted as heroines. Though they got the golden opportunity to romance Pawan Kalyan, both these talented actresses did not get scope to show their acting talent. While Keerthy attracted as a traditional girl, Anu impressed as a modern beauty.

Aadi Pinisetty surprises all with his hot and macho looks and stylish performance as a youngster who aspires to own the company at any cost. He performed well with intense expressions and body language.

Murali Sharma is ok in his role as Sharma. Rao Ramesh attracted with his accent and dialogue delivery as Varma. Both attracted for 20 minutes into the second half. Others like Sampath Raj,Vennela Kishore, Boman Irani,Ajay,Tanikella Bharani, Jayaprakash, Srinivas Reddy played their roles accordingly.


Anirudh Ravichander blended both western and classical music to attract all sections of movie lovers. His foot tapping tunes and melodies attract viewers. Swagatam Krishna, Gaal Vaaluga, Baitikochhi Choosthe makes good impression. All the songs are well shot but the songs placement acted as speed breakers. Introduction song too did not make much impact.

Anirudh Ravichander elevated the scenes with his background score. Manikandan's cinematography captured the beautiful and exotic locations across the world. He elevated the film by beautifying it completely with rich visuals. Editing of Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao could have been better throughout the film. There are many drags in the film and one felt that even he got confused with so many subplots unable to decide which one holds the important thread.

Dance movements are ok and stunts could have been choreographed in even better manner. Trivikram Srinivas could have worked on the story and script and done away with the subplots which would have done away with many drags. Production values are good.

Plus Points

Pawan Kalyan to some extent

Few comedy scenes in the second half

Kodaka Koteswara Rao song



Interval block

Emotional scenes in the climax

Minus Points

Story, Screenplay, Direction

Predictable plot

Free make of Largo Vinch

Shades of Attarintiki Daaredi and other films

Lack of entertaining elements

Slow pace


Illogical scenes


Trivikram and Pawan Kalyan combo generated tremendous interest and Trivikram decided to show Pawan Kalyan as a Prince in Exile to break box office records.

Trivikram turned Pawan Kalyan into Agnyaathavaasi blatantly indulging in a free make of French film Largo Vinch. The film had too many sub plots and Trivikram tried to replicate the same in the Telugu version using his creativity.

In the process while he dedicated entire first half to show Pawan Kalyan in a completely romantic youngster making fool of everyone, he showed Pawan as the Prince in Exile who means business and has the fire power to do so.

Trivikram while penning the Agnyaathavaasi story failed to work out on the confusing script and this resulted in the story, screenplay and direction go for a toss. Entire first half drifted listlessly till minutes before the interval bang. First half thus ends with an interesting interval twist.

Pace picks up in the second half after a dull first pre interval treat. But once again narration drifts with hilarious scenes on Rao Ramesh and Murali Sharma. However only those entertaining scenes for 20 minutes turned out to be the saving grace of the otherwise lackluster film.

Second half turns out to be better than the first half but still it couldn't save Agnyaathavaasi from sinking before reaching the success shores. Now all eyes are on the star power of Power Star. The million dollar question is can Power Star save Agnyaathavaasi from sinking.

Final Talk

Agnyaathavaasi-Prince in Exile lacks entertainment missile.

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