Audience have to be intelligent enough to know what director VV Vinayak is trying to convey through his latest movie ‘Intelligent’, a Sai Dharam Tej starrer.
The story of the film is apparently inspired by some real-life incidents, which occurred a couple of years ago in Hyderabad. A simple and intelligent software engineer Teja, the hero of the film, turns into Dharma Bhai to take revenge on Vicky Bhai (Rahul Dev) for killing his boss (Nassar) as he refuses to fulfil the baddie’s demands.
In the process of revenge, Dharma Bhai begins to steal the ill-gotten money from Vicky Bhai by hacking the accounts of his followers and partners in business. Now, how does Tej prove himself as an intelligent person forms the crux of the story, which is quite predictable.
When compared to other Vinayak movies, it is quite difficult to believe that it was the same director who helmed this movie. After all, the story credits go to Akula Shiva.
Dharam Tej looks quite like his uncle Chiranjeevi, especially in the remake of Chiranjeevi’s famous song ‘Chammaku chammaku’ where both his outfits and dance remind the audience of his uncle. The character of the hero would have been much better if it was etched well.
His role in ‘Intelligent’ is almost like the one he played in ‘Jawaan’. Tej’s last four films have sunk at the box office and it is to be seen if ‘Intelligent’ brings some cheer.
Lavanya’s character is almost non-existent throughout the film. She is seen in a couple of scenes, which are followed by duets. Artistes such as Brahmanandam, Prudhvi Raj, Krishna Murali and others had nothing to do with the actual plot and at the same time, their attempts at generating some comedy have also failed.
If there’s something going in favour of the film, it is its runtime of two hours ten minutes.