Hyper A routine mass entertainer
Banner: 14 Reels Entertainment
Director: Santosh Srinivas
Cast: Ram, Rashi Khanna, Sathya Raj, Rao Ramesh, Murali Sharma, Posani, Tulasi and others.
After scoring a blockbuster with Kandireega, when energetic hero Ram Pothineni teamed up with director Santhosh Srinivas once again, something special was widely expected. Alas! It looks like Hyper is a routine mass entertainer, though with an appealing message.
Surya (Ram), an engineering graduate, idolises his father Narayana Murthy (Satyaraj). He loves his father so much so that he can go to any extent for him. Narayana Murthy is a sincere and honest government employee. He is a stickler for rules and is on the verge of retirement. He
refuses to give clearance for a mall sought to be constructed by a powerful minister Rajappa (Rao Ramesh) in Vizag. As it would go against rules, Murthy refuses to sign on the file. Mean while, Sur ya bonds with a goon who gets the job of targeting Surya’s family from the minister. What happens when Surya comes to know of this? How will Surya save his family? That forms the rest of the story.
‘Energetic hero’ title suits Ram perfectly and he attracts everyone with his energetic performance in the film. He is at his usual best. His dialogue delivery, dances and sense of timing in comic scenes are a treat to watch. He has performed extremely well in emotional scenes with Satya Raj.
Though Raashi Khanna has not got a meaty role, she gives ample glamour treat in songs. Satyaraj and Rao Ramesh are among the main assets of the film and they have delivered wonderful performances.
Ghibran’s music is just ok and will attract masses. Songs act as major speed breakers to the story. Mani Sharma’s background score has not added any value to the scenes. The first half of the film is very good and arresting. Director Santhosh Srinivas made sure the first half has enough romance, comedy and action scenes. Even twist before interval serves well to the overall impact of the story. While the romantic scenes between Ram and Raashi will entertain the youth, confrontation scenes between the villain groups will entertain the mass audience.
Too many confrontation scenes and excessive violence may put off the class audience. But the second half becomes predictable and emotional scenes have gone overboard. Had the director worked on a better climax, along with some more thrilling elements in the second half, Hyper would have been high on entertainment.
Overall, Hyper is a routine entertainer with a social message and it might appeal to the mass audience.