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Times of India
Special Task Force ACP Mahankali is a man with a mission. He is determined to wipe out the underworld goons and put an end to their activities in the old city of Hyderabad
: A murder a minute. And it's a torture every second. Would you bear it? At last count, as per the villain's count, our protagonist is credited with killing as many as 140 people. The number actually goes up in the climax. Killing. Killing. And killing. That is the only thing that happens all through the movie. All because, Mahakali (Rajasekhar) had the advantage of wearing a police uniform and has access to police weapons. No, he does not have a licence to kill, but director Jeevitha Rajasekhar, is more than happy to make a trigger-happy cop out of husband, the `once-upon-a-time angry young man' of the Telugu silver screen.
Special Task Force ACP Mahankali is a man with a mission. He is determined to wipe out the underworld goons and put an end to their activities in the old city of Hyderabad. While one proclaims himself the uncrowned King, the other, the bigger criminal Harshad bhai (Pradeep Rawat) who operates from Dubai is also responsible for the bomb blasts at Gokul chat and Lumbini park, we are informed.
Such is the obsession for Mahankali to kill members of both the gangs that he does not hesitate to even befriend one of them - just so that he can go on a killing spree.
It's not an easy task though, as in the course of his work, he even shows his arrogance by giving rash replies to his boss - the city police commissioner Anand Rao (Chalapathi Rao). Well, the police commissioner has to put up with his reckless subordinate because of the name Mahankali earns as an encounter specialist. But when time comes and an opportunity is provided on a golden platter, an enquiry is ordered into the activities of Mahankali. The man is stripped of his uniform and is thrown in jail.
In due course, he comes out of jail, thanks to the help of the very don in Dubai that he is after. But Mahankali's being what he is, much continue with his mission. And so we have him use his weapon for the rest of the film.
By the way, perhaps director Jeevitha Rajasekhar forgot that there is an institution called the judiciary and it is the courts which have to mete out punishment to criminals. The job of the police is to arrest them and produce the culprits before the courts. Thanks to the liberty that the director gives him, the protagonist Rajasekhar kills practically every one he wishes to in an encounter. I survived Rajasekhar to tell you the story and `pencounter' him.
There are no larger than life characters, no punch dialogues, no forced comedy tracks or even a jaw dropping climax fight. It is a no-frills-attached entertainer that keeps things simple. It has a straight forward story line, great acting, melodious music and pleasing visuals.