Tirupathi is a happy-go-lucky guy, who aspires to become a police officer and just when it looks like his dream will never come true, fate has other plans for him. He's approached by West Bengal's Home Minister to step into the shoes of Baldev Sahay, a police officer in Kolkata, to capture a criminal. The rest of the story follows the journey of Tirupathi and when happens when he comes to know the truth behind Baldev.
Movie Review :
It would seem that Ravi Teja cannot go wrong when he's in great form and his exuberance more than makes up for all that might have gone for a toss in the film. However, when it comes to his latest film, Power, there's a catch. The film is a fine example to show what happens when an immovable object meets an unstoppable force. And the immovable object in this context is quite clearly the story, which is bogged down by the burden of multiple subplots it tries to carry. The film's second half, in particular, lacks steam despite featuring some of the best shot sequences in the entire film.
The film begins with the introduction of Tirupathi (Ravi Teja), a happy-go-lucky guy, whose sole aim in life is to become a police officer. He lives with his brother-in-law, played by Brahmanandam, who is a police officer and every now and then, he steps into his brother-in-law's shoes to live his dream, albeit for a short period of time. One day, his life takes a dramatic turn when the Home Minister of West Bengal requests him to come to Kolkata and pretend to be ACP Baldev Sahay. And it turns out that both of them like very similar and this move leads Tirupathi through several twists and turns.
Directed by K S Ravindra, the film gives ample scope to Ravi Teja to flex his muscles, besides bring the roof down with his gags. For most part of the film, the seriousness with which he approaches both his characters keeps the proceedings going. And truth be told, it's a treat to watch him play the role of a serious cop, just like he did in Vikramarkudu. Ironically, there's a heavy hangover of some of Ravi Teja's earlier hits like Venky, Vikramarkudu and Balupu in this film, which turns out to be its biggest drawback. On top of that, the film is a tad too formulaic almost till the end. The lead actresses Hansika and Regina have very little to offer to the main story. Among others, Saptagiri and Sampath steal the show within their limited screen time, whereas Brahmanandam finds himself repeating what he has been doing for the past several years.
The first half of the film is entertaining and then, in the second half, the onus falls upon Ravi Teja's shoulders to carry the film with his power-packed performance. The climax is mighty disappointing and it's anybody's guess why the film feels longer than what the runtime is. In the end, Power is like all mix fruit juice. You know exactly what ingredients have been used to make it and what their source is, but the deja vu is too strong to shake it off your mind.