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03 Nov, 2017 2 hrs 38 mins U/A
Rajasekhar, Pooja Kumar, Kishore, Shraddha Das, Kishore Kumar, Sunny Leone
Synopsis
If you are looking for an action flick sans the typical fare associated with commercial flicks such as songs, dances, comedy, romance etc, then Garuda Vega might just appeal to you.
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  • Times of India
PSV Garuda Vega Story : A dedicated NIA officer is torn between love for his family and his duty. On the brink of sacrificing his career for his family, he stumbles upon a plot with international ramifications. Does he stick to his decision to quit or will the call of duty prove too strong for him?

PSV Garuda Vega Review : NIA officer Chandrasekhar (Dr Rajasekhar) is on the verge of being divorced by his wife Swathi (Pooja Kumar) as he tends to put his duty ahead of everything else. Following a counselling session, Swathi agrees to give him one more opportunity to get their relationship back on track. Meanwhile, a hacker Niranjan (Adith) is being pursued by assassins. At the same time, Chandrasekhar stumbles upon a professional hit man whose trail leads him to the perpetrators of a scam unprecedented in the nation's history. How is the hacker related to the dangerous scamsters? What is their plan and does Chandrasekhar succeed in preventing them from carrying out their evil designs -- that forms the rest of the story.

At the outset, it has to be said that PSV Garuda Vega is a no-nonsense film. The film was touted as an action entertainer and it lives up to its promise. Having said that, it is definitely not your run-of-the-mill kind of stuff.

The first half of the film replete with fast-paced chase sequences and action scenes manages to keep you on the edge of your seat. For instance, the introductory scene where the hacker manages to break free from assassins by diving into a river from a running train or the episode in which Shekhar and his team detect a bomb planted with the intention of killing a politician Pratap Reddy (Posani Krishna Murali) and defuse it in time, has been beautifully conceived and executed by director Praveen Sattaru.

The second half of the proceedings are entirely taken up in Rajasekhar tracking down the nexus between the hacker, the politicians and an international cartel. This is where troubles for the film begin. The second half pales in comparison to the first as, those who do not understand the digital world or the way of hackers, find it a bit difficult to stay with the story. In that sense, it can be said that the plot is a bit ahead of its time or perhaps, the audience. Nevertheless, there is a consistency in the quality of execution.

Dr Rajasekhar as Chandrasekhar pulls off his role with consummate ease. There are no over-the-board action-sequences for him. Adith as the hacker gets nearly a full-length role and he capitalises on the opportunity. Pooja Kumar as Swathi, gets a role similar to the one she did in Vishwaroopam in which she is unaware of the true nature of her husband's work, the only difference being the marital discord between her and Shekhar in this film. Shraddha Das is seen as a journalist in the film and there is nothing remarkable about her character. Bigg Boss finalist Aadarsh Balakrishna makes an appearance as a killer. He looks stylish but it is not a meaty role and he has just this one odd-dialogue or two in the film. whereas Nasser as the boss of Rajasekhar, Posani Krishna Murali as politician Pratap Reddy and Kishore as the villain George, figure in the list of 'also-ran'.

The camera work in the film is good, the exotic locales are pleasing on the eye. The background music score is apt and the stunts are also well-designed. There are two songs in the film: a melodious number delineating the relationship between Swathi and Shekhar and a special song on Sunny Leone, a foot-tapping number. For someone who has made films like Life Before Wedding, Chandamama Kathalu and Guntur Talkies , director Praveen Sattaru makes the transition to action, quite well. He proves that he is adept at handling this genre. The basic premise of the film is not just about action, it requires a certain level of intellect to be able to follow it, though in all fairness, the director has tried his best to simplify it. But if you are looking for an action flick sans the typical fare associated with commercial flicks such as songs, dances, comedy, romance etc, then Garuda Vega might just appeal to you.

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Avg Users’ Rating 3.5/5 ( 33 users )
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shivananda
Superb movie
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shivananda
Superb movie as per indian standards
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Freya Delhi
Nice to watch
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