Telugu movie Paisa review: Nani excels in sub-par film

Published Feb 9, 2014, 6:38 pm IST
Updated Jan 10, 2016, 8:38 am IST
The film might disappoint, but you can watch it for Nani's brilliant acting.

Cast: Nani, Catherine Tresa, Siddhika Sharma, Charan Raj, Raja Raveendra and Duvvasi Mohan
Director: Krishna Vamsi
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5

After an inordinate delay, director Krishna Vamsi’s film Paisa, has finally hit the movie theatres. The film stars Nani in the lead with Catherine Tresa and Siddhika Sharma.

Prakash (Nani) is a local model living in old city who dreams of being rich. Noor (Catherine Tresa), a Muslim girl residing in his neighbourhood, loves him. But Prakash has set his heart on the beautiful Sweety (Siddhika Sharma), daughter of a rich and powerful minister (Charan Raj). Both become good friends.


Meanwhile, Noor’s family is in financial trouble and to come out of it Noor agrees to marry an old Dubai Sheikh. Prakash comes to Noor’s rescue by jeopardising her marriage and escaping with her in a van. This incident brings about the twist in the plot as Prakash soon discovers a bag containing Rs 50 crores in the van. It is around this bagful of money that the entire movie revolves.

Nani does a superb job as the old city boy. His fantastic portrayal of emotions makes the film worth watching. Catherine, besides looking good, manages to give a decent performance. She doesn’t have many dialogues and has mostly emoted through facial expressions. Siddhika adds oomph. Raja Raveendra, as a bad a cop impresses.

Krishna Vamsi, unlike his earlier films, does not give attention to the emotional details making the storyline appear routine. His direction is lacking in many aspects making this one not one of his bests.

The predictability of the plot is further marred by logical loopholes. The music by Sai Karthik is okay and the songs have been picturised in a typical Krishna Vamsi style.

Verdict – Film might disappoint, but you can watch it for Nani.

Location: Andhra Pradesh