Mahesh Babu is back and this time he has chosen an action film. Athiratha has a very contemporary and relevant subject. It is about the problem of fake marks cards and question papers. Babu has handled it like a pro and given a film that should get full marks at the box office.
Chetan plays the lead role and his character is that of a reporter. The reporter is waiting for a big ticket chance. But he has to confront a dangerous and mindblowing crime involving a gang. Using fake marks cards and certificates and using it for other illegal activities, a gang has amassed a large amount of money. Chetan unravels it. But he is caught in the whirlpool and has to save himself first. How he manages to expose the crime and at the same time save himself forms the rest of the story.
Athiratha is an action fuelled ride that takes the audience on a thrilling ride from the word go. Most of the first half is a romance story between Chetan and Latha Hegde. But once the issue of the gang and the fake degree certificates enter, it is an action packed thriller and suspense ride.
Chetan and Latha Hegde have done a good job. Kabir Duhan Singh plays the main villain in the film. He makes an impressive peformance. There is also good supporting cast in the form of Avinash, Achyuth and Sadhu Kokila.
The second half of the film is especially good with a number of twists and turns in the plot. Sadhu Kokila's son has made his debut as a composer in this film and there are two good melodies he has given. The various twists and turns in the story in the second half is a bit confusing for some but it reveals a very good command over the mystery element by the director.
Athiratha is a welcome break from the routine commercial films. It has a good story to boast of and makes you think for a change. Don't miss to watch this thriller.