Sunday 26 March 2017
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‘ISM’ Movie Review


Cast : Kalyan Ram, Aditi Arya, Jagapati Babu
Director : Puri Jagannadh
Producers : Nandamuri Kalyan Ram
Music Director : Anup Rubens
Release date : October 21, 2016



The Main highlight for the movie and the talking point even before the release was Kalyan Ram’s makeover for the movie with his stylish looks and six pack body, he managed to get good attention for the movie. The action entertainer which is directed by Puri Jagan has finally released today and let’s see whether Kalyan impresses in his new avatar or not.


Satya Marthanda(Kalyan Ram) is an easy going guy based in Europe. He falls in love with Alia(Aditi Arya) who is the daughter of a Underworld don Javed Bhai(Jagapathi Babu).

Satya tries to impress Alia with his antics and finally when she accepts him, they both decide to take consent from her Father Javed Bhai and there comes the twist in the story.

Javed Bhai accepts Satya and asks him to meet him, but Satya ditches both Alia and Javed Bhai and leaves to India. Who is Satya ? Why did he trap Javed Bhai’s daughter ? How is Satya connected to Javed Bhai ?,  and what is the flash back story behind all this ? To know answers to these questions, you need to watch ISM on the big screen.


Kalyan Ram’s performance
Production values


Predictable story
Jagapathi Babu’s role
Slow narration at times

Technical Aspects:

Production values by NTR Arts are top notch. The visuals in the film are stunning and it showcases the film in a completely new light. Puri Jagan has succeeded in showcasing the tense court scene moments in a gripping way.

Editing is sharp and the artwork is also good. Music by Anup Rubens is just about average but his background score elevates many scenes quite nicely.

Coming to the director Puri Jagan, he has done a good job with the film. The way he has narrated the story in an interesting way and showcased Kalyan Ram needs a special mention. Had he handled the second half and ended the film after the court scene things would have been superb for the film.

Final Verdict:

It has to be said that this is brave attempt from Puri and Kalyan Ram which has a good storyline but light hearted scenes. Kalyan Ram’s stunning performance, first half, and a gripping pre-climax are major assets  for the film. If you ignore the climax and some scenes with no importance, ISM will surely impress those who love hardcore commercial entertainers with a good message.

Telugudaily Rating: 3.0 Stars (3.0 / 5)