“EK Niranjan” directed by Puri Jagannath has tried to re-create the same magic that Pokkiri had achieved couple of years with this Prabhas & Kangana Ranauat starrer but in the end he has not been as successful as he would have liked. Puri Jagannath who is known for his racy screenplay accompanied by razor sharp dialogues in his action flicks are present in this movie but not of top quality.

Chottu (Prabhas) gets separated from his parents at a very young age grows up being a beggar to a police helper wherein he will chase the criminals handcuff them and handover to the police for a meager bounty. Though estranged from his parents (played by Tanikella and Sangeetha)he continues to search them  but of no avail.

Sameera (Kangana Ranauat) a guitar teacher meets Chottu when he comes in search of her brother who is wanted by police for his connection with a local don Johnny Bhai (Sonu Sood). After few meetings love blossoms between the two and their affair takes a separate track deviating the viewers from the main story.

The main storyline revolves around Johnny Bhai who hires a killer to assassinate a minister. When the killer gets captured by the police things get complicated for him and when he decides to clear the hindrances Chottu intervenes and the cat and mouse game begins.

Prabhas looks energetic throughout the movie while Kangana Ranauat who makes her debut in Tollywood looks refreshing. Sonu Sood as the perverted villain along with his timely comedy dialogues is a refreshing change to see from a man who had portrayed the role of a dreaded villain in Arundhati.

Music by Manisharma is of mediocre quality except for the “Ek Niranjan” song. Puri Jagannath has his trademark style of story telling complimented by powerful dialogues which are present to an extent in this movie but the main ingredient which happens to be the screenplay takes a beating especially in the second half.

Brahmanandham along with Ali and Abhinaya Sri are supposed to have provided a comedy feast but they turn out to be irritants of the movie which could have been avoided.

On the whole “Ek Niranjan” is an ordinary masala fare.

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