ANNA(2013)

2.18/5

Reviews Counted: 14
Total Reviews: 18

92 of critics have given a rating less than 3

0
public liked it

Average Rating: 2.50/5
Reviews Counted: 1

My Review and Rating

Action-Drama-Thriller film directed by A. L. Vijay and produced by Chandra Prakash Jain, producer of Jai Hind.Thalaivaa is speculated to be the first straight film to release with the new age technology Dolby Atmos. Vijay and Amala Paul in the lead roles, and features Ragini Nandwani, Rajiv Pillai, Santhanam and Sathyaraj in supportive roles.This is the dubbed version of Tamil movie Thalaivaa- Born to Lead.

Release Date :09/08/2013

Critic Reviews (18)
Chitramala
Rating: 3.0/5
To sum it up, Anna could have been a great action entertainer, but ends up as an aboveaverage flick, thanks to the long duration which plays a powerful villain than Abhimanyu Singh.
Telugu123
Rating: 2.5/5
Anna’ is a disappointment. In fact, it is a wasted opportunity. With that kind of a story line, the film should have ended up as a solid commercial drama. But all it manages to do is drag on and on. The Box Office prospects for this film look quite bleak in Andhra Pradesh.
Cinejosh
Rating: 2.5/5
Anna is not a complete heady movie. In some portions, the flow is poignant while in some portions, it becomes very lazy. Basically, the concept taken is very serious. In order to balance the movie, AL Vijay added a good romantic track peppered with comedy of Santhanam. In fact, story begins to unfold only in pre-interval episodes. Interval bang was arousing. Then first 20 to 30 minutes of second half was also zesty.
Cineoutlook
Rating: 2.5/5
Overall, a below average movie. you may like “ Anna ” more for Vijay’s acting. It’s all very predictable and sort of lame in some areas. Without expectations we can watch this movie one time.
Myfirstshow
Rating: 2.5/5
irector AL.Vijay selected routine mass entertainer with revenge elements. Even then he could have scored a hit but failed miserably to do so. Lack of twists,lack of mass elements, unconvincing storyline, weak climax, long duration tested the patience of movie lovers. Director lacked direction and mediocre screenplay did not help the cause at all.Though Vijay came out with good performance lack of strength in the story affected the film.
Andhrawishesh
Rating: 2.5/5
Anna is not a complete political film. It gives you decent entertainment against a backdrop of violence. Despite lack of much fighting, Anna is a worthy one time watch.
Greatandhra
Rating: 2.0/5
Director failed in all the ways in projecting the protagonist as hero. The love track in first half need not be made so lengthy. He could have given interval 20 minutes before itself. The director couldn’t reach the expectations even with second half by giving real elevation for Anna.
Gulte
Rating: 2.0/5
he film's length is about three hours. There is so much lag between the scenes (which should have edited out) that would test the patience of audience. This movie should be better with a remote in hand and finger on the Fast Forward button. Vijay's diehard fans may like it, but for others Anna is a disappointment. The dubbing rights holders may enter safe zone due to low costs and good season without competition from Telugu films.
Searchandhra
Rating: 2.0/5
The film has all the elements to turn it as a mass entertainer. However director completely failed to elevate the heroism of Vijay. Interval bang is good but there are many scenes that test the patience of viewers. There is lot of lag between various scenes. Except for Vijay fans it is complete disappointment for movie lovers.
apherald
Rating: 2.0/5
As you walk out of the cinema hall having watched 'Anna', you feel sorry for the film, since this was one that probably had tremendous potentials, but which failed to evolve into an exciting film on screen. Everything feels mediocre barring the acting, and for once, even the twists seem uninspiring. Story has some similarities with films like "Andhrawala", "Sarkar", "Shankam" and "Rebel" over the basic storyline. The entire script is devised to cater mass and class audiences.
Tolly9
Rating: 2.0/5
tar cast has done well in this movie, but surprisingly technical crew falls short of expectations. There are few big names in the technical team, but Anna is not a product of their standards. Nirav Shah's cinematography is average. Editing is not up to the mark. Music by GV Prakash is a total let down. His background score is alright though.
SupergoodMovies
Rating: 2.0/5
Vijay's "Anna" is not a complete movie. It is not a worthy watch and it is just one time watch. You may not satisfy with this flick.
BharatStudent
Rating: 2.0/5
It is not sufficient to have a good concept and storyline. One should also have the right knack of conceiving it onto screen and make it engrossing. This didn’t happen for the film. The first half goes about with elements of romance, comedy and some songs while the interval bang was alright.
AndhraHeadlines
Rating: 1.0/5
The film is a routine revenge formula and there were rumours that it is the sequel for Nayakudu. Director Vijay planned to make an action thriller but he killed the entire script with routine screenplay and poor direction. Lack of twists in the film turned into a poor dud.
OneIndia
Rating: --
Born to Lead is an action thriller with all masala elements to woo the Telugu audience. Vijay's performance is the main attraction of the film. GV Prakash's music, Nirav Shah's picturisation, Santhanam's comedy, stylishly choreographed action and dance sequences, beautiful locales, costumes and art work are its other highlights. The tried and tested story, dragging narration in the second half and unmatchable background score in a few scenes are its main drawbacks.
SouthNews
Rating: --
'Anna' is a disappointment. In fact, it is a wasted opportunity. With that kind of a story line, the film should have ended up as a solid commercial drama. But all it manages to do is drag on and on. The Box Office prospects for this film look quite bleak in Andhra Pradesh.
The Hindu
Rating: --
There are a number of things to like about this film — performances, music and cinematography in particular. The story, though, is rehashed from old hits and the execution is far from satisfying. This is neither an action drama nor a mass masala. It’s somewhere in between. A few moments keep you at the edge of your seat
FilmCircle
Rating: --
Technically the film is a real feat, with the kind of camera work & fast paced editing by Nirav Shah and Anthony, respectively, which capture the raw nature of the non-urbanized sections of Mumbai. The film emits a generally sober tone in its colors and costumes while in India, except for the songs, and that coupled with generally realistic looking action sequences by Silva make for a more adult entertainer.
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    Ragavan Ragu
    good movie of this year
    August 09, 2013
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