Earlier this year, the much-loved Ravi Teja received some bad news when Nela Ticket opened to a lukewarm response at the box office and ended up being a commercial failure. Directed by Kalyan Krishna, the action-comedy failed to impress the critics as well and received disappointing reviews from them. With the setback behind him, the ‘Mass Maharaja’ is back in the news because of his latest film Amar Akbar Anthony.
Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja eases a bit of his mass attitude and gets into a class avatar. Even the mass moments are relatively subdued in the character of Akbar. Yes, there is variation in his character and specific personalities he portrays, but the wow factor is missing. The director fails to exploit the unique character properly and what we are left with is just a gimmick that is made only to feel that nothing routine is attempted. It is a big chance missed by the star and the director to make a memorable impression on the audience.
According to this fan, Ravi Teja has delivered a solid performance in Amar Akbar Anthony and proved that he is truly the ‘Mass Maharaja’ of Tollywood. His comic timing seems to be spot on.