Player Telugu Movie Review and Rating


Continuing the trend of low-budget films, “Player” directed by Gnanasagar has hit the screens. Let’s delve into how this film fares.


“Player,” a Telugu film released on October 30, 2015, directed by Gnanasagar, attempts to bring a unique casino backdrop to the audience. Despite its intriguing premise, the film struggles with a predictable
storyline and lackluster execution. With a rating of 2.5/5, the movie features Praveen Raj, Sahi, and Nagineedu in pivotal roles. While the first half holds some promise, the second half fails to maintain the momentum, making it an average watch.

Jayadev (Praveen Raj) is a young man who travels to Bangkok for his graduate studies. He enrolls in a high school where he befriends his teacher, Michael (Nagineedu). Recognizing Jayadev’s mathematical prowess, Michael persuades him to engage in card counting at casinos to earn money. Jayadev, enticed by the prospect of wealth, follows Michael’s lead and amasses a significant amount of money. However, he soon uncovers a shocking truth about his father’s connection to the dangerous Michael. The rest of the story revolves around Jayadev’s quest to escape Michael’s clutches and seek revenge for his father.
Positive Aspects

Unique Setting: The casino backdrop is a refreshing change for a Telugu film. The depiction of various casino games is well-executed.
Climax: The climax is handled well, providing a satisfactory conclusion.
Performances: Praveen Raj delivers a decent performance, while Nagineedu excels in his dual role as a teacher and a player.
First Half: The first half of the film is engaging with interesting scenes centered around card counting.

Negative Aspects

Predictable Storyline: Despite the unique setting, the story is routine and predictable.
Lack of Clarity: The card game techniques could have been explained better for a clearer understanding.
Second Half: The second half lacks impactful scenes and fails to create an emotional connection with the audience.
Dubbing Issues: The dubbing for the hero is subpar, affecting the overall viewing experience.
One-Dimensional Plot: The film focuses on a single agenda, neglecting other important aspects.

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