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Phailwan Movie Review, Ratings

- 2/5
Phailwan Movie Review, Ratings

What Is Good

  • BGM
  • Sudeep
  • Cinematography
  • Art Direction

What Is Bad

  • Second Half
  • Unwanted scenes
  • Dragging Climax
  • Songs
  • Dubbed movie feel
Bottom Line: A Half Baked Sports Drama with lots of unwanted stuff tucked in


Actor Sudeep who has been popular among Tollywood audience with movies like SS Rajamouli movies like Eega and Baahubali The Beginning and he has now returned to meet Tollywood audience with his multilingual movie Pailwaan directed by debutant Krishna. Here's team AP Herald's first on net Pailwaan review.

Krishna(Sudeep) is an orphan brought up by wrestling expert Sarkar(Sunil Shetty) and he trains Krishna to win the national championship. But Krishna loses focus on his  goal and falls in love with Akanksha Singh which angers Sarkar who throws Krishna out of his life. Did Krishna make a return to his  target and win back Sarkar by winning the boxing championship is what the movie is all about.  

Star Performance

Sudeep gives his heart and soul for the movie and his dedication is visible in the action episodes with his chiselled physique and his emotional act is also good as he has  expressed convincingly. Akansha Singh gets a meaty role and performs well while Suniel Shetty is impressive in the supporting role. Kabir Duhan Singh is menacing, and Sushanth Singh is adequate.

Techinical Team

Arjun Janya's background score is pulsating while none of his songs make much impact, while the movie has top notch cinematography by Karunakara who captures the action episodes impressively. Editing by Ruben could have been better, chopping off several unnecessary dragged episodes.


Debutant Krishna has come up with a routine theme of an underdog fighting his way to success and has solely relied on Sudeep to succeed. The actor has come up with a spirited performance throughout the movie ably supported by Suniel Shetty and Akanksha Singh. While the first half moves with melodrama and Sarkar - Krishna sentiment angle and unnecessary dragged romantic portions, the second half is filled with predictable action episodes and ultimately culminates with a good end. With good technical support and Sudeep's stunning act, Pailwaan is a decent can watch.

Cast & Crew

3 / 5 - 1526
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