Cast: Venkatesh, Tamannah, Varun Tej, Mehreen, Murali Sharma, Rajendra Prasad, Vennela Kishore
Director: Anil Ravipudi
Produced By: Dil Raju
Release Date: May 27th, 2022
F3 is finally in front of the audience after months of delays and multiple hiccups. Anil Ravipudi and the entire unit have been extremely confident of the product. The team has continuously stated that this film will provide twice the entertainment that F2 provided. Venkatesh and Varun Tej are returing to their original roles and so are Tamannah and Mehreen. Did this star-studded cast succeed in surpassing the magic of its prequel? Let’s find out.
Story: F3 follows the story of Venky (Venkatesh) and Varun Yadav (Varun Tej) who lead a dissatisfied life and aim to earn big through get rich quick methods. Venky suffers from night blindness while Varun has stammering issues. On coming across Murali Sharma who is a rich industrialist in Vizianagaram, they plot their schemes and try to get rich. Do they succeed and what comedy of errors take place over the next couple of hours is what the plot is about.
Performances: Venkatesh is the main pillar of the movie and is terrific in his comedy timing and overall performance. He carries the film through its low moments as well and ensures the tempo of the movie remains smooth. Varun Tej is fine as the second fiddle to Venky but the track with his constant stammering is a tad bit irritating and quite juvenile. Tamannah and Mehreen along with their families have got meaty roles and are present for a major chunk of the movie and Tamannah as Harika impresses with her comic angle. Sunil’s comedy is good but not on par with the expectations. Rajendra Prasad’s scenes work well in 1st half while Vennela Kishore and other characters are not established well enough and the comedy falls flat on multiple occasions.
Analysis: F3 is exactly what it looks like from the outside and never pretends to be an intellectual comedy aimed at A centers. The slapstick comedy in the film derived from the lead character’s disability and certain illogical scenes might appeal to the majority while others may cringe at the occasional absurdity of the plot.
- All lead characters’ performance
- First Half
- Poor execution of the core plot
- Certain half baked and illogical scenes
- Lags in the second half
Verdict: F3 is a half-baked entertainer which might appeal to some. A few blocks in the movie worked well and a few ended up being quite boring. The story plot was executed badly and in a rushed manner. With a silly screenplay in the 2nd half, the movie fails to realize its true potential. Overall the film is aimed at mass and family audiences and after a series of action films, a comedy entertainer is exactly the need of the hour and it might ride strong on that wave.