Cast: Sai Dharam Tej as Dharma Teja, Lavanya Tripathi, Ashish Vidyarthi, Sayaji Shinde, Akula Shiva, Rahul Dev, Brahmanandam, Dev Gill, Vineeth Kumar, Kasi Viswanath, Jaya Prakash Reddy, Rahul Ramakrishna etc.
Direction: VV Vinayak
Banner: CK Entertainments
Producers: C Kalyan
Music: S Thaman
Release Date: Feb 9, 2018
Sai Dharam Tej has been failing continuously to score a hit. Will Inttelligent provide him any break?
Sai Dharam Tej aka Teju (Sai Dharam Tej) is an intelligent guy since childhood and always wishes to do something for needy people. He is actually motivated by his boss Nasser who runs a software firm and also assists people through his foundation. A mafia batch warns Nasser to hand over his firm as well as foundation. When he doesn’t accept, they kill him. How Teju with his intelligent brain takes revenge on the mafia batch is rest of the story…
Inttelligent is title of the film. However, you won’t find any intelligence even in a single frame. It is yet another regular revenge drama film with zero uniqueness. Movie starts with portrayal of Sai Dharam Tej’s character since his childhood. He is a good natured guy and desires to help people around him. In fact, his boss Nassar inspires Teju to do charity works. The childhood episodes are tolerable. Then, romantic track between SDT and Lavanya Tripathi was regular and uninteresting. Jaya Prakash Reddy and Posani Krishna Murali tracks are intolerable. There is no big logic in mafia planning to take over the software company run by Nasser. SDT is called intelligent by everyone, but we can’t get to see his intelligence anywhere. How can one hack bank accounts of politicians and transfer money to other accounts. Due to sluggish narration and lack of emotions, it is unbearable to watch second half.
Sai Dharam Tej has proved his mettle in acting in his previous films. When it comes to Inttelligent, VV Vinayak didn’t force or bother him to exhibit his acting skills. Furthermore, his dances are below par, compared to his previous movies. Lavanya Tripathi is also restricted for songs. Performance and chemistry of SDT and Lavanya in remix of the classic Chamaku Chamaku Cham was pathetic. Nasser was decent as CEO of a software company and head of a charity foundation. Rahul Dev and Dev Gill were boring in regular roles of mafia dons. Ashish Vidyarthi and and Sayaji Shinde were also routine as cops. None of the comedians such as Brahmanandam, Posani Krishna Murali and Jayaprakash Reddy provided any relief.
Inttelligent is a meaningless film with old boring story and pathetic screenplay. What’s more, no single technician has done their job proficiently. Akula Shiva failed as writer as well as artist. Neither the story penned by him was engaging nor were his dialogues thought-provoking. Soul is missing in S Thaman’s music. Cinematography by S Vishweshwar was decent. Production values of CK Entertainments are middling.
Don’t dare to watch this film, even if you are a hard core fan of SDT.