Krack Review: A ‘Mass’ive Entertainer

January 12, 2021 17:19: PM

Movie: Krack

Rating: 3.5/5

Released On: January 08, 2021

Banner: Saraswathi Films Division

Producer: B Madhu

Director: Gopichand Manlineni

Cinematography: GK Vishnu

Music: S Thaman

Editing: Naveen Nooli

Cast: Ravi Teja, Shruti Haasan, Samuthirakani, Varalaxmi Sarath Kumar, Sudhakar Komakula, and Vamsee Chaganti.

‘Krack’ starring Ravi Teja and Shruti Haasan hit the screens on the 9th of January after facing few glitches. The Gopichand Malineni’s mass entertainer clicked with the audience who waited for long at the theatres for its release. The shows ran housefull thereafter and also the positive response made the movie stand sound at the box-office during the following days as well.


The story revolves around the cranky cop ‘Veera Shankar’ played by Ravi Teja. The violent upright police officer who nails down the criminals with his own exaggerated ways lives his life happily with his wife and a kid.  Then the real challenges come on his way when his colleague gets killed in Ongole. There, Veera Shankar gets to meet the main antagonist of the film ‘Katari Krishna’ played by Samuthirakani who enjoys full control over the system with the support of his lover ‘Jayamma’ played by Varalakshmi Sharat Kumar. How the confrontation between Veera Shankar and the antagonists unfolds is the rest of the story.

Technical Aspects

Director Gopichand Malineni ensured that the power of ‘Mass Maharaja’ is well depicted since the introduction. Through this, he strongly conveys that the film centers on his characterization and it did work for the film. Though sometimes, it might look getting overboard or illogical, the director played his cards well in unleashing the story with few twists in the screenplay. GK Vishnu’s camera work gave a glossy rich look to the movie. Sai Madhav Burra’s dialogues complemented the cranky Ravi Teja’s character and used his pen aptly for a mass entertainer. Action sequences are important for a mass movie and Ram Laxman did a fantastic job. Thaman’s music is good if not exceptional and Naveen Nooli’s editing is fine.

Artistes performances

Ravi Teja is fondly called ‘Mass Maharaja’ by his fans but he failed to deliver and live up to his image in the recent films. But he gave a blasting performance in ‘Krack. Certainly, he makes his fans go crazy at times with his powerful portrayal as a tough cop. So, Ravi is back where he belongs with this movie. Shruti Haasan is a pleasant surprise in the second half. Importantly, Samuthirakani and Vijayalakshmi Sarathkumar gave a new dimension to the film with their incredible performances as antagonists.


  • Ravi Teja’s Performance
  • Cinematography
  • Mass Elements

Final Verdict

Keep the logic away to completely immerse in the joy of watching a pure commercial entertainer.