“Thank You,” the gratitude story, featuring Naga Chaitanya in the lead role, looked fresh with the trailer. Although there was very little buzz surrounding the film, it got decent openings in theaters. Let’s see how the movie fares at the box office.
Abhiram (Naga Chaitanya) is a self-centered individual who achieves great success in the field of business after going through difficult phases early in his life. After achieving his dream, Abhi turns out to be a self-centered and workaholic person who is impervious to other people’s feelings. During his journey, he meets Priya (Rashi Khanna) who supports him financially and is part of his successful life. But, his selfish attitude keeps him away from his loved ones. Such an emotional incident makes him realize the importance of expressing his gratitude to everyone who knowingly or unknowingly helped him during his difficult times. So he embarks on a tour to express his gratitude to everyone who supported him during his difficult times. The rest of the story is how Abhiram comes to his senses and meets all his friends and foes who have been part of his journey.
Director Vikram Kumar, who was desperate for success, released sensible content. Trailers and teasers for “Thank You” are filled with too much chic and emotional content. There are no mass or attractive elements in the promotional content. Suddenly, because of all these factors, expectations are much lower on the film. As expected, Vikram Kumar offered an emotional journey that chronicles different stages of Abhiram played by Naga Chaitanya. However, he succeeded with his performance which is not enough to salvage this rudderless drama without a proper mission.
Heroes who go into deep introspection and correct themselves is a theme that has been overused many times in Telugu cinema. And, “Thank you” once again takes up the same routine pattern. Only a few moments in the first half hour are worth watching while the rest of the film is nothing but a deep disappointment that is hard to sit down in its entirety.
Merci is a story of gratitude and emotions. Naga Chaitanya is the only runner in the show with the best performance in all three shades. Those interested in watching such a genre can give it a try.
Naga Chaitanya gave a very good performance as Abhiram in the film. He completely excelled in all three shades of the character. He added a lot of weight to the character with his extreme acting, thus adding beauty to the character’s exposition. Chay looks fresh in every part of the film.
Raashii Khanna as Priya gets a very emotional role. She is perfect for her role. Raashii keeps his kindness aside and again falls into the ocean of tears. Malvika Nair is the cutest of all the actresses in the film. She also does well in acting. Avika Gor also justifies her role. Sai Sushanth Reddy and Prakash Raj deliver notable and appreciable performances.
Vikram K Kumar brings the perfect execution to this moving story with all the technical values. He handled the storytelling in the best possible way. The storyline looks very interesting. The connection of flashback moments with present tense is handled so well. The idea of the story to present a character’s journey through introspection always wins the hearts of the audience. BVS Ravi builds on this point and continues the procedure by rotating the story for 2 hours, staying on the same theme. Many moments in the first half of the film are so adorable. Coming to the second half of the film, the emotional scenes are very much connected, especially the climactic part between Chay and Raashii. One of the strengths of the film is the dialogue. They are very meaningful to the characters and connect to the audience. Mahesh Babu’s reference in introducing Chaitanya as a Superstar fan is garnering immense excitement and love in theaters.
PC Sreeram is the film’s off-screen hero. His visuals are an absolute pleasure to watch. His frames connect with the audience, as well as the characters. The visuals introduce us to the characters in the best way and keep us moving. Thaman S disappoints slightly with his background score. His magic is absent throughout the film.
Performance of Naga Chaitanya
Some scenes from the first half and the climax
The visuals of PC Sreeram
Routine story and weak narration
Scoreless Second Half
Lack of appropriate entertainment