‘AGENT’ movie Rating: 2.5/5
Cast: Akhil Akkineni, Sakshi Vaidya, Mammotty, Urvashi Rautela and others
Producer: Ram Sunkara
Directed by: Surender Reddy
Release Date: April 28, 2023
“Agent” Review: A Standard Spy Setup Elevated by Akhil’s Portrayal
Akhil Akkineni dreams of becoming a spy, but after being rejected three times by the RAW, he resorts to hacking. His target? RAW chief Mahadev, also known as “The Devil.” After successfully infiltrating Mahadev’s system, Akhil finally catches the Devil’s attention. But instead of punishing him, Mahadev secretly appoints Akhil on a mission to prevent a catastrophic plan set in motion by a mysterious figure known only as “God.”As Akhil sets out to stop God and uncover his sinister plan, he finds himself embroiled in a dangerous game of espionage and betrayal.Will Akhil be able to stop God before it’s too late? And what is the true relationship between God and Mahadev?
The first part of “Agent” follows the familiar setup and premise of the Spy genre. However, it is the portrayal of the lead character Akhil that makes all the difference. His performance elevates what would otherwise be a typical interval block.
The second half of the movie, while supported by a huge budget and competent sound editing, fails to impress with its somewhat unimpressive storyline. The director’s attempt to make Akhil’s character distinct falls short as it comes off as mediocre. Moreover, director Surendar Reddy has not been able to produce any memorable scenes to date.
Akhil Akkineni has landed a remarkable role in the latest movie directed by Surender Reddy. The character arc designed by the director differs greatly from Akhil’s previous roles, making it a delight for the audience to witness his performance, especially during the action sequences. An excellent transformation and effort by Akhil for this unique role is worth praising. Surender Reddy has also brought out the fantastic dancer in Akhil, making this a treat for his fans.
Mammootty, the Malayalam Megastar, has received a decent role in the same movie. Audience viewing might get confused about whether he is playing the character of a RAW chief or a villain, which adds to the intrigue of his character. The star hero also lends his voice to the character, which is a nice touch.
Although Sakshi Vaidya has limited scenes with Akhil, their chemistry is good and enjoyable to watch.
In conclusion, “Agent” is worth a watch for Akhil’s performance, but don’t expect too much from the rest of the movie.