Antariksham 9000 KMPH Movie Review


Release Date  : 21/12/2018

Genre              : Adventure, Sci-Fi

Cast                   : Varun Tej, Aditi Rao, Lavanya Tripathi, Satyadev

Director          : Sankalp Reddy

Duration         : 2 hrs 05 mins

Language        : Telugu

After pushing the envelope of Telugu cinema with a submarine film Ghazi, talented director Sankalp Reddy is now ready with a space thriller for an audience with Antariksham 9000kmph. However, the extent to which he follows makes the movie come across as formulaic at times. Director needs a Hi-Fi for attempting a genre never tried in Tollywood.

The movie starts off in a Ground Space center based out of Andhra Pradesh and Mihira, a satellite, loses track and has the potential to wreath havoc bringing down global communication systems. A team of astronauts led by Dev (Varun Tej) have to course correct the satellite that has lost its direction. If not done in time the entire world could lose connectivity. Riya (Aditya Rao Hydari) goes in search of Dev (Varun Tej) who used to work in the Space center 5 years back and quit due to some personal tragedy. Lavanya Tripati portrays as lady love for Dev in the flashback.

Irrespective of the result, Varun keeps trying different genres. Aditya Rao Hydari gets a good role and impresses as an astronaut. Lavanya Tripati gets a very short role in the first half. Rahman, who acted as the director of Space center does well. Srinivas Avasarala as manager in Space center gets an important role. Sankalp Reddy does a decent job as a director and sticks to the theme without adding unnecessary elements. The movie certainly deserves accolades for the attempt, commercially it might find limited appeal. Go watch it for a space experience.