Anveshi, featuring Ananya Nagalla, Vijay Dharan Datla, and Simran Gupta in pivotal roles and directed by VJ Khanna, hit the screens today. Here’s a look at the film:
Driven by her father’s wish, Dr. Anu (Ananya Nagalla) establishes a hospital in her hometown, only to face tragedy when the hospital mysteriously catches fire, resulting in the deaths of Anu and her father. As murders unfold near the hospital site, Vikram (Vijay Dharan Datla) sets out to unravel the mystery behind the deaths, forming the core of the plot.
Impressive performances by Vijay Dharan Datla, Simran Gupta, and Ananya Nagalla, with Ajay Ghosh stealing the show. Vijay Dharan exhibits confidence, and certain elements like forest scenes and the hero’s pursuit add some merit to the film.
Anveshi falters in creating a gripping narrative, lacking thrilling moments. The screenplay in the first half is slow and filled with dull scenes. The introduction of characters and the conflict point takes excessive time. The resolution of the villain’s character lacks impact, and attempts at humor are inconsistent. The storyline is simple, and the narration is routine, with the second half offering only marginal improvement.
Chaitan Bharadwaj’s background score is noteworthy, KK Rao’s cinematography stands out, and editing is passable. Director VJ Khanna succeeds in executing the climax and action sequences but falls short in other aspects.
Anveshi, despite commendable performances by the main cast, disappoints as a thriller. With a weak screenplay, slow pacing, and lackluster storytelling, it fails to meet expectations. While certain technical aspects shine, they aren’t enough to salvage the overall viewing experience.