Praveen Sattaru is the writer and director of the action thriller The Ghost, which will be released in 2022. In addition to Gul Panag, Anikha Surendran, Manish Chaudhari, Ravi Varma, and Srikanth Iyengar, who play supporting roles, the movie stars Nagarjuna and Sonal Chauhan. The movie was filmed in Dubai, Hyderabad, and Ooty between February 2021 and August 2022 for principal photography. On October 5, 2022, The Ghost was released in theatres all around the world. Critics gave it poor reviews.
King Nagarjuna is most recognized for his innovative and experimental cinematography. He has always given it his best when it comes to introducing new genres of movies to Tollywood. This time, he collaborated with director Praveen Sattaru on the new action thriller movie, The Ghost.
Characters and Cast
- Vikram is played by Nagarjuna.
Akkineni Nagarjuna Rao, better known by his stage name Nagarjuna, is an Indian actor, producer, television host, and businessman. He was born on August 29, 1959. Nagarjuna has starred in more than 100 films, most of which are in the Telugu language, in addition to a few that were made in Hindi and Tamil. He has won two National Film Awards, three Filmfare Awards South, nine State Nandi Awards, and one for producing the Telugu language film Ninne Pelladata in 1996, which won Best Feature Film.
With roles in movies like Aakhari Poratam of 1988, Siva of 1989, Chaitanya of 1991, Killer of 1992, Rakshana of 1993, Hello Brother of 1994, Govinda Govinda of 1994, Criminal of 1994, Ratchagan of 1997, Azad of 2000, Mass of 2004, Super of 2005, Don of 2007, Gaganam of 2011, and Wild Dog of 2021, Nagarjuna has primarily played action roles.
- Priya, portrayed by Sonal Chauhan.
Sonal Chauhan, an Indian model, singer, and actress, was born on May 16, 1987. She primarily appears in Telugu and Hindi-language movies. In 2008, she made her acting debut in the Telugu film Rainbow and the Hindi film Jannat. With the 2010 Kannada film Cheluveye Ninne Nodalu and the 2015 Tamil film Inji Iduppazhagi, Chauhan made her film debut. She has been in a number of noteworthy movies, such as: Dictator of 2016, Size Zero of 2015, Legend of 2014, and Pandaga Chesko of 2015.
- Anu’s sister, played by Gul Panag,
Gul Panag, an Indian actress, voice actor, model, and former Miss Universe contestant, was born Gulkirat Kaur Panag on January 3, 1979, in Chandigarh, India. Dhoop, from 2003, marked Panag’s entry into the Bollywood film industry. She has since contributed to several movies, including Jurm and the television program Kashmeer. Her movies include Dor in 2006, Hello of 2008, Straight of 2009, and Ab Tak Chhappan 2 of 2015.
- Anikha Surendran plays Aditi, the niece of Vikram and the daughter of Anu.
Anikha Surendran, popularly referred to as “Baby Anikha,” is well-known for her work in the Malayalam and Tamil film industries. She appeared in the films Viswasam in 2019, Yennai Arindhaal in 2015, and Kadha Thudarunnu in 2010. She has won many awards for her acting.
Vikram is a former RAW field agent who is currently employed at the Indian Embassy. Vikram (Nagarjuna), an Interpol agent, and Priya (Sonal Chauhan), his love interest, both work in Dubai. Vikram’s professional life is prospering, but after a certain occurrence that raises questions about his mental health, he decides to break up with Priya.
He gets a call one day from his sister Anu (Gul Panag), asking him to look out for her daughter Aditi. Vikram begins to defend Aditi and fights the criminal organization that has been tormenting them. Why did she ask Vikram for assistance? Who is endangering Anu and Aditi? To find out the answers, watch the movie.
Originally, Sunil Narang of Sri Venkateswara Cinemas desired to direct Nagarjuna in a Telugu adaptation of the Hindi film Raid in 2018. In order to accommodate Narang’s desire to include a full-length action sequence in the movie, filmmaker Praveen Sattaru developed a new script that casts Nagarjuna as a former RAW officer.
For this movie, Nagarjuna studied sword combat with the katana and Krav Maga. A customary pooja ceremony was held in Secunderabad to officially introduce the movie in February 2021. On August 29, 2021, Nagarjuna’s birthday, the movie’s title—The Ghost—was revealed via a first-look poster. The character of a billionaire who is Nagarjuna’s sister is played by Gul Panag. Panag makes her Telugu cinematic debut with this movie.
The Ghost Review
Nagarjuna is one of the extremely few actors who are willing to play a variety of roles. In his career, he has demonstrated this several times. With The Ghost, the actor has once more demonstrated his patience. His depiction of Vikram is one of the movie’s strongest points, and the seasoned actor carried the picture from start to finish.
One of the finest action sequences in recent memory was created for this movie, and it is absolutely worth mentioning. They exude style and make us experience goosebumps. Bravo to Nagarjuna as well for pulling off such dangerous acts so convincingly. The film contains many amazing action scenes that keep us glued to the screens.
Sonal Chauhan’s character is well-rounded and goes beyond just the gorgeous side. The action scene shows her efforts, and the actor did a good job and left an impression. The remaining cast members, including Srikanth Iyengar, Gul Panag, Ravi Varma, and Anika Surendran, performed admirably.
It lacks emotional resonance
While the action portion of the movie is just so spectacular, the drama and plot aren’t that terrific, which lessens the astounding effect of the bouts. We struggle to feel a strong connection to the film since the emotional part feels forced and artificial. The plot becomes predictable after a certain point in the last hour, and the writing does not improve to keep the action entertaining after that. There are some odd moments in between, but their placement doesn’t add much.
The soundtrack by Mark K. Robin is excellent, while the songs by Bharat-Saurabh are just passably musical. Some action blocks’ BGMs are interesting and useful. Outstanding cinematography was created by Mukesh G. Only a few shots are modeled after Hollywood movies, and his work gave this action thriller a tonne of depth.
Overall, The Ghost is a mediocre action thriller. Its highlight is Nagarjuna’s exhilarating performance, which is supported by some top-notch action scenes. On the other hand, its weak antagonist, formulaic plot, and lack of appropriate emotional passages make it a watchable film this weekend. If you love watching action movies, give this one a go, but keep your expectations in check.