Antariksham 9000 KMPH Movie Review: Lost in Space
Movie Review : Antariksham
Release date : December 21, 2018
Starring : Varun Tej, Aditi Rao Hydari, Lavanya Tripathi
Director : Sankalp Reddy
Producers : Radha Krishna Jagarlamudi, Sai Babu Jagarlamudi
Music Director : Prashanth Vihari
Cinematographer : Gnana Shekar V.S.
Editor : Karthika Srinivas
Dev (Varun Tej) is an astronaut who launches a satellite named Viprayan on to the moon to see if there is any water on it. However, the mission goes wrong and Dev's life takes an upside down that he ends up as a school teacher. Mihira, an Indian satellite which is dysfunctional, is on the course of destroying the entire communication system in the world.
Riya (Aditi) and Mohan (Avasarala) tell their space centre's boss (Rehman) that only Dev (Varun) can rectify this problem. Trouble is that Dev has been stopped working for the centre after a failed mission five years ago. How Riya convinces him and at what length Dev go to restore the pride of Indian space scientists forms rest of the story.
Varun Tej delivers a believable performance as a sincere and duty-minded astronaut. His body language and styling is apt. Aditi Rao Hydari as his colleague is okay. Avasarala as Mohan, Rehman as the boss, and Lavanya as Varun's girlfriend are good.
Antariksham is a rare film that leaves the audience with mixed feelings. The entire team of Antariksham has put in a lot of hard work and that is very much evident on the big screen. The first half goes back and forth with Varun Tej's personal story and the Space Center's problem. The main mission to space comes before the interval.
He has done a decent job in making a satisfactory space film but should have worked on a better plot. All in all, 'Antariksham' can be termed as a good attempt in the science fiction genre. A better screenplay would have made wonders. However, the overall execution is not that gripping and this makes the film a partly engaging watch this weekend.