Shock (2006 film)
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|Directed by||Harish Shankar|
|Produced by||Ram Gopal Varma|
|Written by||Harish Shankar
|Release dates||9 February 2006|
|Budget||450 million (US$7.2 million)(including prints)|
Shock (Telugu: షాక్) is a 2006 Telugu film directed by Harish Shankar. The film stars Ravi Teja and Jyothika. It was produced by Ram Gopal Varma. It was released on 9 February 2006. The movie is dubbed in hindi as "Mera Insaaf".
Sekhar (Ravi Teja) and Madhurima (Jyothika) are happily married couple who work for an advertising company. Nagesh (Subbaraju) and Divakar (Ravi Kale) are notorious encounter specialists. They shoot Sekhar mistaking him to be a Maoist. After realizing their mistake, they frame him as Maoist by planting proof. Lawyer Dharma Reddy (Kota) cheats on his client Sekhar and makes sure that he gets 8-year imprisonment. Madhurima meets Geeta (Tabu) - an investigative journalist. As Madhurima and Geeta unite to get clues, the encounter specialists force Madhurima to commit suicide. In the end, Sekhar kills Nagesh & Divakar.
- Ravi Teja ... Sekhar
- Jyothika ... Madhurima
- Tabu ... Geetha
- Nagendra Babu ... CBI Officer
- Ravi Kaale ... Divakar
- Subbaraju ...Nagesh
- Kota Srinivasa Rao ... Dharma Reddy
- Raghu Babu
Ram Gopal Varma was planning to produce a film with Ravi Teja in the direction of Prawaal Raman (Darna Mana Hain fame) in Telugu. Jyotika was also signed as heroine by then. Since Prawaal Raman was a Hindi guy, Ravi Teja wanted a Telugu guy in direction department. He suggested Harish's name as a co-director to Ram Gopal Varma. Harish and Kona Venkat went to Mumbai to listen to the story. RGV gave the narration and Harish told RGV that the script is very good, but won't suit Ravi teja. RGV told him - 'you came from Hyderabad after assisting a couple of films and passing judgment on my story like a pundit. But I like your guts because you spoke frankly without trying to be a sycophant. Since you worked with Ravi Teja and know what works for him, I am willing to offer you a direction chance'. Kona insisted Harish to accept this project.
Ravi Teja suited the role which has the dimensions of family orientation and revenge seeking. He did extremely well in combination episodes with Jyothika. Jyothika is lovely as housewife and she is a treat to watch in sarees. Tabu did a vital role of an investigative journalist when lends hand to hero. Subbaraju and Ravi Kale are adequate as treacherous cops. Kota is impeccable as lawyer. Raghubabu is perfect as jail cop. Nagababu did the role of CBI officer. The comedy thread consisting Nagababu and Ram Jagan gives some comic relief in the second half. Brahmanandam’s comedy is good though it’s a small one. Raja Ravindra did a vital role of hero’s cellmate.
- Story- Story of the film is different from the regular run-off-the-mill stuff we get these days. At the same time, this story is not a new one. It has got close resemblance to Naresh’s film 'Hello Darling Lechi Podama' and Jagapati Babu’s Manoharam. We have seen many films in which hero escapes from jail to seek revenge.
- Screenplay - direction: Debutant director Harish Shankar is good in certain aspects. He manages to strike the right chords with husband - wife thread. He handles emotions and romance very well. But it comes to action episodes and revenge seeking scenes, he followed the routine Ram Gopal Varma’s pattern in Bollywood films. It is not convincing how heroine signs on a suicide note when she knows in advance that she will be killed immediately. Director should have opted for straight narration in stead of inserting flashback episode of lead pair’s romance in the second half. Technically he is pretty slick. Nonetheless, Harish Shankar shows promise with his debut film Shock.
- Other departments - There are only 4 songs in the film. Madhuram Madhuram song is the highlight. Music by Ajay - Atul is decent. Background music by Amar Mohale is good. Cinematography by Sarvesh is nice. There are certain nice shots like showing it from the top and then slowly gliding to the object. But he should have avoided violent movements of camera in the latter part of second half. Production values by RGV Factory are good. Dialogues by Kona Venkat are good in parts.
|1.||"Ni vente nene"||Chandrabose||S. P. B. Charan, Kausalya||Ramajogayya Sastry|
|2.||"Madhuram madhuram"||Veturi||S. P. Balasubramaniam, K. S. Chithra|
|3.||"Premante"||Ramajogayya Sastry||Shweta Pandit||5.06|
|4.||"Cycle Ekki"||Chandrabose||Chakri, Shweta Pandit|
|5.||"Kummese Dammunte"||Chandrabose||Ajay, Kousalya|
- "Harish Shankar interview - Telugu film director". Idlebrain.com. Retrieved 26 April 2013.