A man takes inspiration from a motivational speech made by American self-help author Anthony Robbins and decides to be successful in life. His intentions are very clear - become a billionaire without working hard, but by doing only smart work! This is the mantra of the role played by Srinagar Kitty in Tony.
Srinagar Kitty is back with Tony. The actor, who has got moderate success and above-average hits, is yet to register a superhit in the mass films. The latest movie is a philosophical thriller with mass outlook. Will he finally be able to deliver a mega hit? Read on to know it...
The movie begins on a very interesting note. The film draws your attention instantly with Keshava, who rechristened his name to Tony after getting inspired by Anthony Robbins' speech, waking up on the footpath. He gets a call from an unknown person, who tells him that his girlfriend Pammi (Aindrita Ray) has been kidnapped. The unfamiliar voice assigns him a work and threatens Tony by saying that he would kill his sweetheart if he doesn't follow his instructions.
A flashback opens up, and the love story of Tony and Pammi is told. The unemployed Keshava (Kitty) wants to earn quick bucks in a smart way. An offer that suits him comes his way. His job is to buy simcards with fake identities and follow the orders given by the mysterious persons. The narration keeps juggling between the present and the past.
Edge Of The Seat Investigative Thriller
Tony is an edge-of-the-seat investigative thriller. It is something that we see often in Hollywood movies and rarely in Sandalwood. Director Jayatheertha has gone a step ahead and has tried to give a philosophical touch to the entire proceedings.
Tony Keeps You Curious
Tony keeps your mind alert and curious throughout the movie. There is no heroism or forcefully-inducted fights. In fact, there is only one action sequence in the movie.
Director Jayatheertha has taken inspiration from P Lankesh's works and popular sayings to give the film a broader outlook, which is the best part of the movie. But it works as a speed bump at parts.
The biggest drawback is unnecessary songs, which test the audience patience in the second half. The film would have been a lot better if there were less number of songs.
Performance wise, Srinagar Kitty has done a good job and Aindrita Ray is equally good too. The major part of the film revolves around Kitty and there are no much characters in the movie.
Gnanamurthy's cinematography is outstanding and it is one of the highlights of Tony. Sadhu Kokila's background score is top notch and his three songs are laudable.
Verdict: Tony is a never-before-seen thriller made in Sandalwood. This one should not be missed.
Hats off to Jayatheertha!