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ISM Movie Review

Oct 25, 2016 03:21 AM
Ism Movie Review
  • Release date : October 21st, 2016
  • Director : Puri Jagannadh
  • Producer : Nandamuri Kalyan Ram
  • Music Director : Anup Rubens
  • Starring : Nandamuri Kalyan Ram, Aditi Arya, Jagapati Babu...


Nandamuri Kalyan Ram has undergone a superb makeover for the movie 'Ism'. He has played a journalist in the Puri Jagannadh directorial. Evidently, he worked very hard for not only his six pack abs, but also his body language. Puri has written this script based on the lives of rebels like Julian Assange, Edward Snowden etc. This movie has generated very good pre-release buzz and has hit the theaters today. Read on find out how the film is.


Satya (Kalyan Ram) is a journalist based in Europe. He woos Alia (Aditi Arya), daughter of gangster Javed Bhai (Jagapathi Babu). Just when both the father and daughter say ok to him and everything seems ok, comes a huge twist in the plot. Why Satya cheats them ? What is their relation ? Watch the film to know how Puri is inspired by the likes of Julian Assange for the story.

Technical aspects

Director Puri Jagannadh has done a good job with the film. His trademark dialogues creates an impact. The production values of NTR Arts are rich. Anup Rubens's music is OK but background score is quite impressive. The cinematography is very good and the new age lighting has done wonders. Editing is good in parts.


Kalyan Ram is superb. His transformation,body language and performance will impress the audience. Aditi Arya makes a good debut. She is gorgeous and also performs well. Jagapathi Babu, Posani, Tanikella Bharani and others are very good.

Plus Points

Kalyan Ram

Interval and Court Scene


Minus Points

Jagapathi Babu's Characterization

Slow first half


'Ism' is like a tribute to all journalists. The story is inspired by the lives of Julian Assange, the founder or Wiki leaks. Kalyan Ram is superb, especially in the pre climax episodes. The film has an interesting interval block, climax and good direction. All in all, it is a honest attempt.


Puri-Ism Rating 3/5

ISM Movie
October 21st, 2016

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