F3 Movie Review 2022: Venkatesh Daggubati, Varun Tej starrer fares a worth watching in rough times

F3 Movie Review: Venkatesh’s performance is quality. Some others show conviction, but somehow, most of them don’t get to make a great appearance.

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Cast: Venkatesh, Varun Tej
Director:Anil Ravipudi
Run-Time:148 minutes

F3 Movie Review: The film under review is the successor to ‘F2’, a 2019 comedy entertainer produced by the same director and starring the same set of actors (with a few exceptions like Murli Sharma). In the case of “F2,” we knew what the purpose of each scene was and why each gag required the inevitable situations faced by the main characters.

The comedy was casually insane. The message at the end seemed more relevant as the male characters reflected the thinking of many husbands. Although “F2” had a dollop of inappropriate humor, its situations were more relatable and less far-fetched.

In ‘F3’, many situations exist simply because the idea is to add more flab to the ‘F2’ spirit. The pace of the story is far more traditional. The plot twists are bloated, some of which are characteristically predictable. ‘F2’ was about the peculiarities of a marital relationship and the breakdown of a love affair. ‘F3’ is an excuse to miss the entertainment quotient.

In ‘F3’ multiple threads don’t seem to be tied together. The audience is literally asked to stop after a pre-climax segment by a comedian who breaks the fourth wall. Useless hat-tips and a teeny business idea are in their infancy. ‘F2’, given the nature of its story, didn’t hold back from these many gimmicks.

Venky (Venkatesh) and Varun Yadav (Varun Tej) fall into a trap laid by a volunteer sister duo (Tamanna Bhatia as Harika and Mehreen as Honey). His debt makes him think about putting aside his morals to pull the wool out of a millionaire’s eyes. It puts the two men in the crosshairs with several characters including Harika and Honey. In the process of deceiving the others, Venky and Varun realize that there is more to life than money.

Money is a motif that ‘F3’ taps right into the word Go. There is a song on money. The covetousness of its main characters is an ongoing theme. The base material is soulful enough and, in the hands of a director who specializes in the Jandhyal brand of exaggerated characters, ‘F3’ should have brought it home. For all its premise and curious characters, F3’s comedy is stilted, stereotypical, and less than usual.

The rom-com track is limited to seducing Venky and Varun through a head massage. The film’s attempt at half-hearted crime comedy isn’t even real. There is no consistency in Rajendra Prasad’s honest cop character. The track Sampath Raj-Satya is very short. The pre-interval section involving all the major characters seems to have been randomly edited.

There is nothing wrong with overcrowding a script. There is more than one character in this film, and they all have a reason to live in the same mansion. What’s definitely worse is that ‘F3’ has a whole lot of undercooked tracks. Nothing sticks!

Venkatesh’s performance is excellent. Some others show conviction, but somehow, most of them don’t get to make a great appearance. Tamannaah Bhatia’s character looks similar to her ‘Aagadu’ in the first half. Mehreen’s character and track are unusual, and the classist humor doesn’t snow through her. Ali and Sunil are doomed.

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