‘Shooter’ starring Joy and Sayantika is one of the Independence week releases from Tollywood. The film which is an action thriller is about the the upmanship between an idealistic schoolmaster of the village, Tarak and Abani, a trade union leader who mixes poison in the ponds of the villagers which makes the villagers sick. He wants to get rich overnight as he discovers that there is a huge quantity of petroleum underneath Palashpur. Tarak becomes a stumbling block and hence Abani bumps off Tarak. Tarak’s son Deva, the only witness to the murder, runs away, but grows up and manages to become a ‘don’ and a poor man’s ‘Robin Hood’. Surjo,an encounter specialist, is sent by the Commissioner(whose daughter is in love with Deva) to finish off Deva, but does that happen? However Abani does get bumped off before that.
The film is not that bad, but you will just be watching the film in an inert manner. Somehow it doesn’t leave any impact on the viewer. The chemistry beytween Joy and Sayantika hardly exists. The second half is all about the rivalry between Deva and Surjo. Amitava does a a good job as Surjo though. This is also a film from which the lead pair have distanced themselves for some reason which is why they were absent at the music launch of the film as well as the premiere. For some strange reason that seems to have rubbed off on us as well as viewing the film made us feel indifferent towards the film.