Wild Dog movie review: This Nagarjuna film fails to hit the bull’s eye

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Wild Dog movie star solid: Nagarjuna Akkineni, Saiyami Kher, Atul Kulkarni
Wild Dog movie director: Ashishor Solomon
Wild Dog movie rankings: 2.5 stars

Debutant director Ashishor Solomon’s Wild Dog relies on a real-life covert operation performed by the National Investigation Agency. While the time period ‘surgical strike’ has now change into a part of our vocabulary, this film introduces us to India’s guerrilla warfare in opposition to its most-wanted terrorists.

NIA officer Vijay Varma (Nagarjuna) finds out the whereabouts of India’s most-wanted terrorist Khalid Bhatkal. He informs his superior that Khalid is planning one thing massive and he wants to be stopped now. Khalid is in Nepal, and Vijay pitches a cross-border operation. Vijay even provides the instance of Israel, which supposedly makes use of guerrilla techniques to finish safety threats in opposition to its nation. Vijay says one thing like, “When Israel could do it, why can’t India?”

The indecisiveness of the authorities fails to stop one other terror assault and a collection of bomb blasts rocks Hyderabad. “Don’t be a coward,” Vijay tells Atul Kulkarni’s DGP Hemanth, as he feels annoyed with the system that hesitates when making onerous choices. “I am not a coward. It is this system,” Hemanth replies.

“That doesn’t make us any less guilty,” Vijay argues.

Vijay decides to outmanoeuvre the official process. He and his staff of boys determine to head to Kathmandu beneath secrecy, arrest Khalid and convey him again to face the regulation in India. This a lot we already know from the trailer. So what extra does Wild Dog provide?

Cinematically, this film is common at greatest. More or much less it appears like a tv film. Perhaps, the finances cuts and the restrictions to shoot the film throughout the coronavirus pandemic could possibly be the causes for its iffy manufacturing values. Nonetheless, the film visually fails to make an impression on the massive display screen. Shaneil Deo’s cinematography is a bit tough and has little or no inventive worth. The scenes of bomb explosions and the ensuing gunfights in the jungles look dated. It lacks the sharpness of the motion sequences that we’re handled to in the opening moments when Vijay and his staff search out the terrorists in bustling streets.

However, Solomon’s writing is the saving grace of the film. His no-frills method works however solely to an extent. This will not be the thriller that we anticipated.

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