Paisa Vasool Movie Review – 3/5

Cast: Balakrishna, Shriya Saran

Director: Puri Jagannadh

Producer: V. Anand Prasad

Music: Anup Rubens


For the first time, Puri Jagannath and Balakrishna have joined hands for action entertainer titled Paisa Vasool. Shriya is the leading lady and today the film has hit the screens. Let’s check content and performance of the cast.


Theda Singh lives in Hyderabad, opposite to the house in which Harika (Muskaan) along with her mother stays. Her sister who leaves for Portugal goes missing. On the other hand, RAW is desperately looking for a man who has enough courage to kill mafia don (Vikramjeet).

One fine day, RAW team happens to meet Theda Singh and thinks that he is the right person to handle the mission. When they share it, he accepts the task.

Mafia don who comes to know about the Theda Singh suspect that he is not a simple man and he has a flashback. Who is he really and whether Theda Singh gets succeeded mission is rest of the story.


Balakrishna fits the bill and played the role without any difficulty. Especially, Balakrishna’s dialogue delivery in Puri’s style of writing is absolutely worked out well. Balakrishna’s energy and daring action episodes are top-notch in the film. Shriya played a restrained role which is seen in only second half but, it is neat and did well.

Kabir Bedi’s role is challenging and he has done superbly. Vikramjeet as the antagonist is impressive in Paisa Vasool. Prudhvi tried to offer a few laughs but did not generate laughs.


Puri Jagannath has not wasted time to take the audience into the story and Theda Singh’s role and mission have been revealed in the beginning itself. We have seen many times these sort of narration from Puri. In recent times, except Temper, nothing is new from Puri. Besides Balayya’s dialogues, nothing was interesting. If you are watching Puri’s movie for the first time, you will enjoy but audiences have seen many films with the same style narration from Puri Jagannath.

It might be routine but the first half is completely entertaining and Theda Singh characterization is ultimate. Balayya’s energy in delivering punches are superb. When it comes to second half, there is no gripping in the script to hold the theme with required stuff. Paisa Vasool offers nothing except Balayya’s show on the big screen. Audiences enjoy the film in bits and parts.


Anup Rubens who composes class music has tried out mass and worked out well. Among all, ‘Mama Ek Pega Laa’ is a good number. G Mukesh’s camera work is admirable as he shot every scene in locales of Europe (Portugal and other countries) very well and eye pleasing to audiences. Junaid’s editing is okay and should have been sharp in the second half. Production values are adequate.

Final Say:

Paisa Vasool is strictly for fans