Cast: Ram Pothineni, Nidhhi Agerwal, Nabha Natesh, Satya Dev, Puneet Issar, Deepak Shetty, Ashish Vidyarthi, Sayaji Shinde, Getup Srinu and Tulasi.
Producer: Puri Jagannadh and Charmme Kaur
Music: Mani Sharma
Director: Puri Jagannadh
Release Date: 18th July, 2019
iSmart Shankar (Ram) is a local rowdy who does small settlements. He gets an offer that would change his life. It is a killing contract. Parallelly a love story and a CBI investigation are going on by Arun (Sathyadev). How these seemingly irrelevant plots merge and what happens then is what the movie is all about?
Rating: 2.5/5 – Read Full Review on Mirchi9.com
Maverick director PuriJagannadh and energetic actor Ram Pothineni teamed up for the first time and they are ready with an out and out mass entertainer titled as ISmart Shankar. The bold and intense trailers have evoked a decent response from mass audience and set good expectations on the film in commercial zone.
Rating: 3/5 – Read full Review on Telugu360.com
No one other than Ram would have done this role of Ismart Shankar. Ram’s transformation is just mind blowing and Puri showcases him in a never before seen manner. Be it his dialogue delivery, dances or mass screen presence, Ram is a treat to watch on screen and is very lovable in his role.
Rating: 3/5 – Read full Review on 123Telugu.com
Do you know what is the Tollywood director’s idea of writing updated stories? In the 1990s, an MLA or MP used to be murdered in our movies. In the ‘updated’ stories of today, it’s a former CM, CM, or even someone higher up. The rest of the story, motivations of the villains, the dialogues – everything remains stuck in a time warp.
Rating: 2.5/5 – Read full Review on IndiaGlitz.com
Puri Jagannadh plays to his strengths by lifting an idea from a Hollywood film. He relies heavily upon the makeover of the lead actor and does the same that he has been doing in every movie. There are flashes of vintage Puri here and there, but he is surely out of form.
Rating: 2.75/5 – Read full Review on Gulte.com
The characteristic style of Puri Jagannadh is, presenting his protagonist as some sort of a carefree guy with shades of grey initially. Later it is revealed that he’s actually doing good or a good guy or a cop. ‘iSmart Shankar’ has a similar pattern but the thread of ‘chip’ embedding in the brain of the protagonist which results in duality is something novel and he narrates this story in a straight forward way without holding any twist about the protagonist.
Rating: 2.5/5 – Read full Review on TeluguCinema.com