Avinash, Teju, Hithaishini, Samart, Akash, Gagan
5ters Movie Review
July 7, 2011 05:39:04 PM IST By Pankaj Sabnani, Glamsham Editorial
Before the end credits of 5TERS roll, there is a message which says to bring out the fighter in you when the forces of greed take over. While it has its heart in the right place, it doesn't deliver on the execution part.
While returning from a school trip, five kids get lost inside a jungle. To their surprise, they find themselves involved in an adventurous journey. Karal Kirti aka Dark Master (Avinash) is planning to take over the entire world by using his evil powers. His good twin brother Dhawal Kirti aka Light Master (again played by Avinash) has become weak and is unable to put an end to Karal's misdeeds on his own. So, he decides to take the help of the five kids.
5ters is a film made for kids, but it's very kiddish in portions. The narrative is not engaging enough. Apart from a few stylised action sequences, it doesn't have much to offer. The first half is slow and not exciting enough. However, the graph does pick up in the second half.
The animation oscillates from being good to tacky. The imaginary world is deftly created. Vishwa Mangal Kithsu's cinematography is good. Manoj's editing is fine. Manikanth Kadari's music is passable.
Apart from Akash and Gagan, the other kids fail to impress. Teju is average. Hithashini has scope for improvement. Avinash is good in his double role.
With an absence of an engrossing story, 5TERS is not really 5ine.