iSmart Shankar trailer: Ram Pothineni plays a loud and presumptuous rowdy

Ram’s recent outings (Vunnadi Okate Zindagi and Hello Guru Prema Kosame) were also not much appreciated either. Advertising

“This product will entertain you even without earphones”- this message flashes on the screen before the actual trailer plays. Both Ram Pothineni and Puri Jagannadh haven’t tasted commercial or critical success lately. Hopefully, Ustaad Ismart Shankar would give the much-needed break to the actor-director duo. The trailer itself is as loud and presumptuous as its protagonist, Ustaad Ismart Shankar (Ram Pothineni). We have to wait and watch if this film is actually based on Criminal. It is because the filmmakers know that there is no place for nuance and subtlety in the film. Advertising

For the uninitiated, Criminal is a cop film that came out in 2016. You may miss it the first time due to all the noise and over-the-top dialogues, but after viewing the trailer repeatedly, you might find hidden clues that suggest there might be a story in this film. Jagannadh and Charmme Kaur are producing the project under Puri Jagannadh Touring Talkies banner in association with Puri Connects. It follows a criminal who is implanted with the memories of a dead federal officer as part of a mission. You can see a similar storyline in the trailer of this forthcoming Telugu film. Probably, the visions could be the memories of a dead CBI agent, played by Satyadev Kancharana. 0
Comment(s) Post his hit 2015 film Temper, Jagannadh has been consistent in delivering bad films (Lofer, Ism and Paisa Vasool among others), which were trashed by critics and the audience alike. Being loud and presumptuous is the birthright of his heroes. And you might also wonder whether this movie is inspired by Criminal. Watching this trailer with your earphones at a high-volume may cause hearing problems. Ustaad Ismart Shankar’s head is implanted with a chip, which causes him to have visions. To be fair, it is a Puri Jagannadh film. The film also stars Nidhhi Agerwal, Nabha Natesh and Satya Dev among others. The film is due in cinemas on July 18.