Ismart Shankar(Ram) is a crazy contract killer who murders a high profile politician. Cops start chasing him and Shankar escapes with his girlfriend(Nabha Natesh). On the other hand, Arun(Satyadev) is a cop who is handling the same case. Just when he is about to nab the actual culprit behind the murder, he gets killed. In a crazy turn of events, the cops transfer Arun’s memory to Shankar.
iSmart Shankar Telugu Movie Review:
Shankar (Ram Pothineni) is a criminal who doesn’t shy from making enemies. He mouths dialogues in an annoying manner while offing his enemies and is bronzed orange. His double-toned jeans and gaudy shirts happen to come across a civil engineer called Chandini (Nabha Natesh), someone who’s unafraid of him and his nonsense. But of course, she eventually falls for him even if his favourite pastime is to frustrate her beyond belief. On the other hand are CBI agent Anand (Satya Dev) who’s working on Shankar’s murder case and his girlfriend Sarah (Nidhhi Agerwal), a neuro-scientist, whose invention is crucial to this tale. There’s also a mystery plot that Shankar must unveil that is so predictable, it’s funny how you can smell the conclusion from a mile away.
Satya Dev’s character never gets a chance to flesh out much, remaining a caricature of what an agent is supposed to be like. Shame, seeing as how well he can act! Nabha Natesh and Nidhhi Agerwal’s characters too suffer from a similar syndrome where despite much being made of their professions; they only serve the purpose of being the perfect misogynistic male-fantasy. Nabha however delivers an earnest performance with what she’s offered.
iSmart Shankar is a loud, messy and pakka mass film that fails to take off. While Mani Sharma’s effective music and BGM adds to the noise (literally), it doesn’t do much to help the film.