Spark Life (2023) Movie Review

Spark Life

Spark L.I.F.E Movie Review

Movie : Spark L.I.F.E
Cast : Vikranth, Mehreen, Rukshar, Nassar, Suhasini, Vennela Kishore
Director : Vikranth Reddy
Producer: Leela Reddy
Executive Producer: Ravi Kumar Byrisetty
Music: Hesham Abdul Wahab
Editor: Prawin Pudi
Action: Jaguvar Krishnan
Lyrics: Ananth Sriram
Choreographer: Moin
Release Date : 17 November 2023

Spark, starring Vikrant, Mehreen Pirzada, and Rukshar Dhillon, is now out in theatres. The film’s story and screenplay were penned by the hero Vikrant himself. Let’s see how the film is.

Story :

Movie storyline revolves around a series of mysterious suicides occurring nationwide. The plot follows a young man, initially the prime suspect, as he endeavors to clear his name while unraveling the intricate mystery. Lekha (Mehreen Kaur Pirzada), guided by dreams, chooses to marry a man she envisions, ultimately leading her to Arya (Vikranth Reddy) in Hyderabad. Despite initial reservations, her family, including her father and grandmother (Srikanth Iyengar, Annapurna), consents to their alliance.

However, Lekha’s world takes an unexpected turn when she discovers Arya’s enigmatic past. The narrative unfolds the connection between Arya and Jay (Vikranth Reddy) in Vizag, weaving in characters like Ananya (Rukshar Dhillon), Dr. Indira (Suhasini Maniratnam), Major General Bharadwaj (Nassar), Army Doctor Rudra (Guru Somasundaram), and police officers Siva (Brahmaji), Anand (Chammak Chandra), Ashok Reddy (Raja Ravindra), lecturer Rocky (Satya), and YouTube video maker RamBo (Vennela Kishore).

As the story progresses, the intricate web connecting these characters and their roles in the unfolding events adds depth to the narration, keeping the audience engaged. The film’s intrigue lies in untangling the complex relationships and unveiling the hidden ties that bind these characters together.

Pros :

The makers have spent a bomb on the film, and the same is visible in each and every frame. Despite the hero being a debutant, the team went all out and made the film without any compromises. The grand visuals, solid production design, and the way the songs are shot are very pleasant to the eye.

Debutant Vikrant did a decent job as an actor, and he has charming looks. Mehreen and Rukshar Dhillon looked good, and they performed well according to their respective roles. The funny antics of Vennela Kishore and Satya offer some respite here and there.

Guru Somasundaram gave a good performance, but his dubbing could have been better. Compared to the first half, the latter hour had some decent scenes.

Cons :

The basic issue with Spark is that it tries to tick many boxes, and in this attempt, it ends up being a hotchpotch of many genres. In simple terms, Spark is an over-ambitious project that tries to cover all the elements like suspense, romance, comedy, and action, but the narrative is disjointed.

The core point of Spark has the potential to turn out to be a solid crime thriller, but as mentioned above, the makers concentrated on multiple elements that worked against the film big time. At times, Spark also reminds us of films like 7th Sense and Thani Oruvan.

If the bad writing wasn’t enough, the lengthy runtime is one more main drawback. At a runtime of nearly 3 hours, Spark tests the patience levels of the audience. Just when one thinks the movie will end, multiple subplots are introduced with some twists. But one can easily see them coming from miles away.

Technical Points :

Hesham Abdul Wahab gave very good songs, and the background score is decent. A R Ashok Kumar’s visuals are easy on the eye. The editing team did a poor job, as the movie was prolonged for more than 20 minutes. Hence, a few good scenes, too, don’t click. The production values are exquisite.

Spark’s story isn’t new, but the movie could have been a good commercial entertainer had the execution been good. The inexperience was visible in many scenes as the proceedings lacked a proper flow. The second half had some decent moments, but they are few and far between.

Final Words :

On the whole, Spark had the opportunity to become a good thriller, but the narration didn’t let that happen. Lead actors Vikrant, Mehreen Pirzada, and Rukshar Dhillon are fine in their roles, and the second half has some decent moments here and there. But the movie is dragged on for no reason for about 3 hours, and it is difficult to sit through such a lengthy runtime.

Hence, the end result is far from being satisfactory.