Operation Valentine Movie Review

Starring: Varun Tej, Manushi Chhillar, Navdeep, Ruhani Sharma, Paresh Pahuja, Shataf Figar, Sampath, Ali Reza, and others.

Director: Shakti Pratap Singh Hada

Producers: Sony Pictures International and Sandeep Mudda

Varun Tej, known for his versatile roles, takes on the lead in Tollywood’s groundbreaking aerial action thriller, “Operation Valentine.” The film, boasting a unique premise, has finally hit theaters, leaving audiences curious. Dive into our review for an insight into this high-flying spectacle.


“Operation Valentine” revolves around Arjun Dev (Varun Tej), an Indian Air Force Wing Commander, embroiled in a mission gone awry during the testing phase of Project Vajra. Following a hiatus, he returns as a test pilot only to confront a terrorist attack in Srinagar, fueling India’s need for retaliation. As the story unfolds, viewers witness the unfolding drama of patriotism, sacrifice, and resilience, with Arjun Dev at the forefront.


Varun Tej delivers a commendable performance, embodying the spirit of his character with finesse.

Manushi Chhillar shines in her Telugu debut, adding depth to her role alongside Varun Tej.

The aerial combat sequences are a highlight, evoking a sense of national pride and adrenaline.

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While impactful in parts, the film struggles to maintain engagement throughout, especially in its portrayal of real-life events.

Certain scenes lack emotional resonance, missing the opportunity to elevate the narrative further.

The pacing falters in the first half, with romantic subplots overshadowing the film’s core themes.

Supporting characters could have been better utilized to enhance the film’s emotional depth.

Technical Aspects:

Director Shakti Pratap Singh Hada’s vision is partially realized, with room for improvement in narrative cohesion.

Sai Madhav Burra’s dialogue could have been more evocative, capturing the essence of patriotism effectively.

Hari K Vedantam’s cinematography stands out, complementing the film’s action sequences.

Mickey J Meyer’s music adds depth to the narrative, although missed opportunities exist for heightened impact.

Editor Navin Nooli could have tightened the pacing in certain segments, enhancing the overall viewing experience.


“Operation Valentine” offers a decent cinematic experience, propelled by strong performances and engaging action sequences. While it falls short in some aspects, it remains a worthwhile watch for those seeking thrilling entertainment this weekend.