Director: Surender Reddy
Behind the screens
Mega Power Star Ram Charan is coming to entertain with Dhruva remake of Tamil hit Thani Oruvan. Let us see what impact he made on movie lovers.
Young IPS trainee Dhruva (Ram Charan) selects his target to arrest after intense research before he takes charge as ACP. He is helped by his friends Jana (Navadeep) and others in his battle to cleanse the society from the influential criminals. In the process he wages an intense battle of wits with Padmasree, renowned scientist Dr.Siddharth Abhimanyu (Aravind Swamy). Who emerged winners should be seen on silver screen.
Ram Charan reduced his heroism and mass dialogues to come with a matured performance. He attracted with different looks,body language and mannerisms. His dialogue delivery, timing is completely different giving new feel to movie lovers. He enacted stunts and dances quite well. He surprises critics with his bold take with this remake. The encouragement he receives for his efforts will inspire him to experiment more on silver screen. Rakul Preet Singh oozed with glamour increasing her beauty treat. She didnot get much scope to perform. Aravind Swamy who reprised his negative role in the original showed his power as a white collar smooth and smiling criminal. He stole the show from everyone. Posani Krishna Murali attracted as a politician. Navadeep came with spirited performance as Ram Charan’s friend. Others like Nassar played their roles accordingly.
Surender Reddy didnot experiment much with the remake. He stuck to the original except elevating Ram Charan’s heroism by reducing the role of Aravind Swamy. The film’s starts on a interesting note but pace dips dragging the first half with romantic scenes between Ram Charan and Rakul Preet Singh. However pace picks up with intense action scenes and mind games beween Ram Charan and Aravind Swamy. Interval bang is good and second half turns even more racy.
Though the mind games between Ram Charan and Aravind Swamy interests movie lovers there are not many twists and turns. First half is average and second half attracts with good pace. Surender Reddy’s direction is nothing new as he directing a remake constrained his creativity. Those who watched the original Thani Oruvan will be putoff by Dhruva. Mega fans and B,C centres will be thoroughly disappointed as Ram Charan’s mega dialogues are not there. Mutliplex viewers may love it but lack of comedy may become another hindrance. It has to be seen how different sections appreciate Ram Charan’s different and daring attempt.
Hiphop Tamizha’s Dhruva music is attractive. Songs are shot in a stylish manner in beautiful locations and tunes attract youngsters.Thumping background score elevated the scenes. PS.Vinod’s cinematography captured the beautiful locations on screen in a eye catching manner. Naveen Nooli’s editing his quite perfect but could have better in some scenes. Dialogues of Vema Reddy made good impact. Production values are grand.
Dhruva’s intelligence shows its power.
Cast: Ram Charan, Rakul Preet Singh, Arvind Swamy, Navdeep, Posani Krishna Murali etc
Director: Surender Reddy
Music: Hiphop Tamizha
Editing: Naveen Nooli
Producer: Allu Aravind, NV.Prasad
Dialogues: Vema Reddy
Banner: Geeta Arts
Release: 9 Dec 2016