Movie : Rogue
Director: Puri Jagannadh
Behind the Screens
Puri Jagannadh who is known for bringing out a different variation in his heroes is introducing a newcomer, Ishan with Rogue. The youngster, son of Senior Producer, CR Manohar is looking for a big hit with his first movie. The movie is equally important to Puri who is without a proper success for a very long time. Let us see how the movie fared with the audience.
Chanti (Ishan) is in love with Anjali (Angela), sister of Police Commissioner. But then, the commissioner arranged a match with IPS Officer (Subbaraju) for her. When the engagement arrangements are on, Chanti goes there and creates havoc. In the process, he hits a constable whose legs get paralyzed and Chanti gets two years jail. When he is out, he realizes Anjali cheated her and Chanti develops an aversion to girls. Later, he knows that the constable’s family is in trouble and starts helping them. The Constable’s sister (Mannara Chopra) falls flat for Chanti. What happens next forms the rest of the story.
Ishan makes an interesting debut in the film. Puri Jagannadh does everything to a hero to show him in a perfect mass avatar. Ishan’s looks and body language are good. Angela is confined only to glamour show while Mannara Chopra is okay in the limited role she is offered. Thakur Anoop Singh who played a baddie in Singham-3 and Winner is shown as a Psycho. He is good in a villany as well as comedy. Ali, Posani, Subbaraju and Tulasi are okay in their roles.
Puri Jagannadh once again is more focused about good dialogues and heroism. He succeeded in both of them. But then, the template kind of story will test the patience of the audience. Several films of Puri in the last few years run on a similar template. The first half of the film is okay but things go totally wayward in the second half. It runs without any twists and turns making the audience wait for the end. The climax is also routine as well.
Puri Jagannadh has become a routine director of late and is struggling to come out of the next. Rogue is another such attempt. Rude Hero Characterization, Glamourous Heroines, Villany with Comic Touch, Ali Comedy Track and Bangkok Beaches are the usual things in Puri films in the recent times. Puri’s dialogues were impressive but the story, screenplay, and direction are routine. Sunil Kashyap’s Songs are just average while the background score is impressive. Camera work by Mukesh and Editing by Junaid are good. The Production Values of Tanvi Films are Very Good.
Yet another Routine Template Film from Puri
Cast: Ishan, Angela, Mannara Chopra and Others
Director: Puri Jagannadh
Story: Puri Jagannadh
Screenplay: Puri Jagannadh
Dialogues: Puri Jagannadh
Producer: CR Manohar and CR Gopi
Music: Sunil Kashyap
Cinematographer: Mukesh G
Editor: Junaid Siddiqui
Banner: Tanvi Films
Release date: March 31st, 2017