Movie: Bluff Master
Screenplay, and Direction: Gopi Ganesh
Behind the Scenes:
Talented Actor Satyadev is in search of the first hit of his career with Bluff Master which is the Official Remake of Tamil Super Hit film, Sathuranga Vettai. The movie has managed to garner decent attention of the audience with its Publicity Material. Moreover, it has managed to get a breathing space at the box office by releasing in a non-competition period. Let us see how Bluff Master is received by the audience:
Uttam Kumar (Satyadev) loses his parents when he is Seven years old and since then develops hatred on the society. He turns to be a conman after he realizes that the society runs on money. He starts during the rich and the ignorant with various fake scams. Whenever he is caught, he escapes the law with the same money. The rest of the story is all about how he faces an adverse situation which brings a change in his thought process.
Satyadev is excellent as a conman in the film and he impresses with his natural action. He is equally good with his cunningness and emotional side. Nanditha Swetha is good as Avani. She looked a bit dramatic in the first half but earned good marks in the emotional sequences in the second half. Aditya Menon, Sijju, Vamsi, Chaitanya Krishna, and others are okay in whatever they are offered.
Gopi Ganesh chose a good subject to Remake. He did not make many changes to the Original Satturanga Vettai Story but narrated it well. He did not try to induce unnecessary commercial elements. On the flip side, we may feel the lag in the proceedings here and there. Dialogues particularly those of the Protagonist have come up very well. Sunil Kashyap came up with decent music. Cinematography by Dasaradhi Sivendra is okay for a small film. Editing by Navin Nooli should have been better in the second half. Production Values are okay for a small film.
Bluff Master has some interesting sequences of how the hero cons the greedy through out the film. Even though he did not make many changes for the Original Story, they are interestingly narrated with excellent screenplay but then there are some directional flaws where we can feel the amateurness of the young director at many places. The first half of the film is okay while the second half has some pace issues but not threatening. The conning episode in the second half is very interesting. Finally, Bluff Master is a decent attempt.
Bluff Master: Decent Attempt
Cast: Satyadev, Nanditha Swetha, Chaitanya Krishna, and Others
Story: H Vinoth
DOP: Dasaradhi Sivendra
Music: Sunil Kashyap
Editor: Navin Nooli
Producers: Ramesh P Pillai
Banner: Sridevi Movies and Abhishek Films
Release Date: 28th December 2018