Cast : Pawan Kalyan, Tamanna, Gabriela Bertante, Prakash Raj, Ali, Brahmanandam and others
Directed by : Puri Jagannath
Produced by : DVV Danaiah
Banner : Universal Media
Music : Mani Sharma
Release Date : 2012-10-18
Powerstar who has set box office on fire in summer as Gabbar Singh is back as Rambabu with Cameraman Ganga. Puri Jagannadh, who made his debut as director with Pawan Kalyan's Badri is the director. Expectations on this film are humongous and Puri Jagan never tried to bring them down. He never hesitated to raise the expectations by giving powerful statements. CGR is a message oriented film done in a commercial format. Here is the detailed review...
What is it about?
Rambabu (Pawan Kalyan) is a mechanic who can't stand injustice. He reacts to news and goes there and beats everybody into pulp. Cameraman Ganga (Tamanna) spots him and gets him a job as reporter. Rambabu takes on political kings Rana Babu and his father (Prakash Raj and Kota Srinivasa Rao). Then Prakash Raj challenges Rambabu that he would use media to become chief minister of the state. How does Rambabu stops him and brings change in people is the crux of this story.
Pawan Kalyan is sincere and effortless in this film. We see real fire in him in the scenes where he wanted to bring change in the people. He is at his best in the confrontation scenes with Kota and Prakash Raj. He excelled in comedy with his exchanges with Ali and Brahmanandam. His chemistry is rocking with Tamanna. They both made a good pair and they have complimented each other so well. Fans will be extremely satisfied with this all round show of Pawan Kalyan.
Tamanna is okay as Ganga. Her character is not etched properly. She irritates a lot in in most of the scenes. She sizzled in Extraordinary and Melikal songs. Gabriela is the weak link. Scenes involving her get on to your nerves. Prakash Raj is usual and Kota is natural. ABC (Ali-Brahmi-Comedy) is pretty impressive. There is not much fun factor in the film and these senior actors made sure that every moment of theirs counts. Nasser is alright.
On the Technical Front:
This is Puri Jagannadh's one of the best works as dialog writer. His script is ordinary but dialogues are extraordinary. CGR is easily one of his best works in recent times. Saying so we have to admit that he could have done better. May be Puri might have made this into a better film if he did it in his prime time. Mani Sharma's music is good. Background score is the asset. Songs are impressive on screen. Cinematography by Sam K Naidu is standard. Editing is adequate. Producer should be lauded for making a film with purpose.
Take off of the film is a little bit scratchy, but it settles down quickly and moves at a smooth pace. Puri Jagan made sure that audience gets their necessary dose of entertainment before he shifts focus on to the actual plot. First half runs in pure commercial film format. There won't be many complaints about this part as it entertains.
However Puri's screenplay goes for a toss in the second half. He tried to mix commercial elements and entertainment into the serious plot and he couldn't get the mix right. After a few wobbles screenplay gets better as the dialog writer in Puri and Pawan Kalyan goes hand in hand. There are certain sensational dialogues that deserve claps.
Pawan Kalyan's powerful screen presence and his performance made the film to stay on top until the climax. This isn't a usual climax as the director stuck to the theme. We may hear mixed reactions on this, but this is a perfect finale considering the content of the film. On a whole Cameraman Gangatho Rambabu is a commercial film with strong message. Despite the seriousness in the plot it doesn't bore you. Barring few unwanted irritating scenes, Rambabu is a decent watch. With Powerstar in full form this film can go extra miles at the box office.
Verdict: Dialogue writer Puri Jagantho Pawan Kalyan, a deadly combination indeed!