Worth watch it

Reviews 30-May-2011 10:13 AM IST Top 10 Cinema Comments

Can anyone believe an actor on his second film would exert such a herculean effort for his performance? Maybe, Kollywood has dozens of newcomers, who have done a fabulous job and indeed marked their debut so strongly that it becomes a major hurdle for rest of their career as fans keep expecting them to exceed more than their debut film. Mega Star Cheeranjivi’s son Ram Charan Teja made his debut with the film ‘Chirutha’ that exposed his best potentials as a mass hero and his second film ‘Magadheera’ has a brilliant stroke from the actor. The film is produced by his uncle Allu Aravind under the banner name of Geetha Arts. Nearly two years after its release, the film is dubbed in Tamil as ‘Maaveeran.

The film has unusual opening in the backdrops of 16th century where the protagonist Kala Bhairava (Ram Charan Teja), a warrior is seen falling down the feet from a rocky steep mountain along with princess (Kajal Agarwal).400 years later, they are reborn in the same place as Harsha (Ram Charan Teja again), an avid biker and falls in love with a beautiful girl Indu (Kajal Agarwal). She has an evil cousin Randhir (Dev Gill) wanting to marry her. While the clash between Harsha and Randhir kicks-off, it is revealed that they have something more to put an end to the unsettled dispute of their previous birth.

It is a very well known fact that Ram Charan Teja is a familiar actor in Telugu film industry. But this film exhibits his potentials to the extremum as his incredulous performance leaves us enthralled. Watching him out as a warrior is a special delight for his fans and no other actor would have fitted the space of this role.

For sure, Ram will have a great show if he makes his way to Kollywood.
Kajal Agarwal jumps up on the screens with her unforeseen beauty and it’s a delicious treat for the young lads. Srihari of ‘Vettaikaaran’ fame does justice to his role with the variation of Mughal Emperor and as a local fisherman. Dev Gill sticks to the skin of his characterization of his baddie.

On the technical front, it’s the department of Cinematography, Computer Graphics and Action Choreography that requires special mention.

S.S. Rajamouli might have picked a story that is over familiar for its theme, but the screenplay takes a diversion from those cliches.
The point of flashback opening and the Agoras revealing the secrets of previous births is extraordinary. K. Bhagyaraj hasn’t done anything special for the film’s dialogues.

‘Maaveeran’ is a special treat for the commercial film lovers. Though it may not work wonders like Anushka’s ‘Arundhathi’ and other bunch of dubbed movies, it is sure to entertain the audiences to the expected levels.

What works: Ram Charan Teja, Kajal Agarwal, Casting, Cinematography, Graphics, Action Sequences

What doesn’t work: Old concept, Songs, predictable sequences

Verdict: Worth watch it

Banner: Geetha Arts

Production: Allu Aravind

Direction: SS Rajamouli

Dialogues: K. Bhagyaraj

Star-casts: Ram Charan Teja, Kajal Agarwal, Dev Gill and others

Music: MM Keeravani

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