Banner: Reliance Entertainments.
Music Director: Meet Bros Anjjan, Anand Raj Anand, Chirantan Bhatt.
Director: Apoorva Lakhia
Starring: RamCharan, Priyanka Chopra, Srihari, Tanikella Bharani…….
Release date: 6th September 2013.
CB Rating : 2/5
The honest and aggressive cop is ACP Vijay Khanna and also very Angry Young Man. Though he is rewarded with a record number of transfers for his upright nature, he has never changed his attitude. After all, an altercation with some ruling party members in Hyderabad made him to bring to Mumbai by transfer.
In Mumbai Vijay is tasked with the investigation of the violent murder of a deputy collector. Vijay Soon realises that a powerful oil mafia is behind the crime. Then Vijay found an NRI named Maya(Priyanka Chopra), who is the only witness and Vijay seeks her help. As the investigation digs, Vijay realises Rudra Pratap Teja(Prakash Raj) is the man behind the entire criminal operation.
As Vijay bends closer to the truth, Teja uses all his money and power to get Vijay suspend. A daring and angry Vijay vows to destroy Teja and his empire.
The next is the actual story of a revenge drama where Vijay takes the help of the mercurial Sher Khan(Sri Hari) and an honest crime reporter named Jay Dev(Tanikella Bharani) to bring Teja down.
Ram Charan has delivered yet another power packed performance. Charan looks good as a cop and he fits into the character of ACP Vijay Khanna quite seamlessly as the yesteryear actor Megastar Chiranjeevi. But here we should compare Ram Charan with Angry Young Man Amitabh Bachchan, as his remake film is ‘Thoofan’. Though if we compare with the Amitabh also no change in Ram Charan. Charan proved that he only suited in the Amitabh shoes. The movie is pretty good entry for Charan’s Bollywood career.
Priyanka Chopra is all ok. She looks pretty hot in the ‘Mumbai Ke Hero’ and ‘Pinky’ songs. Sri Hari is resultant as Sher Khan. Tanikella Bharani has given a highbrow performance as the courageous crime reporter. Prakash Raj is very cool as the mafia Don Teja and well supported by Mahie Gill, who appears as Mona. Their discourse in the film are filled with double meaning dialogues that might work with B and C centre people.
The speed of the film is good. The short run-time is an big asset for the film. Opening titles song has played, which has been shot quite well like the James Bond films. Overall the Charan fan will get impressed by his new image as a honest cop.
The film viewers who impressed by original ‘Zanjeer’ are not much attracted to this present film as it is quite superficial and predictable. There is a lack of romance in between main couple Charan and Priyanka Chopra.
Unlike original film this film lacks the emotional depth in between Charan and Sri Hari.
The Charan’s traditional fans will miss the mass masala entertainment, which fans found in their Mega Hero films. Lackness in comedy quotient.
Overall lacking in the connection which the original film connections has.
Gururaj’s cinematography is all ok. Editing is not up to the mark. Re-recording is strictly average except for one or two sequences. Music director would have really helped the film. Telugu dialogues are just ok.
Apoorva Lakhia has succeeded in maintaining good pace entire the film. But he should have soak more humour and entertainment into the proceedings.
Verdict: A better script and a higher dose of entertainment would have really helped the film. Still, the film ends up as a decent cop drama.