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    Telugu film "Bangaaram"

    How is Bangaaram?

    Can anyone post some reviews here?

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    here is the review of Bangaram

    What's it about

    The film is all about a young man risking his life to bring the estranged lovers together.

    Bangaram (Pawan Kalyan) is a journalist. His ambition in life is to join in BBC. His boss fires him, when he fails to bring the interview of a terrorist leader. Bangaram approaches the chairperson of the channel, Peddireddy (Mukeshi Rishi). By consequence of events, Bangaram is forced to spend some days with Peddireddy's family consisting of his two daughters

    Sandhya (Meera Chopra) and Vindhya (Baby). Impressed with local faction leader Bhoomareddy's (Ashutosh Rana) style of functioning Peddireddy fixes his daughter Sandhya's marriage with Bhoomareddy's brother. The story then turns. Sandhya has a lover (Raja) with whom she is planning to get married soon. The rest of the film is how our hero Bangaram brings the two lovers together.

    Analysis

    In one word, you can say it is big bore to the hilt. On the surface, the film's basic storyline is similar to that of Tarun's disaster, Soggadu. But Bangaram is loaded with factionism in second half. Though the basic plot of the film is interesting but the director's inability to narrate to hold the audiences' interest till the end worsens the film. The first half is very slow, and the post interval scenes are laced with too much violence and logic less situations. But Pawan tries to salvage the film in the last 20 minutes with his befitting performance. Even technically it is very average film.

    What's hot?

    Pawan Kalyan is at his best in some portions like imitating the heroine. Though there is nothing extraordinary about his performance, he has done justice to the role. Two songs Ra ..Ra Bangaram and item number are good. The surprise element in the film is Trisha making a special appearance.

    What's not?

    To be frank everything is wrong in this film. The second half puts the audiences on the burner. No entertaining values, typical faction film episodes, not-so-good music and bad direction work against the film. The so-called Tamil hit director Dharani has proved nothing in this film. His directing capabilities and his narrative style are very substandard. Our Telugu directors have done better job than he has with Pawan films in the past. Director Dharani and his absurd narrative style could prove fatal for this film. God knows why the director showed a 12-year kid in pain and further she is shown getting married (even if it is in dream sequence). All this is really sick. How could a direct be so insensitive? If there is something that is to be criticized severely,it is director's lack of sensitivity. Vidyasagar once again proves that in Telugu he cannot come up with winning music. Rakhi Rajesh's action episodes are numb.

    Bottom line

    It is big disappointment on the whole. For general audiences it is another disastrous film from Pawan Kalyan. Fans in the B and C centers can only save his the film.

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    why did vijay remake this movie then?

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    Thats not even officially announced...

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    Ramakrishna,

    Idu AADHI review maari irukkae
    Ponnu Vellai tholah? illai Karuppu tholah?
    RE: Aennn.. Puli tholu..


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    Bangaram - Scribbler's list

    Suddenly journalists, rather reporting news, are news themselves. There is a lot happening in a journalist's life these days. And in Bangaram, director Dharani has tried to hold a mirror to one such journalist who ends up unwittingly in many conspiracies and confusions. He also goes out of the way to ensure that a lover couple join hands.

    The film is an out and out escapist entertainer hoping to cash in on Pawan's mass image.

    Bangaram (Pawan) is a TV scribe who dreams big of making it at the international arena. His destination is the venerable BBC. But he finds life tough in a local channel where he is employed. Due to a circumstance of events, he ends up in the household of Peddi Reddy (Mukesh Rishi), the head honcho of the TV channel, at Kurnool. The local factionist leader Bhuma Reddy (Ashutosh Raina) is a wily man and he improvises the situation to fix marriage for his brother with Peddi Reddy's daughter Sandhya (Meera Chopra). But this modern girl is in love with Vinay (Raja). Bangaram comes to know of this internal drama. So he goes out of the way to ensure that Sandhya and Vinay get married. In the process, he also has some fun with another journalist (Reema Sen).

    Pawan carries the role of a journalist cum do-gooder in right earnest. He is nonchalant and funny all through. His performance towards the end becomes intense. Pawan's mass dialogues and dances have his fans drooling for more. His miming of Meera and her father brings the house down. And it again underlines the fact the quality of actor in him. In a better script and story, he could have done wonders. Alas!

    Meera Chopra looks cute and is convincing. She show enough glimpses of her acting talent. Reema Sen, as a scribe, has a walk-in part. Raja has nothing much to do. Mukesh Rishi and Ashutosh Raina (why two Hindi actors?) are adequate.

    Trisha's special appearance provides for some welcome relief.

    Vidyasagar's music is full of rhythms, suiting the script. The re-recording is okay. The camera work and stunts are effective. But nothing out of ordinary.

    Bangaram's major failing could be on the script front. The movie doesn't get a move, as it seem stuck in a terminal jam. The plot just fails to take off. Dharani is of course is a master of masalas. Speed and entertainment are his forte. But there is only little of that to be seen in Bangaram.

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    By Kishore

    Pawan Kalyan and the word 'sagging' are two incongruous terms. Luckily he doesn't have an ounce of fat on his body to sag. Yet his career had sagged with a few back-to-back flops like Johnny and Gudumba Shankar. Even a funky title like Balu ABCDEFG and wearing pants back to front didn't help much. Now the lanky star is back with a Bang-aram. Bangaram is going to be a hit. People have already started feigning amnesia about his flops and can remember only Khushi, his last major hit movie and the latest hit, Bangaram. That's what success causes. Mercifully that's how life is. Years of failure are gone in a few hours. Good for Pawan Kalyan and good for the viewers.

    If Mahesh Babu was cruising alone he has got company now. Pokiri has got competition in the form of Bangaram. Nothing to worry, Pokiri can afford competiton. Moreover, given the potential of both the movies and the enormity of the holiday crowd, both movies would run to packed houses for 100 days easily. If Devadasu, Happy, later Style and Lakshmi can almost, at the same, time run for 100 days why cannot Pokiri and Bangaram. The Prince and the Power star can both hold their own.

    The audience was never entertained so thoroughly. With a series of well-made movies running for 100 days, the trend now has changed for better. People have started going to the theatres to watch a movie, instead of watching it on pirated CDs or waiting six months to watch it on TV.

    It's happy times for both the filmmakers and the viewers.

    Bangaram is an out and out action movie. There is not even a whiff of romance here. The pains that Pavan Kalyan had taken for the fight scenes of this movie, has paid off. Being a martial arts expert, he has used special techniques in the fight scenes. The breaking of bones seems very real.

    Based on Kurnool brand of toughness, the movie uses the villainy of Ashutosh Rana. You cannot think of a better negative character actor than him for this movie. Comedy is low key in Bangaram.

    What needs to be written about are the neat photography and novel direction used in the movie. Director Dharini doesn't kill the character Vinay (Raja) who is Sandhya's (Meera Chopra) lover, to pair her with Bangaram (Pawan Kalyan). She is the heroine of the movie and Pawan is the hero yet they are not lovers but just friends. That's uncommon in movies. Dharani dares to be different and succeeds.

    And what needs to be experienced in the theatre because no amount of writing can convey the actual pleasure is the music of this movie. If the song 'egire chilkamma' soothes and sets your foot to tap the floor, 'ra ra bangaram' teaches the mantra of success as well as peaceful leaving.

    In Bangaram, Pawan Kalyan proves that he is not hailed as the 'power star' for nothing.

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    Hmmmm, another golti movie, w/ actor copying Tamil style like usual........

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