Rebel is a revenge action movie, which has all
commercial elements. Prabhas' electrifying performance is the main
attraction in it. Tamanna's glamour, Raghava's music, C Ram
Prasad's camera work, stunning choreography of action and dance
sequences, wonderful art direction, beautiful locations and
costumes are its other highlights.
Raghava Lawrence has created a good
screenplay for Rebel and has a good grip on its narration.
But what upsets the viewers is that he has repeated several aspects
from his movies like Don, Mass and
Kanchana. Its big disappointment is its length, which is
about 2.50 hours. The director could have trimmed it.
The first half is a joy ride with Prabhas-Deeksha romance and
Brahmandham comedy. The movie takes serious mode with Krishnam Raju
getting killed at the interval bang. There are some stunning fights
in the second half. Especially, the action in the climax is superb
and a treat for action lovers.
Rishi (Prabhas) is a happy go lucky guy and is in love with an
orphan girl Deepali (Deeksha Seth). He turns rebellious after his
father, a mafia don Bhupathi (Krishnam Raju) is killed by his own
brother (Mukesh Rushi) and Simhadri (Pradeep Rawat). In a bid to
avenge, Rishi (Prabhas) comes to Hyderabad with Narasaraju
(Brahmanandam) in search of Stephen and Roberts.
Then, he moves to Bangkok, where he woos a hip hop dance teacher
Nandini (Tamanna) to get the information about Stephen and Roberts.
What happens to Bhupathi and Deepali? Who are Stephen and Roberts?
Why is he in search of them? Will Rishi succeed in his mission? The
answers to these questions will form the rest of the story.
Rebel is the show of Prabhas, who has delivered a
brilliant performance as a timid son, a sweet lover boy and a
violent gangster. He rocks the viewers in action, dance, romance
and sentimental sequences. As a dance teacher, Tamanna looks very
glamorous and has displayed her dancing skills in Rebel.
Deeksha Seth does not have much scope, but she has done justice to
her role. As villains, Pradeep Rawat and Mukesh Rushi have done
good job. Brahmanandam and Ali have a few good moments, but the
director has failed to utilise them properly.
Raghava Lawrence's music is the main highlight in the technical
front. The picturisation of the songs is beautiful. The
choreography of fights and dance is excellent. The art direction,
costume and makeup in different action and song sequences is
superb. The dialogues are good. The editing could have been better.
Marthand K Venkatesh should have trimmed several scenes in the
Overall, Rebel is a pure commercial entertainer movie,
which showcases Prabhas' heroism. It has its own share of drawbacks
and a few illogical sequence, but they will not deter the viewers
from enjoying the film. Don't miss it, if you are Prabhas
Producer: J Bhaghawan, J Pulla Rao
Director: Raghava Lawrence
Cast: Prabhas, Tamanna Bhatia, Deeksha Seth,
Krishnam Raju, Pradeep Rawat, Mukesh Rushi, Brahmanandam and
Music Director: Raghava Lawrence
Release Date: September 28
Duration: 2.50 hours