In the past, a few hit Hindi movies have been remade in Telugu and most of them were either slavishly reverent to the original material or misguiding by taking off into weird wild and wacky tangents. But Apoorva Lakhia seems to set everything right in his latest directorial venture Thoofan, which is the remake of Amitabh Bachchan's 1973 Bollywood film Zanjeer. Ram Charan rocks again as angry young man.
Thoofan is an action thriller and Ram Charan Teja's electrifying performance is the main highlight in it.
Lakhia's interesting script and dynamic narration, Priyanka Chopra's glamour and humour, rocking music and background, brilliant picturisation, art direction and costumes are other highlights of the film. But the movie lacks a few masala elements to woo Cherry's fans and it has a predictable plot.
Sticking to the core of the revenge saga, Apoorva Lakhia has made some changes in the new version to suit the taste of present generation. The plot has a series of cleverly conceived conflicts and the director paces the proceedings as a rush-hour traffic of bustling events. The film has fast paced-narration right from the beginning to end and it does not let you stop for moment and think. There is special bond between Amitabh Bachchan and Pran in the original film, but this bonding is missing in the new version.
ACP Vijay Khanna (Ram Charan Teja) is an honest and upright police officer. While investigating a deputy collector's murder case in Mumbai, he faces off an oil mafia don Rudra Pratap Teja (Prakash Raj), who gets him suspended using his money and influence. With the help of Sher Khan (Srihari), crime reporter Jay Dev (Tanikella Bharani) and NRI girl Maya (Priyanka Chopra), how Vijay takes revenge against Teja will form the crux of the story.
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