Though Ram Charan had established as a hero in the Tollywood with a majority of his films were proved hits, he did not dare to enter the Bollywood till date. However, he had agreed to try his hands in a Hindi flick with a biggest hit of Bollywood and Big B's film Zanjeer's remake. The film was made in Hindi and Telugu, simultaneously, with some of the characters in the Telugu remake were played by Telugu artistes like Srihari and Thanikella Bharani, while the villain's role was played by Prakash Raj who is well known for the Hindi audiences too.
Why the Hindi remake retained the original title, the Telugu
remake was christened as 'Toofan'. (It is worth mentioning here that
Zanjeer had already been remade in Telugu long ago, with
senior NT Rama Rao and Satyanarayana in the lead roles with the
title 'Nippulanti Manishi' but that title was not retained for the
ACP Vijay Khanna is an honest and tough cop, who likes to gets transferred often, rather than changing his attitude. Following his encounters with ruling party leaders in Hyderabad, he is transferred to Mumbai. As his first task, he takes up the investigation of murder case of a deputy collector. He finds that the oil mafia led by Rudra Pratap Teja is behind the murder. That is when he comes across a girl named Mala (Priyanka Chopra), who is the key witness in this case.
Continue to read the story and Toofan movie review.
Mala is an NRI girl. She visits India to attend a marriage and
accidentally happens to see the killings of the deputy collector.
Vijay seeks her help. By the time, he completes preparing the
entire file, Teja uses his mafia influence and gets him suspended
from the department. Vijay challenges Teja to prove his hand in the
murder without the police power. He gets the help and cooperation
of his friend Sher Khan (Srihari) and an investigative crime
reporter Jayadev (Bharani) to send him behind the bars.
Ram Charan Rocks As Angry Cop
Ram Charan has delivered an excellent performance in
Toofan. He looks handsome in a police uniform. His
power-packed performance is true to his title Mega Power Star. He
is a perfect match for the role of ACP Vijay Khanna. He has already
proved that he is one of the best dancers in Tollywood and a mass
hero and this has helped him very much in this film.
Priyanka Chopra Impresses Viewers In Debut Film
Priyanka Chopra too is pretty good in the role of Mala. She
shakes her legs fantastically with Cherry in songs like 'Mumbai ke
hero' and 'Pinky' songs. She will really impress the Telugu viewers
with her glamour and humour. PC-Cherry chemistry is good to watch
Srihari-Ram Charan Combo Act
The combination of Srihari and Ram Charan is already proved good
in the earlier film Magadheera and it has been repeated
once again in this film. It is well aware that Srihari is always
good and effective in the supporting characters and many films have
proved big hits because of Srihari's participation in them.
Tanikella Bharani, Mahie Gill, Prakash Raj and others have also
done brilliant job.
Technical Stuff in Toofan
Gururaj R Jois' camera work is above average. At the same time,
Chintu Singh's editing is not up to the mark. Meet Bros Anjjan,
Chirantan Bhatt, Anand Raj Anand's music is just okay. While the
tunes are good to hear, the re-recording appeared to be average.
Telugu music directors could have given melodious tunes for the
songs. As the film has been simultaneously made in Hindi and
Telugu, the Telugu dialogues are not very effective.
Apoorva Lakhia's Direction In Toofan
Suresh Nair's screenplay is tight. Apoorva Lakhia's direction is
good. He has maintained good pace from the beginning till the end.
But he has ignored the basic stuff - entertainment quotient. Good
comedy would give life to an action movie. Had he maintained some
comedy track in the interludes, the film would have been a bigger
If you watch the film without watching the earlier
Zanjeer, this film would be good. Moreover, the director
failed to maintain emotional bond between Ram Charan and Srihari's
characters. Like other Telugu films in which Ram Charan played,
this Hindi movie failed in maintaining the mass masala scenes and
punch dialogues. However, with the director maintaining a less run
time the film appeared very compact and good.
Toofan Cast And Crew
Producers: Reliance Entertainment, Puneet
Prakash, Sumeet Prakash Mehra and Flying Turtle Films
Director: Apoorva Lakhia
Cast: Ram Charan, Priyanka Chopra, Srihari, Prakash Raj, Tanikella Bharani, Mahie Gill
Music: Meet Bros Anjjan, Chirantan Bhatt, Anand Raj Anand
Cinematography: Gururaj R Jois
Released date: September 6, 2013