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After creating a positive buzz with impressive posters, songs and trailers, Ravi Teja-Sampath Nandi's Bengal Tiger is out in the theaters to test its real fate. Read the review to know if it matches up to Ravi Teja's 'Mass Maharaja' image.
Bengal Tiger Story:
The story takes off as Ravi Teja gets rejected by a girl for not being a celebrity and that's when he decides to become a famous person, and targets to be a minister. He achieves it in no time by impressing the Home Minister and his daughter Raashi Khanna. However, that was not his actual aim. Is he really moving pawns to become a celebrity? What is the back story behind his intention to trouble Boman Irani (Chief Minister) and What role does Tamannaah play? This forms the rest of the story.
There was this dialogue from Prudhvi To Ravi Teja where he says 'If they could convert your energy into a drink, Red Bull's sales would be at stake", and that is an apt line to describe Ravi's performance in the film. He pulled off the tailor-made role with his uncommon energy and screen presence. Tamannaah was used perfectly as she is a great combination of talent and glamour. She looked nothing short of an angel in songs. Raashi Khanna added some extra glamour to the film and it is Prudhvi, who stole the show. We can easily say he is the new Brahmi in the making. Boman Irani, Shayaji Shinde and Posani were good enough.
Director Sampath Nandi restored his command over mass entertainers with Bengal Tiger and the way he clubbed the right measures of comedy, hero elevations and story, proves his mettle. Though only a couple of songs were impressive, Bheems' background score deserves a special mention as it has enhanced the film at every point. Sampath also banked heavily on his pen power and he succeeded in grabbing many hooting moments with his punch lines. However, the heavy dose of Pawan Kalyan and mega references could be churlish on general audience. On the down side, Sampath failed to keep up the pace of the film and somewhere the energies dropped in the second half. Unwanted comedy dragged the film further. Cinematography and production values made Bengal Tiger a technically good film too.
Though Bengal Tiger is a formulaic film, it is surely a complete 'Paisa Vasool' for masses, which makes it a perfect Mass Maharaj Ravi Teja's trademark film. MORE IN SLIDES BELOW
The movie starts on a high note with the mud fight, which was featured in the first teaser and it was followed by the introduction song.
The movie starts with a special thanks card to Chiranjeevi and has mega/Pawan Kalyan references at many points, which is a high point for 'only' mega fans.
Tamannaah looked two times glamorous to her previous films and she is red hot in the songs.
Raashi Khanna's bikini act was a surprise and she performed well too.
Boman Irani played the Chief Minister role with Ravi Teja locks horns. Though the role was decently crafted, Boman felt like a miscast.
Ravi Teja looked very lean in the film and a lot of DI work done on his face was evident.
A lot of punch lines were included to get some cheers from the masses and they will surely click instantly with the mass movie lovers.
Flash Back episode in the pre-climax featuring Nagi Reddy and the climax lacked any punch, which is disappointing after a very entertaining first half.
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