Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu Movie Review – 3/5

Posted : October 18, 2012 at 2:15 pm IST by ManaTeluguMovies

Rating: 3/5
Presented by: S.Radha Krishna(Chinababu)
Banner: Universal Media
Cast: Pawan Kalyan, Thamanna, Gabriela Bertante, Prakash raj, Kota Srinivasa rao, Tanikella Bharani,Ali, Brahmanandam,Uttej, Scarlett Wilson,Nassar
Action: Vijay
Art: Chinna
Editor: SR Sekhar
Cinematography: Sam K. Naidu
Music: Mani Sharma
Producer: DVV Danayya
Story-Screenplay-Dialogues-Direction: Puri Jagannath
CBFC rating: ‘U/A’
Release Date: 18-10-2012
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Story: Rambabu(Pawan Kalyan) is mechanic and he runs a repairing shed. Pawan reacts to every sensitive news and goes to question the culprits. This attitude is liked by Ganga(Thamanna) who works for a media channel, she invites him to join her channel as reporter. What are the issues that take place in the state and how Rambabu as a reporter faces them is what the movie is about?
Performances: Pawan kalyan is fantastic in the role of reporter, he justified it very well. He has given remarkable performance in some emotional and serious scenes. Tamanna is okay and suited well to the Tomboyish role. Prakash Raj is good as usual. Kota Srinivas Rao and Tanikella Bharani are apt for their roles. Nassar, Ali, Brahmanandam, MS Narayana created some laughs and did justice to their roles. Gabriela is restricted to a couple of scenes and a song. The Art work is okay. The Cinematography and Editing are mediocre. Music is Average with couple of catchy songs. The story has strong potential but the screenplay could have been better.The production values are okay.
Analysis: Pawan looked good and focused. He delivered his lines with the emotion in peak heights. Tamanna is okay in the role of camerawoman. She dominates Pawan in the first half as pawan is subtle and calm. Gabriela (Billa 2 & Devudu chesina Manushulu “Disturb chesthunnade” fame) is okay. She appears only in the second half. Scarlette sizzles only in the item song “Joramocchindi”. Kota and Prakash raj are good in their roles. Ali,, Brahmanadam, MS are okay.
The Art work is good but most of the sets are in dark colors and The Lighting is not bright (may be intentional). The cinematography is mediocre. The VFX work could have been better. The editing is okay, the movie appeared bit lengthy. There are hardly no moments where Audience feel bored, they are engaged but not with satisfactory content.
Fans of Pawan kalyan are on cloud nine after the block buster Hit Gabbar Singh. The hype and Euphoria started well before when the teasers and Audio songs got released. Gabbar Singh is a typical Mass masala flick with all ingredients. Puri did not concentrate on mixing the mass elements (All the scenes appeared artificial even though he tried in couple of places). The movie goes on a single point agenda of how media works and how it should be? Dialogues of Puri are again a Highlight in this movie. Puri proved once again that he is good at scripting strong Dialogues.
There are only three stories to which the Scenes shift:- Pawan-Thamanna Thread, Kota_Prakash raj thread and Studio scenes in the combination of Ali or Brahmanandam. Director puri has selected a strong message oriented concept and pawan’s performance made it even powerful but the execution leaves the Audience unsatisfied at times.
There are some scenes which work very well
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Pawan telling to Tamanna that all girls are Ordinary and only Men make them feel extraordinary (followed by song)
Pawan talking to media in the Pre-Climax (“Poradithey Poyedhi Emi ledhu baanisa Sankellu Thappa”)
Kota Coming to the Studio where Pawan works to question his son’s Arrest is very good.
Hilarious scene in the studio, where pawan asks Brahmanandam to read news.
Pawan Questioning Prakash raj just before his arrest regarding ‘Telugu Thalli’
Fight sequence where Prakash tries to kill Pawan and shoot that (railway wagon shed).
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These scenes work well not only with fans but appeal to all the sections. The entertainment quotient also did not work as expected.
The Sequence of songs:
First half:
1. Joramocchindi
Singers: Kushi Murali, Shravana Bhargavi
Lyricist: Bhaskarabhatla
The song is picturised as Item song on Scarlette and pawan. The song is catchy.
2. Extraordinary
Singers: Hemachandra
Lyricist: Bhaskarabhatla
The song is picturised on Thamanna and Pawan, The song is melodious and slowly gets into the nerves. Pawan has come up with some simple steps.

Second Half:
3. Pillani Choosthey
Singers: Karunya, Chaitra
Lyricist: Bhaskarabhatla
Picturised on Gabriela and Pawan, Pawan appears in traditional costumes. The song is okay.
4. Melkal Thiruguthuntey Ammayo
Singers: Narendra, Geetha Madhuri
Lyricist: Bhaskarabhatla
The Song Picturised on Thamanna and Pawan in typical Mexican/European Cow boyish style. The song looked good on the screen.
5. Thaladinchuku
Singers: Hemachandra, Karunya, Srikrishna, Narendra
Lyricist: Bhaskarabhatla
The song comes in the climax where all the supporters of Rambabu come over to Hyderabad
CMGR Theme
Singers: Hemachandra, Karunya, Narendra
Lyricist: Bhaskarabhatla
The theme song is used as background score in a couple of scenes.
The songs are okay on the screen, couple of songs got highlighted due the previous establishment scenes (Joramocchindi and Melkal thiruguthuntey).All the songs (duets) are picturised in interiors (sets) which gave a dark feel. The Background score is good. The BGM just before the speech of Pawan before media is damn good.
The First half is passable and the second half is good. It’s a feast for the fans to watch their hero delivering his best lines. Pawan kalyan mesmerizes Once again with his explosive and electrifying performance. A sensitive and message oriented movies which touch Social issues and contemporary problems should be told in a commercial format (sugar coated) to make them Big Hits, this movie lacks too many commercial elements.
Watch the movie with fewer expectations to enjoy more. The Movie gets good openings and Collections (probably record high) as Pawan kalyan scored a big Hit recently. The Potentiality of the flick at the Box-Office depends on how the B, C Centers receive it.
Plus: Pawan kalyan, Dialogues, couple of songs and fights
Minus: lack of commercial elements
Verdict: Pawan’s show all the way. Can be watched for Pawan kalyan’s wonderful performance.