Pawan Kalyan and the word 'sagging' are two incongruous terms. Luckily he doesn't have an ounce of fat on his body to sag. Yet his career had sagged with a few back-to-back flops like Johnny and Gudumba Shankar. Even a funky title like Balu ABCDEFG a
3 out of 5 (Good)
Kishore Mon, 27 Feb 2006
Pawan Kalyan and the word 'sagging' are two incongruous terms. Luckily he doesn't have an ounce of fat on his body to sag. Yet his career had sagged with a few back-to-back flops like Johnny and Gudumba Shankar. Even a funky title like Balu ABCDEFG and wearing pants back to front didn't help much. Now the lanky star is back with a Bang-aram. Bangaram is going to be a hit. People have already started feigning amnesia about his flops and can remember only Khushi, his last major hit movie and the latest hit, Bangaram. That's what success causes. Mercifully that's how life is. Years of failure are gone in a few hours. Good for Pawan Kalyan and good for the viewers.
If Mahesh Babu was cruising alone he has got company now. Pokiri has got competition in the form of Bangaram. Nothing to worry, Pokiri can afford competiton. Moreover, given the potential of both the movies and the enormity of the holiday crowd, both movies would run to packed houses for 100 days easily. If Devadasu, Happy, later Style and Lakshmi can almost, at the same, time run for 100 days why cannot Pokiri and Bangaram. The Prince and the Power star can both hold their own.
The audience was never entertained so thoroughly. With a series of well-made movies running for 100 days, the trend now has changed for better. People have started going to the theatres to watch a movie, instead of watching it on pirated CDs or waiting six months to watch it on TV.
It's happy times for both the filmmakers and the viewers.
Bangaram is an out and out action movie. There is not even a whiff of romance here. The pains that Pavan Kalyan had taken for the fight scenes of this movie, has paid off. Being a martial arts expert, he has used special techniques in the fight scenes. The breaking of bones seems very real.
Based on Kurnool brand of toughness, the movie uses the villainy of Ashutosh Rana. You cannot think of a better negative character actor than him for this movie. Comedy is low key in Bangaram.
What needs to be written about are the neat photography and novel direction used in the movie. Director Dharini doesn't kill the character Vinay (Raja) who is Sandhya's (Meera Chopra) lover, to pair her with Bangaram (Pawan Kalyan). She is the heroine of the movie and Pawan is the hero yet they are not lovers but just friends. That's uncommon in movies. Dharani dares to be different and succeeds.
And what needs to be experienced in the theatre because no amount of writing can convey the actual pleasure is the music of this movie. If the song 'egire chilkamma' soothes and sets your foot to tap the floor, 'ra ra bangaram' teaches the mantra of success as well as peaceful leaving.
In Bangaram, Pawan Kalyan proves that he is not hailed as the 'power star' for nothing.
3 out of 5 (Good)
WHAT THE RATINGS MEAN:
0.0 - 1.4 : Poor
1.5 - 1.7: Poor, A Few Good Parts
1.8 - 2.3: Okay
2.4 - 2.9: Fairly Good
3.0 - 3.4: Good
3.5 - 5.0: Very Good