Sampath Nandi’s Bengal Tiger (2015) Movie Review
Star Cast: Ravi Teja, Raashi Khanna, Tamannaah Bhatia, Boman Irani, Rao Ramesh, Prudhvi, Posani Krishna Murali, Satyam Rajesh and Shakalaka Shankar
Music Director: Bheems
Producer: K K Radhamohan
Director Sampath Nandi
Censor Certificate: UA; Runtime: 151 Minutes
Plot wise the film is a combination of slapstick comedy and revenge drama.The whole film revolves around situations created by the characters in an effort to entice other characters into suspicion identities. A happy go lucky guy Akash Narayan (Ravi Teja) becomes heart broken after being rejected by Aksha in Pelli Chuppulu. As she wants to get hitched with someone famous and Akash pith to become one. To become successful in short time Akash plays grinch in a political event. Impressed with his weird reasoninng, Minister Sambhu (Shayaji Shinde) cleverly allots Akash a job. Thats when he meets Sharddha (Raashi Khanna) and starts impressing her. But things turn around when Home Minister Nagappa (Rao Ramesh) accepts Raashi’s love with Akash. Will Akash accept this proposal? Who is Meera (Tamannah)? Who falls for Raviteja? This is fun so dont expect us to spoil it.
Mass Maharaj Ravi Teja carries the whole film on his shoulders with bundle of energy and mass mannerisms. He also comes up with some nice one liners here and there. But the best thing about him in the film is how he uses his body language to his benefit. It was good seeing some details like the way he sits, gets up from the chair where he is interacting with the cheif minister or the way he deals with Shravan in the fight sequence. The scene where he Ravi Teja – Prudhvi dicuss about a real life story was also a good one. Raashi Khanna and Tamannaah Bhatia were good, but there was nothing for them to do in the film. Raashi Khanna actually impressed more than Tamannaah in her act. The worst part is that they were never justified in the film. Rao Ramesh and Shayaji Shinde are doing political characters for the nth time, nothing special to mention about them. Boman Irani plays the villain and gives a thumping performance. Posani Krishna Murali, Satyam Rajesh, Shakalaka Shankar and Prudhvi (Seriously! Crowd even laughed when Prudhvi kicked his wife and slapped his son for showcasing his acting talent) comedy is clinched and fails to click.
Goofy entertainment, thats what is selling in Tollywood at the moment. Thats why Sampath Nandi has decided to place a series of absurdities against each other, to make an incoherent mess called Bengal Tiger. Movie suffers from generic storytelling, situational comedy and rarely raises above the fallible conception. All in all, Bengal Tiger is a kind of film that constantly remind yourself that there is a Sunny and beautiful world outside the cinema hall.
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