Verdict: Intelligent mind games executed to perfection.
Dhruva is an official remake of the Tamil superhit titled Thani Oruvan. This is Ram Charan Teja’s ninth movie and his first with director Surender Reddy. Produced by the prestigious Geetha Arts banner, Cherry didn’t want to take any risks as it has been a while since his movies hit the bull’s eye. Let’s see if Dhruva is able to give the much-needed break to Cherry.
Dhruva (Ram Charan Teja) is an honest police officer who takes any risks to make justice prevail. He has a group of friends who help him in all his endeavors. After a slew of incidents involving crime across the state, he decides to find the main person responsible for all these activities. He believes that if he gets the main culprit, all his subordinates will be laid to rest. He finds his enemy in the form of Siddharth Abhimanyu (Arvind Swamy), who is a scientist by profession. Siddharth is a highly sophisticated criminal and ruthless to the core, and does away with anything that comes in his way. Will Dhruva be able to succeed in his mission? How will he tackle the mind games played by Siddharth? To know the answers to all these questions, book a ticket for Dhruva!
Ram Charan Teja has put his blood and soul into the character of Dhruva. His physical fitness is at its peak, and his hard work clearly shows on the screen. He is at full form especially in the scene of his friend Gautam’s death, and in the scene in which he proposes to Ishika. Rakul Preet Singh as Ishika played the love interest for Dhruva and helped him in his profession. She is ultra-glamorous especially in the Pareshaanura song. Navdeep as Dhruva’s friend gave a decent performance. The main highlight of Dhruva is Arvind Swamy. What a comeback! In several scenes, especially in the latter half, he has completely dominated the proceedings. It has been a while since we saw an antagonist stronger than the protagonist. Arvind Swamy excelled in all his scenes and the whole movie revolves around his character.
This is the first time that Surender Reddy directed a remake and he has to be commended for making it better than the original. Music and back ground score by Hip Hop Tamizha is fantabulous and so is the cinematography by P.S. Vinod. Editing is good and the production values by Geetha Arts are grand.
Why You Should Watch This Movie:
No need to answer if you are mega fan. Even if you are not one, watch Dhruva for some exceptional performances by Arvind Swamy and Ram Charan. You will be entertained, for sure.
– By Ajay Mudunuri