After the super success of Gabbar Singh, Powerstar Pawan Kalyan has wisely chosen director Puri Jagannath to helm his next movie Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu. The director does not let him down. He has wonderful story and politically charged dialogues to help Pawan to rock the audience once again after Gabbar Singh. Pawan Kalyan is the showman in the movie.
Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu is an action movie and Pawan Kalyan's electrifying performance is the main attraction in the film. Puri Jagannath's message-oriented story and punch dialogues, Mani Sharma's hit music, Shyam K Naidu's excellent camerawork, stunning choreography of action and dance sequences, Bramhanandam's comedy, beautiful artwork, costumes and locations are its other highlights.
Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu can be called a political satire. The movie throws light on caste based politics prevailing in the state and the country. It shows how politicians are dividing people especially students in the name of caste for their vote bank. Puri Jagannath has used his politically charged dialogues to condemn current politics.
Besides having an interesting storyline, Puri Jagannath has managed to have good grip on the tempo, which never lets you down throughout the movie. The first half is quite interesting with a couple of songs, comedy and action sequences. In the second half, the hero takes on a politician and his energetic performance and dialogue delivery keep you glued to the screens. The emotional and politically charged climax is simply superb.
Rambabu (Pawan Kalyan) is a hot blooded person, who gets involved in social responsibilities. Ganga (Tamanna), who is a technician of a TV channel, asks Rambabu to join her office as journalist after he involves in two big war between two student gangs about cast system. Meanwhile, Ranababu (Prakash Raj) enters politics as a heir of his father (Kota Srinivasa Rao). Rambabu gets into fight with Ranababu. What happens next will form the crux of the story.
As usual, Pawan Kalyan is at his best and his performance is much better than in Gabbar Singh. He rocks the viewers in comedy, action and dance sequences. What stands out in his acting is his dialogue delivery, which is sure to stun everyone. Tamanna also rocks as glam doll and she has done good job as TV journalist. As second heroine, Gabriela Bertante has failed to deliver good acting. As villainous politician, Prakash Raj impresses you again. Bramhanandam's comedy is good but lacks freshness. Nasser, MS Narayana, Dharmavarapu, Kota and others are good in their respective roles.
On the technical front, Mani Sharma's music is the main highlight and his compositions like 'Jorramochinde' and 'Extraordinary' will impress you a lot. Cinematographer Shyam K Naidu has done a good job especially in the song sequences. Puri's dialogues have lot of punch and surely get whistles in turn. The choreography of action and dance sequences is simply superb. SR Shekhar's editing is also commendable.
Verdict: The story of Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu is not very fresh as it has already been dealt in Mahesh Babu's Businessman. What strikes you in the film is the way Puri has presented this subject on screen. Pawan Kalyan's performance stands out in it. It is a good treat for both class and mass audience, and it is a must watch film for the Powerstar fans.
Producer: DVV Danayya
Director: Puri Jagannath
Music: Mani Sharma
Release Date: October 18