Director V V Vinayak and hero Bellamkonda Srinivas are back with a Hindi remake of 2005 Telugu film with the same title. Amdist good expectations,the film has hit the screens today. Let’s see how it fares.
Story: As a young boy, separated from his family, constantly aching for the mother (Bhagyashree) who thinks he perished in a fire, Shivaji is the classic Indian hero whose mother-worship is always going to be much more intense than his feelings for the heroine because that’s all she has to do. bring up the rear. On the other hand, Karan Singh Chabra, plays the jealous younger brother, narrows his eyes whenever he gets the chance. There are also several set-pieces in which Shivaji emerges Chatrapathi, single-handedly deals with a baddies with heavy dose of action sequences, in which Srinivas gets his own shirt-off-show-oiled-six-packs moment, are the clearly the central focus of this film.
Performances: Srinivas Bellamkonda did his part perfectly in the given role as a responsible person. He is stunning on the screen and outstanding with his physical transformation.
He did an awesome job with the action sequences. Not to compare with Mighty star Prabhas but he falls short of the expectations when compared with the Baahubali star.
The kind of hardwork his put in for the role is clearly visible on screen. Heroine Nushrratt Bharuccha is limited to glamour show as she comes on for a few speaking scenes and some songs in which she moves-and-shakes and provide eye candy treat for the audience.
Artists such as Karan Singh Chabra, Bhagyashree and Sharad Kelkar are apt in the given roles brought life to the proceedings with their effortless acting.
Technicalities: The cinemautography work by Nizar Shafi is top-notch as he showcased the entire film on a larger than life note with his lens.His work is visible on screen especially in picturization of heavy duty action sequences in water backdrop.
The music scored by Ravi Basura elevates the mood of the film. His sounding gives instant high for the action sequences.Songs composed by Tanishk Bagchi are foot-tapping and has some tunes in them. Editing work is okay but could have been better.
Production values for this high budget entertainer by Jayanthi Lal Gada is lavish and so is the case with production design.The artwork is good and the Hindi version dialogues are written in sync with the scene order.
Analysis: Director VV Vinayak has dealt with the movie with heavy dose of action which might not get a thumps up for all sections of the audience. The ultra-loud, crass film remains us of 80s action films from the south industry.
In one word, the director misused the opportunity by making a regular commerical drama just by focusing on the hero elevation scenes.
To summarize, Chatrapati remake is all about hero’s huffs and puffs, cleaves and chops, fists flying, legs scything, and remains the last man standing. On the whole, the film is a wasted opportunity from the team and formulaic drama.
Verdict: Formulaic drama that misfires miserably!