Dhamaka starring Ravi Teja and Sree Leela as the lead pair under the direction of Trinadharao Nakkina has hit the silver screens today. Let’s see how it fares.
Story: As showcased in the promotional trailer, Dhamaka has Ravi Teja in a dual role. While one of them is a middle-class man Swami, the other one is a rich businessman Anand Chakravarthy. What is connect between the two characters? How a wicked businessman named JP ( Jayaram) creates a mess? How will Swami and Anand Chakravarthy join forces to face the circumstances later, forms the key aspect.
Performances: As usual Ravi Teja is impressive with his energetic screen presence. His mass mannerisms,.comedy timing and typical dialogue delivery will add to the proceedings. His dances in two songs will be great to watch for fans.
Heroine Sree Leela is cute and impresses with her energetic dances. She even dominated Ravi Teja with her screen presence in songs like Jinthaka Jinthaka but the age gap between Sree Leela and Ravi Teja is clearly visible in the combination scenes.
Jayaram gave a decent performance in the negative shaded character. The confrontation scenes between Ravi Teja and Jayaram will provide good entertainment for the audience. Ali, Hyper Aadi, Praveen evoke decent fun with their comic timing.
Noted artists such as Sachin Khedekar, Rao Ramesh, Pavithra Lokesh, Tanikella Bharani, Tulasi are fine in their supporting roles.
Technicalities: The cinematography by Karthik Ghattamaneni is superb as used good framing and lighting setup to elevate the premise. The hero elevation episodes are captured nicely. Prawin Pudi’s editing work is alright. He kept the film’s runtime within limits by avoiding unwanted scenes.
Music by Bheems Ceciroleo is okay. While the songs are energetic and have mass beats, the background score is apt for the film’s genre.
The production values for this star-studded movie are rich. On the other hand, the set work is also impressive. The story provided by Prasanna Kumar Bezawada is ages-old. His screenplay and dialogues work at parts.
Analysis: Trinadharao Nakkina who scored hits like Hello Guru Prema Kosame, Cinema Chupista Mawa, and Nenu Local has used almost a similar template to execute Dhamaka as well. Though he presented Ravi Teja in a massy avatar with enough elevation, the lack of freshness comes as a major disadvantage for the movie.
Though the first half of the film has a comedy-coated narrative that is passable, the second half has regular scene order and dilutes the audience’s excitement. To summarize, Dhamaka is a typical Ravi Teja mark entertainer that has a few good comedy scenes, songs, and hero elevation blocks. On the flip side, the outdated presentation comes as a major disappointment.
Verdict: Formulaic cracker!