Dhamaka Movie Review: Swamy and Anand Chakravarthy are lookalikes (both played by Ravi Teja). The former is a jobless guy, while the latter is a rich businessman. Pranavi (Sreeleela) falls in love with both.
Anand’s father Nanda Gopal Chakravarthy (Sachin Khedekar), the owner of a corporate entity, is facing a threat from a monstrous corporate honcho named JP (Jayaram). The clash between the two men results in a bloody tussle. There is also a twist in store. Will the good guys win in the end? Of course, they do. That’s what the second half is about.
Dhamaka Movie: Story Review
Dhamaka is all about a street-smart local guy and his doppelganger, a business tycoon. JP (Jayaram) head of JP Orbit is known to take over companies in a ruthless manner. He sets his sights on Nanda Gopal Chakravarty (Sachin Khedekar)’s People Mart and gives it as a birthday present to his son Arya (Chirag Jani). However, he faces problems from Nanda Gopal’s son Anand Chakravarty (Ravi Teja). When he decides to take him head-on, JP gets a huge shock. To find out whether Anand Chakravarthy is able to save his father’s business empire, how it is connected to middle-class youngster Swamy (Raviteja), his lover Pavani (Sree Leela), her father Ramesh Reddy(Rao Ramesh), his parents Vasudeva Rao, Yashoda (Tanikella Bharani, Tulasi) from the crux of the proceedings.
Ravi Teja is good as both Swamy and Anand, although the distinction feels unnatural in retrospect. Is this the most energetic of his performances in recent times? Considering that ‘Khiladi’ and ‘Ramrao on Duty’ were off the mark, you could say yes.
Sreeleela suits the song-and-dance format more than the love/comedy scenes. As someone who knows Telugu, she dubbed her character and the result is not great. Jayaram, recently seen as a non-stereotypical spy in ‘Ponniyin Selvan’, is good in a negative role. At least, it is not Jagapathi Babu playing a routine character for the nth time.
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What about on-screen performances?
Ravi Teja is at his energetic best in the film. He looks sharp in both roles and carries them very well. He shoulders the otherwise routine film. Sree Leela looks good in whatever limited role she has. She shines bright in her forte of massy songs.
Sachin Khedekar, Rao Ramesh, Jayaram, and other veteran actors give good padding. The film has a good star cast as we see many familiar faces.
What about off-screen talents?
The writer Prasanna Kumar Bezawada offers nothing new in terms of story and premise. The film has a routine touch right from the word go. But the screenplay is pacy at times and there’s the much-desired energetic Ravi Teja who shoulders the film with his presence. So, despite the routine touch, the film makes for a passable watch.
Bheems’s background score and songs are of good quality. The Jinthaak and the conductor’s song in the second half are presented well. The editing is okayish and the production values are good. The frames look rich, thanks to good work from the man behind the lens Karthik Ghattamaneni.
There are a few illogical scenes here and there. Especially pertaining to the dual role track. The climax is weak. But there’s enough entertainment and a handful of comedy scenes to make it a bit of a compelling watch. Moreover, logics often go for a toss in commercial films so there isn’t too much to complain about Dhamaka on that front.
- Ravi Teja mark presence
- Well-presented songs
- Routine treatment
- Few illogical scenes
- Needed a better climax