Komaram Puli
Release date: 10 September 2010
123Telugu.com Rating : 3/5
Director : S J Surya
Music Director : A R Rahman
Producer : Singanamala Ramesh Babu
Starring : Pawan Kalyan, Nikesha Patel, Shriya Saran, Manoj Bajpai, Charan Raj, Nassar, Jyothi Krishna and others...
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It has been almost three years since Pawan Kalyan’s ‘Jalsa’ released. After innumerable delays, court cases and technical glitches his ‘Komaram Puli’ is said to be releasing with 480 prints across 1000 theaters worldwide. It’s got director S.J.Suryaah, whose earlier film with Pawan Kalyan – ‘Khushi’ set the box office on fire. It’s got A.R.Rahman’s music, Binod Pradhan’s cinematography, a new heroine and a producer who is said to have spent Rs. 42 crore. Will the tiger roar?

What’s it about: Komaram Puli (Pawan Kalyan) is born in extreme conditions. However, his mom (Saranya), whose police officer husband has been killed by Al Saleem, brings him up to be as fearless as a tiger. Puli becomes a special police officer in Prime Minister’s security and manages to save the PM’s life. He is granted permission to take on crime directly in the state with his personal team. Here he happens to have a tiff with Al Saleem, though both are unaware of who the other is and what ‘connection’ they have.

Puli hurts the ego of Al Saleem, getting him to do mistakes and more mistakes. But Al Saleem is clever too. What he does, how Komaram Puli overcomes Al Saleem, and what he speaks to the world forms the rest of the story.

What is Good: Pawan Kalyan looks like he is in the character, though he got a bit chubby (Never mind because the girls will like him!) Saranya acts well in the mother’s role. Nikesha Patel has a nice entry into films in India.

There are certain scenes that connect to the audiences thoroughly. Master Bharath, who has got a very small role, got the most number of claps for his act. His role conveys that even a child knows who the villains in a state or a country are. But on the whole the entire film is Pawan Kalyan’s one man show. He talks, entertains, fights, does comedy and everything that is there to be done! There are certain interesting points that Pawan Kalyan brings up in his dialogues.

What is bad: It is the way the dialogues are delivered that spoils the gist of what is being said. The characters are too vocal and their dialogues are too loud. The story is clichéd, running mostly on contrived scenes. Visual Effects or graphics should have been dealt better. While the fight scenes are interesting in certain situations, they are not as consistently entertaining as one would expect. The biggest problem with the film is that Pawan Kalyan has got five or six long monologues, there is one for Saranya, and another one for Manoj Bajpai too.

Manoj Bajpai ends up being a caricature as he reminds us of Ashish Vidyarthi, and sometimes Subbarju from ‘Pokiri’! His silent expressions and sarcastic laughs are good though.

Technical Departments: : The songs look extremely rich, Sriya’s ‘Dochey’ being the best. Editing is sloppy. One wonders if there were issues with certain frames, because the pictures (only in few frames) appear too dotted for one’s comfort. Only the film makers should know if it was intentional! Music by A.R.Rahman has been declared a hit. He and the cinematographer Binod Pradhan help elevate Pawan Kalyan. S.J.Suryaah had an inconsistent run through out his career, dotted with hits and failures. He should learn to balance it, the sooner the better.

Final Point: Loudness works but not all the time. Romance has naughty side to it but not all the time. A villain can be egoistic, but he wouldn’t become a villain if he was a fool in the first place. This is where ‘Komaram Puli’s director S.J.Suryah should have balanced better.

‘Komaram Puli’ has its good moments, but it is the bad moments that out number the good ones by a huge margin. The film will survive only if the fans want it to.

Click here for Puli review by Pramod

Click here for Puli review by Aks


123Telugu.com Rating : 3/5

Legend:    5 - Flawless
                4 - Must Watch
                3 - One Time Watch
                2 - Wait for the DVD
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