|Release date: 20 Jan 2012|
|123telugu.com Rating : 2/5|
|Director : Gokul|
|Producer : R.B.Choudary|
|Music Director : Prakash Nikki|
|Starring: Jeeva, Shriya Saran, Preeti Jhangiani, Prakash Raj|
Jiva and Shreya are the lead stars in the movie ‘Roudram’ which opened across Andhra Pradesh today in a pretty big way. The movie is the dubbed version of the Tamil flick ‘Rowthiram’ and Gokul is the director. The Telugu rights were bagged by SVR Media. Let us see how the movie stacks up.
Shiva (Jiva) is an angry young man who cannot tolerate injustice. He gets into frequent fights to protect the innocent and this causes heartburn to his parents ( Jayaprakash and Lakshmi) . He comes across Priya (Shreya) , a law college student who also happens to be the daughter of the Assistant Commissioner of Police. It is love at first sight and a romantic track ensues.
As the hotheaded Shiva keeps getting into fights and quarrels, he crosses the paths of two of the dreaded gangsters of the city, Kittu (Ganesh Acharya) and Gowri. Soon, Shiva becomes their target and numerous attempts are made on his life. His family begins to suffer and he becomes isolated. A desperate Shiva decides to leave the city for the good of his family. But will the goons allow him to do so? Will Shiva ever be able to lead a normal life? That forms the story.
Plus Points :
Jiva is a fine actor and he does justice to his role in this movie. His anger and frustration about the society can be seen in his eyes. He is good with fights and dances. Shreya looks gorgeous in the movie. Though she does not have much of a role, she provides a lot of visual relief.
Jayaprakash is good as the concerned father. Prakash Raj impresses in a cameo at the beginning of the movie. The goons in the film look raw and sinister and they look utterly convincing. There is some comedy in the first half
Minus Points :
The narration of this movie is extremely and painfully slow. It is so slow that it will be a remarkable achievement to sit through the movie without going out for a break. Direction is extremely poor and there is too much confusion in the screenplay. The director should have stuck to a central theme. Instead, he keep wandering between action, sentiment, romance and drama. In the end, not one of these genres are portrayed convincingly.
There is zero excitement and every scene can be predicted as it is about to unfold. The voice in which Jiva’s character was dubbed is very poor and it does not suit the character in the movie. While a powerful and strong voice should have been used, this one is feeble and almost meek.
The romantic track between Shreya and Jiva has been handled poorly. They actually share good chemistry and the film would have been a lot better if Shreya had some more screen time.
Technical Departments :
Background score is a disaster. The soundtrack just does not gel with the scenes. Where a rousing and powerful soundtrack is required, you get to hear a soft and melodious background score. Re- Recording should have been a lot better. Editing is jerky.
Cinematography is good in parts but overall lighting is pretty bad. Dialogues are just about ok.
Roudram would have been a promising movie in the hands of a better director. Jiva and Shreya try their best to lift up the movie but there is not much they can do when the narration is so slow and the script so bad. Roudram is a movie that will actually end up making the audience angry. This is a flick that can be safely avoided unless you want to test the outer limits of your capability to be patient.
123telugu.com Rating : 2/5
Legend: 5 – Flawless
4 – Must Watch
3 – One Time Watch
2 – Wait for the DVD
1 – Stay Away
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