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Movie Review 'Rana Vikrama': Power‘fully’ loaded ammunition

DECCAN CHRONICLE | SHASHIPRASAD S.M
Published Apr 11, 2015, 2:07 pm IST
Updated Mar 29, 2019, 11:51 am IST
The film is tailor made for action lovers and without a doubt for Puneeth fans
 
Cast: Puneeth Rajkumar, Adah Sharma, Anjali, Girish Karnard, Vikram Singh
Director: Pavan Wadeyar
Rating: 3.5
 
Armed with a different script which aptly suits the image of Puneeth Rajkumar, the director Pavan Wadeyar continues his successful run at the box office with a hat-trick, after his first two box office hits. The director, who tried his hand at ‘action’ film for the first time, has at least not let fans down by delivering a complete action laced thriller which runs in two different period. The stunt choreographer Ravi Varma deserves equal appreciation for all the action.
 
Unlike most of the action packed films, this one specially written keeping in mind the action image of Puneeth Rajkumar, the director has pressed the right button to balance elements of a highly anticipated film, while carefully packaging for a sure-shot entertaining film. By not repeating the usual formula, it stands out despite lacking realistic sense. Moreover, fans are in for a ‘double’ treat!
 
The action starts in the fag end of British rule in India. In first of his two roles in the film, Puneeth is seen as a brave young man in a village who opposes a British officer. After learning that the place is abundant with rich uranium in its soil, the story takes a twist and is soon drawn back to 2015, after the British officer is killed by our protagonist. Back in 2015, Puneeth who resembles the village guy from 1947 portrays his ‘second’ role of a man who aspires to become a police officer without paying a single penny as bribe. In between all the action, there is a cute love story, but not before Puneeth is sent as an ‘apprentice police’ to find about a village named Vikrama Tirtha, which does not ‘exist’ in government records or on the maps.
 
With no delay, once the apprentice police reaches the ‘non-existing’ village, the film is all set and ready for action which does not end until the climax. The two heroines have enough screen presence, with one who looks cute (Adah) and the other simply beautiful (Anjali). Minus few historical errors and far from realistic sense, the making looks brilliant on screen with good music; it is also tailor made for action lovers and without a doubt for Puneeth fans.
 
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