Dhoni Movie Review

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Dhoni Movie Review

Story:
Karthik son of Subrahmanyam is poor at studies and always fails in his subjects. His passion and interest is in cricket. His interests in cricket makes him neglect studies which reaches to a stage that he would have to expelled from the school if he doesn’t pass the examinations.

Subrahmanyam his father is a government officer working as a clerk and feels giving proper education would make the life of his son better. But when he discovers that his son has been failing all along and is on the verge of being expelled out from the school all because of cricket all hell breaks loose and in moment of despair he hits his son in anger. Karthik gets injured and is in coma as a result of that anger.

Later Subrahmanyam realizes his mistake and finds that real fault lies in the educational system itself. What are the repercussions he faces as a result is dealt in a very emotional way.

Performances:
The film is a one man show of actor Prakash Raj. His portrayal of Subrahmanyam is wonderful and brings tears to the eyes on many occasions.

Director Puri Jagannadh’s son Aakash plays his role very well and has an instant connect with the audience which later enables the audience sympathize with him during his illness.

Radhika Apte as caring neighbor and Nazar as the encouraging cricket coach cum trainer does a commendable job which engages the audience further with the core plot of the film especially the Nazar’s character even if its not that long.

Another actor who shines is Murali Sharma as the goon with soft heart. His scene with Prakash Raj when Aakash returns from hospital to his house is sure to make the eyes moist. Others like Brahmanandam, Tanikella Bharini and Gollapudi Maruthi Rao also do well and compliment each others characters.

Positives:
Performances
Background music
Heart touching scenes

Negatives:
Pace
Preachy dialogues
Some predictable sequences

Analysis:
The film also directed by Prakash Raj has a good message in it about the education system. The problem with the film is that it just points out the flaw but doesn’t provide any solution either exaggerated or out of box at all. It just shows the problem and that’s it. Leaving that issue aside the film is a fairly engaging watch with some nice music by Maestro Ilayaraja. If one is patient enough to sit through the slow second half the film is a good watch with a universal and nice message.

Bottomline: Those who complain about routine and formulaic films here is your chance of redemption.
Rating – 3.25/5

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