Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » Movies
2-min read

'Bengal Tiger' Review: It is a mixture of good comedy and dull narration

I found a giggling amount of comedy in '‪Bengal Tiger'. Focus on the funny bits. It won’t matter if you doze off for the rest of the film though.

Karthik Keramalu | @KarthikKeramalu

Updated:April 19, 2016, 7:40 PM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
'Bengal Tiger' Review: It is a mixture of good comedy and dull narration
I found a giggling amount of comedy in '‪Bengal Tiger'. Focus on the funny bits. It won’t matter if you doze off for the rest of the film though.

Film: Bengal Tiger.

Cast: Ravi Teja, Tamannaah, Raashi Khanna, Prudhviraj, Posani Krishna Murali, Boman Irani, Rao Ramesh, Sayaji Shinde, Brahmanandam.

Director: Sampath Nandi

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Ravi Teja is back with ‘Bengal Tiger’. It’s his second film to release this year. Certainly, and thankfully, ‘Bengal Tiger’ is not like ‘Kick 2’ but it isn’t any worthier. And that’s a serious problem. Ravi seems to have fallen into a pit of commercial entertainers that revolve around the same checklist of mundane options.

There are many inspiring rags to riches stories in Telugu cinema. ‘Bengal Tiger’ enters the zone from another direction. The film (don’t get surprised; there’s a story somewhere) is about a happy guy who from walking the little roads of a small town becomes the apple of a few politicians’ eye.

If actors play politicians in a film, sinister attitudes form a big part of it. Sayaji Shinde, Rao Ramesh, and Boman Irani are from that political sphere. Though these actors try to pull the strings from different corners, the film for a large chunk, allows nobody but Ravi to shine. Yes, Tamannaah and Raashi Khanna are included. Tamannaah, at least, gets 'Chupulato', a partly romantic song that uses her genuine image of a glamorous star to the hilt. Raashi’s character, sadly,gets no scope in the film.

Prudhviraj and Posani Krishna Murali are the true gems here. Prudhvi, especially, is awesome in a bit that spoofs ‘Attarintiki Daredi’. I began to wonder if filmmakers have underestimated his talent all these years and relegated him to the status of a sidekick. He should be used more in films. The crowning glory for these guys is that if it isn’t for them, the film would have gone down further. They disappear from the screen in the latter portions and that’s one of the reasons I couldn’t enjoy the film thoroughly.

When it comes to action, there’s complete package in Ravi’s introductory scene where he steps on the bodies of goons. Everything from music to Ravi’s expression is perfect. Immediately, Sampath Nandi turns off the excellence and shifts the location and mood to a small town, in a flashback mode. That’s his first mistake. Then the mistakes continue throughout the film.

The background score in ‘Bengal Tiger’ keeps roaring. It doesn’t stop ever. Plus, continuous praise for Ravi Teja from the beginning of the film is unnecessary. For every ten minutes or so, there’s a punch dialogue either from Ravi himself or from one of the properties (actually supporting actors). Some lines do make a point but most of them are plain trash.

I found a giggling amount of comedy in ‘‪Bengal Tiger’. Focus on the funny bits. It won’t matter if you doze off for the rest of the film though.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results