Bangaram Reviewby MyMazaa.com
Suddenly journalists, rather reporting news, are news themselves. There is a lot happening in a journalist's life these days. And in Bangaram, director Dharani has tried to hold a mirror to one such journalist who ends up unwittingly in many conspiracies and confusions. He also goes out of the way to ensure that a lover couple join hands.
The film is an out and out escapist entertainer hoping to cash in on Pawan's mass image.
Bangaram (Pawan) is a TV scribe who dreams big of making it at the international arena. His destination is the venerable BBC. But he finds life tough in a local channel where he is employed. Due to a circumstance of events, he ends up in the household of Peddi Reddy (Mukesh Rishi), the head honcho of the TV channel, at Kurnool. The local factionist leader Bhuma Reddy (Ashutosh Raina) is a wily man and he improvises the situation to fix marriage for his brother with Peddi Reddy's daughter Sandhya (Meera Chopra). But this modern girl is in love with Vinay (Raja). Bangaram comes to know of this internal drama. So he goes out of the way to ensure that Sandhya and Vinay get married. In the process, he also has some fun with another journalist (Reema Sen).
Pawan carries the role of a journalist cum do-gooder in right earnest. He is nonchalant and funny all through. His performance towards the end becomes intense. Pawan's mass dialogues and dances have his fans drooling for more. His miming of Meera and her father brings the house down. And it again underlines the fact the quality of actor in him. In a better script and story, he could have done wonders. Alas!
Meera Chopra looks cute and is convincing. She show enough glimpses of her acting talent. Reema Sen, as a scribe, has a walk-in part. Raja has nothing much to do. Mukesh Rishi and Ashutosh Raina (why two Hindi actors?) are adequate.
Trisha's special appearance provides for some welcome relief.
Vidyasagar's music is full of rhythms, suiting the script. The re-recording is okay. The camera work and stunts are effective. But nothing out of ordinary.
Bangaram's major failing could be on the script front. The movie doesn't get a move, as it seem stuck in a terminal jam. The plot just fails to take off. Dharani is of course is a master of masalas. Speed and entertainment are his forte. But there is only little of that to be seen in Bangaram.