Cast: Ravi Teja, Boman Irani, Tamannah, Raashi Khanna
Director: Sampath Nandi
Banner: Sri Sathya Sai Arts
Sampath Nandi who dedicated two and half years to Sardaar Gabbarsingh suddenly dropped out of the project and he joined Ravi Teja who just gave a flop with Kick 2. Both made Bengal Tiger in quick time, lets see what the combo has offered.
Plot: Akash Narayan(Ravi Teja) a village vagabond, whose behaviour doesn’t gp well with in his family. Aakash’s family decides to marry him to one of the close alliance from his Sister-in-law(Aksha Pardasany).
Aksha, reveals that she only wants to marry a celebrity and rejects him. Aakash decides become a celebrity. He hits agriculture minister(Shayaji Shinde) with a rock, when the minister is on his election campaign. This makes him popular, Shayaji Shinde too impresses with Aakash, after a heated argument.
With in no time, Aakash becomes close confidant of Home minister(Rao Ramesh) as he rescues his daughter Shraddha(Raashi Khanna). Aakash woos Shraddha with his charm and good nature. Shraddha falls for him, she confronts this to Rao Ramesh, who accepts and announces the marriage.
But Aakash has different plans, he reveals that he has been in one-side love with Meera(Tammannah). Who is Meera? What is Aakash’s ultimate motive? What happens to Shradda? Forms the story.
Analysis: Bengal Tiger is out and out commercial pot boiler, searching for logics is waste of time. Film goes in a commercial template with loud action sequences and silly comic scenes. But, overall in the first half carries that entertainment part well.
The main flaw of the film is its screenplay, till the last half an hour of the film, it is all about hero wooing two high profile girls and nothing else. There is no heads up for the audience, about what is happening. Only in the last quarter of the film, director hurries the actual plot and then starts whole of actual actions scenes.
Director’s racy edits and Ravi Teja’s undiminishing energy in dialogues are positives. Sampath successfully cocktailed some of the potboilers and made a whole new film which is mostly predictable. Songs are loud nothing to brag about it.
Ravi Teja except for his energetic dialogue deliver nothing left in him to show off. He wants repeat his younger self, but his body language not upto the mark. Some of his costumes are in bad taste, his lean figure only showing that he is aged.
Raashi Khanna and Tammanah are there for some skin show and nothing else. Some the dialogues uttered by tammanah have no emotional depth.
Boman irani’s screen presence is unmatchable, Tanikella Bharani is okay, Nagireddy suited the bill.
Shakalaka Shanker was given a nice role and he has done well, Brahmanandam doesn’t have much screen space. Prudhivi and Posani are hilarious.
Sampath has made a nice kichidi film, with in less time. His racy cuts and some dialogues entertained audience. But nothing novel in story are narrative.
Music by bheems is nothing special he imitated Taman mostly. Screenplay could have been more impactful. Editing is good for a commercial film. Costumes are not in good taste.
Verdict: Routine Commercial Pot boiler, Only for fans.