Tiger Nageswara Rao Cast: Ravi Teja, Gayatri Bharadwaj, Nupur Sanon, Anupam Kher, Renuu Desai, Nasser, Murali Sharma, Jisshu Sengupta
Tiger Nageswara Rao Crew:
Editing: Kotagiri Venkateswara Rao
Writer: Srikanth Vissa, Vamsee
Music Director: G V Prakash Kumar
Producer: Abhishek Agarwal
Tiger Nageswara Rao Movie Rating: 2.25/5
Ravi Teja needs a big blockbuster as he has gone through big disappointments in recent years. Post Krack, except for Waltair Veerayya and Dhamaka, his films did not manage to get usual openings as well. For him, Tiger Nageswara Rao is a big step forward for him in his career as he also got into Pan-India bandwagon with this film. Vamsee has debuted with this film as writer-director.
He has been waiting to make this film from past 4 years. He researched about Stuartpuram Nageswara Rao who got be known as Tiger Nageswara Rao, later. Movie has been produced by Abhishek Agarwal and has GV Prakash Kumar music as well. Let’s discuss about Tiger Nageswara Rao film in detail.
Tiger Nageswara Rao Plot:
Tiger Nageswara Rao(Ravi Teja) is one of most notorious and feared thieves in India. PM Security Officer(Anupam Kher) assembles a team to quickly investigate about him and prepare themselves for a potential threat. Tiger Nageswara Rao challenges them to stop him from stealing in PM’s office. In the investigation, he gets to know that Tiger Nageswara Rao can pull off any kind of an impossible theft, if he puts his head to it.
Security officer is surprised to know that Tiger Nageswara Rao killed his own father at the age of 8. He is trained by a guru(Nasser) to become what he has. They also get to know that Tiger Nageswara Rao did not stop from conducting a theft even when his lover(Nupur Sanon) told him to stop for just one night. What kind of threat does he pose for PM now? Why Tiger Nageswara Rao wanted to loot something from PM office? Watch the movie to know more.
Tiger Negeswara Rao Analysis:
Ravi Teja has become Mass Maharaja because of his pooularity in masses and his crazy entertainers, histrionics. From few films, Ravi Teja is not finding similar connect with masses. Tiger Nageswara Rao, can be added to that list. In a character that has negative and positive traits, Ravi Teja could have easily delivered another great performance. But the writing falls flat in the second half, trying to show Tiger Nageswara Rao as a messiah. Ravi Teja character and performance gradually fall into regular territory due to this over glorification.
Well, Veerappan followers would also talk about him as their God, but that doesn’t purify his crimes. Similarly, Tiger Nageswara Rao story needed a balanced view where he is shown as a human who is pulling off some improbable things. Tiger Nageswara Rao is almost shown as a superhero and glorified to such extent that even if he breathes it is for people. This kind of glorification and trying hard to make everything he does as a heroic act damages the narrative. Also, trying hard to re-create KGF style screenplay hurts the story. Not all criminals and their activities need to be justified or over dramatized.
Tiger Nageswara Rao suffers with over ambitious nature in the screenplay. It tries to too many things at a time like a commercial cinema of a top star and also a story based on a true character. The narrative looses grip as it progresses into hero worship zone in the second half. Nupur Sanon, Gayathire characters, Nasser, Anupam Kher, Murali Sharma characters also don’t really add to the story. Ravi Teja tries hard to shoulder it but he couldn’t save it after a point. Tiger Nageswara Rao needed Vamsee to ground his ambition and then pick a narrative. As he tried too many things, it has ended up being a long and over-stretched uninteresting cinema.
Tiger Nageswara Rao Positives:
Ravi Teja Performance
Nupur Sanon and Gayathri oomph factor
One action sequence
Trying to tell story in Two perspectives
Tiger Negeswara Rao Negatives:
KGF inspired narrative
Over-stretched second half
Music & BGM
Over glorification and Hyper commercial elements
Sloopy VFX Work
Tiger Nageswara Rao Movie Bottom-line: Silly Histronics!
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