Dhruva (Ram Charan), a new IPS recruit in the police department, faithfully believes that all the crimes are organised and there lies a secret behind it. True to his gut feeling, he realises that Siddharth Abhimanyu (Arvind Swamy) chalks out all the evil strategies with his tactfulness and is also the powerhouse who dictates the terms to the government. Along with his friends, Dhruva shifts his focus on Siddharth and administers a plan to nab him. The rest is the cat-and-mouse game that ensues between the duo.
The racy-thriller ‘Dhruva’ amazes you with its gripping narration and some spine-chilling thrills. Director Surender Reddy didn’t allow any flaw in narration to make it a roller-coaster ride. Dhruva has an exciting story which makes the movie endearing and believable. This is one such film where everything is captivating and you love to see the way things will unfold on screen. You develop an instant liking for the conversations and characters. Though there are a few intermittent dull moments, they never hamper the narration.
The film marks Arvind Swamy’s return to Telugu after two decades and his style and grace are intact. He pulled off the menacing act capably and effortlessly takes the cake. His eyes did the acting and his acts did the talking.
‘Dhruva’ is perhaps one film where the gigantic mass image of Ram Charan is completely undermined. The content wins over the stardom and it pays off well.
Intensity, anguish, emotion and action – Ram Charan delivered it at the drop of a hat. He underwent vigorous training sessions to acquire the chiselled body for the cop’s role and all his hard work pays off. Rakul upped her ante and carried her role well.
Navdeep shines as Dhruva’s trusted aide and makes an impact. Not to forget, Posani Krishna Murali as a naive politico, who blindly trusts his son managed to evoke a few laughs.
Hip-hop Thamizha’s songs and background score are top-moth and are an asset to the film. PS Vinod pushed his envelope in canning the thrills and frills. The slick editing of Naveen Nooli is another reason to cherish.
Full credit to Surender Reddy for brilliantly churning out the Telugu version of ‘Thani Oruvan’— a Tamil movie — into an engaging saga.