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‘Jawaan’ Movie Review

Title :Jawaan CBFC Rating : U/A Run-Time : 2 Hrs 14 Mins Release Date : 01-12-2017 Banner : Arunachal Creations Cast : Sai Dharam Tej, Mehreen, Prasanna, Jayaprakash, Kota Srinivas Rao and Others Music : Thaman.SS DOP : KV.Guhan Producer : Krishna Direction: BVSRavi

Story:

Jai (Sai Dharam Tej) is a gold medallist in Nuclear Physics. He wants to serve the nation, and the family is proud of this fact. Keshava (Prasanna) sets a deal to sell the latest and most powerful missile launcher from India. How Jai (Sai Dharam Tej) with his intelligence stops the plans of Keshava (Prasanna) is the basic story of the film?

Performances:

Sai Dharam Tej is outstanding in Jawaan. He plays a role that contrasts to what we have seen him do till now. It is an intense portrayal of a youth who is clear in his goals towards family and the nation. There are refinedness and subtlety seen in the act that should be a big plus for Sai Dharam Tej going forward.

Mehreen is lovely in a role tailor-made for her. It helps in providing the right amount of spice to the narrative which goes in a thriller format without much deviation.

Prasanna is superb in the role of antagonist. He puts a stylish and well-distinguished act. All his scenes with Sai Dharam Tej are fabulous.

Jayaprakash and Kota Srinivas Rao chip in with excellent performances. The rest of the cast is apt for their small parts.

Positives:

Sai Dharam Tej Prasanna Story Message

Negatives:

Little drag in second half

Analysis:

Jawaan is a rare film that has both story and scope for engaging drama and screenplay. Director BVS Ravi must be appreciated for coming up with such a subject. It is also among those movies where both the lead protagonist and antagonist have strong characters.

After setting up the conflict initially, the director plunges directly into the story without wasting any time. The Octopus track provides lots of scope for thrill and action, and the director delivers on both the counts. There is a breezy romance in between to diffuse the tension a little bit which is expected. The first half is smooth in flow with the Octopus saving chase and fight scene being the highlight.

The second half maintains the flow to a point. After that, there is a loss of momentum, but the movie ends quickly, so the effect is not felt in any significant adverse way. The climax is okay. Jawaan is an excellent, thrilling ride with a good dose of family entertainment. BVS Ravi deserves kudos for packaging a commercial entertainer with a high social message.

SS Thaman has done incredible work on the movie. The songs are already a hit. Now, post the release everyone is sure to rave about the background score. KV Guhan visuals are cool and set the right tone for the thriller. Editing is neat. Producer Krishna and presenter Dil Raju need special mention for backing a different yet commercial subject like Jawaan. It offers something extra than mere entertainment which adds further prestige to their banner and names.

Bottom-line: A Thriller With Right Message

Rating: 3/5

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