‘Gandeevadhari Arjuna’ film overview: Director Praveen Sattaru’s thriller drama starring Varun Tej is slick and nicely supposed, albeit tepid

Varun Tej in director Praveen Sattaru’s ‘Gandeevadhari Arjuna’

Varun Tej in director Praveen Sattaru’s ‘Gandeevadhari Arjuna’

Local weather change could be a dry, uninteresting topic for a mainstream movie. Come to consider it, how thrilling can it’s to speak a couple of minister who has to attend a United Nations summit and the difficulty of Third World nations getting used as dump yards for biohazard waste? Until, in fact, there’s a ruthless tycoon who is not going to hesitate to kill to safeguard his enterprise pursuits. Director Praveen Sattaru, who shares the writing credit with Abhijeet Poondla for Gandeevadhari Arjuna, takes a thriller route to debate carbon footprint and local weather change. The writers give the story’s hero, Arjun (Varun Tej), greater than skilled causes to struggle for a bigger trigger. Does it work? Sure and no.

Gandeevadhari Arjuna (Telugu)

Forged: Varun Tej, Sakshi Vaidya, Vinay Rai, Nassar

Path: Praveen Sattaru

Storyline:  A fight officer is tasked with the safety of an environmental minister attending a UN summit; there’s additionally a private purpose to struggle in opposition to local weather change and biohazard waste.

Music: Mickey J. Meyer

The nice issues first. Gandeevadhari Arjuna is decidedly slick, focussed and doesn’t waste time with unnecessary frills. If there’s a love story, it’s snugly woven into the plot to clarify the stress between the 2 characters and their bittersweet previous. If there’s a previous story of abuse, it’s exactly defined with out being milked for sympathy. The actors proven as educated fight professionals appear to be they imply enterprise and are match sufficient for his or her jobs. Because the story strikes between a number of places, from a harbour in Andhra Pradesh to Wembley within the UK, Dehradun to Mussoorie and different locations, cinematographers G. Mukesh and Amol Rathod deftly use the places to enrich the temper of the narrative with out choosing touristy shows. Mickey J Meyer’s music matches the narrative like a glove with out searching for consideration. There’s additionally plenty of artwork within the background of the high-column mansions the minister goes to.

Nevertheless, a thriller drama wants much more than all this. The preliminary parts set up the upcoming menace to a few of the characters. Aditya Rajbahadur (Nassar), the minister for atmosphere and local weather change, has to duck and run for canopy after goons goal him and an atmosphere analysis pupil (Roshni Prakash) who has essential details about biohazard waste. After a flip of occasions, Arjun is tasked with the minister’s safety. 

As if the duty at hand will not be robust sufficient, Arjun has to look previous his bitter previous with Ira (Sakshi Vaidya), who now works with the minister. There may be additionally the minister’s daughter, Priya (Vimala Raman) who has a traumatic previous and a strained relationship along with her father.

An environmental science researcher and a minister can consider and struggle for the bigger good since it’s their line of labor. However to present the protagonist an added sense of goal, the writers fall again on some of the tried and examined tropes — of an ailing member of the family who’s a sufferer of biohazard waste. That is only the start of the reliance on acquainted tropes.

Gandeevadhari Arjuna strikes from one motion section to a different, establishing Arjun as an officer able to being two steps forward of the opponent to guard his boss. In one of many early scenes, he tells his Russian boss that he’s quitting, after seeing him abuse a girl. He declares this after saving him from his opponents. Elsewhere, we see one other character who’s a sufferer of abuse and years later, shuddering on the sight of the perpetrator. The emotional scars are laborious to heal. This undercurrent of standing in opposition to abuse might have made a greater affect had the narrative used it higher. 

Even within the motion segments, the preliminary promise fizzles by and by. There’s a well-thought-out sequence of an escape from a mansion, because of Arjun’s foresight. This sharpness additionally involves the fore later within the movie when Arjun has to hoodwink a number of officers. 

Nevertheless, the narrative doesn’t give this character sufficient good moments to play with. As an example, he doesn’t foresee that the relations of the minister could possibly be comfortable targets. The antagonist – Ranveer (Vinay Rai) — focusing on the minister’s household is a staid trope. The underlying private story isn’t sufficient to shake off deja vu.

Issues search for briefly when Ajit Chandra (Narain) is launched as one other officer within the ring, however this happiness is short-lived. His character doesn’t have sufficient to do. Abhinav Gomatam is introduced in because the protagonist’s pal who will help together with his mission and may ship a number of laughs, however there’s nothing modern right here as nicely.

After some extent, the movie plods alongside within the battle between Arjun and the unidimensional antagonists, Ranveer and Devender Singh (Ravi Varma). The ultimate section with its over-stretched UN summit outlives its welcome. 

On the brighter facet, Varun Tej matches the invoice of a no-nonsense fight officer and executes his half with the required tenacity and finesse. Although his character doesn’t get sufficient scope for emotional portrayal, he’s convincing in expressing anguish and helplessness in a quick scene of grieving. Sakshi Vaidya has a reputable display screen presence and carries her half with poise. Nassar is reliable, as at all times.

Watching Gandeevadhari Arjuna is like being aware about a elegant mission that by no means soars. It’s a well-intended thriller drama that might have benefited from smarter writing. The movie is a greater thriller drama than Praveen Sattaru’s earlier one, The Ghost, however his PSV Garuda Vega stays miles forward.

Gandeevadhari Arjuna is presently working in theatres

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