Starring: Ravi Teja, Sreeleela, Jayaram, Sachin Khedekar, Tanikella Bharani, Rao Ramesh, Chirag Jani, Ali, Praveen, Hyper Aadi, Pavithra Lokesh, Tulasi, Rajshree Nair
Director: Thrinadha Rao Nakkina
Producer: T G Vishwa Prasad
Music Director: Bheems Ceciroleo
Cinematography: Karthik Gattamaneni
Editor: Prawin Pudi
In Dhamaka, Ravi Teja plays two characters. One is a wealthy man, whereas the other is a middle-class individual. The rich Ravi Teja’s property is attempted to be taken away by the nasty businessman Jayram. But as the mass of people turns, Ravi Teja enters the fray and seizes the initiative. Why did he participate? What is his past? what does the entire double duty entail? That is the movie’s main plotline.
After a long absence, Dhamaka returns back Ravi Teja in a vibrant avatar. He is excellent in dual roles and gives a strong performance. Ravi Teja is a live wire who carries the movie on his shoulders, whether it’s through his body language or the hilarious shenanigans he invents. He actually danced well in the movie for once.
The primary actress, Sreeleela, is adorably adorable. She excels at everything, including her dancing and chemistry with Ravi Teja. She will succeed in her profession because of her engaging screen presence, which fits the framework of commercial films. The major antagonist is played by Jayram, who was alright.
The comedy in the movie is passable, and Hyper Aadi and Rao Ramesh’s song is also quite nice. The film’s popular music is another another one of its many strengths. The songs are all expertly written by Bheems and beautifully produced, providing a Paisa Vasool experience for the general public.
The last 30 minutes of the movie before the intermission are its strongest. It includes comedy, action, and a twist that really lifts the movie. Everyone will be impressed by the clever humour and dialogue used to create Ravi Teja’s character.
The 1991 Chiranjeevi movie “Rowdy Alludu” served as inspiration for the plot of “Dhamaka”. The producers had made this information clear in their promotional interviews. The viewer must decide how much “Rowdy Alludu” influenced the movie under consideration.
The movie adheres exactly to the tried-and-true commercial model. The initial clash is intended to intimidate land squatters (Raghu Babu and others are seen here). The second battle aims to calm down eve teasers (writer BVS Ravi makes a camo). Of course, the third fight will have to be against a gangster tycoon. There are no surprises.
With a bang, the intermission twist appears. The spectator realises that while the hero has the amazing ability to scheme intricately, he lacks the cunning to arrange the great tryst with the enemy so that his father is not put in danger.
Additionally derivative is the humour. The scenario in “Thitla Dandakam” is lifeless. If the villains had been funny enough, the second-half “hero vs. villain” comedic moments would have worked. The comedy just doesn’t work when Ravi Teja is the sole performer. However, the actor is entertaining enough to watch, especially in light of previous flops.
The romantic comedy song lacked zing. It begins with the well-known plot device of the hero defending the girl from bullies. The heroine is then perplexed as to who the hero is. This topic inspires a song, which fades as soon as the issue is quickly resolved.