DHONI

2.5/5
| | 2012-02-10
CAST

Prakash Raj, master Akash, Radhika Apte, Brahmanandam, Gollapudi Maruthi Rao, M S Dhoni, Nasser, Murali Sharma, Thalaivasal Vijay, Prabhu Deva

Director - Prakash Raj
Producer - Prakash Raj
Banner - Duet Movies
Music - Ilayaraja

Story:

An emotional tale, the story is about Balasubrahmanyam (Prakash) who is a middle class employee having two children and no wife. In order to make ends meet he also does side-business of pickles. But despite his difficulties, he ensures that both his children go to high standard school with costly fees. However, his son Karthik (Master Akash) is not at all interested in studies but is passionate about becoming a cricketer. He also has good skills for that. This leads to a conflict between Balasubrahmanyam and Karthik. At tone point, Balasubrahmanyam takes a decision which changes the rest of their lives. What is that decision and what happens after that forms the rest of the story.


Artist performances:

Prakash Raj is all over and he has displayed his versatility to the fullest. Master Akash was confident and he made his presence felt. Radhika Apte looks beautiful and she gave a commendable act. Gollapudi Maruthi Rao was matured. Brahmanandam brought few smiles. Nasser was natural. Tanikella Bharani was apt. The others did their bit as required.

 
Plus points:

Prakash Raj performance
Take on the education system
First half


Minus points:

Weak screenplay
Overdose of preaching
Inconsistent scriptwork
Excessive melodrama
Impractical stand on few issues


Analysis:

This is the second directorial venture of Prakash Raj and it must be said that he has put good efforts to show his improvement. However, by taking up a deep rooted subject, it was important that the script and screenplay was strong so that the audience would get connected to it. Giving good performance alone is not sufficient. The execution of the concept is also important. Overall, this is a film which has its own bright points but few hiccups as well. At the box office, the openings will be good and it could appeal to a section of the family audience so average collections are expected.
 

Verdict : Could have been better