Dhruva first look: Will this Thani Oruvan remake work box office magic for Ram Charan?
Ram Charan might just deliver what is most needed for his career, this October.
Ram Charan revealed the look of Dhruva, which is a remake of the Tamil super hit Thani Oruvan. Dhruva's poster has been going viral on social media, with fansnow eagerly waiting for the trailer.
Directed by Surender Reddy and produced by Allu Aravind, Dhruva has Charan and Rakul Preet Singh in the lead roles, while Arvind Swamy from the original will play the villain in this one too.
According to The Hindu, the film is being remade in Bengali as well, and Jeet and Prosenjit Chatterjee have teamed up for it.
While it is obvious from the original and new poster that Charan will be playing the role of a police officer, this project might be an attention-grabber for many other reasons.
Charan — as the son of Chiranjeevi — has in the past got huge openings for his films at the box office. However, none of his recent releases have made a mark, or done anything for the actor's career.
His last release in 2015, Bruce Lee also with Rakul Preet Singh, failed to impress audience. The movie got more hype for megastar Chiranjeevi's cameo rather than the plot itself. Chiranjeevi had appeared on the big screen after six long years and this took away all the limelight.
Not only that, Charan's releases in 2014 also received very average responses. While Govindudu Andarivadele, the family drama, was not a bad watch, Yevadu was the closest Charan got to a hit, after the debacle of two consecutive movies in 2014.
In 2014, Charan along with Priyanka Chopra made his Bollywood debut with the Zanjeer remake, which released as Thoofan in Telugu. The film failed miserably and actually made things worse for the actor, as Nayak (that also released in the same year) too disappointed everyone.
The effort that Charan puts into his films is obvious, but that hasn't been enough for his recent releases to make a mark.
Over the years, Ram Charan proved he has got the moves, can groove even better than his father and perform stunts like a pro! But the actor has not been able to deliver anything like Magadheera in the longest time.
We saw his acting skills with this SS Rajamouli project: There was no doubt as to why Charan won the awards he did. Butnone of his other films matched up to the success and acclaim of Magadheera.
Now, the Magadheera magic was created all the way back in 2009, Racha and Orange were the only other projects that the audience associated the actor with, that too with mixed reactions.
Most of his movies post-Magadheera were purely commercial — and cliched. There are a few hit numbers, a smattering of well done sequences and a lot of hype. This is how the last few releases have clearly been.
So with Dhruva, the remake of Thani Oruvan, perhaps Charan will brak away from all of the above. Dhruva may just be the film that brings to the fore Charan, the actor.
Thani Oruvan set a high benchmark. Directed by Mohan Raja, with his brother Jayam Ravi enacting the lead role, this film was the duo's comeback. Along with Arvind Swamy, the film was a treat to watch for the Tamil audience.
For now it seems like Ram Charan has the perfect opportunity with Dhruva, if the end result is anything like the original. Charan can easily pull off the role of an IPS officer and he even has Arvind Swamy to play the perfect antagonist. With all this and more Dhruva should be a huge boost for the actor's currently not-so-happening career.
Needless to say, Charan's fan base among the Telugu audience is huge. Dhruva may just be the springboard he needs to deliver a truly knockout punch.
Meanwhile, we hear that Charan is also busy producing his father Chiranjeevi's 150th film.
Updated Date: Aug 16, 2016 13:16:09 IST