Director : Puri Jagannath
Music Director : Mani Sharma
Producer : D. V. V. Danayya
Starring : Pawan Kalyan,Tamannaah, Gabriela Bertante, Prakash Raj, Brahmanandam
Rambabu(Pawan Kalyan ) represents the common man. An angry commoner, he is boggled down by problems plaguing the society- injustice, corrupt politicians , sensationalism and helps the needy. Ex-Chief minister Jawahar Naidu (Kota Srinivas) who was CM for two terms lost to Chandrasekhar Reddy (Nasser), Kota wants to see unbalance the government to gain power back. Fight starts which turns into ugly caste politics and Kota uses the media. Ganga (Tamanna) who works as cameraman for a news channel likes Rambabu attitude towards society and makes him join her channel as reporter.
RanaBabu (Prakesh Raj ) son of Jawahar Naidu is a typical villain type character kills a senior journalist Dasharathram (Surya) for exposing his scams. Rambabu sends him to jail on murder case with all evidences collected but Rana comes out of jail manipulating and challenges Rambabu to become future CM . Rambabu makes sure he does not get the chair and political campaign goes…at last Rana Babu get killed by public to save Rambabu forms the story
Pawan Kalyan rocks the screen with his performance. Pawan Kalyan’s attitude, body language and josh is perfectly extracted by the director. Pawan Kalyan has shown it again how an actor can own and carry it on when the right character is offered. Fire in his eyes when acting in emotional scenes or appealing to public. His energy levels, dance moves and dialogue delivery is punch packed and his performance is extraordinary.
Tamanna played a Tom boyish kind of character. There are no too many scenes in Pawan and Tamannah combination. In several of the scenes, she seem to have gone overboard in acting. Her glamour is eye feast to audience. Foreign actors Scarlet Wilson and Gabriela Bertante added glamour to the movie.Gabriela who played a channel head is horrible.
Prakash Raj is at his usual best , Rana Babu will be one of his best character in recent times. Kota, Tanikella Bharani, Nasser, MS Narayan did their best. Ali as SRK and Brahmanandam as Bobby evoked laughs in few scenes. Dharmavaram, Uttej acted in small roles.
Dialogues are the most important technical aspect of the movie after characterization. Puri has come up with entertaining dialogues that suit Pawan Kalyan . Background music is good and songs scored by Mani sharma are excellent.All the songs are well in to audience now. Melikalu song is good on-screen and well picturized. Pawan Kalyan had delivered some decent steps. Cinematography by Shyam K Naidu is top-notch. Dinesh choreography is good. Editing should have been better and can be trimmed . Direction is good, but screen play should have been better.
First half of the film is entertaining. Second half of the film enough content to hold. Puri Jagannath has taken an old script and made few changes inspiring from the current political scenario in Andhra Pradesh and made ‘Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu’. The story is penned with an honest intent .Pawan Kalyan’s inbuilt mannerism and attitude and merged perfectly by the character written for him. CGR is a product which has the right mix of Pawanism, comedy and action. The entire energy throughout the film was maintained. The movie starts off slowly and picks up tempo towards interval and slides down before picking towards climax.
On a whole, CGR is a good entertainer and will satisfy fans and general crowds alike who have been expecting a good entertainer and undercurrent message from Pawan Kalyan.