Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu studiously follows the Indian mainstream cinema format, where the protagonist, a larger-than-life activist, positively provokes the hapless humanity of the society to revolt against their exploitation by the entrenched socio-political establishment.
The intent of the content has a focus of social and political relevance, while the narration is embellished with established mandatory commercial elements of entertainment.
Rambabu (Pawan Kalyan) becomes a journalist with a TV Channel at the behest of Ganga (Tamanna). He is a conscientious social activist and believes in ushering in an era of socio-political justice.
Rana Babu (Prakash Raj) is a criminally worldly-wise business tycoon-cum-don, who has the art of taking advantage of the ongoing one-upmanship tug-of-war between the chief minister (Nasser) and leader of opposition (Kota Srinivasa Rao) and the science of ruthlessly exploiting all resources including the common man, the aam aadmi.
As the socio-political situation gets into an impasse, it is time for Rambabu to take up the cudgels against the exploitive unethical establishment on behalf of the mass of mango men…unleashing a full-fledged confrontation between the First and Fourth Estates.
Who wins? Who are the winners? Who loses? Who are the losers? And, why not a win-win conflict resolution? Is an upheaval of the ruled against the elected rulers the only option?
Pawan Kalyan, breathes life into his role of a conscientious social activist, and breezes through the character with consummate ease and commendable comfort. Tamanna makes glamorous cinematic performance as her natural forte.
The vintage wine, Prakash Raj, seasoned with countless memorable and adorable performances, is truly blessed by Dionysus, the Greek god of theatre.
Nasser, Kota and Tanikella are past masters at emoting. Brahmanandam, Ali, MS et al pack a witty punch. Scarlett’s feverish sizzle raises temperatures. Gabriela as head honcho makes the heads turn. All others fit their supporting cameos.
Puri Jagannath has obviously mastered the art and science of contemporary commercial cinema. In this film, the character of the protagonist is well etched, giving the credence of credibility.
The dialogues are how they should be for a mass entertainer, a pleasant beat on the eardrums. Moreover, dialogue leading to songs has the legendary Raj Kapoor style.
Music has been cleverly interwoven with preceding or proceeding pinches. The screenplay is an effective and continuous attention grabber.
Cinematography is according to the latest standards and editing enlivens the narration flow. Sound design is good. Production values enhance the cinematic experience.
Cameraman Ganga Tho Rambabu is a well-made mainstream commercial entertainer.
Puri’s cinematic craftsmanship and Pawan Kalyan’s courtship with thespian talents are the USP of this film.
The Cast and Crew
Pawan Kalyan, Tamanna, Prakash Raj, Nassar, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Brahmanandam, Ali, Tanikella Bharani, Dharmavarapu Subramanyam, MS Narayana, Gabriela Bertante, Scarlett Wilson and others
Music : Mani Sharma
Cinematography: Shyam K Naidu
Editing: SR Sekhar
Producer: DVV Danayya
Banner: Universal Media
Director: Puri Jagannath
3.5 out of 5
Review by Deen Kumar
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