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Movie: Gambler(Telugu Dubbed Version Of “Mankatha”Tamil).

Cast: “Thala”Ajith,Arjun,Vaibhav,Trisha,Lakshmi Rai,Premji Amaren…

Director: Venkat Prabhu

Genre:  Action,Thriller,Comedy.

Watched At: Sunil,10:00pm,9/9/2011.

My Rating: 4/5.

Story And What’s The Film Is All About :

ACP Vinayak Mahadev(Thala Ajith) A Over Desired ,Greedy,Self Contentious,prehensile And Much More Ill Minded  But Well Styled Get Suspended For 6 Months For Helping In The Eviction of a Bookie.He Gets Closer To A Betting Kingpin Reddy Gaaru Through  His Daughter “Trisha”.Reddy Gaaru Plans For  Major Betting Event In His Club Of Worth 500 Crore,Which Has The Stakes Of Famous Politicians,Celebrities.TheClose Associates Of Reddy Gaaru  Suman(vaibhav),Sp Rajesh Kumar,Mahat And IIT Gradute Prem Plans To The Steal That Money From The Boss Itself.Later Vinayak Threats Them And Join With Them To Steal.

Mean While Betting business  and illegal money laundering  become rampant in india, pressures from the betting business people leads to the death of a Police.This Leads for The Establishment of Special Police Team To Tackle Betting Headed By Prudhvi raj(Arjun).This Police Team Plans For The Raid On The Club Of Reddy Gaaru And Plans To Get Hold Of  500 Crore Black Money.

And The Remaining Story Is All About

How The Team OF Ajith Steal The Money And Whether They Could Able To Get Equal Share Of The Money?

Whether The Police Get To The scene And Capture The Money Or Not?

Finally,What Led Ajith To Steal The Money And Help The Bookie In Eviction Without The Concern For His Job?



 Ajith Simply followed The Style And Attitude Of George Clooney From Oceans’ Eleven Which Suits Him Very Well.Since This Is His 50th Film He Took Much Care In His Looks And Styling .Though The Character is Not A positive One Kudos To Him For Selecting Such Character For His Land Mark Film And Excelling In It The Core.
His Expressions And Body Language Are Super And Can Be Remembered For A Long Time.In The Pre-Interval Scene He Simply Rocked With His Narration In How To Tackle The Situation In Distributing The money. 
The Whole Second Half Credit Belongs To Ajith.His Action Reminded Me Of Al Pacino in Scarface .Though The Climax Is Predictable His Dialogues And face Expressions Makes The Scenes Intense And Drags The Attention.

NO Complaints.Truly Fascinating Performance From  Ajith .All Accolades Goes To  Thala Ajith.

Direction and Screenplay:

Venkat Prabhu is One Of The Few Directors I Like The Most.His Films Are Simple with no Much Dragging Scenes And Lengthy Dialogues.His Comic Touch I Almost Very Scenes In This Movie Is Super ,But In Some Scenes It Lacks The Freshness.
He Publicized This Film As”Venkat Prabhu’s Game”.Really This Is Film IS Game But The Film Of This Genre Are Old In Hollywood.But What Makes This Different Is The Humor In The Serious Scenes And Some Good Action.

Music And Other Departments:

The Back Ground Music By Yuvan Is Good But I Some Scenes It Is Loud.Especially The Slow Paced  Violin BGM When Ajith Hits The People is Truly Intelligent It Marks and Brings The Feel The Legacy And Royale Which Truly Depicts The Protagonist.

Cinematography By Shakti Is Good.Art By Saboo Cyril Makes Mark In One OF The Songs With Trisha.

Comedy By Prem Ji  Amaren Is Asusual  Good As His Previous Films.He Makes The Spoof Of Tamil Heros’ Very Good.

FINAL VERDICT:Watch It Though You Have Watched Lot Of Such Films.Sense Of Some Difference Is Present In this Film And That Is Simply Ajith.

(Note:Commenting on some one’s creation is not recommended..But in case of films it is recommended because it is  mere a product and we are the consumers..So we have the liberty to comment it and such is this one.)


Cast:Naga Chaitanya,Kajal,Rahul Dev…,.
Director:Ajay Bhuyan.
Banner:Sri Kamakshi Creations.
Release:11th August.
Watched At:Laxman-10:00 pm-11th August.

Vishwa(Nc) is a student in america and is a cool guy survived with the married brother and is a happy family.Riya (kajal) is the daughter of the rich businessman who doesn’t care about her daughter.Riya lives in the past memories of his dead mother and is depressed.Rahul dev(Don’t remember his character name) plays a Gangster who sells the women and has a dealing with the kelly dorjee.In an attempt to rescue a women from Rahul Dev’s Brother Vishwa creates the mess and brings Huge loss to the Gangster.What follows is all about the tracing out the whereabout of vishwa and take revenge by the gangsters.And the rest is all about twist in the story whichh adds up to the climax and how Viswa able to get the riya and end the gangster.


The Opening Of the film is nice and the Chase is good but throwing a iphone to get a man down is costly and laughable.The cinematography of the film is pretty good, but at the opening sequence you could see the shadow of the helicopter from where the shaot was taken and in chase in the tunnel where hero’s brother run you could see the shadow of the crew caryying equipment.other than these it is pretty job done by by Gnanashekar.

Naga chaitanya and others Performances:

The main and actual intention of this film is to project Naga Chaitanya as a mass and commercial hero is utterly wasted.No Significant performance from Naga Chaitanya.For a mass flick the tone diction and dialogue delivery is very important but he failed and you cuold actually laugh at the punch dialogues and some serious ones.Dances are under quality and kudos for  Naga Chaitanya for some dance moments.I think there should be no worry for him to become  a mass hero..He is well fitted in the cool guy films and he should be in that or else must do something very large to come out as commercial hero.Such work of this film is less for that status.

Kajal is irritating in this film and much a do about noting.The Wig of hers in this film is like a bowl upside on her head.It is irritating and does not suit her.As a depressed girl who lives in the past her action is Average.

Sri Ram the brother character is of less span and offer a twist is passable .Rahul Dev is ok to some extent with telling a new story for every time about the loss of his leg.
Brahmanandam as Chocolate janaki yet again irritates the audience with his some insane comedy where you hardly even smile.Ali too wasted.Others have small characters and nothing good.

Direction and other departments: 

The whole criticism must go to the director of this film for wasting some 23 crore and wasting the audience time.Ajay Bhuyan Who has  degree form IIT is crap and there is actually no story in this film .He said he took 3 years to improvise this story i felt bad about such a quality time being wasted for such a film.

The screenplay of the film is dragging and he should have avoided lot of flashback descriptions which tested the audience patience.He failed to extract the action from the artists and unnecessary appearances of lot of comedians is useless.
Lot of scenes are directly lifted from Some English films..some of them are..
1.The Fight at Some fight club is from “Sherlock Holmes”.
2.The rescue of heroine from a locked and drowned car is from “Transporter”.
3.Drift are scenes are from “Tokyo Drift”.
4.Climax fight is from “Mission Impossible”. 
Pity the director what does he think of audience.Such is technology that every one are getting a handful knowledge of English films..  

The only good aspect of the film is Production Values.Richness is evident and is appreciable. 

Music by Devi sri prasad is not notable and the last song is good but the pub set for some mass song is not understandable.

Final View :

The Film is a total disappointment for fans(if they exist) and disgusting for the audience.
Passable film and even if you try to watch in home you could complete it by 3 o4 days  but not in a single watch.
Neeku 2 options istha cinema choosi edusthava.Edchukuntu cinema choosthava

(Note:Commenting on some one’s creation is not recommended..But in case of films it is recommended because it is  mere a product and we are the consumers..So we have the liberty to comment it ans such is this one.)