A decayed story and a tasteless narration, are only two of the several mind-numbing flaws of Rebel. Arrogant, self-important creators make films like 'Businessman' and 'DCM'. Confused creators make films like 'Nippu'. Lawrence is neither arrogant nor confused, but he suffers from that very common hangover disease. An 'LIB' modelled on the template of Happy Days is understandable, but infusing pointless choreography into the narrative, together with villains in trendy attires, totally inconsequential gangster look of the hero (Don) not only seem inappropriate but also peeve us to the extreme.
To add to the woes of Prabhas' fans, he is seen putting on unnecessary tearjerkers throughout the movie, whether he is sharing his plight or dancing with the orphans or introducing his lover to his dad. He gets exaggeratedly emotional every now and then when he is expected to deliver punch lines and knock out the villains.
Till about 10 minutes before the interval, Prabhas is no more than a character artiste, while our beloved comedy hero Brahmi and Kovai Sarala have all the duets. To make the matters worse, Lawrence outrageously makes the superstar act like Aparichitudu's Ramu in the flashback! Take out the four fights and the songs, even Sunil could have pulled off the script. Why does Bhupathi Raju (Krishnam Raju) want his son to grow like a timid guy with a passion for music? His desire is not integral to the story. But it is integral to Lawrence's creativity. He wants to choreograph a
05:59 PM, Sep 28, 2012