Who said only in Hollywood are made grand glitzy ventures. Director S S Rajamouli has proved that even in Indian cinema we can do wonders with Maaveeran, the Tamil version of Telugu hit Magadheera. Huge sets resembling old palaces, horses and thousands of junior artistes all form part of Maaveeran.
With Ramcharan Theja, son of mega star Chiranjeevi playing the title role, the movie has Kajal Agarwal as heroine. The star cast includes seasoned campaigners like Dev Gill, Sarath Babu, Sri Hari, Sunil among others.
Rajamouli is ably assisted by a team of technicians who have impressed in their respective departments.
Maragadhamani's mesmerising music, Senthil Kumar's camera and costumes by Rama Rajamouli are the movie's highlights. Harsha (Ramcharan) is a bike racer who one day comes across Indhu (Kajal Agarwal). As both fall for each other, enters Ranadev (Dev Ghill), who kills Indhu’s father and takes her to Rajasthan. As Harsha too goes to Rajasthan to bring back Indhu, a story unfolds that actually these persons have connection with events those happened four hundred years ago. The rest is all but Harsha's heroics in winning the heart of Indhu and putting an end to all atrocities of Ranadev.
Ramcharan Teja is the real scene stealer. He walks away with applause playing complex characters ( that of a bike racer and a fighter in emperor's army). The young and bubbly Kajal Agarwal is tailor-made for the role. She is cute, pleasant and does her job exceedingly well. Dev Gill oozes wickedness in his eyes.Sri Hari plays his part well.
All credit should go to Geetha Arts for making such a mammoth movie. Their resolve to provide a grand and a quality entertainment is evident with the end product. Three cheers to veteran script writer and filmmaker K Bhakiyaraj, who has penned the Tamil dialogues. They are apt and to the point. At many places one forgets while watching the film that it is a dubbed one.