Cast: Ravi Teja, Tamannaah, Raashi Khanna
Director: Sampath Nandi
Music: Bheems Cecireleo
Producer: KK Radha Mohan
Banner: Sri Satya Sai Arts
After a commercial success like Racha, many thought Sampath Nandi had moved onto the next level. As assumed, initially he did bag Pawan Kalyan’s Gabbar Singh franchise. However, the happiness didn’t last long. After making him wait for longtime, Pawan sacked Sampath publicly. Unfazed Sampath took it in his stride and moved on by teaming up with Ravi Teja for Bengal Tiger. Sampath roped in his lucky mascot & Milky Beauty Tamanna.
This is Sampath’s Now or Never. At the same time, Ravi Teja too is reeling under string of flops. And so Tamanna and Rashi Khanna. All the film’s top cast, crew requires one big hit. But Sampath failed to deliver such.
Plot: Akash Narayan (Ravi Teja) is a shrewd, sharp-witted guy who aims to make it big in life. Hailing from a village, he went onto impress Home Minister Nagappa (Rao Ramesh) and his only daughter Shradha (Rashi Khanna) where she falls for him. At a time Nagappa wants Akash to marry his daughter Shradha, here comes a twist from Akash. He says he loves Meera (Tamanna), daughter of Chief Minister Ashok Gajapathi (Boman Irani) who is a wicked and equally clever politician. Why did Akash love Meera? What’s the motive behind him? Who’s his target?
Performances: Ravi Teja’s energetic performance stands out in Bengal Tiger. Despite his age, he pulls it off very well. Tamanna and Rashi are an eye treat to watch on screen. They not just rev up the glam quotient but both compete with one another in skin show. Rao Ramesh as Nagappa is okay. Boman Irani is good as baddie. 30 Years Prudhvi yet again stole the show. As Siddappa, he tries to become Star of Telugu Film Industry.
Brahmanandam is yet again big failure. Seen as TV journalist Amala Paul, he is not at his best. He failed to tickle the funnybones. Posani, who usually captivates people with his gripping performance, fails as Celebrity Sastry. He sticks to mediocre comedy. Sampath recruits good cast, but didn’t able to do justice to all.
Ravi Teja’s Energy
Tamanna, Rashi Khanna Glamour Treat
As soon as the movie begins, you get to know that it’s brainless commercial film. It’s no different from the umpteen revenge movies made on the silver screen before. When Ravi flexes his muscle, goons fly up in the air. With fights, songs and comedy, the film’s first half is pretty average. Thanks to few laughs evoked by Prudhvi (Siddappa). But the second half is biggest dampener. As soon as the film progresses after interval, one gets to know where it’s heading to. The writer-director failed to unravel the mystery.
Logics go missing. The film turns out to be senseless with CM Ashok Gajapathi sending goons to kill Akash publicly. Predictable story and lackluster screenplay are biggest stumbling blocks of the film. One don’t understand what impressed Ravi Teja in the script. Perhaps, a pay cheque. He didn’t learnt lessons even after a dud like Kick 2. On whole, Bengal Tiger is better to skip.
Verdict: Bengal Cat!