Review Dhruva

Cast: Ram Charan, Rakul Preet, Aravind Swamy, Navadeep and others

Editing: Navin Nooli

Cinematography: PS Vinod

Music: Hiphop Tamizha

Producer: Allu Aravind

Story: Mohan Raja

Direction: Surender Reddy

Post the debacle of Bruce Lee, Mega Power Star Ram Charan is now back with the cop thriller Dhruva. Dhruva is an official remake of 2015 blockbuster Tamil film Thani Oruvan. After creating huge hype with audio and trailers, it has finally hit the screens today and we bring you the exclusive review of it:



Dhruva (Ram Charan) is an IPS trainee who tries to eliminate the organized crime in the society with his like-minded friends. Meanwhile, Ishika (Rakul Preet) falls in love with Dhruva and proposes him. Though he likes her, he doesn’t confess and tells her that his aim is to achieve something big and doesn’t want anything to disrupt his aim.

After he takes charge as an IPS officer, Dhruva comes to know that the man behind all the organized crime is a well-known businessman Siddharth Abhimanyu (Aravind Swamy). Dhruva targets him as the enemy and starts tracking down all his illegal activities. After realizing that he is been under the radar, Siddharth Abhimanyu counter strikes Dhruva. Did Dhruva expose Siddharth Abhimanyu? Or did Siddharth escapes as usual? What happened to Ishika? Watch the film to know these characters.


After a long time, Ram Charan got a meatier role in Dhruva. This unleashed the mass image of Charan in a different way. The way he groomed up himself for the role is outstanding. His hard work can be seen on the big screen. This can be his best film after Magadheera. Rakul Preet did a neat job as the lead actress. Though her character is limited, she performed well. She looks dazzling in the song Pareshanura. Aravind Swamy stole the show again in the remake version. It’s his show all the way. Hema Chandra’s dubbing helped his character to elevate to next level. He might get some good negative role in Tollywood after this film. Rest of the cast did justice to their roles.

Thumbs up:

  • Ram Charan
  • Aravind Swamy
  • Story and Screenplay
  • Background score
  • Cinematography

Thumbs down:

  • Little lag in the second half
  • Few illogical sequences

Technical and overall analysis:

As it is a remake, director Surender Reddy didn’t make too many changes and had been faithful to the original. He only made a couple of major changes which works well in the film. His taking was quite stylish than the original. Cinematography by PS Vinod is top class. His camera work is amazing and it made the film visually appealing. Music director Hiphop Tamizha gave a rocking debut in Tollywood. The songs are good and BGM is excellent. He should be appreciated for scoring different music versions for both Thani Oruvan and Dhruva. Editing is good and so are production values.

Dhruva is a serious mind game thriller which keeps the audience engaged throughout the film. The first half of the film reveals the aim of Dhruva and deals with initial confrontation scenes of him with Siddharth Abhimanyu. The second half of the film is basically a cat and mouse game between the cop and the businessman. The initial scenes of second half move at a slow pace and are bit boring. Overall, Dhruva is an out and out commercial cop thriller that caters to all the movie goers.

One-line verdict:

Intriguing Cop Thriller

Rating: 3.25/5