‘Young Rebel Star’ might have played the tough and ‘Angry Young Man’ in a couple of movies, but, “Rebel” stands apart. Revenge dramas though as old as the Himalayas have interesting prospects. We have a few films that have successfully pulled off this theme, one among them being is Prabhas’s “Rebel.”
“Rebel” is an action film written and directed by Raghava Lawrence and produced by J. Bhaghawan along with J. Pulla Rao under Sri Balaji Cine Media banner. This film stars Prabhas, Tamannaah, Deeksha Seth and Krishnam Raju in the lead roles.
The film was released on 28th September 2012 and today it completes 4 years. The movie was loosely remade into the Bangladeshi Bengali as “Hero: The superstar” and it was dubbed into Hindi as “The Return of Rebel” and in Malayalam as “Rebel.”
Rishi (Prabhas) comes to Hyderabad on a mission to eliminate the deadly duo, Stephen, and Robert. Nobody knows what they look like and their whereabouts. He starts from the bottom of the mafia pyramid to get to the top.
‘Young Rebel Star’ Prabhas has a kind of screen persona, ravishing looks and a manly chiseled body that the make the action sequences completely believable. His dialogue delivery as an angry young man is a great asset. Of course, he has earned the nickname ‘Young Rebel Star’ due to his acting style. Prabhas is completely awe inspiring as “Rebel.”
Tamannah is beautiful and gorgeous as always and looks stunning as a dance teacher. Coming to second lead heroine Deeksha Seth, she is completely spontaneous in her role and she is good looking as well. ‘Rebel Star’ Krishnam Raju dons the new get-up of a white-haired man who is dressed in white suits all the time.
The movie story is a typical revenge one. The director’s strength has always been mass elements, sentiment, and action sequences. He has done a very good job by incorporating all the elements in this movie.
Dialogues by ‘Darling’ Swamy are nice, especially mass dialogues written for Prabhas are awesome. Action sequences by Ram Laxman are excellent undoubtedly. Plus points of the film is Prabhas power packed performance and direction by Lawrence. On the whole, the film “Rebel” is a revenge based action drama.