Ever since Sai Dharam Tej collaborated with famous writer B.V.S Ravi for Jawaan, the film has been making good noise. While this marks the maiden production venture of Krishna under Arunachal Creations, the film has become bigger with the addition of ace producer-distributor Dil Raju who has come forward to present the film.
As Tej has an interesting pipeline of his films with VV Vinayak and Karunakaran, Jawaan has become crucial for the actor. Living up to all the hype and buzz, Jawaan delivers a perfect patriotic thriller and Sai Dharam Tej packs a punch.
Jai (Sai Dharam Tej) is a responsible guy who is raised with morals and principles. He is the son of an ordinary school teacher with an ensemble family. Jai, who is a true patriot, aspires to work for national defence organization DRDO. However, he fails to get through. Meanwhile, he learns that a few negative forces leaded by Keshava (Prasanna) are on a mission to steal Octopus (a highly-advanced machine to launch missiles) from the DRDO. Jai foils Keshava’s plan and this irritates Keshava to the core.
The cat-and-mouse game between Jai and Keshava. Keshava targets Jai’s family and loved ones including Bhargavi (Mehreen). Meanwhile, Keshava learns that Jai is none other than his childhood friend. Keshava hatches a new plan to get hold of Octopus from the DRDO. What is his plan? Did he succeed?
Sai Dharam Tej shines throughout Jawaan. His eyes, body language and his demeanor clearly imply he is a true patriot. In addition to all this, the dialogues delivered by Tej gives us goosebumps. Mehreen looks drop-dead gorgeous. This is her first-ever glamorous role. She is a treat to watch while grooving alongside Tej. The duo’s chemistry works big time.
Prasanna has impressed as a baddie. His role has another shade as well. He pretends to be an innocent friend of Jai’s. He juggles with both and manages well. Subba Raju is alright as Prasanna’s sidekick. All others are fine. The film offers good performances making the film engaging.
Sai Dharam Tej
Mehreen’s Glam Show
The cause of revenge is mostly two types – personal & universal. Jawaan ticks both the boxes. Here the victim is the protagonist himself as the antagonist targets the protagonist & his own family. Writer-turned-director BVS Ravi has smartly infused personal angle into this larger-than-life story in order to bring ‘feel’ to audiences and instantly ‘connect’ with the hero’s situation.
The biggest strength of Jawaan is the confrontation of Jai and Keshava. The villain is smart, intelligent who uses his brain to take on the protagonist.
Thaman’s thumping background music compliments the visuals. Camera work is appealing. Songs are lavishly shot. Costumes are bright. Especially Sai and Mehreen sizzle in red costumes. Editing is good. Technically and theoretically, Jawaan gets it right. It is a perfect thriller with good dose of drama, action, sentiment, romance and humour. The kids (seen as the children of Jai’s brother) evoke laughs. On the whole, Jawaan is a must watch. It’s been a longtime since such a nice patriotic film has come.
Jawaan is a well-packaged film with perfect blend of commercial elements and good, thought-provoking social message.