Release Date : Dec 09,2016 Dec 09, 2016 Movie Run Time : 2 hours 45 minutes
Censor Rating : U/A

Remakes are not something new to cinema. But doing justice to the original while framing up a remake is a daunting task. Has Dhruva scooped up the challenge to show a consummate ability to achieve the same? Read more to find out…

Dhruva, remake of the Tamil film, Thani Oruvan revolves around a cat and mouse game between 2 characters, Dhruva IPS and Abhimanyu. Who succeeds in the this? Who wins and emerges at the top is what forms the rest of story …..

Fuelled by a taut story, the screenplay races with a fiery pace.With characters that are sketched  in a solid manner, the movie is sprinkled of sharp dialogues that make it a very crisp watch. The director adds a few touches which are not only identifiable but also remarkable. For instance, the part where the relevance of the number 8 is portrayed makes you realise that the director Surender Reddy has resorted to changing a few bolts and nuts here and there to deliver a film that does not resemble a rehash. Full credits to the director for attempting to give us a remake that captures the soul of the original but is modified accordingly to don an altered look.


We tip our hat to the cinematographer P.S.Vinod for his stunning work. His frames spell magic. Backed by an editor whose scissors come as incisively sharp and a VFX  team who are astute, one can very well say that the director would be proud of his technical team.

Ram Charan is apt but it is Arvind Swamy who consumes our attention with his portrayal. Navdeep is an intelligent pick  while Rakul Preet Singh does what is expected out of her. The rest of the cast make good fits.

Although the background score suits well enough, the songs fail to make an impact. The song “ Neethonay Dance Tonight ” acts as a speed breaker. A few hiccups do arise but in no way do those take away the toil put by the team to give us a remake that stands out as a memorable one. Overall , Dhruva is an intelligent remake served with a mix of few commercial elements.

Verdict: With added commercial features, "Dhruva" turns out to be an intelligent remake.


( 3.0 / 5.0 )
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Review by : Behindwoods Review Board
Album Release Date : Nov 09,2016

Dhruva is an upcoming action thriller starring Ram Charan, Rakul Preet Singh and Aravind Swami in lead roles. The film happens to be a remake of Tamil hit Thani Oruvan. Music for the film is composed by Hip Hop Thamizha.


Song:Dhruva Dhruva 

Singer: Amit Mishra
Lyrics: Chandrabose


The anticipated album begins with a trance solo sung by Amit Mishra and interesting lyrics penned by Chandrabose. Despite the high voltage impact, the song has a breezy effect to it with mild live drums and electric guitars. All in all, a perfect launching song elevating the star image in the right manner!


Song : Choosa Choosa 

Singers : Padmalatha, Sniggy
Lyrics : Chandrabose


The relaxing mode continues with a sweet melody sung by Padmalatha and Sniggy. The song has already gained popularity with a promo version and the full version doesn’t disappoint! There is a tinge of classicism to the song and the mild bass work is the highlight of the song. Hip-Hop Thamizha reinvents himself with a slow yet progressive number!


Song : Pareshanura  

Singers: Padmalatha, Vishnu Priya
Lyrics : Yadagiri


It is time for a brilliant Carnatic fusion number with swift Telangana style lyrics by Yadagiri. The song has a brilliant impact on the album for its swift chord progression, string section and lovely usage of Sitara in the first interlude. The composer does a brilliant job by bringing out the best of Carnatic Raaga Abheri! It is an exemplary fusion track with the right balance of classicism along with modern sounds.


Song : Neethoney Dance

Singers : Hiphop Tamizha, Nikitha Gandhi
Lyrics : Chandrabose

The finale strikes well with an out and out dance number sung by the composer Hip-Hop Thamizha himself and the silkiest voice of Nikitha Gandhi as well. The song has fast paced beats and riffs which give it a modern punch. The song also has a Punjabi twist to it which is quite enjoyable to hear. Chandrabose’s lyrics are trendy and suit the song’s genre well.

Verdict: Dhruva is an impressive album from Hip-Hop Thamizha with enjoyable and experimental compositions!
( 2.75 / 5.0 )


Production: Geetha Arts
Cast: Arvind Swami, Rakul Preet Singh, Ram Charan
Direction: Surender Reddy
Screenplay: Surender Reddy
Story: Mohan Raja
Cinematography: P. S. Vinod
Dialogues: Vema Reddy
Editing: Naveen Nooli

Dhruva (aka) Druva

Dhruva (aka) Druva is a Telugu movie. Arvind Swami, Rakul Preet Singh, Ram Charan are part of the cast of Dhruva (aka) Druva. The movie is directed by Surender Reddy. Production by Geetha Arts, cinematography by P. S. Vinod, editing by Naveen Nooli.