Release date : December 20, 2019
Starring : Balakrishna, Sonal Chauhan, Vedhika, Bhumika Chawla, Prakash Raj
Director : K. S. Ravikumar
Producers : C. Kalyan
Music Director : Chirantan Bhatt
Cinematography : C Ram Prasad
Editor : John Abraham
Nandamuri Balakrishna is playing a dual role in his latest release, Ruler, which hit the silver screens today. Touted to be an out and out action entertainer, the film had impressive teasers and trailers. Read on to see if it keeps the viewers hooked or not.
Arjun Prasad (Balakrishna) is a business magnet who leaves to a village in Uttar Pradesh after coming to know that his foster mother faced a humiliation. To his surprise, the locals start calling him Dharma, a stern police officer. The rest of the story unveils the connection between Dharma and Arjun Prasad.
Balakrishna is in familiar territory with both the characters. He plays to his strengths and gives a power-packed performance. His stylish look in the first half which closely resembles Hollywood fictional character Tony Stark suits him well. He carries both the roles with great ease and command.
Three female leads, Bhumika, Vedhika, and Sonal Chauhan are apt in their roles. Sonal is at her glamorous best in a few particular sequences in the film. Vedhika gets a meaty role and she impresses. Bhumika has a brief screen presence but she does well.
Prakash Raj and Jayasudha play supporting roles and they fit the bill perfectly. Their settled performance in crunch scenes adds more depth to the proceedings.
The director KS Ravikumar came up with a tried and tested subject. His narrative is partly gripping and so was the screenplay. A few scenes look cliched.
Chirantan Bhatt’s music is adequate. He scored energetic songs that will please Balakrishna’s fans and followers. The Nandamuri hero’s energetic dance moves are good. Production values are very rich for this proper commercial entertainer.
Ruler is a mediocre action drama with an arguably routine plot. It has its moments in the second half after the impressive interval block raises curiosity. But cliched narration plays the spoiler part.