Harom Hara Review: Action Tight, Drama Light – M9

BOTTOM LINE
Action Tight, Drama Light
RATING
2.5/5
CENSOR
A, 2h 34m
sudheer-babu-harom-hara-movie-reviewWhat Is the Film About?
Subramaniyam (Sudheer Babu), an emotional yet mentally strong person, decides to make money by illegally manufacturing guns. His illegal business eventually grows significantly, and in the process, he ends up making the entire poor population of the village his own family. The story of “Harom Hara” revolves around whom he makes as his enemy and whom he loses in the end.
Performances
Sudheer Babu surprisingly delivers a solid performance as Subramaniyam. He plays a mass-heavy role typically suited for a Tier 1 star, but Sudheer delivers for the most part. He gives a subtle performance and shines in the aggressive scenes as well. There is an emotional scene involving his father where he does really well. However, there are a block or two where we might feel the ‘real’ mass impact is missing – for example, the mass dialogue block that comes at the start of the second half action episode where he is seen covered in kumkuma. Overall, though, he explored his potential well, delivered his best, and it shows on screen.
Malvika Sharma plays the female lead, and there is absolutely nothing to complain about or praise; this is more due to the insignificant and unexciting characterization she was given. She looks good on screen.
Sunil plays Palani Swamy and he does full justice to the role. With his Chittoor accent and timid mannerisms, he adds significant value to the film. He has good screen time, and both he and the director utilize this role effectively to enhance the film.
director-gnanasagar-dwarakaAnalysis
Harom Hara is directed by Gnanasagar Dwaraka, who previously directed Sehari. He has a plot that seems as routine as it can get, but he and the technical team make it visually appealing.
The film begins with Sunil opening up the flashback of the lead Sudheer Babu. Whether it’s the visual appeal, the score, the slightly darker photography, or the setup, everything immerses us right into the film with an impressive start. The well-executed first fight further sets a positive mood for the film.
However, once the emotional scenes involving the father and son start, the tempo slows down, and a bit of boredom begins to set in as it feels like a lot is happening without much real progress.
The heroine also returns to the screen after a long pause, and the song that follows feels out of place. However, the good thing is that due to the quality of the writing and technical work, the interest is sustained.
Everything moves at a slow pace without many highs and much excitement until the high-octane action block just before the interval. There are moments that could generate real interest, such as Sudheer Babu trying to deliver guns with police checking at a checkpoint, but they are not utilized effectively.
However, the interval blocks make up for it, ending the first half on a decent note.
The second half kicks off with another well-executed, mass-heavy fight episode that is enjoyable. However, what follows is everything happening at a surface level. The hero becomes rich and wants to help the entire poor village, but the necessary drama to support this isn’t written effectively.
Even the reason why the hero agrees to quit the illegal gun business is only touched upon superficially. Everything unfolds without any high points or generating real excitement; for example, the police raiding the hero’s house and gun factory. Additionally, the artificially written and played female cop role dilutes the impact.
Take the most crucial scene, for example, where people come to support the hero when he is arrested. We hear dialogues suggesting chaos and lack of control due to the hero’s popularity among the people, but this fails to translate through execution, which is a significant flaw. Without this necessary high, the impact falls short, which is evident here.
Even the climax is not impressive due to the way the main villain role is written.
Overall, Harom Hara can be watched once for its impressive action work and the refreshing factor brought by the dialogue in Chittoor accent. However, the drama plays a spoilsport.
malvika-sharma-harom-hara-movie-reviewPerformances by Others Actors
Harom Hara has a decent supporting cast. Jayaprakash, in the role of the father, performs as expected. Ravi Kale stands out in the villain gang, while the rest are okay. Lakki Lakshman is fine, but his role lacks substantial writing. Akshara Gowda plays an unimpressively written cop role.
music-director-chaitan-bharadwajMusic and Other Departments?
Among the technical departments, Music Director Chaitan Bharadwaj stands out as the backbone of the film with his terrific BGM. He, along with Director of Photography Arvind Viswanathan and Art Director A. Ramanjaneyulu, packages the film technically sound and rich. Editing by Raviteja Girijala is alright.
Production values from Sree Subrahmanyeshwara Cinemas are very good, except for the climax where the fire shots look patchy.
Highlights?
Sudheer Babu’s acting
Chaitan Bharadwaj’s BGM
Setup and visuals
Writing
Well-executed action scenes
Drawbacks?
Not-so-gripping drama to support high action
Boring moments
Poorly crafted villain role (Lakki Lakshman)
Weak female characters (Malvika, Akshara)
sunil-harom-hara-movie-reviewDid I Enjoy It?
Yes, although not completely
Will You Recommend It?
Yes, as a one-time watch if you’re a fan of this genre.
Final Report:
Harom Hara runs low on drama and high on Action blocks, with a weak villain setup. BGM breathes fire into the impressive visual work, making it a one-time watch with shades of Pushpa and KGF. Sudheer Babu delivers his best performance in a mass role.
First Half Report:
Harom Hara has an intense start and a high-octane mass interval block, with moderate drama in between. However, the superb background score, setup, and visuals make it interesting so far.
— Harom Hara starts with Palani Swamy (Sunil) opening a flashback episode. The setup looks interesting, with the background music enhancing the scene. Stay tuned for the first half report.
Stay tuned for Harom Hara movie review, USA Premiere Report.
Cast: Sudheer Babu, Malvika
Story – Screenplay – Dialogues – Direction : Gnanasagar Dwaraka
Produced By : Sumanth G Naidu
Banner: Sree Subrahmanyeshwara Cinemas
Music Director : Chaitan Bharadwaj
Director Of Photography : Arvind Viswanathan
Editor : Raviteja Girijala
Art Director : A Ramanjaneyulu
Action : Sakthi Saravanan, Nikil Raj, Stunt Jashuva
Costume Designer : Harsha Challapalli
Executive Producer: M Ganesh
Harom Hara Movie Review by M9

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