Review: Rocky – A dog’s day out

After a brief interval, Srikanth is back to play the lead. The maiden venture of Bollywood filmmaker Bokadia, Rocky is a revenge drama. A pet dog tries to settle the score with evil men who are behind the killing of its master.

The movie is inspired by Bokadia’s own 1985 Bollywood hit Teri Meherbaniyan, which had Jackie Shroff and Poonam Dhillon as the lead pair and a dog in a crucial role.

In nutshell, Rocky is about an honest police officer killed by a dishonest politician. The onus is on his pet dog Rocky to take revenge. The movie stars Eshanya as heroine. The cast includes Nassar, Brahmanandham, Sayaji Shinde, O A K Sundar and Karate Raja. Music is by Bappi Lahiri and Charan Arjun and cinematography is by Azmal Khan.

The movie begins with a couple of animal smugglers stealing two German shepherds from a house. When a pup falls down from the car, a police officer Santhosh (Srikanth) rescues the pup and shows love and care towards it. He trains it to ensure that Rocky joins the police force.

Things take an ugly turn when Santosh is killed by a local MLA Thenappan (Sayaji Shinde) and his accomplice Pandi (OAK Sundar). Now Rocky vows to take revenge.

Bokadia has been in the industry for over four decades. He understands the pulse of audience. He has made sure that there are enough scenes involving the dog that attract children.

Srikanth and Eshanya Maheshwari have done their part well. Nasser plays commissioner and there is Brahmanandham to do comedy. The two German shepherds steal the show. There are a couple of peppy songs by Bappi Lahiri and Charan Arjun. A regular revenge drama that could have been done better.

M BHARAT KUMAR