Rishi (Prabhas) who is on a mission is in search of Robert in Hyderabad. Narasaraju (Brahmanandam) joins him and in the occurring situations, Rishi realizes that he gets to know about Robert through Nandini (Tamanna), a hip hop dance teacher in Bangkok and heads to the place. He tries to woo Nandini on a mission and very soon the latter falls in love with Rishi. However, Nandini realizes that Rishi is on a mission which leads to the flashback of his tragic past. What is his past? What makes him turn gangster? will be answered in the next part of the story.
Prabhas looked macho, ultra stylish and his costumes complimented him even more. He has done full justice to the role showing different variations in his character. The Young Rebel Star rocked the screens as a violent gangster and his height turned major asset for him in the action sequences.
Tamanna has set the screens on fire with her glamour quotient as a hip-hop dance teacher. The Milky White Beauty is proving time and again that she is the best dancer among the current heroines. Her dance moves in Google Search song are visual treat.
Deeksha Seth was given brief role in the film and she is convincing in her limited role.
Krishnam Raju played crucial role as Prabhas father Don Bhupathi but his getup could have been a bit better. Pradeep Rawat and Mukesh Rishi are good, Supreeth is perfect. Brahmanandam is good while Kovai Sarala is loud. Ali is wasted.
Cinematography is good and the film looked colorful. Music is okay while the choreography is well-composed. The songs are well captured and the re-recording is okay. Action scenes are well-choreographed. Dialogues are good. Direction by Lawrence is mediocre while screenplay has few interesting moments. Editing could have been better as the second half is too long. VFX is poor. Production Values by Sri Balaji Cine Media banner is rich.
Rebel is Prabhas show all the way, he looks quite handsome and stylish, dances superbly, woos Tamanna, flexes his muscles, fights extravagantly, impresses with emotional scenes and What not??? He does everything in the movie. The initial comedy scenes in the film are good especially the scenes between Prabhas, Brahmanandam and Tamanna. The first half moves on with love scenes, comedy and a couple of neatly choreographed songs and the story pick momentum with interval bang. The interval action sequence is at peaks and is the biggest asset of Rebel and Prabhas performance is extraordinary. On the flipside, Lawrence could have taken care on the script and screenplay as it goes on predictable mode reminding us of his works in the film Mass. Action sequences blood-shed gets high in the second half though they are well-choreographed. Editing could have been much better as the run length is too long and most of the scenes could have been chopped off. The flashback scenes are weak and the twists are predictable. The pace picks up at instances, and like most of the Lawrence films, there are few good moments here and there.
Tamanna’s glamour & dances
Costumes & Styling
Mass elements to an extent
Lack of good comedy
Too much Violence
Rebel- Despite few references to Lawrence's earlier films Mass & Don, Rebel appeals to Prabhas fans and hard core mass movie lovers…