Movie Review: Raja the Great

RATING: 3/5

OVERVIEW: Lucky (Mehreen Kaur Phirzada) is a very protected and pampered daughter of a police (Prakash Raj). Due to some clashes, she loses her father because of the bad guy, Dev Raj and he decides to kill Lucky. Police IG (Sampath Raj) appoints a secret group of Policemen and sends Raja The Great (Ravi Tea) as an extra, who is blind and want to become a Police due to her mother’s wish, in that group. How he rescues Lucky from Devraj forms the rest of story.

REVIEW: Ravi Teja as a guy with no eyesight has given a good performance. Apart from the fact that he is blind, the role is not at all passive. He is as energetic as he was in his past movies. We see the energetic side of Ravi Teja even in this role. Radhika as his mother is good.Mehreen looks better here compared to her recent movie ‘Mahanubhavudu’. Her acting though is bad.

Raja The Great is third outing of director Anil Ravipudi. From the first film to the third, we can virtually feel the director growing in confidence. There is a remarkable assurance and command over the narrative by the director. Silently, a problem has crept through.Star cast ensemble is of higher order. Rajendra Prasad, Prakash Raj, Sampath Raj, Radhika, Tanikella Bharani, Posani Krishna Murali, Srinivasa Reddy, Annapurna and whole bunch of comedians acted in this film. However, each one of these good actors got limited scope to perform.

Mohana Krishna’s cinematography is rich. He has captured the lush green beautiful locations of Darjeeling beautifully. Sai Kartheek’s music is a let-down. Dialogues are so passé. The film has a run time of 149 minutes, which is comparatively short for a mass movie. However, the second half is long. Editing should have been crispier here. Dil Raju’s production values are good.

Final verdict of the film is Raja is Great is a typical mass masala movie, which has some very interesting moments. The film has sufficient ingredients to make it work at box office! The Plus points are Ravi Teja and comedy.