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Raa - A Review
(Four and half on a scale of five)
Simran & Vishwanath
Music: S A Raj Kumar
Dialogues: Paruchuri Brothers
Story: Uday Shankar and Deena Raj
Screenplay & Direction: Uday Shankar
Producer: Suresh Babu
and Ram Mohan(Rama Mohan) are brothers in-law. But Rammohan
is at loggerhead with Raghavaiah because of a family feud.
Raghavaiah is nearing his 60's and its time for his 'shastipoorti'
ceremony. It's time for gathering, folks! Upon incessant request
from his wife, Raghavaiah decides to invite (for the first
time) his daughter-in-law and grandsons who are staying in
Raghu(Venky) is the alienated handsome grandson of Raghavaiah.
After arriving at Ramapuram from Bombay, he faces embarrassment
from the members of Raghavaiah's family. There he meets a
childlike beauty Manga(Simran). Manga and Raghu play few pranks
on each other and slowly they fall deep in love. But they
never admit their love to each other. With his unconditional
love towards the family members, Raghu wins the confidence
and hearts of them.
Later on Raghu comes to know the real flashback behind the
feud between the families of Raghavaiah and RamMohan. Raghu's
father is supposed to marry the daughter of RamMohan. Raghu's
father prefers his college flame to the maternal uncle's daughter.
He leaves for Mumbai and gets married to his sweetheart. A
disappointed daughter of Rammohan opts for suicide.
Rammohan blames it on Raghavaiah and starts treating him indifferently.
Sri Hari, the fiery son of RamMohan, is another victim in
the incident. He develop prejudice against Raghavaiah and
aims for his blood.
After a few days of timely strategic manipulation, Raghu succeeds
in bringing the two troubled families together. Then they
decides to marry Manga off to a guy from RamMohan's family
to tighten their family bonds. Raghu sacrifices his love in
order to make
sure that everybody is happy.
As the preparations are going on for the wedding of Manga,
they finds that Manga is amiss. To know what climax has to
offer, you must watch this sensitive and sensational film
on the big screen.
Venky: 'Verve' and 'Vibrant' are the two apt words that
best describes the charismatic performance of Venky. His role
in this film has the blend of his character of 'Raja' and Nag's
character in 'Ninne Pelladatha'. His comic antics take a new
dimension in this film.
Simran: Simmering siren Simran enthralled the audience
with her spirited performance. She has all the spontaneity that
is needed for the portrayal of her character.
Vishwanath: Vishwanath carried all the dignity that his
role demands. This best director turns out to be the Director's
actor in this film.
Srihari: Srihari is given role that carried equal charm
and weight of the Hero. It's a treat to watch Srihari doing
powerful roles like this one and there is a considerable applause
by the viewers for his performance in the morning show of release
day(where all the Venky fans have a whale of time).
Story: The story is very thin. But the treatment is the
one that made the difference. Deenaraj, the story writer of
Premante idera and Preminchukundam Raa, provided story for this
film along with Uday Shankar.
Direction: Uday Shankar enters the league of Jayant with
this film. Most of the scenes in this film resembles the working
style of Jayant. The viewers never get bored in this film. The
aesthetic sense of the director is evident in all the scenes.
He induced freshness in each and every scene. Screenplay in
this film is fascinating.
Dialogues: Its amazing to see the wide variety that Paruchuri
Brothers cater to. They can write excellent heavy-duty dialogues
for films like postman and sensible dialogue for films like
'kalisundam raa'. The dialogues in this film are in lighter
vein when it comes to the Venky's pranks and are in matured
tone when it comes to serious scenes.
Music: The melody maker SA Raj Kumar proved, time and
again, that it's the melody that gives the right kick to the
viewers if it is mixed with sensitive story.
Songs: In the songs sections, you can add one more 'V'
to Verve Vibrant Venky . 'Vigor' that is. Be it dancing away
to glory with the dames of mumbai in the backdrop of Gateway
of India or shaking leg with Simmi in abroad locales. Or racing
with the Legend NTR to match his dance pace. Two songs are shot
in abroad, one of which has blondes prance around the dreaming
couple. Intro song is shot in Mumbai backdrop. Two ceremony
songs are there. But the icing on the cake is the amazing 'Nachinde
Palapitta' in which Late NTR gives a minute of special appearance.
Production: Suresh Babu is the perfect strategist. He
knows how to hit the Bull's eye.
belongs the genre of 'Ninne Pelladatha'. The impact it gives
to the viewer is more than that of 'Ninne Pelladatha', in
fact. Raj's characterization in DDLJ suits the 'Raghu' characterization
in this film. An optimist and unconditional good-doer he is,
'Raghu' wins the hearts of all family members and the viewers.
very difficult to narrate the story in this film as its a
treatment based one. History says that Venky films catch up
slowly and then set the box-office on fire. But this film
may prove the history wrong. This film will set the cash registers
ringing right from the show one. There is not even a single
sigh in the theater throughout the film. All the viewers are
spell bound and enjoyed all the scenes with equal enthusiasm,
be it comedy, sentiment, fights, dances .... etc. To know
the range of the film, we gotta wait and see till the trade
reports pour in the weeks to come.
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