Raja The Great Movie Review

Rating: 2.5/5

Critic Rating: (2.5/5)

Movie NameRaja The Great
Movie CastRavi Teja, Mehrene Kaur, Prakash Raj
DirectorAnil Ravipudi
Music DirectorSai Karthik
Production CompanySri Venkateswara Creations 
Release DateOctober 18, 2017

Male lead actors who often termed as stars take break from films very rarely. They might take one or two months holidays between the films but taking two years of break is so rare. Mass maharajah Ravi Teja who is one of the stars in Telugu films has taken a gap of two years after his Bengal Tiger film and he’s now back with Raja The Great under the direction of Anil Ravipudi, who is in his best form with two back to back successes. This movie is produced by dil Raju under his SVC banner. Let’s see how it works on us as it is released into theatres today.

Story

Raja The Great Poster
Raja The Great Poster

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.

Cast and performance

Ravi teja as Raja the Great is superb and he excelled in the role of a blind guy who is well trained to live as a normal guy without any defects. He is at his best in terms of comedy timing. Mehreen Kaur Phirzada as Lucky is nice. She looked good throughout the movie. Radhika Sarath Kumar as Raja’s mother is good. Thanikella Bharani as bad guy’s father is good. Ravi Teja’s son as childhood Raja is nice. Posani, Biggboss fame Hari Teja and others are good.

Writing Department

Ravi Teja Great Team
Ravi Teja Great Team

Story of Raja the Great is so simple and routine. Screenplay is bad and dialogues are good.

Technical departments

Songs composed by Sai Kartheek are okay except for couple of songs. He could have done a better job in making background score. His background score sounded very routine. Cinematography is good and visuals of Darjeeling are well shot. Editing is underwhelming and could have been so much better. Stunts and sequences are good. Art department did good job and production values are rich.

Highlights

Ravi Teja as Raja The Great
Few comedy sequences

Minus

Routine story
Screenplay
Lagged second half

Verdict

Raja the Great is the story of a blind guy who is well trained in all the aspects and who is so loved by his mother who left Raja’s father who insulted Raja as he is blind. It is all about him saving an innocent and cute looking girl named Lucky. As said in promotional interviews, this movie has nothing new in terms of content and Ravi Teja failed utterly in this aspect of selecting a good script. Director Anil Ravipudi, who scored to back to back successes with Paras and Supreme has done a very mediocre job and he failed in writing an interesting and engaging screenplay. He just depended on comedy and hero. Comedy sequences written by him works good but their length makes them look irritating and he tried to generate comedy in each and every scene in any possible way which decreases the basic emotion of the scene. Ravi Teja who is back into theatres with this film has to face this disappointment after two years. This movie is just a disappointment for it’s comedy and diluted sequences. To sum up, Raja the Great is a disappointment from Ravi Teja and could have been a much better movie if the director has focussed on script.

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