Movie: Raa Raa
Director: Viji Cherish
Producer : M. Vijey
Music Director : Rap Rock Shakeel
Starring : Srikanth, Naziya, Seetha Narayana
Release Date: 23rd February 2018
After a brief gap, Srikanth made his comeback as a solo hero with Raa Raa, which has hit the theatres today. Let’s see the storyline.
Story: Raj Kiran (Srikanth), the son of a top director (Giri Babu), scores a hat trick of disasters and his mother falls sick. In order to make things work, he decides to make a horror comedy. He meets a producer and he agrees to produce his movie. Raj Kiran in order to save his mother’s life and to prove his skills, along with his team actress Jenny (Naziya),assistant director (Jeeva) and others (Venu, Raghu Karumanchi) enters a bungalow haunted by the ghosts (Raghu Babu, Hema, Chammak Chandra, Ali and others). The evil spirits start troubling them and do not allow to leave the bungalow. Raj Kiran makes a plan to come out of the haunted bungalow. What is his plan and how does he accomplish it, form the rest of the story.
- Interval twist
- Seetha Narayana’s glamour
- Illogical scenes
- Lackluster comedy
Performance: This is the first time when Srikanth acted in a horror movie. He looks quite fit and carries the whole film as a solo hero. Naziya did not get much screen presence. Seetha Narayana grabs the attention of viewers with her glamour avatar. Chammak Chandra, Ali, Raghu Babu, Hema, Posani Krishna Murali, Pruthvi, Jeeva, Venu, Raghu karumanchi, Shakalaka Shankar and others performed according to their roles.
Technical: The major highlight of the movie is its interval episode. The film has only few songs and except for the romantic number others are not attractive. Production Values are ok. The cinematography work by Poorna is impressive. Editing of Shankar is disappointing as there are many drags in the film. Viji Cherish should have work on the story and script before going to sets.
Analysis: The first half of Raa Raa resembles Taapsee Pannu starrer horror comedy Anando Brahma where the ghosts get scared of humans in a never seen before manner but the comedy did not work out this time. There is lack of entertainment elements and only few comedy scenes are ok. The weak direction and screenplay spoiled the entertainment level. The first half ended with an interesting twist increasing the interest about the second half but soon the director lost the plot as he goes back to the narration similar to the first half.