Movie Name: Raju Gari Gadhi -2
Based on Pretham (Malayalam Movie)
Raju Gari Gadhi-2 is the latest Telugu Horror-comedy film in the theatres. The film is the sequel to Telugu film Raju Gari Gadhi which released in 2015 and it is also a remake of Malayalam movie Pretham which released in 2016. Check out our opinion on the movie in the following review.
Raju Gari Gadhi-2 is a story of three best friends (Ashwin Babu, Vennela Kishore and Praveen) who purchases a resort and runs it. Their aim is to expand their resort in multiple cities in the next 5 years. All of a sudden, they start witnessing some invisible energy existing in their resort and smells something wrong and suspects the presence of a ghost in Suhanisa (Seerat Kapoor), a guest in the resort. Rudra, a popular mentalist of the country (Nagarjuna Akkineni) comes to their rescue to chase the mystery behind the same. The entry of Rudra turns the film’s story and what happens, in the end, has to be seen in the theatres.
Actors & Their Performances:
Acting wise, Nagarjuna Akkineni and Samantha are the two pillars for the movie. Both of them have delivered natural performances and made everyone involved in the movie. Nagarjuna is looking stylish and his screen presence added a lot of goodness to the film. On the other side, Samantha looked beautiful and delivered a natural performance that will stay with us. Both carried the movie on their shoulders and contributed their best to take the film to the success path.
Rao Ramesh is also another actor in the film who did his part really very well. Ashwin Babu, Vennela Kishore, and Praveen are just okay in their roles but have nothing great to offer in the film. Most of their scenes in the first half brings boredom and few of the comic scenes involving them failed to impress. Senior Naresh and Shakalaka Shankar are okay in their roles and made their presence felt.
Seerat Kapoor who comes in the first half did try her best to impress the audience with her glamour. Abhinaya deserves appreciation for her presence and performance in the movie. On a whole, all the actors are good in their parts.
Raju Gari Gadhi 2 Movie Review:
Raju Gari Gadhi-2 is another Horror-Comedy with a regular story. There are not many twists or not many surprises in the storyline of the film but it is good to see the makers coming up with a good thought that will make the viewers feel emotional. A ghost, in search of the answers to certain questions, waits to take a revenge. In order to get the purpose served, the ghost attempts multiple plans. This is a formula for horror films and the same has been applied in the case of Raju Gari Gadhi 2 as well. Such storylines sometimes will be dealt improperly but Ohmkar took proper care in translating his thoughts into beautiful scenes.
Omkhar along with his writing department dealt the story nicely and sustained the audiences’ curiosity till the end. The film also proved a fact that a star hero’s presence for such small and simple stories will bring a huge reach and value. Nagarjuna Akkineni had trust in Ohmkar and team which resulted in a grand success today. Nagarjuna deserves all appreciations for having that confidence and he must be thanked for taking up a genuine and sensible subject.
Technicalities wise, the cinematography by Diwakaran is good. Except for the first song, all the others come in the background. Music wise, the songs are good. The background score by Thaman is awesome. Thaman did a wonderful job by elevating certain scenes to the maximum level that the audience can feel the impact of the scene. His selection for the film is certainly a value addition. The editing by Madhu is good. The first half appears to be a bit lengthy but the second half runs at a good pace and finally ends on a neat note.
The first half an hour of the first half appears slow. The makers could have cut down the scenes in the combination of Ashwin, Praveen and Vennela Kishore to increase the pace by introducing Rudra’s character early. The scenes in the combination of Ashwin, Kishore and Praveen appeared artificial and forced. Compared to the first half, the second half is very nice. The climax has also turned out well with a good sequence in the combination of Nagarjuna and Samantha. Every single scene involving Samantha and Nagarjuna leaves a positive impression. And the scenes involving the both is a treat to watch. Abburi Ravi’s dialogues for the climax added impact.
The scenes like Nagarjuna doing the investigation of a murder in the first half and the investigation of Amrutha’s suicide in the second half are shot well. The investigation process itself created an interest among the audiences and Nagarjuna being the face is an enjoyable thing. Hoping that, he comes up with more such good subjects in the future, the film Raju Gari Gadhi-2 has a lot of good things to tell. On a final note, Raju Gari Gadhi-2 is enjoyable and emotional. The film is surely a good choice to make for this weekend.
Cine Bucket’s Verdict: Recommended.