Telugu Movie Review : Run Raja Run –3.5/5
Director : Sujeeth
Producer : Pramod Uppalapati, Vamsi Krishna Reddy
Music Director : Gibran
Starring : Sharvanand , Seerat Kapoor
Young hero Sharwanand, has always been a talent to watch out for. But sadly, some of his previous films did not click at the box office. Now after a brief gap, he is back with a romantic entertainer Run Raja Run. Directed by debutante Sujeeth, this film has hit the screens today. Let's see whether Sarwanand gets his much deserved comeback.
There are a series of kidnappings happening in the city, and a special officer Sampath(Dileep Kumar) is appointed for the task. On the other hand, Raja(Shawanand) is a quirky young guy who breaks up with many girls only to find his perfect match.
One fine day, he meets Sampaths daughter Priya (Seerath Kapoor) and falls in love with her. Knowing this, Sampath assigns Raja a special task of nabbing the kidnapper, in order win his daughters hand. A small twist in the tale occurs, and things take a mighty U turn.
What is that twist ? How will Raja solve the kidnapping mystery ? How is he associated to all the happenings ? For answers to all these questions, you need to watch the film on the big screen.
Let's start with Sharwanand. He has a tailor made role in the film, and has once again proved what a power house performer he is. The way he goes about his character is superb. He surprises us with his uber cool look and exhilarating energy in his performance. It's a complete make over for him, which he delivers with utmost authority.
Yet another major plus point of the film, is the interesting story. The various twists and turns that have been showcased are quite unique and will surely surprise the audience. Debutante Seerat Kapoor is ok for her first film, and provides the necessary glamour. Adavi Sesh is the surprise package of the film. His character has been written cleverly, and the handsome actor plays the role of a police officer with utmost sincerity.
First half of the film is very entertaining. It has the necessary romance, comedy and sudden twists and turns. Dilip Kumar from Mirchi fame, does a superb job of a police officer to the core.
Major minus point of the film is the first 15 minutes after the interval. After setting the pace of the film beautifully till the first half, pace of the film bogs down completely. Unnecessary scenes and songs come into the picture. As said above, at least one song could have been chopped off.
Though the film has enough twists and turns, once the twist is revealed, the film gets predictable towards the end. As we get ready for an interesting climax, it has been a bit hurried up.
Run Raja Run is quite good in its technicalities. Right from Sharwanand's look to the production values, UV creations should be lauded for giving the film a super cool and fresh look.
Camera work is good, as it presents the film in a new light. The locations selected, and the way the songs have been shot is also good. Ghibran's music is quite entertaining and so is the background score. Coming to the director Sujeeth, he has impressed us with his first attempt. The way he has handles the story and narrates it in an romantic and entertaining way is impressive.
Screenplay of the film is quite good, and the way the twists and turns have been unveiled is also pretty good. Editing is just about ok and at least five minutes of Sharwa's love track in the second half could have been chopped off.
On the whole, Run Raja Run is a perfect comeback film for Sharwanand. Though the film bogs down a bit after the interval, Sharwanand's stylish and entertaining character, various twists and turns make this film a breezy entertainer. Recommended.