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Surya 'Rakshasudu' Telugu Movie Review(2.0/5.0)

Cast: Surya, Nayantara, Pranitha
Directed by: Venkatprabhu
Produced by: K. E. Gnanavelraja
Music by: Yuvan Shankar raja
Release Date: May 29,2015

Bottom Line: Rakshasudu – Surya One Man Show.... !!

What is GoodWhat is Bad
Story Line
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Surya 'Rakshasudu' - Story

Masss (Suriya) is an easy-going youth who opts unusual ways to deceive people with the help of his friends. In this process, he meets with an deadly accident one fine day and suffers major injuries. From this point of time, some unreal incidents start taking place in his life. This is also the time when Malini(Nayanatara) comes into his life and Masss falls in deep love with her.As time passes by, a number of dead souls keep haunting Masss with whom he communicates regularly. One among them is the spirit which looks exactly like him. Who is that spirit ? Why is it disturbing Masss ? and How are they related to each other ? To know answers to all these questions, you need to watch the film on the big screen.

Surya 'Rakshasudu' - Star Performance
One of the major asset of the film is Surya. He simply steals the show with his two roles. His cunning mannerisms and romantic angle was nicely showcased in Mass character. Whereas, he impressives everone with his classy serious act in Shiva's role. Nayantara looks pretty in her short role. Premgi character travels throughout the film, his comedy punch lines work in parts. Pranita Subhash is convincing in her role. Prathiban played a very important role in the film as a funny police officer. Samudrakhanni- Sharath - Riyaaz were very good in antagonist roles. Rest of the characters were fine in their roles.
Surya 'Rakshasudu' - Technical Team

Ghost stories seem to be flavor of the season nothing wrong with that, except for the fact that they are beginning to horrify audiences for all the wrong things. The premise of Rakshasudu seems inspired by the Hollywood film Ghost Town (2008), Athma Bandam, Ghost (1990) and Hum Tum Aur Ghost (2010). The story had the promise, but the screenplay of the film felt like a pendulum that swings from pernicious comedy to serious revenge drama, and shifts between them is pretty precipitous. As abrupt as some of the scenes look like the film was arbitrarily edited and glued together. It was extremely disorienting. If it was meant to be a revenge drama, Venkat Prabhu failed miserably on that count. There is not a single promising funny or action scene that you will remember when you step of the theatre. DirectorVenkat Prabhu known for his magical original takes completely failed in his aspect, except for couple of promising scenes. At the same time Director leaves away some logics aside.. At the time of 75crore robbery, not even single security guard was there to stop him. Similarly only few get successfully cross over, Never tries to clear what happened to rest of the ghosts.Coming to other technical aspects, Music composer Yuvan Shankar Raja completely failed with Telugu songs,background score was not upto the mark. Cinematography by Rajasekhar (25th film) is one of the major assets. His picturization elevated few scenes in the first half and interval time. Editing by Praveen EL could have been crispier. He could have easily trimmed down forced song sequences. Sashank Vennalaganti (200th film) dialogues were appropriate. Selva action episodes were over the top. Production values of " Medha Films " were middling.

Surya 'Rakshasudu' - Analysis
On the whole, Suriya's 'Rakshasudu' is entertaining only in bits and pieces. The makers have ensured that it had all the commercial elements but failed to make it engaging for the audience. Given the fact that Suriya is a well established actor in Tollywood, due credit should be attributed to him for his bold decision in selecting an unconventional subject. Suriya's fans will thoroughly enjoy this flick but for the rest it is an average affair.

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