After two years of long wait, Ravi Teja is back with Raja The Great. Ravi takes up a challenging role of visually-impaired person. This attracts a lot of curiosity on the film. The combination of Anil Ravipudi (of Pataas, Supreme fame) and producer Dil Raju makes the film to watch out for this Diwali. Without further delay, check out our verdict on the film.
Raja (Ravi Teja) is blind. Yet he is trained. He can uses his other senses to the maximum. He stays with his mother, a lady constable (Raadhika Sarathkumar)
Mehreen is Anantha Lakshmi aka Lucky. She is the doting daughter of sincere cop (Prakash Raj). He is transferred to a region where rowdies are in large numbers. Devaraj (Vivan Bhatena) and his gang dominate the region. Lucky is in trouble due to goons.
Raja meets Lucky and gets close to her. Raja has to protect lucky from goons as well as to win the evil-challenge posed by villains. How Raja saves Lucky and wins her love and wipes out all the villains form the crux of the story. Raja is driven by his mother’s (Raadhika’s) motivation.
Ravi Teja takes the center stage in Raja The Great. One can’t help but appreciate Ravi Teja for taking up such gutsy character. The way he got under the skin of the character deserves all accolades. Ravi breathes life into the character.
After Mahanubhavudu, Mehreen shines yet again in Raja The Great. She does a good job. Raashi Khanna charms with her special appearance. Srinivas Reddy is good as Ravi Teja’s friend. Prakash Raj, of course, is at his best as an honest cop. Comedians Ali, Raghu Babu, Prudhvi, Vidyullekha, Bithri Sathi did their best. They tickle the funny bones of audience. Rajendra Prasad is alright. Vivan Bhatena is good as baddie. He lives upto the role of a ruthless, cruel wanna-be politician. By and large, Raja The Great offer good performances from its cast.
Few Comedy Scenes
Writer-turned-director Anil Ravipudi has carved out a niche for himself. He picks up a plot point of David Vs Goliath. While Raja is a visually impaired man, he is pitted against wicked Devaraj. Anil has weaved a nice story – although predictable – on this concept. However, he infused comedy and action in right parts. This is big asset for the film. Dialogues are witty and clap-worthy. Ravi Teja’s performance dominates the film.
Although the film suffers from a few cinematic liberties, and a few unbelievable scenes, they go unnoticed in front of the performances of its cast. Ravi Teja and Raadhika’s sentiment scenes appeal, work in favour of the film.
Watch it for Ravi Teja.