Actor Srikanth has good fan base among people of all walks of life. He strikes perfect balance between both family and mass films. As he has moved on to supporting roles, he is also juggling with the protagonist roles. His new film Raa Raa, in which he plays central role, hits the screens today. The film marks Srikanth’s maiden horror film.
Raj Kiran (Sreekanth Meka) is a slump director. Despite being the son of a successful director (Giri Babu), Raj Kiran fails to make a successful film. At last, his father decides to invest all his earnings and produce a film with his son Raj that is expected to set his career. But unfortunately, even this film of him turns out to be a failure. Unable to cope with this, Raj Kiran’s father dies of cardiac arrest. His mother is hospitalized. Doctors say that the only way to rescue his mother is to score a hit i.e to direct a successful film.
A producer approaches Raj to direct a horror-film, considered as a safe bet. He has a condition that the entire film should be shot in an isolated bungalow in a forest on the city’s outskirts. Raj accepts the proposal. But Raj and his unit members receive shocker of their life when they learn about the presence of real ghosts in the bungalow. Meanwhile, a ghost (Naziya) falls for Raj Kiran. How Raj and his team come out of the bungalow and how does he fulfill his wish to make a successful film form the crux of the story.
Srikanth did a decent job. He pulls off the role with so ease. As a director Raj Kiran, Srikanth looks so real, natural. Giri Babu is equally good as Raj Kiran’s father.
Raghu Babu, Posani Krishna Murali, Hema, Shakalaka Shankar, Pruthvi Raj and a slew of other comedians make it a laugh riot.
Although the story of having ghosts in a deserted bungalow are done to death, what makes Raa Raa different, unique is the concept of ghosts getting scared of human beings and this is dealt nicely in the first half. The film has good background music which elevates the story and it is complimented with nice cast who did great job to pull off the film. Srikanth is the face of the film and he has done his best.
Be it the writing or cinematography, it is very good. The interval bang is terrific as it sets curiosity levels to the peak. Thus, one expect the second-half to be more serious laced with drama, thrill. To an extent, it serves to the expectations. However, the second half could have been better given an impressive interval bang.
Yet, Raa Raa delivers to its segment of audiences. Srikanth has succeeded in his maiden horror film.
Raa Raa is a watchable film. Srikanth makes it more engaging.