Production company: PVP Cinema, Matinee Entertainments, OAK Entertainments Pvt. Ltd
Producer : Prasad V Potluri
Direction : Ohmkar
Starring : Nagarjuna Akkineni,Samantha Akkineni, Seerat Kapoor, Vennela Kishore, Rao Ramesh, AshwinBabu Etc
Music : S. Thaman
Cinematography : R.Diwakaran
Raju Gari Gadhi 2 is one of the interesting films in the recent times. The film starring Nagarjuna and Samantha in the key roles released in the theatres today. There are high expectations on the film from the time the project was announced and the makers also promoted it well to live up to the expectations.
The film is the official remake of Malayalam hit film Pretham and it also introduces the second part of the franchise Raju Gari Gadhi. Ohmkar is the director of the film. The film is produced by PVP Cinema in a collaboration with Matinee Entertainments and OAK Entertainments. Check out the review of the film here.
Story : Three friends (Ashwin, Vennela Kishore, Praveen) start a resort business to grow big in life. As their life is going smoothly, they start experiencing some invisible energy doing rounds in their resort. After the advice of the local church father (senior Naresh), the three friends approach a popular mentalist Rudra (Nagarjuna) to solve their issue at the resort.
What exactly is happening in the resort? Did Rudra find an answer for the invisible energy? How did the issue end?
The answers to the above questions form the rest of the story.
Performances : Akkineni Nagarjuna and Samantha are the two powerhouse performers of the film who have delivered natural performances in the film and carried the film on their shoulders. Both the actors gave their best for the movie.
Rao Ramesh is another actor who shined in a small role and left a positive impression. The other actors like Vennela Kishore, Praveen and Ashwin Babu are good in their roles. Sr Naresh, Shakalaka Shankar and the others are okay in their roles. Abhinaya delivered a good performance in the end and made her presence felt.
Technical Values : In terms of the technical values, the film looks rich. The camera work by R Diwakaran is nice. The cinematographer has given a completely new look and tone of the film. The dialogues by Abburi Ravi are impressive. The music by Thaman is nice. He scored outstanding BGM for the movie.
The editing is also nice. Having a crisp runtime is an added advantage for the movie. The artwork is nice. The production design is perfect. The VFX work is brilliant in the movie. The production values are rich. The producers deserve a special mention for their great support for the team.
Plus Points :Performances, Screenplay, BGM
Minus Points : Slow First Half, Comedy Looked Forced
Analysis : Raju Gari Gadhi 2 is an interesting horror comedy that discusses a sensible point that happened/is happening/will happen in the society. Not many will attempt such concept but the way the film unit dealt it is certainly thought-provoking. The makers made sure that they have not deviated from the central point of the movie and weaved an entertaining tale with the limited characters.
The film's value additions are the performances from Nagarjuna and Samantha. Both of them are the film's major assets. PVP's production values are also rich. The producers gave their complete freedom for the team which is the result that we are witnessing in the theatres today. With the support of the production, and with the presence of Nagarjuna and Samantha in wonderful roles, Ohmkar delivered a hit film with a very good concept that is worth watching this weekend.
Verdict : An Emotional horror flick
Filmybuzz.com Rating : 3.25/5