Hero Sree Vishnu’s crime drama, Raja Raja Chora is carrying decent buzz among the audience. Directed by debutant Hasith Goli, the film had its theatrical release today. Let’s analyse how it is.
Story: Being a small-time worker at a Xerox shop, Bhaskar (Sree Vishnu) turns into a thief and starts looting public property to meet his family needs. As a subplot, being a married man, Bhaskar gets attracted to a girl named Sanjana (Megha Akash) and continues a love story with her. While robbing a house in vintage Raja’s getup, Bhaskar will be caught red-handed by a cop named William Reddy (Ravi Babu). Later, how will Bhaskar face the further consequences? Will the incident have any effect on his love story with Sanjana? What is the role of Vidhya (Sunaina) in the entire episode? That forms the rest of the story.
Performances: Sree Vishnu did a good job in the given character which has multiple shades in it. His acting as a middle-class married man is convincing but his love track with Megha Akash lacks proper justification.
Sunaina did a decent job in her given purposeful role and her emotional family drama with Sree Vishnu brings depth to the proceedings in the latter half to an extent. It is good to see Megha Akash on the screen after a brief gap but sadly her role has not been established in a proper manner.
Other actors like Ravi Babu, Srikanth Iyengar, Ajay Ghosh among others are okay in their supporting roles. My Village Show fame Gangavva has been wasted as her role has no significance.
Technicalities: Music by Vivek Sagar is one of the plus points for the film as all the songs are situational and placed in the right place. Especially, two songs that come during the two robbery incidents are composed differently with a fresh sounding. His background score is also apt for the film’s plotline.
The cinematography by Veda Raman Sankaran is good as he captured the film’s mood and its premise in a quite impressive way.
Editing work Viplav Nyshadam is adequate but could have suggested a crisp runtime which usually works in favor of crime family dramas. Production values are rich for this limited budget film and so is the case with the other crafts.
Analysis: Debut director Balaraju’s idea of making a mysterious thriller is good but his execution part suffers from too many demerits. The result could have been even better if he would have spent more time on the script during the drafting stage itself.
Having a creative idea is not enough for a film to be a successful one but it should also have a gripping narration to impress the audience. This is what exactly happened with Kanabadutaledu as the director worked on the concept but ignored the narration part completely.
In one word, Kanabadutaledu is an investigative thriller that lacks proper scene order and engaging proceedings.
Verdict: Lacks proper presentation!!!