Raja Vaaru Rani Gaaru Review & Rating
Raja Vaaru Rani Gaaru Review: Too Sweet Too Simple
Raja Varu Rani Garu has created a positive impression on the audience with a simple setting and the promise of a rare rural entertainer. With an almost new cast and a young filmmaker at the helm, the film is expected to be fresh and beautiful if not a path-breaking one. Let's see what's in store for us.
It is a different case of there is not much wrong with the film. But it needed a bit more to make a splash among the audience. Raja Varu Rani Garu is like a simple meal of a couple of delicacies capping off with curd and Aavakaya. It's all we eat every day. But it tastes good nonetheless.
Raja, Rani, and comedy
The movie revolves around the eponymous Raja and Rani. Raja is a simple village guy with not many big aspirations. On the other hand, his friend Rani is more into life's ideas and concentrates on studies too. Raja develops feelings towards her as they grow up. As the director decided not to indulge into violence and bigger conflicts, Raja helps him by concealing his feelings. He doesn't have the courage to express his feelings to Rani.
Meanwhile, Rani goes to the town for higher studies. Raja stays in the village as usual. He still harbors feelings for her. Rani returns after three years. If Raja gains enough courage to tell her the magical phrase form the rest of the story.
Writing and direction
As said earlier, the director has decided not to indulge in violence. He just wanted to narrate a simple love story without any bells and whistles. And the fashionable social commentary. This is the biggest strength and weakness of the film. On the one hand, it's a simple and pleasant watch with gorgeous visuals and subtle and flowing entertainment. On the other hand, there is not even a storyline in the film let alone a story.
The director cleverly wrote humor into the narration. He used the characters of Chowdhary and Naidu to generate ample fun. Most of the characters are grounded and relatable. Raja Varu Rani Garu gives us a feeling of watching the regular happenings of a village by being there. We slowly but surely fall in love with the people on the screen.
The first half runs at a steady pace with more entertainment. The second half takes a beating. The narration doesn't move an inch forward and Raja still tries to muster up the courage to tell his love to Rani. The last half an hour has an emotional sequence which leaves the audience take notice. The dialogues are brilliantly subtle. The screenplay is non-existent.
Kiran Abbavaram is neat in the role of Raja. He is fearless before the camera and simply lived through the character. Rahasya Gorak is charming with her understated beauty. But she has not much screen time and not many dialogues. Rajkumar Kasireddy and Yajurved Gurram are superb as Chowdhary and Naidu. They can well be termed as the biggest strength of the film. Rest of the actors though new have done well.
The music of the film by Jay K. Is decent. The background score has a pleasant feel. But it doesn't stand out. The cinematography is fantastic. It is a visual feast and the gorgeous rural locations take you back in time. The editing is neat. The production design deserves applause. The production values are rich.
Ravikumar Kola makes an impression as a director. He proved himself to be capable of handling feature films. On the flip side, the next time at least, he should write a story or narration enough for a feature film instead of a short film. You can certainly watch this film for entertainment and gorgeous visuals. It's not a masterpiece. But not a bad film either. You can't find many faults in the end. Simple.
- Excellent and relatable performances
- Simple and pleasant execution
- Ample humor generated through Chowdhary and Naidu characters
- Good direction
- The director seems to be against having a story for the film
Pycker Rating: 2.75 out of 5
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