May 15, 2009

'Rajavari Chepala Cheruvu' Review

'Rajavari Chepala Cheruvu' Review: Sensible Concept

Film: Rajavari Chepala Cheruvu
Rating: 2/5
Banner: Lakshmi Ganapathi Films
Cast: Posani Krishna Murali, Gaina, Zubain Khan, Brahmanandam, Ali, Kota Srinivasa Rao, Raghubabu, MS Narayana, Krishna Bhagavan, Suneel, Venu Madhav, Giribabu, Ranganath, Kondavalasa, Brahmaji, ETV Prabhakar, Pragathi, Sana etc
Lyrics: Ram Paidisetty
Music: Vandemataram Srinivas
Producers: Y Rupesh, B Subrahmanyam
Story, Screenplay, Direction: Posani Krishna Murali
Released On: 15th May 2009

‘Rajavari Chepala Cheruvu’, the product from Posani Krishna Murali attracted the attention of many for obvious reasons. His earlier films proved controversial and made rounds in media channels as top discussion when they were released. Moreover, this film was publicized to be the political satire and hence the interest levels raised high as this happens to be political season. Let us see what is shown in this flick.

Raja (Posani) is a sincere police officer who feels himself as the servant for people. He never cares for the background of any criminal but punishes severely. His attitude and behavior gets the brand ‘mental’ in his department. He punishes a politician’s family member for pouring acid on a girl’s face. He also replaces the girl’s burnt eyes with that of criminal’s. Politicians go wild on Raja and tries to keep him in trouble by not allowing any witness reach him. But Raja brings a girl Sirisha as witness for the cruel deed and punishes the criminal legally. Later both Raja and Sirisha fall in love and get married. Then the revenge drama starts from the side of politicians on Raja. He loses his job and also faces several problems. But he keeps entire corrupted government officials and politicians in trouble with a ‘chepala cheruvu’ drama. How that goes has to be watched on screen.

Posani, although performed with his trade mark eccentric characterization, appeared far better than that of his role in Mental Krishna. Many of the scenes and dialogues are logical unlike his previous films. On a whole his energies were spread in entire film.

New face Gaina is ok and spilled enough glamour on screen. In many frames she appeared like Kousha. She has some role to perform and more to expose. She also acted boldly in a nude scene although that appeared lengthy and ‘height of extremity’ in narration.

Other actress Zubain Khan also used for glamour show and an item song along with full length performance in a vamp like character.

Other actors and actresses are ok. Coming to technical details, Vandemataram’s music is ok and there are three songs on a whole. Ram Paidireddy has penned lyrics where the duet attracted the attention with funny lyrics on Posani…’nee dare ante ishtam, nee ‘dash’ ante ishtam, nee crack ante ishtam, nee mental moththam ishtam….’. There is an item song and a playback pathos song apart from this duet.

Story is ok, concept is convincing, ideas are impressive but the narration in second half lost tempo for longer duration. The presentation could be more intact anyway.

It’s a film for front benchers and provokes thoughts for reserved class audiences as well. Apparently the dialogues and some scenes in this flick show sympathy and support for Chiranjeevi. Giribabu played the role that is similar to that of Chiranjeevi in real life. The topics of Srija and Nandini are also covered indirectly.

TDP’s TV Gifts to voters is also touched in a dialogue by Krishna Bhagawan.

Posani’s performance as sincere police officer with a blunt attitude and typical behavior impresses audiences. Since there is logic in the idea, many of his acts are not treated nasty. The character News TV Gajni Kanth, played by Sunil recalls the famous journalist TV9 Rajni Kanth.

First half of the movie runs with good tempo receiving the attention from audiences while the second half lost rhythm and appeared dragging. The climax scene is filled with the nude scene of lead female role which appeared eccentric and perverted. The scene lost conviction and hence pulled back the serious attention of many audiences. The weak response of audience in second half is an evidence for that.

On a whole it is a better product from Posani when compared to that of his previous films.