TELUGU360 RATING 2.25/5
After delivering two back-to-back super hits like Dhamaka and Waltair Veerayya, Ravi Teja pinned all his hopes on his upcoming thriller Ravanasura. Sudheer Varma is the director of this interesting film. Anu Emmanuel, Megha Akash, Daksha Nagarkar, and Pujita Ponnada are the leading ladies and Sushanth, Jayaram, and Murali Sharma played other prominent roles. Harshavardhan Rameshwar and Bheems Ceciroleo scored the music and background score. The film is bankrolled by Abhishek Pictures and RT Team Works. The film is hitting the screens today. Here is the review of Ravanasura:
Ravindra (Ravi Teja) is a junior lawyer. He works as a junior under Kanakamahalakshmi (Faria Abdullah). Harika (Megha Akash) hires Kanaka Mahalakshmi in her father’s (Sampat Raj) case. Harika’s father Sampath Raj is the owner of a big pharma company. He accidentally gets stuck in a murder case. All the evidence is there that he committed the murder. There are similar other cases where the accused are unknowingly involved in committing murders. What truth has come out in this case? That is the rest of the story.
The main characteristic of thriller movies is to hold the audience’s attention. The twists and turns of the story, the investigation, the revealing … all these things should surprise the audience. Only then will the audience feel that they have seen a good thriller. But ‘Ravanasura’ is lagging in this aspect. Director Sudheer Varma has tried to make a revenge story like a thriller. The story starts with a murder scene. An unnecessary fight and a song have been added reminding the audience that this is Ravi Teja’s movie. Again, reminding that this is a thriller, Jayaram is brought down as the investigating officer. If you think that the killer will face difficulties after Jayaram comes into the trial, you are wrong. Once he arrives, the assassin’s job becomes even easier. Why couldn’t Jayaram do anything as a police officer? The logic given by the director and the writer is that he saw a sparkle in the killer’s eyes. It is a flash that is not afraid of anything or anyone. After listening to this, the audience has no other option but to sit and stare. Not going deep but.. none of the characters are natural in this film. Some characters don’t have a proper ending. The little suspense about Ravana has been revealed in the first half itself. If you hope that the story will turn to any new point in the second half, you will be disappointed. After seeing that, the audience will think does this old revenge need so much setup?
Ravi Teja looked good. Although not necessary for this story, Hyper Aadi and Raviteja’s one-liners are good. The action scenes were energetic as usual. There are about five heroines in it. Faria is a good actress. But she didn’t use the character much. Megha Akash’s role is crucial. Anu Emmanuel appears in two scenes. Even her name is not registered. Perhaps she was selected for this role after watching the movie ‘Urvashivo Rakshasivo’. Poojita and Daksha’s characters seem okay. Sushant’s role is new to him. Jayaram’s character should be written more strongly. Aadi appeared as a character who makes four jokes and disappears.
Songs are unnecessary for a film like Ravanasura but three songs have been included. The ‘ Veyyinnokka Jilla varaku ‘ song has been remixed, but it has been dropped without any context. The background music given by Harshavardhan is impressive. But due to the lack of force in the scenes, it sounds detached. The camera work is good. Director Sudhir Verma has a peculiar style. But his mark was not seen in this.
Verdict: ‘ Ravanasura’ is a very average affair for the masses, Raviteja fans, and offers nothing for the other sections. This crime thriller has an overdose of cinematic liberty which is the main culprit. Raviteja effortlessly perform the dual-shaded role and tried his best to rescue the weak script.
TELUGU360 RATING 2.25/5
Release date: 7 April 2023
Director : Sudheer Varma
Music director: Harshavardhan Rameshwar
Cinematography : Vijay Kartik Kannan
Producers : Abhishek Nama