Rakshasudu Movie Review
Rakshasudu movie is the remake of the Tamil movie, Ratsasan, which is a blockbuster over there and the movie is remade in Telugu featuring Bellamkonda Srinivas and Anupama Parameswaran. Here is the review of the movie.Plot:
Arun (Bellamkonda Srinivas) is an aspiring film director. He works on a story that revolves around a dead body for which he studies details of gore murders from the news paper articles and makes a stack out of them. But since his movie trials seem to hit a dead end, he joins in the police department, which he gets so easily because of his father. After he joined the police force, a teenage girl is kidnapped and just a few days earlier another teenage girl is kidnapped and later found dead. Arun is the only guy who observes a pattern in those crimes and takes the case in a right direction. The rest of the story is how he captures the criminal and ends the mystery.
Rakshasudu being a remake, it will obviously be compared to the original. Even major part of the footage of this movie is taken from the original and many of those characters too are played by the same artists in Telugu too. Leaving Ratsasan aside, here is how the movie is. The movie is so gripping that every scene ends leading to the next scene and because of that brilliant technique in the screenplay, the movie will be rushing thematically giving the major priority to nothing but the script. That keeps the audience guessing what will be next and also gives them chills with twists in the edge of the seats experience throughout the movie. The movie revolves around a psycho killer who kidnaps teenage girls and kills them. The whole movie will be conveyed from the protagonist’s point of view and that keeps the movie tone perfect for presentation. Both the first half and the second half have strong engaging sequences and thus keeps the pace perfect without boring the audience anywhere. But since most of the actors are Tamil artists who acted in the original, a feel of seeing a Telugu movie will be missed. Since the movie is not changed anywhere for working out in Telugu, there is a constant feel of watching a Tamil dubbing movie. The flashback sequence is entirely taken from the original version and those places and themes might appear a bit weird for Telugu taste. But irrespective of the regional feel, the movie engages the audience the same way in watching a Hollywood movie, so no worries.
Bellamkonda Srinivas is not exactly known for his performance and it might sound like a risk for him to choose a completely acting oriented script. Because, there is nothing in the movie through which he can compensate his poor performance. But shockingly, he gave his best. A shift of his acting performance can be seen in this movie that is better than his earlier movies. There are some moments where his acting pales away because of his poor performance which spoils the intensity of the scenes. But those moments are very few. Anupama Parameswaran does her role perfectly. Her attire suits well for the teacher role she plays. Most of the key characters are played by the same artists who acted in the original version, so the risk of spoiling some great scenes is avoided.Technicalities:
Music is the biggest asset for this movie. Ghibran repeated almost the same tracks he used in the original version. The editing, the cinematography and the background music are in great sync in the movie that produces the precise effect the director intends. The camera work of the movie will be complimented by the apt editing and the editing of the movie is well complimented by the music and amplifies the effect. Director Ramesh Varma did not experiment much on the movie and it is a wise decision that he stick to the original.
The movie is an impressive thriller. The original is so popular that the whole country appreciated it. But the same response will not be repeated for this remake. Often the movie misses the original feel that exists in Ratsasan and one of the major minus of the movie can be said to be the hero. Not that Bellamkonda Srinivas spoiled the movie but since he is not exactly a story oriented hero, there are separate expectations to this movie. His usual fans missed the commercial elements that exist in his earlier movies and the thriller genre fans wouldn’t like Bellamkonda in the movie. The most audible comment on the movie would be “if not for Bellamkonda Srinivas, the movie would have a whole separate result.” But since the reality cannot be altered, the movie made a decent job and the only disappointment is that it could have been a lot better.