Racha is a typical commercial mass film that has a beaten to death plot. It’s the story of a son fighting against all odds to fulfill the wishes of his father. On this mission he encounters the heroine and a host of other characters and lots of villains. How they intervene with each other to reach the expected conclusion with some nice twists and turns and abundant heroism is what the basic plot of the film is all about.
Its Mega Power Star Ram Charan show all the way. He mouths powerful one-liners, dances with effortless ease and fights like a superhero. He is an all round package. Though his performance reminds a bit too much of his illustrious day, one doesn’t mind as long as it’s entertaining. Ram Charan delivers in this aspect big time.
After Ram Charan its Tamannah who gets the maximum scope to perform. She makes a lovable pair with Ram Charan. She dances like a dream especially in the Vaana Vaana song. She is the show stealer. She gets a scene or two perform and she does well during that sequence.
Ajmal is the third most important character although the run time is less. He is efficient.
Brahmanandam, Ali, Srinivas Reddy, Jayaprakash Reddy, Venu Madhav, Krishna Bhagwan and every other comedian of notable presence is present in the film and they provide fun whenever they are on screen.
Similarly the film has few villains too like Mukesh Rushi, Dev Gill, Kota Srinivas Rao etc and they all do their routine act very well.
Special mention must be made to actors Parthiban, Paruchuri Venkateshwara Rao and Nasar who despite their short screen time get a scene each to shine at exactly the right moment to register an impact.
Fast paced narration
Songs picturization especially Dillaku Dillaku and Vaana Vaana
Predictable story line
The film as we have mentioned at the start itself is a routine fare. But despite its predictability it entertainers as it moves at a fast pace and never gives the audience the moment to pause and ponder over what’s happening.
The first half of the film has very little going with respect to story but the comedy keeps the film afloat. Ram Charan has slightly improved in the comic department but still has got a long way to go though.
The second half returns to the basic plot of the film and it is unraveled at a fast pace. Not only that the clichés are superbly handled in that in spite of being a cliché and the audiences knowing it too are engaged to it emotionally. A success on the director’s part for executing the routine properly to generate that emotional which so often goes missing in such routine attempts.
Direction by Sampath Nandi is good. He narrated a formulaic film well and engages the audience with it.
Music while not that appreciated by all on the audio, courtesy its picturization makes the right impact. Background score as is usual with most of Mani Sharma works are first rate.
Cinematography is good. Editing could have a lot better especially in the second half. Choreography ofsongs is really good especially Dillaku dillaku and Vaana Vaana.
Bottom line: Racha is a mass entertainer. Watch it because it’s an entertaining commercial mass film in a long time
Rating – 3.5/5