Movie Review 'Run Raja Run': Sharwanand steals the show

DC | SURESH KAVIRAYANI
Published Aug 2, 2014, 7:02 am IST
Updated Jan 10, 2016, 8:38 am IST
The film rates high with good cinematography
A still from the film Run Raja Run.
 A still from the film Run Raja Run.

Director: Sujeeth

Cast: Sharwanand, Seerat Kapoor, Adivi Sesh and Dileep Kumar

Sharwanand join hands with a debutant director Sujeeth for Run Raja Run. The actor badly needed a big hit, so after a gap, he comes up with a romantic entertainer. Seerat Kapoor is making her debut as a lead actress.

 

Raja (Sharwanand) is a happy-go-lucky guy and flirts with girls while looking for a perfect match.

On the other hand, kidnappings of politicians and police officers rock the city and a special officer Sampat (Dileep Kumar) is appointed for the task. His daughter Priya (Seerat) accidentally meets Raja and both fall in love.

Raja meets Samapat and sends a formal proposal for his daughter. Samapat agrees, but gives Raja an assignment to nab the culprit behind the kidnappings. Raja agrees for the sake of Priya. From here onwards the twists and turns start and how Raja finally unearths the original culprit behind the kidnappings, and his past shown in flashback, form the crux of the story.

Director Sujeet’s story is not unique, but his screenplay makes it interesting. A pat to the young director’s back for coming up with a breezy entertainer.

Sharwanand, known for his serious films, attempts a potboiler for the first time and comes out with flying colours. He is a talented actor and his makeover is great.  

The other highlight of this film is the other talented actor Adivi Sesh. Though the makers have not given him much publicity, he is the surprise package in the film. He delivers a superb performance once again as a cop and proves that he can fit into any character.

Dileep Kumar of Mirchi fame too does a good job as a police officer. Debutant Seerat Kapoor looks glamorous and pretty.  Vennela Kishore provides a few laughs. Kota Srinivasa Rao appears in a short role as politician.

Technically the film rates high with good cinematography by Madhie, especially in the songs in some beautiful locations.

The music by Ghibran is a major plus for the film. There are a few minus points too as the beginning of the film is a bit boring.

The film, however, slowly picks up. Once the twist is revealed in the end, one can predict the climax.

Watch the trailer here: 

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