Raj Vishnu movie review: Same wine in the same bottle with a sour taste
Director: K Madesh
Cast: Sharan, Vaibhavi Shandilya, Chikkanna, Loki, Sadhu Kokila, Suchendra Prasad, Srinivas Murthy
The leading sandalwood actors, so for the year 2017, are the legendary actors late Dr. Rajkumar and late Dr. Vishnuvardhan! The trend of casting them 'technically' in inspiring roles or their name being associated with the film titles has been on the rise.
While a couple of films did complete justice to their 'special' presence, the rest of them have been an ordinary attempt just to draw attention. Raj Vishnu, which is a remake of a Tamil film is certainly no exception to it, as the title refers to both the legendary actors. That apart, it is a 'stale' tale involving Sharan and Chikkanna who returns after their previous hit film together - Adyaksha, trying hard with their same old repetitive mannersims, and situational comedies.
Sharan, yet again plays the stereotype role of an irresponsible fellow who does nothing but loafing around with a friend, who is no exception to his character. He, then falls for a girl followed by a couple of songs to showcase Sharan's dancing skills. The rest of the escapades is filled with typical humour, for an obvious happy ending. This time the music scored by Arjun Janya, has spared the audience by not composing any songs relating to alcohol consumption or drunkards. For a change, there is song to rise the dust!
Of the very few noticeable change is the female lead played by the beautiful Mumbaikar Vaibhavi Shandilya.
It starts with the antagonist hatching a plan to kill the entire family of Raj Vishnu, and then the flashback for almost two-and-a-half hour of regular drama laced with the usual tit-bits of 'comedy scenes' served in the same bottle. Though the fans of Sharan, Chikkanna and Sadhu Kokila might enjoy their recurring acts, the rest of the audience would wish for 'the end', to flash on the screen.