|Release date : 17 May 2013|
|123telugu.com Rating :2.25/5|
|Director : Eeshwar|
|Producer : Venkata Shyam Prasad, Malla Vijaya Prasad|
|Music Director : Mani Sharma|
|Starring : Venu, Kamalinee Mukherjee, Ali..|
Thottempudi Venu, who entertained Telugu film lovers a few years ago with films like ‘Chirunavvutho’, ‘Swayamvaram’ etc is back after a long time with the film ‘Ramachari’. The movie has been directed by Eshwar and Shyam Prasad is the producer. The movie has released today after a long delay, so let us see how it is.
Ramachari (Venu) is a youngster whose only dream is to join the Police Department. He tries his best to get selected but his attempts are thwarted. Despite the disappointments, Ramachari continues to help the Police Department in whatever way he can.
During one such intervention, Ramachari comes across a plot to assassinate the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Harischandra Prasad ( Balayya ). Ramachari discovers that Police Commissioner Chadda (Murali Sharma) is also a part of the conspiracy.
Ramachari must now don the role of a private detective and team up with his pals Ganguly (Ali) and Chinta (Brahmanandam) to stop this from happening. How he does this is what ‘Ramachari’ is all about.
Venu looks neat in the role of Ramachari. His comedy timing is pretty good and his energy levels are high.
Brahmanandam and Ali manage to entertain in a few scenes. L.B.Sriram is ok. Veteran actor Balayya has delivered a dignified performance as the CM. Murali Sharma looks ok as a corrupt cop.
There are one or two genuinely humorous scenes in the film.
Minus Points :
There are too many loopholes in the script. Some of the scenes just do not make sense. The security detail of the Chief Minister is made to look very silly. The concept of granting a weapon to a private detective etc look quite silly and give the film a very amateurish feel.
Screenplay is a big minus for the film. Pace keeps dropping alarmingly at times. None of the songs make a positive impression and their placement could have been a lot better.
Kamalinee Mukherjee is a big minus for the film. She looks very tired and dull. Her role does not have any significance in the film and the romantic track with Venu is absolutely devoid of any emotion.
The film’s comedy sequences are largely outdated and quite cheap. They do not gel with the rest of the film and look forced.
Raghubabu’s character is largely irritating. Chandramohan and Giribabu are wasted in insignificant roles.
Technical Aspects :
Cinematography is quite mediocre. Editing is poor and very jerky. Dialogues are quite bad and cliched. In fact, poor writing is one of the biggest issues with this movie. Background music is very loud.
Eshwar’s direction is quite bad and he has not done justice to the film. Production values are quite mediocre.
Except for one or two very humorous moments, ‘Ramachari’ ends up being quite a disappointment. Issues with the script and bad screenplay spoil the viewing experience. Kamalinee Mukherjee does not help matters either. The film has a very outdated feel to it. Venu is a talented actor and he should choose his projects with better care.
123telugu.com Rating – 2.25/5
Reviewed by Mahesh S Koneru