|Release date : 11 April 2013|
|123telugu.com Rating : 2/5|
|Director : Karthikeya Gopala Krishna|
|Producer : Bathula Rattan Pandey , Diwakar Mahankali|
|Music Director : Chinni Charan|
|Starring : Navdeep, Srihari, Ritu Barmecha|
Talented actor Navdeep, is surely one actor who has a lot of potential.Off late, he is balancing his act with mostly doing small films and appearing in key roles in big budget entertainers. His latest summer release, Vasool Raja has hit the screens today and lets see how it is.
Vasool Raja(Navdeep) is a small time thief who makes his livelihood by robbing cars. One fine day he meets Jaanu(Ritu Bharmecha) and falls in love with her. He woos her and gives her the impression that he is a posh business man.
As time passes by, even Jaanu starts liking Vasool Raja and the couple get serious and plan to settle down in life. In order to live happily and reveal his true identity to Jaanu, Vasool Raja plans his last and final robbery. He joins hands with a deadly group of goons who import illegal arms in the country.
This is also time when ACP Yadav(Sri Hari) is posted to take care of the whole illegal arms situation. Rest of the story is as to how Vasool Raja manages to execute his last and final robbery, and whether Yadav stops Vasool Raja from fulfilling his final mission.
Navdeep has done a decent job in this film. His character has two shades and Navdeep delivers it with ease especially the negative one. As said earlier he has a lot of potential and given an interesting subject, Navdeep will surely live up to his expectations.
As always, Sri Hari gives a powerful and honest performance. Satyam Rahesh’s comedy is good throughout the film. Ritu Bharmecha looks cute and gives a decent performance. First 15-20 minutes of the film is very interesting.
Major drawback of the film is its weak story line. This formula has been tried and tested in too many films. Script work is weak and the director has done nothing special to make this film different.
Vasool Raja has lot of loop holes and logic is missing in many scenes. Scenes are abrupt and the continuity is totally missing. Right after first 20 minutes, the film starts to drag and takes for ever to finish.The movie boasts of many twists but even they are very ordinary and do not create any element of surprise.
Camera work is just about OK and so is the editing. If the film had been edited by atleat 15 minutes, the effect would have been lot better. Dialogues by Rama Swamy are good. Music for two songs ‘Paisye Paramatma’ and Tummini Bommini is pretty good.
Background score is decent, especially the scenes which elevate the villain. Story is old school and so is the screenplay. Production values of the film are good.
On the whole, Vasool Raja is a film which is not up to the mark. First 15 minutes and a entertaining show by Navdeep are its only plus points. On the flip side, a very cliched story line and poor execution take down this film completely. Finally, Vasool Raja does not provide you your paisa vasool entertainment.
123telugu.com Rating – 2/5
Reviewed by Raghava
(Translated by Avad M.)