|Release date : Aug 29, 2014|
|123telugu.com Rating : 3/5|
|Director : Santosh Srinivas|
|Producer : Bellamkonda Suresh
|Music Director : S. Thaman
|Starring : NTR, Samantha, Pranitha
The festive season is here, and young Tiger NTR is once again back to entertain the audience with his latest flick Rabhasa. Also starring Samantha and Pranitha as female leads, this film has hit the screens today. Lets see whether it gives NTR his much needed hit.
Karthik(NTR) heads back to India, after completing his graduation in the US. On his arrival, his mother(Jayasudha) decides to get him married to her brothers daughter Indu(Samantha). Sadly, a small family feud ends up in both the families getting separated. In order to fulfill his mothers wish, Karthik joins Indu’s college to somehow convince her for the wedding. There he encounters Bhagyam(Pranitha) who falls in love with him.
After somehow escaping Bhagyam and the whole set up, Karthik ends up meeting Peddi Reddy(Jaya Prakash Reddy) and his arch rival Gangi Reddy(Nagineedu). Who are these two families ? What connection does Karthik have with them ? What happens to Indu ? Will he end up marrying her ? For answers to all these questions, you need to watch he film on big screen.
Major plus point of the film is NTR’s performance. He carries the entire film on his shoulders, and does a brilliant job. He is especially good in the emotional scenes, and has underplayed his character quite well.
Samantha looks beautiful as always, and has a meaty role in the film. But it is Pranitha, who walks away with the cake. Even though her role is limited only to the first half, she looks gorgeous and shares a sizzling chemistry with NTR. All her comedy scenes with NTR have come out extremely well.
Comedy episodes involving Brahmanandam in the second half, are good and will largely entertain the audience. Production values look good, and all the major supporting characters do justice to their roles.
Story of the film is quite routine, and has nothing new to offer. Even though the family set up, typical Jaya Prakash Reddy character and Brahmanandam’s comedy entertains you, it has now become stale, and is showcased in many movies off late.
First half of the film is quite simple, and has not much story in it. The major plot only shapes up during the second half. When compared to his previous flicks, NTR’s fans would definitely be disappointed with his dances, as they have nothing new to offer.
The film has many twists and turns that it gets confusing sometimes. Too many characters come in and go out during the second half, making the plot a bit complex at times. Senior actors like Jayasudha and Nasser have been wasted in tiny roles.
Production values look quite rich, and the makers have not compromised on this issue. The selection of star cast, and the way it has been shot looks pretty good. Thaman’s music is entertaining, and all the songs have also been shot well.
Screenplay of the film is below par, as the placement of the scenes are quite predictable. Director Santosh Srinivas plays it safe, and chooses quite an old and predictable script. He just showcases the film in a simple and routine manner. Dialogues are below par, and do not match NTR’s stature.
On the whole, Rabhasa is definitely not the blockbuster hit that NTR was desperately looking for. But some entertaining comedy and NTR’s one man show, will surely make the general audience lap up this average entertainer during the festive season.
123telugu.com Rating – 3/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team
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