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Review : Rudhrudu – Strictly for masses
Published on Apr 15, 2023 3:03 am IST
Rudhurudu Telugu Movie Review

Release Date : April 14, 2023 Rating : 2.5/5

Starring: Raghava Lawrence, Sarath Kumar, Priya Bhavani Shankar & Others

Director: Kathiresan

Producer: Kathiresan

Music Director: GV Prakash Kumar

Cinematography: RD Rajasekar ISC

Editor: Anthony

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After 4 years of gap, actor Raghava Lawrence is back with a mass action drama, Rudhran, which is dubbed in Telugu as Rudhrudu. Directed by debutant S Kathiresan, the movie has hit screens today. Let’s see how the movie is.


Rudhra (Raghava Lawrence) leads a happy life with his parents, Devaraju (Nassar) and Indrani (Poornima Bhagyaraj). He falls in love with Ananya (Priya Bhavani Shankar), and they get married. However, Rudhra’s family faces financial problems, and he leaves for London to sort out the issues. During his absence, his mother passes away, and Ananya goes missing. Devastated, Rudhra returns home to find out what happened to them. How is Bhoomi (Sarathkumar) related to the story? What does Rudhra do next? The film has all the answers.

Plus Points:

After a long gap, Raghava Lawrence is back with a mass action drama that has all the aspects mass audiences crave. Lawrence looks good in the role of Rudhra, and his typical comedy timing, dance moves and viciousness during the action scenes are enjoyable to watch on the big screen.

Priya Bhavani Shankar appears for a short time on screen, especially in the first half. Her scenes with Raghava Lawrence are lovely to watch, and she does a good job.

The second half is a big plus for the film as it is filled with emotions and action scenes that make the general audience feel good. The climax portion is also executed well. The message conveyed in the climax is fine.

Minus Points:

The story falls short in this aspect. One can easily predict not only the next scene but also the whole story. Audiences have been watching this kind of story for ages. The story writer, Thirumaaran, should have made the plot more intriguing by adding some twists and turns. Instead, he chooses a standard revenge drama template that is unimpressive.

As mentioned above, the second half is better than the first half. The first half makes one wonder what the movie is all about and why Lawrence accepted this story. But the proceedings that happen in the second half give clarity about what the director intended to say with the film.

Besides writing a pretty normal screenplay, the director didn’t concentrate much on characterizations. He should have written more emotional scenes in the first half between Lawrence and Nassar. Also, Sarathkumar’s character could have been shown more powerful.

Technical Aspects:

An engaging story and racy screenplay should have been written to make Rudrudu a better fare. The director should have focused more on these aspects. The songs are pretty normal, and the background score composed by Sam CS is too loud, especially in the action sequences. The sound mixing should have been done well.

The editor, Anthony, should have trimmed many unnecessary scenes in the first half. Cinematography by RD Rajasekhar is decent. The production values are neat. The team should have taken proper care of dubbing for characters like Nasser.


On the whole, Raghava Lawrence starrer Rudhra is just a mediocre action drama that works in parts. Lawrence’s performance, emotions, and the climax portion are good in the film. The movie may not appeal to all sections of audiences, but given its nature, it will end up just an okay watch for the mass audience this weekend. Rating: 2.5/5

Reviewed by 123telugu Team

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