Release Date : April 07, 2023
123telugu.com Rating : 2.75/5
Starring: Ravi Teja, Sushanth, Anu Emmanuel, Faria Abdullah, Megha Akash, Daksha Nagarkar, Poojitha Ponnada, Sriram, Rao Ramesh, Jayaram, Murali Sharma, Sampath Raj & Others
Director: Sudheer Varma
Producers: Abhishek Nama, Ravi Teja
Music Director: Harshavardhan Rameshwar, Bheems Ceciroleo
Cinematography: Vijay Karthik Kannan
Editor: Naveen Nooli
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Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja is back with his new film Ravanasura. Directed by Sudheer Varma, the action thriller has an ensemble cast. The makers assured firmly that the film would shock the audience with its twists & shocking elements and has not revealed anything about the plot. Let’s find out whether the movie lived up to the hype created or not.
Ravindra (Ravi Teja) is a junior lawyer working under Kanaka Mahalaxmi (Faria Abdullah), a reputed criminal lawyer. One day Harika (Megha Akash) approaches Kanaka Mahalaxmi and asks the latter to take up a murder case in which her (Harika) father (Sampath Raj) is the accused. Ravindra, who falls for Harika at the very first sight, requests Kanaka Mahalaxmi to deal with the case. The police department finds out that not just one but many murders took place in the same pattern. Who is committing all these crimes? How is Harika’s father connected to these crimes? What is the motive of the killer? How are the victims related to each other? The movie has the answers.
Ravi Teja is in his element once again, and he has done a supreme job with the film. In the initial few minutes, we get to see the entertainer in Ravi Teja, and suddenly his character gets a solid transformation intriguing the viewers. It isn’t easy to pull off a grey-shaded role, but Ravi Teja brings out the best of him and does this part with utmost conviction. His menacing act will be a feast for fans, and the actor’s performance in a couple of scenes is whistle worthy.
The first half, as mentioned, has a decent blend of comedy and thrill elements. The movie picks up pace after the entry of Sushanth, and proceedings from hereon will keep the audience invested. The interval bang is alright and makes one feel there is some interesting element in the second half.
Sushanth gets a good role, and he did his part nicely. There are five female characters in this film, and everyone is okay in their respective roles. Plot-wise, Megha Akash gets more prominence, and the actress was fine in her role.
For all the hype that was created before the release, the film didn’t reach the expectations completely. It was promoted as if the movie had a first-of-its-kind concept. But when the actual twist reveals in the second half, the movie turns pretty routine. It is something which we have seen in many old films, and there is nothing great about it.
The tempo in the second half reduces, and the proceedings become predictable after a point in time. There are no shocking elements as such, which the team assured during the promotions. The songs come as speed breakers and affect the flow of the movie.
Logics go for a toss, and this is one aspect where the thrillers can’t go wrong. Ravi Teja tries his level best with his stupendous act to hold the film, but there isn’t enough meat in the plot for the audience to get engaged throughout.
The background score composed by Harshavardhan Rameshwar and Bheems Ceciroleo was too good, and the duo elevated a few scenes in a nice manner. The cinematography by Vijay Karthik is splendid, doing justice to the film’s genre. The editing is fine. The production values are neat.
Coming to the director Sudheer Varma, he did a pretty ordinary job with the movie. The story penned by Srikanth Vissa is routine, but the makers tried to give it a new touch with the characterization of Ravi Teja. Sudheer Varma’s screenplay in the first half keeps one invested, but the film falls like a pack of cards from the mid portions of the second half.
On the whole, Ravanasura is a partly engaging crime thriller that relies heavily on the performance of Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja. The actor played a role that has variations, and the first hour of the movie leaves one wanting for more. But the way the second half is executed is underwhelming and the the key twist disappoints big time. You can watch the movie, but make sure not to expect anything out of the box.
123telugu.com Rating: 2.75/5
Reviewed by 123telugu Team
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