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Disco Raja Review
Movie: Disco Raja
Starring: Ravi Teja, Payal Rajput, Nabha Natesh, Vennela Kishore
Producers : Ram Talluri
Music Director: Thaman S
Cinematography: Karthik Ghattamaneni
Editors: Shravan Katikaneni
Ravi Teja is back with a scientific thriller titled Disco Raja after facing back to back flops in his career. Directed by V I Anand, this film has hit the screen today. Let us see how the movie is received by the audience.
Vasu (Ravi Teja) is a brain dead person and in a science experiment, he regains consciousness but loses his memory. He comes up with an idea to get into a dispute with a local politician that puts him in the spotlight. Later, it emerges as Sethu (Bobby Simha) and Disco Raj (Ravi Teja) are related to Vasu. Who is Disco Raj? Who is Sethu? What are they connected to Vasu? What happens in the end? Forms the rest.
Ravi Teja gave his everything to the role which is different from what the directors usually visualize him in. His energy is intact and he always managed to get the much-needed swag for the Disco Raj character.
There are three heroines – Nabha Natesh, Tanya Hope and Paayal Rajput who come at various parts of the story and they reunite at the end.
Nabha Natesh’s character cannot be called anything more than a supporting role as she’s hardly even present in the film.
The surprise package of this film however is (you’ll never guess it) Sunil. The actor delivers a knock-out performance as Uttara Kumar and you’ll just have to watch the film to believe it. Clearly the actor is massively underutilised in most other films and he just relishes the role, playing it with a kind of glee that’s hard to come by. Sunil proves his versatility in this one
Bobby Simha is excellent but his character would have been written better. while Vennela Kishore is good as always. Satya is alright while the rest of the actors are alright.
VI Anand suffered the same problem as his previous films. He chooses a good story with an interesting premise. He manages to write a few good scenes which invoke interest but later struggles to use the freshness of the core point. If the second part is dealt with the same setup of the first half, things would have been a lot different.
Karthik Ghattamaneni’s cinematography is beautiful. Abburi Ravi’s dialogues are good enough, especially the catch-lines that inject some meaningless fun.
Thaman managed to score a couple of chartbusters and they are well shot as well. The background score is good at places. The camera work is excellent and editing could have been a lot better. Production Values are excellent.
Disco Raja is a mixed bag that’s let down by Vi Anand’s writing. Despite picking an interesting aspect to base his tale on, he falls down the rabbit hole of delivering ‘entertainment’ in a routine manner. The build-up to any of these tales is definitely not worth the landing they get. The film is a waste of talent, but it’s Ravi Teja and Sunil that make it worth a watch.
Raviteja as Disco Raj
Bobby Simha performance
Pre Interval and Post Interval 30 minutes
Thaman’s Songs and BGM
Chiru cutout scenes
Cornering Bobby Simha episode
Weak Second half
No proper comedy
Good concept gets wasted
On the whole, Disco Raja is a scientific thriller laced with an action backdrop. Ravi Teja is superb in the retro look but the screenplay and narration are dull and slow. The film is neither bad or has terrific moments and unfolds at its own pace. A section of the audience will connect to the concept but the general audience who look for masala entertainment can get let down. e loses connect midway and the movie fell apart. Finally, Disco Raja is a lost opportunity for Ravi Teja as well as VI Anand.
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