Rabhasa - Movie Review

Monday, November 3, 2014 - 07:45

Film: Rabhasa
Cast: NTR, Samantha, Praneetha, Brahmanandam, JP, Sayaji Shinde, Ajay, Nagineedu, Raghu Babu, Brahmaji, Ali, Vennela Rama Rao, Jayasudha, Seetha, Satya Krishnan, Hema etc
Cinematography: Shyam K Naidu
Music: Thaman S.S.
Choreography: Raja Sundaram, Prem Rakshit & Sekhar
Art: A.S. Prakash
Action: Ram - Lakshman, Vijay
Editor: Kotagiri Venkateshwar Rao
Produced by: Bellamkonda Ganesh Babu
Story, dialogues, screenplay and directed by: Santhosh Srinivas
Release date: 29 August, 2014

NTR's Rabhasa turns out be a damp squib. It has nothing to rave about.  From story to narration, everything reeks of déjà vu.

Lets get to the story…Karthik (NTR) is back in India after a degree of MS in hand from the big apple. His mother (Jayasudha) plans to get him married to her brother’s daughter Indu (Samantha). Then there is turn of events…family feud distances both the families. In order to fulfill his mother’s wish, Karthik joins Indu’s college to woo her.

Enters Bhagyam (Praneetha) who falls in love with Karthik. Before Karthik can escape from this mess, he meets Peddi Reddy(Jaya Prakash Reddy) and his arch rival Gangi Reddy(Nagineedu). What next? For this you must watch the film.
Rabhasa’s script is as old as mountains. There is nothing new about it. Director Santhosh Srinivas fails in this area. May be he thought that his narrative style will make us forget that we have seen this story before in bits and pieces.

Lots of scenes in the film remind us of many other films. The only saving grace in this film is Jr NTR. He carried the film on his shoulder effortlessly. But how much can Jr NTR salvage the film?

Samantha and Praneetha are nothing but show pieces in this film. Comedian Brahmanandam does entertain, but then he is loud at places. The supporting cast performs, but there is nothing great to write about. Technically the film is okay. The music of the film is so so. NTR’s performance stands out, but isn’t there a tinge of 'Brindavanam' and his other films here…

Verdict: Regular fare