Raja Cheyyi Vesthe - Movie Review

Friday, April 29, 2016 - 14:15
Raja Cheyyi Vesthe (2016)
Cast & Crew: 

Film: Raja Cheyyi Vesthe
Nara Rohit, Nandamuri Tarak Ratna, Isha Talwar, Shashank, Ravi Varma, CVL, Shivaji Raja, Avasarala Srinivas Rao and others
Dialogues: Sunil Chilukuri
Music:  Sai Kartheek
Cinematography: Bhaskar Samala
Editor:  Thammiraju
Art: A Ramanjaneyulu
Action: Dragon Prakash
Choreography: Prem Rakshit, Shankar, Sekhar
Producer: Rajani Korrapati
Screenplay and directed by: Pradeep Chilukuri
Release Date: April 29, 2016
CBFC Rating: UA

What’s it about?
Manick (Tarak Ratna) takes supari and kills people. He has backing up of top politicians. Although Police is aware of his illegal activities, they are helpless as he has support of political system. But a police officer is on a mission to put him behind bars or finish him.

Meanwhile, wannabe director Raja Ram (Nara Rohit) who is struggling to get a producer for his debut movie falls for the beauty of Chaitra. He goes to Church to impress her, uses all kinds of tricks. She falls for him when he follows the advice of a guy (Avasaral Srinivasa Rao) who turns out to be Chaitra's brother.

One day, Raja Ram gets an offer from a producer who approaches him through correspondence that he should write a climax for his story in which the hero has to kill the villain who is ruthless. This leads to realize that he is being used to kill Manick. What happens then forms the rest of the drama.


After releasing two back to back movies - 'Tuntari' and 'Savitri', Nara Rohit has brought this movie this summer season. 'Raja Cheyyi Vesthe' starts off as a different kind of action story and draws us to the story with its interesting beginning.

The story has a beginning that can be appreciated but the middle leaves much to be desired. And the end is too predictable. Director Pradeep Chilukuri has tried to weave the screenplay a little bit off-beat way but he has not been able to succeed. The theme is revenge.

By making the protagonist as an aspiring filmmaker, by introducing the antagonist as powerful in the beginning, the director has created interest. But soon he drifts on focusing on the love thread which is dragged on. Post interval, the movie's pace goes uneven.
Moreover, it is illogical to think that police officers take help of a struggling assistant director or writer to hatch a plot to kill the rowdy. The elaborate flashback about heroine is also not convincing.

There are some good scenes and couple of subtle humor.

Nara Rohit as struggling filmmaker is okay. Tarak Ratna has done full justice to his role as ruthless gangster. Isha is beautiful. Both Shashank and Ravi Varma in their brief but important roles have lent credibility to the movie with their sincere performances. CVL, Sivaji Raja, Vennela Rama Rao, etc are okay.

Music by Sai Kartheek fails to impress. None of the songs are catchy. Cinematography by Bhaskar Samala is very impressive. He has filmed it beautifully. Editor should have worked more as the movie's runtime is lengthy and pace of the movie is uneven. The dialogues are too clichéd and sometimes the actors sound unreal.
As a writer-director Pradeep gets marks for his set-up of the story but gets thumbs down for bad screenplay.

Bottom-line: 'Raja Cheyyi Vesthe' starts off promisingly but meanders through many lanes to reach the point and in the process tires us.