Right Right - Movie Review

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 17:45
Right Right (2016)
Cast & Crew: 

Movie: Right Right
Cast: Sumanth Ashwin, Kalakeya Prabhakar, Pooja Jhaveri, Nassar, Pavani Gangireddy, Vinodh, Thagubothu Ramesh, Dhanraj, Shakalaka Shankar, Karuna Bhushan, Jaya Vani, Jeeva, Sudha, Rajyalakshmi, Bharath Reddy and others
Dialogues: Darling Swamy
Music: J.B
Lyrics: Shree Mani
Cinematography: Shekar V.Joseph
Art Director: K.M.Rajeev
Editor: S.B. Uddhav
Choreography: VJ
Co-Producer: M.V.Narasimhulu
Executive Producer: J.Srinivasa Raju
Producer: J.Vamsi Krishna
Director: Manu
Release Date: June 10, 2016
CBFC Rating: U

'Right Right', a drama set in a rural backdrop, narrates a story riddled with highs and lows. The film begins with E. Ravi (Sumanth Ashwin) getting posted as a bus conductor in Gaviti, a picturesque village peopled with pleasant characters mostly. Once on the job, the harmless and soft-spoken Ravi befriends Seshu ('Baahubali' Prabhakar), his bus driver with a child-like heart. Vishwanath (Nasser) is a much-respected retired headmaster, who always wears an affable smile on his face. Vishwanath has been looking at getting his son married to a girl (played by Pavani Gangireddy of 'Malli Malli Idhi Rani Roju' fame).  

While Ravi falls in love with the ever-smiling Gaviti girl (Pooja Zaveri), Seshu spends his life flirting with women in the town, besides gulping doses of 'quarter' once in a while.  All hell breaks loose for the conductor-driver duo when, after the last trip on a night, E Ravi believes that he has hit his bus with no passengers Nasser's son while Prabhakar couldn't steer the bus because he is in an inebriated condition. Days later, the son is found dead.

The rest of the film is about how the duo are embroiled in a catastrophe not of their making, how they come out unscathed, and what is the mystery behind the death of Nasser's son.


A remake of the Malayalam film 'Ordinary' (2012), 'Right Right' comes with a simple-minded screenplay. It's simplistic because the way the conductor-driver duo solve the mystery is utterly facile. All that it takes for the hero in trouble is to catch hold of the jeep driver who was trusted to take Nasser's seriously injured son to hospital that night. And guess what, that guy is there for the asking. To make the proceedings exciting, the writer should have come up with one more layer.

While the first half goes at a leisurely pace (this is understandable), the second half is both jaded and seems to have been wrapped up in a hurry. The director has no idea what Telugu nativity is about. Just look at Sumanth Ashwin's body language. There is too much of dramatic mannerism out there.

If this is not enough, the romantic track is too old-fashioned. Writing messages on currency, portraying such exchanging of notes as if a lead pair are doing it for the first time. Come on, give us a break. 'Baahubali' Prabhakar has no much role in the story. His character is there to project the hero as someone who is ready to sacrifice for the sake of a friend whom he met days ago. His expressions are as unclear as the language he spoke in Rajamouli's magnum opus.

Sumanth Ashwin in his role has done decent job. Dhanraj, Tagubothu Ramesh, Jeeva and Shakalaka Shankar don't come across as themselves. The director has no clue what kind of acting they do.

JB's music for the songs are good. On the flip side, the BGM is oldish.  


The whole setting reeks of jaded atmospherics. A simple story line with dull narration.

Reviewed by: 
Vishwanath V