Very routine raja!
What is the movie about?
Raja (Raj Tarun) is a security guard at a software company. Shruti is an employee in the company. They accidentally meet many times and Shruti falls in love without realizing Raja’s job.
What happens when Shruti knows the reality? Meanwhile, a supari gang is after Raja at someone’s command. Who wants Raja dead and what happens to his love is the basic plot of the film.
Raj Tarun is back with a new movie after what seems like a long gap. However, nothing changes in his acting. It’s the same usual Raj Tarun with his energy and timing. The ‘Bangaram’ role in the film offers him some starry moments, but he lacks the swag to pull it off and comes across as Dhanush-lite.
Sreenu Gavireddy directs Anubhavinchu Raja. It is his debut as a director. He has chosen a simple entertainer for this.
The grandfather monologue at the opening, followed by the introduction of the hero in an unexpected arrangement, starts things off well for Anubhavinkhu Raja. You hope for a fresh entertainer on cards and it is further cemented with the guard set.
However, the story stagnates as the film shifts to Hyderabad. The introduction of the heroine and building the romantic track between the protagonists takes almost half.
There is no story at all in the first half until the pre-interval marker. What we get is the usual comedy with a misunderstanding. Yes, some bits provide fun, but everything else happens predictably. There is no novelty on offer.
The interval twist is okay considering everything that’s happened before. It certainly creates a little curiosity about what lies ahead next.
The second half shifts to the village setting. As the story progresses, you get the impression that you are watching a brand new movie. The two halves have nothing in common except routine.
The same slaying events take place in the second half with very little fun or compelling drama. Even the little posts about being native and everything has been seen before.
The characterization of the hero makes for some dramatic moments, but it’s handled very childishly. There is no connection with Bangaram.
After a point, it’s all about a certain twist in the story. It is related to the supari gang. This song also leads to a predictable and routine ending.
In general, Anubhavinkhu Raja is extremely routine from the start. There are some comedic bits in there, but that’s about it. It therefore ends up being a theater that is easy to avoid.
Kashish Khan fits the role of an urban work girl well. She’s nice looking and has that cute vibe in general, but is also unappealing at a few angles. Since there isn’t much to write about performance, these looks stand out.
Sudarshan covers comedy in the first half along with Raj Tarun. He’s okay. Bhadram is wasted. Posani Krishna Murali has a good scene teaching about the festival mood and importance of celebration. There are many familiar faces in the second half such as Ajay, Naren etc., but none stand out.
Music and other departments?
The numbers of Gopi Sundar are okay. But he did a great job with the background score. He lifts a lot of ordinary scenes with his pumping bgm. The cinematography of Nagesh Banel is okay. The editing by Chota K Prasad is in order. The writing is on expected lines associated with a typical entertainer.
Few comedy bits
The sequences related to the village presidential elections in the second half and the connection between Bangaram and Rahul could have been better written and researched. It would alternatively have added more depth to the existing story.
Did I enjoy it?
Will you recommend it?