2 Hr 22 mins | Thriller | 07-04-2023
Cast - Ravi Teja, Sushanth, Anu Emmanuel, Faria Abdullah, Megha Akash, Daksha Nagarkar, Poojitha Ponnada, Sriram, Rao Ramesh, Jayaram, Murali
Director - Sudheer Varma
Producer - Abhishek Nama, Ravi Teja
Banner - Abhisek Pictures, RT Teamworks
Music - Harshavardhan Rameshwar, Bheems Ceciroleo
Raviteja has been enjoying two back-to-back successful movies Dhamaka and Waltair Veerayya. He is now coming with his Ravanasura in Sudheer Varma’s direction. The trailer looked like a thriller with Raviteja in a negatively shaded role. The movie was released in theaters today and here is the review.
What Is It About?
A business tycoon Vijay Talwar (Sampath) gets arrested for a murder he does with too much proof but claims he does not know how it happened. His daughter Harika Talwar (Megha Akash) comes to get the help of Advocate Kanakamahalakshmi’s (Faria Abdullah) law firm. Ravindra (Raviteja) who works as a junior lawyer tries to help her. ACP Hanumantha Rao starts investigating this case and finds shocking facts involved. Who is killing them and why? Ravanasura tells the story of that.
Raviteja performs well in the role and it is nothing new for him. The grey role is sort of new for him and he did it with ease. Sushanth is given a lengthy and crucial role. Anu Emmanuel appears just in two scenes and she has nothing much to offer. Megha Akash, Poojitha Ponnada, and Faria Abdullah are all given small roles and they are alright. Daksha Nagarkar did fine on her part. Jayaram did fine in the role of ACP and all others are mostly in blink-and-miss roles. The huge star cast includes Murali Sharma, Rao Ramesh, Vijaykumar, Sampath, Srikanth, Hyper Aadi, and others.
Ravanasura is just a familiar story that revolves around revenge. There are many stale and lifeless scenes in the first half. The screenplay could have been a lot better. The songs are speed breakers. Veyyinnokka Jillala Varaku song is spoiled and anyone who likes the original will have to bear the pain while watching this remix. The cinematography is alright. Background music is good in most parts.
When filmmakers are trying to come up with a variety of concepts, some are sticking to the old plots that were beaten to death. Raviteja’s Ravanasura belongs to the latter type but with a grey shade and thriller concept coated to it.
There are too many films that have a group of influential people involved in a medical mafia scam and a hero takes them out as personal revenge. Ravanasura is just that type of movie that does not go beyond audiences’ imagination at any point.
The first half of the movie is like any Raviteja-movie that has some scenes where he flirts with the heroine and wants to get married to her. The narrative becomes boring in the first half an hour with some forced comedy in court scenes and a loud love failure song. The pre-interval scenes try to engage for a bit with confusion and a cat-mouse chase until the big revelation is done. The very ordinary first half puts a huge burden on the second half, although it is predictable to a major extent.
The second half continues with a rather straightforward narrative which hints at where this is all going very clearly. There were many foreshadowing scenes in the narration that mostly make us say cut the case and get to flashback already. As expected, the flashback too has nothing to amaze the audience and it is as old as mountains. The concept is so old and traditional that there is least to no chance of developing an emotional connection.
Ravanasura might remind the audience of his ‘Kick’ and ‘Lie’, though Ravanasura is more on the violent side than both those films.
Ravanasura has put a ton of logics aside and it is a ride of any over-the-top scenes. For instance, there is absolutely no need for Anu Emmanuel’s role except for the point that a hero needs a heroine. The ACP who untangles the case praising the murderer is far from being sensible. When the police found Sushanth’s place and profession, why did not they come back for further investigation? There are too many illogical scenes to list down.
When it appears like the movie is almost done with a clear view of the climax, there comes an item song to test the patience. The climax, as expected is a routine one with an exaggerated fight sequence, followed by the conclusion.
Overall, Ravanasura is a movie with an ordinary storyline and with a formulaic and overblown execution in every bit.
Bottomline: ‘Ten Head’ache