Rajaratham Telugu Movie
Abhi (Nirup Bhandari) falls flat instantly for Megha (Avantika Shetty) in an Engineering College but struggles to propose to her. Megha falls in love with Suraj meanwhile. Abhi takes the same bus, Rajaratham in which Megha is going to Bengaluru. But some strange experiences and a problem is in store for Abhi in Rajaratham. What is that? What happens next forms the rest of the story.
The actors in the film are totally alien to the Telugu audience. Tamil Actor Arya is okay as a student leader but his performance is disappointing. Avantika is impressive with her looks but has to go a long way as an actor. Nirup Bhandari is amateurish and is too loud. Others are not even worth a special mention. Rana's voiceover is good.
Director Anup Bhandari chose to make a romantic entertainer in a bus journey in the backdrop of a political crisis. The story is a bit novel but the director failed to narrate it interestingly. The narration is painfully slow and it is disappointing from start to the end. Anup Bhandari came up with a couple of good songs. All of them are well shot but the placement is terribly wrong. Ajaneesh Lokanth's background score is okay. William David's camera work is good. Editing could have been a lot better. Production Values are good.
As said earlier, the director faltered with the narration. The first half is painfully disappointing with the director taking a good time to introduce the characters and the romantic scenes in the bus were also stretched. The second half is also similarly disappointing with the director deviating to the political point. The only relief is when the film concludes after the climax.
Finally, Rajaratham is disappointing on many fronts. There are very few parts which the audience can sit back and enjoy.