Cast: Sharwanand, Adivi Sesh, Seerat Kapoor
Music: M. Ghibran
Run Raja Run, directed by first-timer Sujeeth, is another forgettable film which leaves not-so-great impression on audience. A youthful romance with a premise of crime drama, director manages to engage audience to an extent but stumbles
Raja Harishchandra Prasad (Sharwanand) is a happy-go-lucky guy who is after Soundaryas (his way of calling girls). Love and breakup are his daily routine. He meets Priya (Seerat Kappor) strangely and falls for her. Seerat does fall for Raja and she has her own reasons. Priya happens to be the duaghter of Police Commissioner Dileep Kumar (Sampath Raj). So, Dileep is waiting for an opportunity to get Raja away from his daughter’s life.
Meanwhile, a series of kidnaps in city worry Dileep much, hence he wants Raja’s help to nab the culprit. The movie ends after a series of twists and truns.
Especially while dealing with a premise of crime drama, writer-director should make sure there are no loose ends in the script. Missing logics, loop holes in the script mar the film. There is no idea what Sharwanand does in the film and how he makes out his living and how his father supports him. Above all, the film shows cops as useless, helpless ones.
While the first portion of the film is loaded with deja vu romantic scenes, freely borrowed from thousands of previous films, the second half makes little difference and justifies Sharwa’s acts in the first half. As the story starts unfolding, it turns predictable. The forced comedy and romantic scenes in the first half disappoint you. Sharwanand’s amateurish characterization in first half work against the film. In an attempt to elevate heroism, makers gave up villainism completely. This is the biggest stumbling block in the film. Save few thrill moments, fun moments, Run Raja Run is another run-of-the-mill Telugu film.
Bottomline: Run-of-the-mill Story
Cinetara Rating: 2.5