Directed by: Ramesh Varma
Starring: Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas, Anupama Parameswaran, Rajiv Kanakala
Music by: Ghibran
Cinematography: Venkat Dilip Chunduru
Producer: Satyanarayana Koneru
Release date: 2nd August 2019
iQlikMovies Rating: 3/5
It's not an easy thing to work on a remake film, because it requires a tremendous amount of homework in order to keep the soul of the story alive and make it suitable to the local nativity. Also, the director has to consider the image of the hero and make essential changes to suit his body language and style.
Most of the remake films get spoiled at this stage. At the same time, it is impossible to remake a film frame by frame. Only a few stories get made regardless of nativity and star image. One of such movies is 'Ratsasan', a 2018 Tamil film featuring Vishnu Vishal and Amala Paul in the lead.
It is not an easy task to remake a film like that, but the filmmaker has put in his brilliance and in making 'Rakshasudu'. Let us see how the film is and will it gain the love of audiences. What made Bellamkonda to tell that 'Rakshasudu' is his first film? Read on to know more.
Making is a crime thriller is Arun's (Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas) passion. After making several failed attempts to achieve his dream, Arun finally joins as a Sub-inspector of Police conceding to the pressure from family members. After taking up duty, Arun faces a serious case in his station.
The case is about a series of abduction and murders of school children. As a director, Arun is keen about crime genres. So, he develops an interest in this case and takes a key decision about it, but Arun's superiors fail to pay heed to him.
Meanwhile, his daughter in law gets abducted. Arun, who wants to get hold of that killer, gets suspended. But, he continues to investigate into the issue and in the process, and rest of the story is about what all the key things he will come across and who is behind these murders? What is his background? How Arun will be able to nab him?
You will be able to know why Bellamkonda Sai Srinivas has said Rakshasudu is his first movie. He has brilliantly understood the story and delivered his best. Except for a few scenes wherein he couldn't impress with his dubbing, Bellamkonda seems suitable to the role he played. Actress Anupama Parameshwaran has got a tiny role and there is nothing much to mention about her.
She played the role of Krishnaveni, a School Teacher. Rest of the cast includes Tamil actors. Rakshasudu is wonderful when it comes to technicalities. Background score by Gibran and cinematography by Venkat Dileep is brilliant, and they deserve a special mention.
Director Ramesh Varma has followed the original version, but Tamil writer Ram Kumar deserves complete credit for story and screenplay. But, Varma has ensured to deliver it with the same amount of intensity and pace. Production values are also decent and can be seen onscreen.
Rakshasudu is a thriller which involves hunting of a clever and brutal killer of school-going children. The obstacles faced by Arun in his hunt is crucial element is the story. More than the story, the screenplay is highly important in such crime thrillers. And, there is no great story in the film apart from hunting killer. Initially, the story caters us with many doubts, hints and questions. But, viewers will travel with the flow of the director.
Investigation part will make you attract and audiences will try to estimate about the killer. But, finally, you will be in for shock and surprise as a new element comes into the picture. Throughout the runtime, it is full of thrilling stuff and edge of the seat content.
Also, you will get to know that a psycho is behind the murders but to know who that man is and why he is doing it, you should watch it in cinemas. Based a small clue, the story is weaved and it is exciting to watch after that - hunting the killer, psycho's background story and the way in which some women are saved from him.
But, the climax episodes will vanish the thrill that gets build up and with more turns, the film gets extended by little. Rakshasudu is a frame to frame copy of its original version. Without taking anything (songs, fights, and image) into consideration, the director has majorly concentrated on story and screenplay. It has to be the format followed for such genres. Except for some dragging in the second half, audiences will experience thrill through the film.
Final Verdict: A film that caters thrilling experience!
Review by Ram
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