Suriya is a versatile actor who never shies away from trying out distinct roles. And this time, he has teamed up with Gambler and Biriyani films director Venkat Prabhu for Rakshasudu. Featuring Nayanatara and Praneetha as leads, Rakshasudu is touted to be a thriller. Let’s see what this interesting combo has in store for us. Read Rakshasudu Movie Review on Justtelugu.com
Madhusudhan alias Masss (Suriya) along with his friend (Premgi) loots people with their unusual ways and earns their livelihood. In the process of escaping from a trouble, Mass meets with a deadly accident and suffers major injuries. However, from this point he gets to experience gets some super-natural powers and face unrealistic incidents. How will Mass react to the incidents? What is the twist behind all these things? Where does Malini (Nayanatara) come in this is the rest of Rakshasudu.
Rakshasudu is all about Suriya’s one man show. He walks away with all the praises playing two different avatars. He is an apt choice for Rakshasudu, and he does such distinct roles with ease and energy showing a great variation. His mannerisms are a treat to watch.
Nayanatara looks beautiful, but she hasn’t had much scope to perform, and neither her characterization is interesting.
Praneetha appears in brief yet significant role, which is crucial to the story, and she does what is required from her.
Premgi Amaran is perfect; Parthiban evokes laughs while Samuthirakani is good in his role. Brahmanandam’s presence doesn’t add much to the film. Sreeman, Karunas, Sanjay Bharathi Riyaz Khan and others fill the screens.
Cinematographer RD Rajasekhar is on top-notch and every frame looked visually pleasing. Yuvan Shankar Raja’s musical scores are pleasant and a couple of songs are eye-catching. Background score is superb. Storyline is different and the screenplay is mediocre. Editing could have been better, as there are many lengthy scenes that could need a scissor. Dialogues by Sashank Vennelakanti are good. Production values are rich.
Rakshasudu is basically a horror genre interlaced with comedy. Venkat Prabhu has tried to blend the paranormal subject, embellishing it with the commercial elements. Though the story has an interesting premise and set up, Venkat Prabhu failed to engage the audiences and focused much on the style.
Rakshasudu works in bits and parts for its entertainment and casting. The first half is a big minus and the story moves nowhere. Except for initials scenes, and scenes between Suriya and Premgi, the first hour doesn’t have much going. The first and the last thirty minutes of the film offer us some thrilling moments while the interval bang where Siva’s character introduction raises the bar. The second half offers us few thrills and the director has saved all of the drama to the last 45- minutes that it looks hurried although there have been interesting thrills. Poor graphics are the other negative point of Rakshasudu.
However, Suriya should be credited for taking up such unconventional subject, and he does full justice to the two different roles. Rakshasudu is his show all the way. Had the director focused on the some engaging screenplay rather than just the fillers, Rakshasudu would have attracted the audiences.
Rakshasudu- Suriya shines in this clichéd thriller…