Rajugadu Movie Review

Cast: Raj Tarun, Amyra Dastur, Rajendra Prasad, Rao Ramesh, Prudhvi Raj, Nagineedu and others
Director: Sanjana Reddy
Producers: Sunkara Ramabrahmam, Anil Sunkara
Music Director: Gopi Sunder
Release date: 1st June 2018
 
Young hero Raj Tarun who made an impressive debut with ‘Uyyala Jampala’ scored successive hits with ‘Cinema Choopista Maava’, and ‘Kumari 21F’. However, his career graph hit the lows with back to back duds except for a hit ‘Eedo Rakam Aado Rakam’ in the interim. After a disappointing outing with ‘Andhhagadu’ and ‘Rangula Ratnam’ Raj Tarun is all set to try his luck with a comic caper ‘Rajugadu’. Let’s see whether he can find his mojo back with this or not.
 

 
Story:
Raju (Raj Tarun) is a kleptomaniac since birth (a person who steals things unintentionally) and is unable to get rid of this habit. One fine day, he meets the love of his life Thanvi (Amyra Dastur) and falls head over heels for her. Even Thanvi reciprocates positively on a condition that Raju has to impress her grandfather (Nagineedu) to marry her.
 
In the process of impressing Thanvi’s grandfather, Raju messes up the things. Rest of the story is can Raju overcome his weakness and win his love in the end or not.
 

 
Plus points:
Though he has been doing similar kind of roles with the same body language since long, Raj Tarun impresses again as a person suffering from a medical disorder.
 
Amyra Dastur gives a decent performance.
 
Actors like Prudhvi Raj, Rao Ramesh, and Nagineedu impresses with their respective roles.
 
 
Minus points:
Amyra Dastur’s performance during emotional scenes looks quite unnatural.
Pre-climax
Forceful comedy
 
 
Analysis:
The entire first half is cluttered with an inane storyline featuring unnecessary side plots of Dr. Saima (Prudhvi Raj) trying to find a cure to Raju’s kleptomania. Adding more misery to the woes, Raj Tarun stealing the bomb from the terrorists makes it intolerable to watch.
 
 
Verdict:
‘Rajugadu’ is yet another big disappointment from Raj Tarun and director Sanjana Reddy. It’s neither funny nor engaging.