Rating: 2.25 / 5
Cast: Rana Daggubati, Kajal Agarwal, Catherine Tresa, Navdeep, Ashutosh Rana, Tanikella Bharani, Satya Prakash, Ajay, Pradeep Rawat, Shivaji Raja and Others.
Music: Anoop Rubens
Photo: Venkat C Dileep
Dialogues: Lakshmi Bhupal
Presenter: D Suresh Babu
Producer: Kiran Reddy-Bharath Chowdary
Script and Screenplay: Tile
Release Date: August 11, 2017
Rana Daggubati made an impressive start to his career with ‘Leader’. He, however, was not able to take advantage of this and to carry out consecutive disasters. ‘Baahubali’ Franchise brought Rana back into the spotlight and ‘Ghazi’ made him realize what kind of films work for him. And now, he partnered with Teja for another political drama. Has the story of Jogendra’s life lived up to expectations?
Jogendra (Rana Daggubati), a small businessman, loves both his wife Radha (Kajal Agarwal) and looks forward to the delivery of his first child. The young couple has been deprived of paternity because of Sarpanch’s wife. That’s when Jogendra decides to become Sarpanch. From there, he climbs one step after another on the political ladder and pretends to be a minister-in-chief. What kind of obstacles he faced in the process and where he ended his political journey forms rest of the story.
Rana Daggubati has given one of his best performances. The audience could see the remarkable levels of confidence of the Male Actor after ‘Baahubali’. His performance and performance made the character of Jogendra so special. He took the entire film off his shoulders and raised the negative shadows in this character to the next level. It is very impressive in emotional scenes.
Kajal Agarwal rehearsed a crucial role in ‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri’ and she has done him complete justice. Catherine Tresa adapted to the role she played for T. Shivaji Raja is too good. Navdeep is fine. The role of Ashutosh Rana as an antagonist was not well recorded. Tanikella, Ajay and Prabhas Seenu are fine.
Rana as Jogendra
Chemistry of lead pairs
Anoop Rubens Music is a great asset for ‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri’. He demonstrated his temper as a composer in offering superb output for serious subjects. While the songs are decent, the background score has raised the scene pretty well. Cameraman Venkat C. Dileep succeeded in creating the necessary frame of mind for the subject. Lakshmi Bhupal’s dialogues have played the correct chord. The production values are really nice. Director Teja changed his school this time, but was not able to narrate the subject in an exciting way until the end. Although he has a good grasp of contemporary politics, The Filmmaker took cinematographic freedoms and designed the script-script at his convenience instead of making it realistic. However, ‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri’ is much better than any of her recent projects.
Political Dramas are a rarity in Tollywood and ‘Leader’ was the last such promising attempt in this genre. ‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri’ is neither completely realistic nor cinematic, but manages to be a passable actor. The audience does not have the feeling of watching a film directed by Teja at all because it is so different from their past films. Although certain elements could have made it a classic if Texas had used them effectively, Taking cinematic liberties instead of presenting it realistically worked against the film.
The choice of Jogendra as Sarpanch is not treated correctly. Viewers are still in doubt about what helped them win in their first choice. Later, He wins as MLA, becomes Minister and approaches CM Chair. Several scenes of the film showing the rise of Jogendra seem illogical. Those who went to theaters expecting a realistic political drama will be disappointed.
The excellent performance of Rana as Jogendra, Hero-elevation Scenes and Terrific Dialogues make the process interesting. Jogendra claims to be doing everything for the sake of his wife but loses track and so does the script of the film. Unnecessary scenes and Lag damage time. Jogendra’s attempt to reclaim CM Chair is not convincing. The weak Villainy and lack of any challenge to the hero were costly. The last 20 minutes of the film reduced the good impact created in the first half.
In general, ‘Nene Raju Nene Mantri’ is a new attempt by director Teja. How Movie Buffs will be able to digest the cinematic approach and the serious tone is going to be the key here.
Conclusion: Partly good!happy wheels
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