Baatein kam, risks zyaada in Rachcha

Is Rachcha (literally a row) a prelude to Zanjeer? Ram Charan Tej does everything that’s expected of him and more in this much-awaited movie. He bashes the bad guys, romances the leading lady

Published: 06th April 2012 12:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 10:26 PM   |  A+A-

RA

Is Rachcha (literally a row) a prelude to Zanjeer? Ram Charan Tej does everything that’s expected of him and more in this much-awaited movie. He bashes the bad guys, romances the leading lady and shakes his legs vigorously and with élan, come rain or shine. Funnily enough, he practises his Hindi too. “Raj! Betting Raj! Baatein kam, risks zyaada,” he quips time and again (for perhaps, eight times?) to make sure you heard him right. The film, though, rest assured, is an out and out Telugu mass masala with half-a-dozen fights, songs and itsy-bitsy comic scenes.

Our hero, Betting Raj, is a basthi guy, an underdog and an orphan. But he’s no David Copperfield and so, finds his calling in betting. Yes, as his name suggests, he thrives on the risk factor and lives off betting. A Ghulam-style car race towards a running train pumps up adrenaline levels and introduces the young dare devil to a certain James.

He rushes past the train but tragedy hits the happy go lucky Raj in another form. His drunkard guardian (MS Narayana) gulps down enough for doctors to suggest a liver transplant. Desperate to raise `20 lakh, Raj knocks on the doors of James.

What happens? Of course, James places a bet and a weird one at that. He promises wads of cash if Raj manages to win over a doctor Chaitra (Tamanna Bhatia), who finds more pleasure in practising her dance moves rather than medicine, in 30 days flat. Now, that is luck, not misfortune!

The rest of the story is fairly predictable. Chaitra falls for Raj and discovers that they had been childhood pals. A pleasant surprise. But the catch is...you guessed it right. She’s the ward of a monstrous man called Bellary who plays her guardian only to gobble up her property. The director seems to have lost his path midway through this simple story. The romantic scenes seem contrived. Nonetheless, the music by Manisharma is peppy and Ram Charan’s dance moves are a delight to watch.

Ali and Brahmanandam bring comic relief but fail to sustain the same level of hilarity throughout the movie. It must be said that the director hasn’t experimented much and does make the movie work in a commercial sense.Verdict: Rachcha is a treat for mega star family fans.

Stay up to date on all the latest Entertainment Review news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

google play app store
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp