The festive season is here, and young Tiger NTR is once again back to entertain the audience with his latest flick Rabhasa. Also starring Samantha and Pranitha as female leads, this film has hit the screens today. Lets see whether it gives NTR his much needed hit.
karthik(ntr) returns to india, after completing his graduation in the united states. Upon his arrival, his mother (Jayasudha) decides to marry him to his brother’s daughter, Indu (Samantha). unfortunately, a small family dispute ends in the separation of both families. To fulfill her mother’s wish, Karthik joins Indu University to somehow convince her of the wedding. there he meets bhagyam (pranitha) who falls in love with him.
after somehow escaping bhagyam and the whole setup, karthik ends up running into peddi reddy (jaya prakash reddy) and his arch-rival gangi reddy (nagineedu). who are these two families? what connection does karthik have with them? what’s wrong with indu? Will he end up marrying her? To get answers to all these questions, you need to watch the movie on the big screen.
the main point in favor of the film is the performance of ntr. he carries the entire film on his shoulders and does a brilliant job. he’s especially good at emotional scenes and has downplayed his character quite well.
samantha looks beautiful as always and has a substantial role in the movie. but it is pranitha who walks away with the cake. Although her role is limited to only the first half, she looks gorgeous and shares sizzling chemistry with ntr. from her all her comedy scenes with ntr from her have come out extremely well.
Comedy episodes involving brahmanandam in the second half are good and will greatly entertain the audience. the production values look good, and all the main supporting characters do their roles justice.
The story of the film is quite routine and has nothing new to offer. Even though the family atmosphere, typical jaya prakash reddy character and brahmanandam comedy entertain it, now it has become obsolete and is shown in many movies late.
The first half of the movie is pretty simple and doesn’t have much of a story. the main plot only takes shape during the second half. Compared to their previous movies, ntr fans would definitely be disappointed with their dances as they don’t have anything new to offer.
the movie has many twists and turns which sometimes gets confusing. too many characters drop in and out during the second half, which makes the plot a bit complex at times. high level actors like jayasudha and nasser have been wasted on small roles.
The production values seem quite rich and the creators have not compromised on this issue. the selection of the star cast and the way it was shot looks pretty good. thaman’s music is entertaining, and all the songs have been well shot too.
The script of the film is below average, as the location of the scenes is quite predictable. director santosh srinivas plays it safe and chooses a rather old and predictable script. he just shows the film in a simple and routine way. dialogue is below average and doesn’t match ntr’s stature.
Overall, rabhasa is definitely not the blockbuster ntr was desperately looking for. but a bit of entertaining comedy and ntr’s one-man show is sure to get the general audience enjoying this average performer over the festive season.
123telugu.com rating: 3/5 reviewed by 123telugu team
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