Average Rating: 3
Total Critics: 5
Critic Reviews for The Boxtrolls
|Release Date :||08/11/2017|
Cast: Rana Daggubati, Kajal Aggarwal
Director : Teja
Music : Anoop Rubens
DOP:Venkat C Dileep
Producers : D. Suresh Babu
Jogendra (Rana) is a kind-hearted financier in a small village in Rayalaseema. He gets into quarrel with Sarpanch (Pradeep Rawat). Jogendra’s beloved wife Radha (Kajal) has to bare the brunt. Jogendra enters politics to take revenge. With all crook means he becomes MLA and eventually turns a minister, Jogendra grows power greedy and eyes CM’s chair. The political game that he plays is what Teja’s Nene Raju Nene Mantri is all about.
Nene Raju Nene Mantri is a political drama that is relevant to the present scenario. A normal man becoming CM in such a shortspan may sound unrealistic but Teja narrates it convincingly with close to natural environment. First half is on upward trajectory with some exciting moments. Hard-hitting dialogues by Laxmi Bhupal create strong impact.
Rana and Kajal’s romantic chemistry leaves in awe and wanting for more. Kajal looked even more gorgeous in simple saris and with less make-up. Interval twist is thrilling. The film goes flat in second half for a while and the climax is rare for Telugu screen. Rana has an amazing screen presence. His swag in Pancha is something that stays on.
Rana’s diction of political punch lines is the USP of the film. Nene Raju Nene Mantri has emotional back up and melodrama. Teja dealt intense moments interestingly to keep audience engaged. Catherine Tresa has a negative shaded role. Performances of supporting cast – Ashutosh Rana, Posani Murali Krishna, Ajay, Tanikella Bharani and Sivaji Raja also add up to the drama. Anup Rubens gives a decent music. Couple of songs are hummable.
Rana & Kajal chemistry
Teja’s narrative style
Second half flickers
Bottom-line: Nene Raju Nene Mantri – political drama with twist