Movie : Express Raja
Cast: Sharwanand, Surabhi, Urvashi, Posani, Prabhas Seenu, Saptagiri, Shakalaka Shankar, Brahmaji, Supreet and others
Music: Praveen Lakkaraju
Cinematography: Karthik Ghattamaneni
Banner: UV Creations
Producers: Vamsi – Pramod
Story, Screenplay, dialogues and direction: Merlapaka Gandhi
TeluguSquare.com Rating: 3/5
Raja(Sharwanad) is the reckless son who enjoyed the life without any work in Vizag. His father Nagineedu is a honest man who does a lot of social service. Raja along with his cousin Sreenu (Prabhas Seenu), reaches Hyderabad for a job. Raja spots Ammu(Surabhi) and falls head over heels for her. He even kidnaps a small puppy to impress her. Ammu is daughter of a aspiring MLA Keshav Reddy’s benami , named Benami British (supreeth).
Benami British converts all his benami cash given by Keshav Reddy into a Rs.75 crore diamond and ties it around the puppy that was kidnapped by Raja. Raja gives the puppy to Municipality. Now to win Ammu’s love Raja takes up Dog search that leads him to Nellore, Kavali and Ongole . At last How Raja finds back the puppy and win Ammu’s love – with all twists, is the plot.
From a reckless person to a lover ,Sharawanad’s ‘Kukka patlu ‘ in the film was very natural. Surabhi was delightful to watch . Sharwanand’s close aides Prabhas Sreenu, Saptagiri, have created lot of humour in the film. Even the baddies Keshav Reddy , Supreeth Reddy as Benami British have generated some humour. Urvashi has also generated humour in second half.
Cameraman Karthik Ghattamaneni’s taking was good, the lighting used by him was adequate . Praveen Lakka raju’s music was moderate.
This is second film of Venkatadri express fame , director Merlapaka Gandhi . In this film the director has concentrated on the side roles apart lead roles. He created variety roles like Inupa(Iron) Dhanraj- who tends to be a Iron stealer, ‘Shakalaka ‘ Shanker who wants to become a Megastar , but becomes a owner of recording Dance troop. A Dog trapper Giri(Saptagiri) and created a link between all these roles using the dog. The drawback in the film is that, their is no much logic in the film or love between the lead pair. Over all Express Raja film is recreational comedy film.
Dog Quest Entertainer !!