Karthikeya’s latest theatrical outing Raja Vikramarka hit the silver screens today. Here’s our review of the film.
Story: Raja Vikramarka (Karthikeya) is a newly recruited NIA officer. He is involved in a major case pertaining to Home minister security. In an unexpected twist, Home minister’s daughter gets kidnapped. Who’s the culprit behind the kidnap and what is their motive? will Vikramarka save home minister’s daughter is the the rest of the story
What about on-screen performances?
Karthikeya does cent percent justice to his role. His body language and mannerisms suit the essence of the character he plays. His commendable portrayal is one of the very few positives of this otherwise insipid thriller.
Tanya Ravichandran plays the female lead and she is just okayish. Tanikella Bharani plays an important role and he delivers what is expected of him. Sudhakar Komakula bags a meaty role and he does a decent job with his fine act. Saikumar as Home minister and Harsha Vardhan as Insurance agent/Dance master are decent
What about off-screen talents?
Sri Saripalli makes his directorial debut with Faja Vikramarka and sadly for him, he stutters big time. The storyline is messy and silly. The logics are left to the air and the unnecessary urge to load the screenplay with twists doesn’t help the cause either.
The background score is kind of decent and so is the cinematography. With a fundamentally flawed narrative, the technical aspects amount for very little. Editing should have been better. Production values are fine.
- Karthikeya’s performance
- Background score to some extent
- Flawed screenplay
- Illogical/Silly narration
- Poorly written story
Verdict: Raja Vikramarka is a silly action thriller that has very few things going its way. The narrative takes a bit too many senseless twists that doesn’t help the cause. Karthikeya’s performance is possibly the only bright aspect of this shabby actioner.
Telugu Bulletin.com Rating: 2/5
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Raja Vikramarka is an action drama movie directed by Sri Saripalli, starring Kartikeya Gummakonda and Tanya Ravichandran, Produced by Rama Reddy, the film has Prashanth R Vihari as the music director.
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06.05 A.M: Movie ends with hero saving heroine from kidnappers.. Watch out this space for detailed review in some time
05.55 A.M: Movie heading to climax.. exchange of heroine for money to kidnappers scene going on
05.35 A.M: Hero accidentally shoots HM And hero kills the top Kidnapper..but the heroine is still in Kidnappers custody
05.15 A.M: Some serious scenes going on between NIA/police and Kidnappers group.who kidnapped HM, daughter.
First Half Report: Below average first half in every aspect of the film.. good performance by Karthikeya
04.55 A.M IST: Heroine gets abducted in her dance program..interval time.. It’s a Below Average First Half
04.50 A.M IST: Hero saves HM at an inauguration event.. heroine and HM now knows that hero is NIA agent
04.40 A.M IST: Police officer sudhakar (life is beautiful guy) and hero works together for the mission to save Home Minister
04.25 A.M IST: Dating scenes going on between lead pair now. Finally, Heroine falls for hero and time for 1st song
04.10 A.M IST: Hero goes to Home Minister’s house as a dance assistant to the master who teaches dance to heroine. A secret mission to save HM
04.00 A.M IST: Heroine entry.. daughter of Home Minister.. nice introduction scene between hero and heroine
03.55 A.M IST: Entry of Sai Kumar as a home minister..and protecting him from Kidnappers is a hero and teams mission.
03.40 A.M IST: Movie opens with hero Kartikeya and 3 other NIA colleagues..Tanikella Bharani is the head of this NIA batch.. Hero and team catches and kills an anti-social element accidentally