Verdict: Hilarious, laugh-a-minute entertainer!
After James Bond, Allari Naresh and producer Ramabrahmam Sunkara have come together for Selfie Raja, directed by G. Eshwar Reddy. Touted to be a full-on comedy, let’s see if it succeeded in making the audience laugh out loud. Allari Naresh has been desperately looking for a much-needed break – did it come in the form of Selfie Raja?
Raja (Allari Naresh) is a happy-go-lucky guy who has a passion for taking selfies and also talking more than needed. He falls in love with the daughter of Assistant Commissioner of Police (Kamna Singh) at first sight and wins her heart through some good deeds. Looking at the soft heart of Raja, her father agrees to their marriage and they get married. Things turn topsy-turvy after their marriage due to misunderstandings, and frustrated Raja decides to commit suicide. Will Raja commit suicide? Will they re-unite? Are there any more twists and turns to the story? To know all this, one must watch Selfie Raja.
Allari Naresh has given his best performance and has matured as an actor. His comic timing is excellent and all the spoofing he has done, has worked well with the movie. He carried both his characters with elan. Kamna Singh and Sakshi Choudhary looked glamorous throughout the movie. Their acting skills are decent. Kamna has more screen space in the first half and Sakshi in the latter half. Prudhvi as Police Officer Ankusham had the theater in splits. His comedy portions worked big time, and so did Sapthagiri‘s as a thief. They both are evolving as the best comedians of the current generation. Krishna Bhagawan and Ranjitha played the couples with hearing problems and have given a decent performance. Thagubothu Ramesh as Bahubali Kattapa excelled in his role. Though the snake episodes in the second half might not gel well with a family audience. Ravi Babu and Shakalaka Shankar played their parts decently. Rest of the cast were adequate.
Direction by G. Eshwar Reddy is decent and has succeeded in providing a wholesome entertainer. Music by Sai Karthik is good and all the songs are hummable. Cinematography by S. Lokanathan is ordinary. Dialogues by Diamond Ratna Babu are excellent. Editing by M.R. Varma is okay at best and he could have handled it better in the second half. The production team did a good job.
Why You Should Watch This Movie:
If you want to laugh out loud and de-stress, this one is for you. Allari Naresh is back with several spoofs and all the comedy portions click big-time. Barring a few, you will find almost all the main comedians in Tollywood, in this movie. Have a fun-filled show at a theatre near you.
— By Ajay Mudunuri