Verdict: A commercial entertainer aimed at mass audience.
After making a successful comeback with Raja The Great, Mass Maharaja Ravi Teja is now here with another action entertainer Touch Chesi Chudu. Directed by debutante Vikram Sirikonda, the movie also has Raashi Khanna, Seerat Kapoor and Freddy Daruwala in prominent roles. The music and the background score have been rendered by JAM8, an apprentice band of well-known music director Pritam. Vakkantham Vamsi, who is making his debut as a director with Allu Arjun’s Naa Peru Surya Naa Illu India has written the story for Touch Chesi Chudu. The cinematography has been handled by Chota K Naidu and Richard Prasad while editing has been done by Gautham Raju. Touch Chesi Chudu is produced by Nallamalupu Bujji and Vallabhaneni Vamshi Mohan under the banner Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Productions. The movie also features Satyam Rajesh, Jayaprakash, Venella Kishore and Suhasini Maniratnam among the rest of the cast. Releasing amidst decent expectations, let’s see what debutante Vikram Sirikonda has to offer through his first movie Touch Chesi Chudu.
What’s Touch Chesi Chudu About:
Touch Chesi Chudu movie opening sequence showcases the illegal business happenings in Hyderabad and the introduction of Murali Sharma as DGP. The movie then shifts to Pondicherry, where Karthik (Ravi Teja) leads a peaceful life with his family members who are everything for him. When everything seems to be going smoothly, Karthik’s sister happens to witness a murder of an activist where Irfan (Freddy Dharuwala) is the prime accused. Consequentially, this murder reveals Karthik's aka Karthikeya's history, a powerful police cop. Who is Irfan and how Karthikeya takes over him forms the rest of the story.
Ravi Teja is absolutely fabulous and energetic in the role of Karthijeya aka Karthik, which has two shades. He has carried the movie entirely on his shoulders. Raashi Khanna as Pushpa is cute and bubbly and has dominated the proceedings in the first half while Seerat Kapoor as Divya will be seen in the second half. She is beautiful and fits the bill well. Freddy Daruwala has excelled in the role of the main antagonist. Murali Sharma is apt in the role of the commissioner while Suhasini is good in a short role that will be seen in the second half. The music and the background score by Pritham’s JAM8 are extraordinary, while the cinematography is praiseworthy. The editing has been handled well to keep the movie crisp.
What Could Have Been Better:
This is an out-and-out mass entertainer and the audience who seek niche movies may find it a little formulaic. However, the commercial movie lovers will love it with the tried-and-tested entertainment formula.
Why You Should Watch:
Touch Chesi Chudu is a typical mass masala movie aimed at fans of Mass Maharaj Ravi Teja. It has all the commercial ingredients that an entertainment-seeking audience expects in a film.
— Ajay Mudunuri